The Adverse Effects of Sentry PurrScriptions Plus Squeeze-On for Cats

by Naomi Millburn, Demand Media
    Sentry PurrScriptions aims to keep your cutie flea-free.

    Sentry PurrScriptions aims to keep your cutie flea-free.

    If you're both a cat lover and clean freak, not many things can be more shudder-inducing than the thought of your cutie running all over your home with a bad case of fleas or ticks. Fortunately, you have lots of choices these days when it comes to topical flea management.

    About Sentry PurrScriptions Plus Squeeze-On

    If your kitty spends time outdoors, or at least comes in contact with other animals that do, Sentry PurrScriptions Plus Squeeze-On aims to destroy both fleas, flea eggs, ticks and larvae. Apart from keeping pesky fleas and ticks at bay, the topical medicine also drives away -- and kills -- mosquitoes. The main components of the medication are nylar and etofenprox, both of which are pesticides.

    Adverse Effects

    As with any and all medications, Sentry PurrScriptions Plus Squeeze-On comes with the possibility of adverse effects in some feline users. According to Drugs.com, Sentry PurrScriptions could trigger pesticide sensitivities in some cats. Indications may include skin rash, reddening and itchiness. If you detect any signs of sensitivity in your little one, promptly put her in a bath and thoroughly wash her with a gentle, cat-specific shampoo. Use plenty of water. In the event the symptoms fail to clear up, seek veterinary attention.

    Warning

    The squeeze-on medicine is in no way suitable for all cats. To be safe, always consult your vet before deciding to use any medication, topical or not. Firstly, make sure your kitten or adult cat is a minimum of 3 months in age before you apply it. Exercise caution when using the product with elderly, ill or pregnant felines. Never allow pets in any of those categories to use the medication without prior approval from a vet. Being careful, thorough and smart is a great way to prevent adverse effects from coming on, after all.

    People

    Sentry PurrScriptions Plus Squeeze-On not only can bring upon unpleasant effects in your fluffy pal, but also in you, so be extremely careful. In some cases, dealing closely with the medication can bring on some moderate eye discomfort. Because of this annoying possibility, always keep the stuff far away from your peepers while you administer it to your cat. After you handle Sentry PurrScriptions, make sure to wash your hands diligently and thoroughly, especially if it's right before mealtime.

    About the Author

    Naomi Millburn has been a freelance writer since 2011. Her areas of writing expertise include arts and crafts, literature, linguistics, traveling, fashion and European and East Asian cultures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American literature from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

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