Ectoparasites such as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, sand flies, lice and mites can spread diseases to humans, dogs, cats and other animals. These external parasites are called “vectors” and the diseases they transmit are considered “vector-borne diseases." With a parasiticide line of products for dogs and cats, Ceva brings scientifically advanced solutions to protect pets against most ectoparasites.
Advanced Pipettes provide effective protection against vectors for dogs and cats
Different parasites, various risks
Lyme disease, leishmaniosis, dirofilariosis and tick-borne encephalitis are just some of the
serious and sometimes deadly diseases that can be transmitted by external parasites. Some
parasites are indeed carriers of bacteria, viruses or worms, which can infect pets during
As an example, the dreaded heartworm: just one bite from an infected
mosquito can transmit a worm larva. It will slowly grow and move to the dog’s heart where it
will drastically restrict normal functioning -with sometimes fatal results.
Sand flies are smaller flying insects that can spread leishmaniosis. This fatal disease attacks
dog’s internal organs (liver, lymph nodes, kidney, etc.).
Ticks can be just as dangerous. With the rise of global warming and increasingly mobile
lifestyles, these pests are spreading to more regions and countries and staying active for
longer, even in winter. Pets are natural tick magnets. The ticks hide out in the grass before latching onto the first mammal that comes across and getting comfortable in a propitious area (inner thigh, groin, armpit, haunch). Once there, it stocks up on some nutritious blood. And it is during this meal that the tick transmits diseases.
For example, babesiosis, also called piroplasmosis, destroys a dog’s red blood cells. This
can lead to serious and sometimes even fatal complications, such as anaemia or liver and
Ticks are also carriers of Lyme disease. At first, a red spot is the only indication of a bite.
This is easy to spot on light skin but much harder on dark skin that often cover our canine
friends. Several weeks or months later, your dog may display signs of lameness, lethargy, or
nervous system and cardiac problems. Lyme disease is becoming increasingly dangerous
as it is spreading more and more each year, and can even be transmitted to humans.
Fleas can trigger cats and dogs allergy because of their bites, which can lead to redness, loss of fur, itching, and other skin problems.
Fleas can also be carriers of tapeworms. As pets scratche these irritations, it also
chews and swallows the fleas, thereby introducing the parasite into its body, contributing to
spread the worm through faecal materials.
- Dogs and cats parasites control strategy
Preventive action remains by far the best method of defense
Pets need to be protected from January to December, not just during the summer months. External parasites are active all year round! They can even pester an indoor dog or cat.It is therefore essential to protect dogs and cats on a regular basis.
Against ticks: repellency and fast killers
Choose a product which is immediately effective against ticks in order to avoid the ticks bite and potential diseases transmission.
Against mosquitoes and sandflies: DOUBLE DEFENSETM
Sand flies may carry leishmaniosis and mosquitoes can carry Heartworm.
The distribution of these dangerous mosquitoes and sandflies vectors is spreading.
With DOUBLE DEFENSETM, it is possible to target both the vector and the disease. For many years, only traditional preventives against diseases were the standard of care. We can do much better now with DOUBLE DEFENSETM!
DOUBLE DEFENSETM is the combination of an Advanced Pipette against flying insects and a disease preventive.
-All products are not equal in front of external parasites.
Only Advanced Pipettes are active against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and more, altogether.
Advanced Pipettes act very fast to avoid parasite bites and disease transmission; they don’t
just kill parasites after a while, but can repel them: oral parasiticides and many other pipettes
don’t. Advanced Pipettes act directly on the pets’ coat, without any need to infiltrate their
blood flow: again, oral parasiticides and some other pipettes don’t.
So, ask your veterinarian for the Advanced Pipette protection!
In US, visit www.vectrapet.com
In EU, visit www.vectravet.com (only for veterinarians)
STRECTIS®, a spot-on that provides durable efficacy by contact against fleas and ticks in cats.
CATEGO® (Dinotefuran, Fipronil and Pyriproxyfen). In US, learn more by visiting the Catego product website.
CESTAL® (Fenbendazole, Praziquantel, Pyrantel)
CESTEM® (Febantel, Praziquantel, Pyrantel)
MILBACTOR® (Milbémycine oxime, Praziquantel)
From one country to another, product lines are adapted to local demand and regulatory requirements. For further information, please take a look at the CEVA Santé Animale site for your country. Warning: the information provided on the products depends on national registrations. Access to technical information is restricted to authorised persons.