Following legal reclassification, a treatment for cats and dogs can now be sold over-the-counter. 

Effipro spot-on flea and tick treatment for cats and dogs has been reclassified AVM-GSL.

It’s therefore now available to be sold over-the-counter in pet shops and retail outlets that cater for pets. 

Effipro, supplied by Virbac who also produce Indorex household flea spray, could previously only be dispensed by a vet, pharmacist or Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA/SQP).

The product is approved for use on cats of 1kg and over and dogs 2kg and over, above eight weeks of age. Effipro treats fleas for up to five weeks in cats, and for eight weeks in dogs; and ticks for two weeks on cats and four weeks on dogs. 

The easy to use, unique Drop-Lock pipette allows Effipro to be applied in just the right place, with no mess or fuss. 

Fleas in the home

In addition, Effipro Duo, a spot-on that provides protection against fleas and ticks for dogs and cats and prevents the multiplication of fleas in the home environment, has been re-classified from POM-V to NFA-VPS to allow the product to be sold by RAMAs (SQPs).

EffiproDuo is designed to kill fleas and prevent flea infestations for up to seven weeks (up to five weeks in cats). It also uses the Drop-Lock pipette for ease of delivery.  

Both products are available in five presentations, each containing four pipettes, catering for cats and small to extra-large dogs.

“Both Effipro and Effipro Duo offer trusted flea and tick control and exceptional value for money,” said Claire Lewis, product manager at Virbac.

“So we are delighted to now be able to offer retailers the opportunity to stock these products in time for peak flea season.”