Is your dog infested with fleas? If yes, it’s time you get rid of them. The best way to eradicate all fleas from your pet as well as its habitat is using program flavor tabs. What exactly are these tablets? They are once-a-month tablets which are used to control fleas in dogs. They work by interrupting the life cycle of the pests. In particular, the tablets inhibit development of the eggs and the larvae stage. How does it work? This medication contains an active ingredient called lufenuron that interrupts the synthesis of chitin. When chitin, a principal component of flea egg, is not synthesized, the affected eggs fail to hatch. This therefore implies that no new parasites will have a chance to grow and reach the adult stage. The fleas are slowly killed and finally they are completely eradicated. It is good you know that lufenuron has no effect on adult fleas at all. It has no direct effect on mature parasites since their exoskeleton is fully developed. If you want to curb the existing fleas, it would be a great idea you use other pesticides alongside Program Flavor Tabs. You should use both treatments concurrently for the first 7-8 weeks. Dosage Program Flavor Tabs are given to puppies at the age of 6 weeks or more. They are usually administered orally at the rate of 10mg lufenuron per kilo body weight. The dosage and age are as indicated below. Administration During a flea season it is vital that Program Flavor Tabs are administered on monthly basis. During seasons like summer when fleas are known to be more prevalent, it is recommended that the dose is administered right before the onset of the season. The treatment should however continue all year round especially in places where fleas are present throughout. Remember if you discontinue the treatment, flea re-infestation from the environment might occur. Make sure your dog feeds well prior to administration of these tablets. This will ensure the absorption takes place without any problems. In order for the pet to ingest the medication, you can hide it in the food or a treat. Keep watch of the animal and make sure it consumes the entire dose. Presentation You can obtain Program Flavor Tabs in 3 sizes, that are; 90, 204.9 and 409.8 mg respectively. All these tablets are formulated according to the weight of your dog. If it’s a cat you want to treat, there is a separate dosage in suspension form you can get from your vet. You can get a 6-month injectable dose also in suspension form. Any pet owner would agree that fleas are a nightmare not only to dogs but also to themselves. They are known to transmit pest related diseases both to pets and humans. Curbing these bloodsucking creatures isn’t a hard task at all.