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Ditch Itch with Simparica


Dogs can’t resist chewing dow their Simparica – it tastes that yummy. One sniff and dogs know it’s their favourite. Watch our “Blind Test Video” and see how dogs love Simparica…and fleas hate it.

Simparica is a flea, tick and mite treatment that’s fast and lasts. It controls common fleas, New Zealand cattle ticks, sarcoptic mange, demodex and ear mites in one tasty chewable tablet. Simparica controls parasitic itch, which makes it a great strategic tool for dogs that suffer from flea allergy dermatitis (FAD).

When your dog has a parasite problem, there will be signs; often times, more than one. If you suspect your dog as a parasite problem they may be displaying some of the following signs:

  • Chewing, biting or scratching
  • Hair loss
  • Mild skin irritations
  • Rolling or rubbing
  • Scooting

There are many different parasite treatment options available on the market. They are often broken into several different categories depending on what parasites they control. They are available in topical, oral and collar options. Oral treatments are the latest and easiest way to protect your dog. It’s like giving them a tasty treat that protects them from parasites. Parasitic itch is caused by external parasites, so make sure the product that you are choosing does fleas, ticks and mites.

Simparica is fast, it starts killing fleas within 3 hours and ticks within 12 hours. It’s more than just a flea and tick treatment, it offers your dog protection against sarcoptic mange, demodex mites, and can wipe out ear mites after a single dose. Simparica’s sustained activity makes sure your home is protected, breaking the flea life cycle and keeping your home free from re-infestation. One chewable tablet offers 5 weeks protection, one box of Simparica offers 15 weeks protection.

  • Very palatable and easy to give
  • It's fast, starts killing fleas in 3 hours
  • It lasts, controlling parasites for 5 weeks
  • Well tolerated in puppies from 8 weeks (1.3kg)
  • Reduces skin irritation

Simparica is designed to be used long term. This helps protect your dog every day against the nasty parasites that cause itch. Simparica was well tolerated in various breeds of dogs across a broad weight range. It can be used in dogs 8 weeks and older and a minimum of 1.3kg of bodyweight. It can be used in combination with other routine medications. If you have any questions, feel free to talk to your vet.

Simparica comes in a 3 chew carton and is very easy to administer. Select the correct pack for your dog. Separate the chewable tablet using the perforated cuts on the foil. Peel back the top foil on the separated chewable tablet. Push the tablet though the foil layer. Give the chewable tablet to your dog. You can give Simparica with or without food.

Why should we fight fleas?

Fleas cause itching and skin irritation, making your dog uncomfortable and unhappy.

If your dog has a flea allergy, it can cause even more intense itching which can lead to hair loss and skin infections due to scratching.

It’s not just your dog, fleas can carry tapeworms and other diseases that can affect you, other pets, and your family.

Simparica’s sustained activity continues to wipe out newly arrived fleas for a full 5 weeks, killing them so fast they don’t get a chance to lay eggs, breaking the flea life cycle and keeping your home free from re-infestation.

Simparica Activity

The Simparica Range.

Simparica comes in 5 convenient pack sizes to suit your dog’s weight.

Simparica Packs

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Frequently asked questions

How often should I give Simparica?

Simparica is a chewable treatment for fleas, ticks and mites. You simply give one chew every 5 weeks to keep your dog protected.

How does Simparica work?

After you give your dog Simparica the ingredient sarolaner travels in your dog's blood and quickly reaches tissue fluids just under your dog's skin. As fleas and ticks bite their nervous system becomes over-stimulated and they die.

Will fleas still be able to lay eggs?

Simparica kills adult fleas so fast they don’t get a chance to lay eggs and reproduce.

Why can I still see fleas on my dog after giving Simparica?

Fleas can live in a variety of areas outside of your home as well as on other dogs that your dog may encounter. Simparica provides flea protection that works fast and lasts, so any newly arrived fleas will be killed. There’s no need to re-treat your dog until the next dose is due.

Why can I see dead ticks on my dog?

Dead ticks can still be seen on animals following treatment because of the way they burrow into your dog’s skin to attach while they feed. The dead ticks can be easily removed as opposed to live ticks which take some force to dislodge from the skin of the animals.

How long after administering Simparica can my dog be bathed or go swimming?

Immediately. Simparica can be given directly before or after bathing or swimming. Bathing, shampooing or swimming will not affect how well Simparica works.

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Zoetis New Zealand Limited. Tel: 0800 963 847; SIMPARICA , APOQUEL & CYTOPOINT are registered trademarks of Zoetis. ACVM No’s. A10963, A11348, A11443, A11444 and A11445: RVM; Available only under Veterinary Authorisation. ACVM No. A11219.