OMAHA, Nebraska, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's Pet Care Products
says independent clinical data show that Sergeant's new flea and tick
control product kills fleas and ticks faster than Frontline(R), the leading
veterinary-dispensed brand. Sergeant's Gold(R) Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for
Dogs is formulated with cyphenothrin to kill fleas and ticks in as little
as one hour and controls flea re-infestation for up to nine weeks.
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"Now pet owners can buy an over-the-counter flea and tick control
product that kills fleas and ticks faster than the leading vet brand," says
Joel Adamson, senior vice president at Sergeant's. "Better yet, they can
buy it at a fraction of the cost -- up to 50 percent less."
According to Adamson, independent clinical studies show that Sergeant's
Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs kills 98 percent of fleas in one
hour compared to 58 percent for Frontline(R). Sergeant's Gold Flea and Tick
Squeeze-On for Dogs kills 90 percent of ticks in one hour compared to 42
percent for Frontline(R).* Sergeant's patent-pending product also kills
flea eggs and larvae.
Adamson says the research compared the efficacy of the active
ingredients in three competitive squeeze-on flea and tick control products
for dogs, and Sergeant's new cyphenothrin-based Gold product. The products
were evaluated for immediate efficacy against pre-existing flea and tick
infestations and for residual efficacy against new flea and tick
re-infestations over 58 days following treatment. Efficacy was measured at
one, four, 24 and 48 hours after treatment and after each re-infestation.
According to Adamson, the research showed that Sergeant's Gold Flea and
Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs provided overall faster killing or repellency of
both fleas and ticks. In the fifth and sixth weeks of the research, the
Sergeant's product was superior in its speed of action against fleas and
ticks when compared to Frontline(R).
The active ingredient in Sergeant's Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for
Dogs is cyphenothrin (Gokilaht(R)), which is exclusive to Sergeant's, as
well as pyriproxyfen, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and
"Following the screening and testing of a variety of ingredients and
technologies, Sergeant's selected the combination of cyphenothrin and
pyriproxyfen," explains Larry Nouvel, president of Nouvel Inc., a
consulting and product development firm working with Sergeant's. "This
formulation of active ingredients and licensed technology is very
effective, yet is more affordable for consumers than vet brands."
Adamson says it's important to note that over-the-counter products such
as Sergeant's Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs are registered with
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the same authorization and
label standards as similar products sold through veterinarian channels.
Sergeant's Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs is sold at grocery,
chain drug and mass retailers nationwide.
About Sergeant's Pet Care Products
Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., is based in Omaha, Neb. and is a
leading supplier of pet supplies including flea and tick remedies, health
and well-being products, natural and formulated treats, rawhide chews, toys
and accessories. Sergeant's has been caring for pets since 1868, is
America's oldest full-line pet supplies company and has one of the most
trusted names in pet care. For more information, visit the Sergeant's web
site at www.sergeants.com.
(Frontline refers to Frontline(R) Top Spot.(R) Frontline and Top Spot
are registered trademarks of Merial.)
(*Based on independent study.)
SOURCE Sergeant's Pet Care Products