Sentinel is given once a month for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs. Sentinel also protects against hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. Sentinel is also used to control fleas by preventing the development of flea eggs. Sentinel does not kill adult fleas. Sentinel Spectrum adds protection against tapeworms.
Sentinel is an oral broad spectrum preventive treatment that controls heartworms, adult hookworms, adult roundworms, whipworms, and prevents development of flea eggs. It is a monthly oral treatment which is recommended for dogs and puppies over 4 weeks and 2 lbs. It is suitable to use for pregnant and nursing dogs. This treatment needs to be given with meal for maximum effectiveness.
Manufactured by Novartis, Sentinel is used to prevent, control and treat different types of parasitic infections. It does not allow flea eggs to hatch and so controls flea population, prevents heartworm disease and treats roundworms, hookworms and whipworms in dogs.
Milbemycin Oxime and Lufenuron are the two active ingredients present in Sentinel. Milbemycin Oxime interferes with the nervous system of the worms thereby getting rid of immature stages of heartworm larvae and adult stages of hookworms, roundworms and whipworms. Lufenuron is an insect development regulator that breaks the flea life cycle by stopping the flea egg development. But it does not kill adult fleas.