Effipro is now available to be sold over the counter in pet shops and retail outlets following a recent change in legal classification.
The flea and tick treatment was previously only dispensed by a vet, pharmacist or SQP, but is now classified as AVM-GSL. The re-classification enables retailers to now stock the product.
The product is supplied by Virbac, who also produces Indorex, a household flea spray. It is approved for use on cats of 1kg and over, and dogs 2kg and over, above 8 weeks of age.
It treats fleas for up to 5 weeks in cats, and for 8 weeks in dogs, and ticks for 2 weeks on cats and 4 weeks on dogs. The drop-lock pipette feature allows the treatment to be easily applied to pets.
In addition, Effipro Duo has also been reclassified from POM-V to NFA-VPS to allow the product to be sold by Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs). The flea and tick treatment protects dogs and cats and also prevents the multiplication of fleas in a home environment.
It is designed to kill fleas and prevent flea infestations for up to 7 weeks, and up to 5 weeks in cats.
Both products are available in five presentations, each containing four pipettes.
Claire Lewis, product manager at Virbac, said: “‘Both Effipro and Effipro Duo offer trusted flea and tick control and exceptional value for money, so we are delighted to now be able to offer retailers the opportunity to stock these products in time for peak flea season.”