SHAWNEE, Kan., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health Division made it easy to kill ticks on dogs and cats with Resultix, a new, simple spray-on formula that kills attached or crawling ticks. Bayer HealthCare debuted Resultix at the opening of BarkWorld Expo, a pet social media conference in Atlanta, Ga on October 26.
Resultix provides an effective way to kill ticks and can be used as often as needed. Just two sprays of Resultix will dissolve the outer wax layer that covers the hard shell (cuticle) of the tick, resulting in uncontrollable water loss and death of the tick. The tick will be dead within three hours; it may either fall off of the dog or cat, or be immobile when removed.
Resultix, available in an easy to transport 20 mL bottle, will be sold through veterinary clinics, pet specialty stores and online retailers.
Ticks are common parasites that feed on dogs and cats alike and may infest pets in very large numbers.
"A tick can cause serious problems for pets and dealing with tick infestations can be stressful for both pet owners and their pets," said Cristiano von Simson, DVM, MBA, Director of Veterinary Technical Services at Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division, North America. "Resultix provides a convenient and easy to apply alternative to traditional tick removal for pet owners and veterinarians who spot one or more ticks on a dog or cat."
Bayer HealthCare collaborated with Piedmont Pharmaceuticals to bring Resultix to market.
"We are very pleased to celebrate the first product launch resulting from our partnership with Bayer HealthCare," said Roland Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Piedmont Pharmaceuticals. "The technology in Resultix created by Piedmont truly makes it an effective tick killing product."
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