Prairie View Animal Hospital

24 Rich Road
Dekalb, IL 60115


Activyl for Dogs & Cats:   

What makes Activyl® flea treatment different?

Pets and people both want a flea treatment that’s really effective at killing fleas and preventing infestation!
Activyl®, the latest innovation in monthly spot-on flea control, features indoxacarb and bioactivation—a mode of action that uses enzymes inside the flea to activate Activyl®'s full flea-killing power.

Activyl® can be purchased only at your veterinary clinic. This ensures that your furry family member gets the best care possible. It's also quick-drying, fragrance-free, waterproof and remains effective even after bathing.

What is the harm in fleas?

The most common external parasite found on pets, fleas can be a major problem for dogs, cats and the whole family. Not only are they visibly annoying, your pet can suffer from constant itching and scratching, hair loss, or even flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). Plus, fleas may transmit tapeworms and can carry a variety of bacterial diseases.

Left uncontrolled, even a few fleas can infest your entire home in a matter of days, since each female flea can produce 40 to 50 eggs a day—that’s up to 2,000 in their lifetime. Flea larvae burrow deep into fabrics, bedding and carpeting, so thorough, regular vacuuming and cleaning of your pet’s bedding (in very hot water) is recommended.

While outdoor pets are more susceptible, your dog or cat may be exposed to these blood-sucking parasites anywhere: in your own backyard, on walks or even in your own home. When it comes to fleas, the faster you get rid of them, the better!

How does Activyl® break the flea life cycle?

Unlike some flea treatments, Activyl® doesn’t just kill adult fleas, it also stops flea eggs and larvae from developing. Breaking the flea life cycle is important, so your pet is not re-infested by new fleas developing from flea eggs and larvae in your home environment.
Activyl® for Dogs is the flea treatment just for dogs and Activyl® for Cats is the flea treatment just for cats. Both products kill adult fleas and also break the flea cycle, so you’re much more likely to solve your pet’s problem for good.

How does Activyl® work?

1. Application:

Activyl® spreads through your pet’s skin and coat.

2. Contact and Ingestion:

When a flea lands, it takes up Activyl®.

3. Activation:

Enzymes inside the flea change Activyl® into its fully active form.

4. Flea-free:

The flea is soon unable to feed, becomes paralyzed and dies.

PLEASE NOTE: At the beginning of Phase 4. fleas become disoriented and move in the coat of your pet, which makes them more visible to you. These fleas stop feeding, followed closely by paralysis and death.