FAQ - OptiPet
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Can OptiPet SPOT ON also be used on nursing pets?
It is advised against using the SPOT ON during this time.
Will the coat become sticky by using the SPOT ON products?
No, the coat will not become sticky. The sticky effect only takes place on micro level and only affects the parasites.
Are the SPOT ONs water-resistant?
Dimethicone will be washed from the coat upon washing your pet or after it has gone swimming. Therefore, treatment should be repeated after either one of these activities.
What happens if the animal licks the SPOT ON products?
The SPOT ONs are not harmful to the animal. There are also several medicines for internal use with the same active ingredient.
Will a treated animal still be stung by parasites?
Since Dimethicone places a soothing, protective layer on the coat, the parasites will already be immobilized when they reach the skin.
Will the immobilized parasites fall off the coat immediately?
The parasites that come into contact with Dimethicone, will often fall from the coat immediatel. However, it can also occur that they remain in the coat for a while longer. Since the parasites have been immobilized by the Dimethicone, they will no longer be able to bite/sting. By brushing the coat, the parasites can easily be removed from the animal.
From what age can the OptiPet SPOT ON and the OptiPet PET Pest Collar be used on an animal?
The OptiPet SPOT ON can be used on cats and on dogs from an age of 12 weeks. PET Pest Collars can only be used from an age of 6 months.
Can a pregnant cat wear the OptiPet PET Pest Collar or are side effects to be expected?
We recommend that the cat does not wear the collar during pregnancy or when heavily pregnant.
Can the OptiPet SPRAY Insecticide also be used during pregnancy?
No tests have been conducted on its use in pregnancy. We recommend not using the spray.