December 22, 2017

Product Spotlight (December 2017)

A look at some of the latest and greatest products in veterinary medicine for December 2017.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff

Feliscratch by Feliway
Marketed By:
CEVA Animal Health
When applied on the desired scratching surface, this pheromone-based product mimics visual and chemical signals that encourage cats to scratch there again. One pipette of Feliscratch By Feliway should be applied to the desired scratching area for 7 consecutive days and then once at the start of the third and fourth weeks to help with any cat’s inappropriate scratching in the home.
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Clavamox Chewable
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Clavamox Chewable (amoxicilin and clavulanate potassium) effectively treats skin infections in dogs and cats, periodontal infections in dogs, and urinary tract infections in cats. This new chewable features the same dosing, efficacy, and strengths as the original film-coated Clavamox Tablet.
Dose: 62.5, 125, 250, and 375 mg pork- and liver- flavored chewable
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Claro Otic Solution
Marketed By:
Bayer Animal Health
Claro (florfenicol, terbinafine, mometasone furoate) Otic Solution features the only FDA-approved, veterinarian-administered, single-dose treatment for canine otitis externa. A clear liquid solution, Claro Otic allows for easy visualization of the ear on recheck. Administration in the practice eliminates the need for client compliance. No refrigeration is needed.
Dose: 1 mL in each affected ear
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Sentinel Spectrum
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Sentinel Spectrum (milbemycin oxime/ lufenuron/praziquantel) offers dogs year-round protection against fleas, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. This beef- and bacon- flavored chewable can be given to dogs as young as 6 weeks and at weights starting at 2 lb and comes in 4 sizes to get a more precise dose for the dog’s weight.
Dose: Beef- and bacon- flavored chewable given monthly
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Bravecto Topical Solution
Marketed By:
MSD Animal Health
Bravecto (fluralaner) is the only topical product that offers 12-week protection against fleas and ticks. The applicator has been designed so there is no need to remove a loose cap, and there are no sharp edges that may scratch the animal’s skin. Individual products are formulated for use in dogs and cats 6 months and older.
Dose: Spot-on, topical treatment applied every 12 weeks
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FitPAWS Balance Disc
Marketed By:
Ball Dynamics International
The FitPAWS Balance Disc can turn any flat surface into a training area for beginner balance training, general tness, and rehabilitation. The professional-grade, heavy-duty material is formulated for use with dogs, provides superior grip, and resists damage from nails. It is available in 2 sizes—14 inches (35.5 cm) and 22 inches (55.8 cm)—and may be used in multiples to create a balance training course.
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Marketed By:
Vet DC
As the first FDA conditionally approved treatment for canine lymphoma, Tanovea-CA1 (rabacfosadine for injection) is designed to target and attack lymphoma cells, rapidly dividing them and causing them to die. In clinical trials, 77% of dogs with lymphoma responded to the treatment, which is given once every 3 weeks for up to 5 doses.
Dose: 1 mg/kg of body weight as a 30-minute intravenous infusion
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