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BROADLINE Spot-On Solution for Cats
WHAT IS BROADLINE?
BROADLINE is a spot-on parasiticide product for cats that offers a broad-spectrum action against both ecto- and endoparasites.
BROADLINE is a topical product approved for the treatment and prevention of flea and tick infestations, prevention of heartworm disease, and the treatment of roundworm, hookworm, and tapeworm infestations in cats and kittens 7 weeks of age and older. BROADLINE is a combination of 4 active ingredients and helps protect cats for one month.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF HAVING SUCH A BROAD-SPECTRUM PRODUCT COMPARED TO SPECIFIC MEDICATIONS FOR EACH CAT PATHOGEN?
Both kittens and adult cats may be co-infested by a range of parasites including endo- and ectoparasites. In addition to being potentially life threatening, especially in young animals, some of those parasites may represent a major danger for human health. The decision to prescribe BROADLINE is made by the veterinarian, who considers each cat’s specific circumstances before recommending a parasiticide product and who can evaluate the risk of co-infestation. In addition, the administration of a treatment to a cat is not as easy as it is for dogs. BROADLINE delivers broad range protection for cats in a single, easy application. This results in higher owner compliance and improved parasitic prevention.
WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO TREAT TICKS AND FLEAS IN CATS?
Ticks and fleas are the most prevalent ectoparasites* of cats. In addition to the discomfort that they cause, they can also affect their health: Ticks are dangerous blood-sucking acarians** which can be vectors of a great number of serious diseases such as ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and borreliosis. Fleas are blood-sucking insects which can cause an allergic reaction in their hosts. Fleas are also potential carriers of diseases which can themselves affect the life span of a healthy cat. Moreover, both fleas and ticks may infest humans.
*Ectoparasite: a parasite that lives on the outside of it’s host.
**Acarian: relating to mites or ticks belonging to the order Acarina.
WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO TREAT ENDOPARASITIC WORMS IN CATS?
Cats are definitive hosts for a wide variety of parasites including roundworm and tapeworm. In addition to being potentially life-threatening for cats, especially for young animals, several of these parasites have a zoonotic potential and may be harmful to humans as well (larva migrans in children, alveolar echinococcosis etc.).
Both kittens and adult cats may be co-infested – or at risk of co-infestation – with a range of parasites including endo- andecto parasites. In addition to being potentially life-threatening, especially in young animals, some of those parasites may represent a major danger for human health. BROADLINE benefits the treated cat as well as indirectly protecting the humans in contact with it. In addition, BROADLINE delivers ease of application, broader spectrum, and improved animal which offers higher owner compliance.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF BROADLINE EFFICACY?
One application of BROADLINE provides a full month of efficacy against fleas (at least 7 weeks) and ticks (up to 5 weeks). One application of BROADLINE has a curative efficacy on helminth endoparasites (worms). Monthly application, when the risk of co-infestation is identified during the transmission season, prevents heartworm disease.
WHY SHOULD BROADLINE BE USED MONTHLY?
Kittens between 7 weeks and 6 months are at high risk of co-infestation by endoparasites and ectoparasites, therefore they require broadspectrum treatment. Monthly treatment may be indicated in adult cats when risk of continuous co-infestation is identified.
HOW IS BROADLINE APPLIED?
Use a pair of scissors to cut the blister along the dotted line, then pull the lid away. Remove the applicator from the package and hold it upright. Pull back the plunger slightly, twist and pull off the cap. Part the hair on the midline of the neck, between the base of the skull and the shoulder blades where the cat cannot lick it off, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the applicator on the skin and apply the entire content directly onto the skin in one spot.
WHY DOES AIR NEED TO BE PULLED INTO THE APPLICATOR?
The step involving drawing air into the applicator ensures the homogeneity of the liquid and prevents the presence of residual drops in the applicator after application ensuring that the intended dose is adequately delivered.
CAN I SPLIT THE ONE APPLICATOR OF BROADLINE TO TREAT TWO CATS?
No. For accurate dosing of cats the correct dose should be applied as one full applicator.
BROADLINE Top Spot for Cats. Each ml contains 83 mg fipronil, 100 mg (s)-methoprene, 4 mg eprinomectin, 83 mg praziquantel and 0,1 % butylhydroxytoluene as preservative.
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