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Preventic Collar for Dogs







Brand Name
Preventic Tick Collar for Dogs (Virbac)

Active Ingredients
Amitraz 9%

What is the most important information I should know about Preventic Collar: Preventic Collar is a non prescription product for use on dogs. Preventic Collar contains a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) and should not be used on pets being given any other MAOI. Use rubber gloves when putting the Preventic Collar on the pet. Do not use Preventic Collar on dogs less than 12 weeks of age. Humans taking MAOI medications such as Parnate, Nardil or selegiline or who are diabetic should use this product with caution and should wash hands thoroughly after applying the collar.

What is Preventic Collar: Preventic Collar, contains the monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), Amitraz, and is used to kill and detach ticks on dogs 12 weeks of age and older only. Preventic Collar is effective within 24 hours of application and the effects last for up to 3 months. Preventic Collar is available in lengths of  25 inches. For smaller dogs, cut off excess collar.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Preventic Collar to my pet: Preventic Collar should not be used if the pet is taking another MAOI such as Anipryl, Selegiline, or meperidine. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic or has any other medical conditions. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this product be used: Use this product exactly as directed on the package. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Apply the collar by placing around the dog's neck tightly enough that the collar is in contact with the dog's skin. Buckle the collar and trim off the excess. Remove the collar before bathing the pet and reapply when the pet is dry. Keep this product away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose: Not applicable.

What happens if I overdose the pet (If my pet eats the collar): Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Preventic Collar overdose include incoordination, depression, high blood sugar levels, slow heart rate, decreased body temperature or death.

What should I avoid while using Preventic Collar on my pet: Do not use Preventic Collar on dogs less than 12 weeks of age. Consult a veterinarian before using the Preventic Collar on debilitated, aged, medicated, pregnant or nursing animals. Do not use Preventic Collar on dogs using other MAOI's such as Anipryl, selegiline, tricyclic antidepressants such as clomipramine or Clomicalm, SSRI's such as fluoxetine. Humans taking MAOI's or who are diabetic should use caution applying the collar.

What are the possible side effects of Preventic Collar: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Preventic Collar and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives). Remove the collar at the first sign of irritation or adverse reaction. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Preventic Collar: Before giving Preventic Collar tell your veterinarian if your pet is also taking fluoxetine, clomipramine or meperidine or if your pet is using another MAOI. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.