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ProMeris for dogs

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Promeris For Dogs

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Fort Dodge

Single Spot Application For Control Of Fleas, Ticks, Chewing Lice And Demodectic Mange Mites On Dogs And Puppies 8 Weeks Of Age And Older.

Active Ingredients

Metaflumizone (cas No. 139968-49-3)


Amitraz (cas No. 33089-61-1)


Other Ingredients




Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

ProMeris for dogs Caution


For control of fleas (Ctenocephalides spp.), ticks, chewing lice and Demodectic mange mites on dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older. ProMeris® for dogs is a convenient single spot application that provides control of existing flea, tick, chewing lice and Demodectic mange mite infestations, and protects against reinfestation of fleas, ticks and chewing lice. It may also be used to prevent infestation in flea free dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older taken into a flea-contaminated environment. Kills fleas that may cause flea allergy dermatitis. Kills and controls the following ticks, lice and mange mites:

- Black-legged or deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), which can transmit Lyme disease

- Brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), which can transmit Ehrlichia canis

- American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), which can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

- Lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), which can transmit Ehrlichia chaffeensis

- Chewing lice (Trichodectes canis)

- Demodex mites (Demodex spp.), which can cause Demodectic mange

Start killing ticks within 4 hours. Rapidly kills most tick species within 24 hours.

ProMeris® for dogs can be used in breeding males, as well as breeding and pregnant bitches. Do not use on lactating/nursing bitches until at least 5 days after delivery.

A single dose of ProMeris® for dogs is effective for up to 6 weeks in controlling fleas and up to 4 weeks for ticks. Apply a single dose prior to exposure. Monthly application is recommended for effective control of fleas, ticks, chewing lice and Demodectic mange mites and to prevent reinfestation of fleas, ticks and chewing lice. Do not apply more than once monthly. ProMeris® for dogs contains two active ingredients - metaflumizone and amitraz. Metaflumizone provides a high level of control of fleas and chewing lice by blocking gated sodium channels. Amitraz provides control of ticks and Demodectic mange mites by affecting octopamine receptors.

Benefits Of promeris® for Dogs include

- Stops and controls infestations of fleas, ticks, chewing lice and Demodectic mange mites

- Prevents reinfestation of fleas, ticks and chewing lice

- Up to 6 weeks of flea control with a single treatment

- Kills fleas that may cause flea allergy dermatitis

- Up to 4 weeks of tick control with a single treatment

- Kills ticks that may transmit Lyme disease, canine ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever including brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, lone star ticks, and black-legged or deer ticks

- Starts killing ticks within 4 hours

- Rapidly kills most tick species within 24 hours

- Kills chewing lice

- Kills mites that may cause Demodectic mange

- Convenient and easy to use applicator

- Waterproof

- Effective on indoor or outdoor dogs

- Available only from a licensed veterinary professional

- Pleasant eucalyptus smell

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. For external use on dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older. DO NOT USE ON ANY ANIMALS OTHER THAN DOGS.


ProMeris® for dogs is available in five packaging presentations for different body weights of dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older (see table below). Each package contains three or six individual applicator tubes to provide monthly treatments. The dog body weight limits and product volume sizes are specified on individual labels of cartons, foil pouches and applicators.


Dog Size (lbs)

Size (lb) Fl. Oz/applicator


Dogs 11 pounds and under (under (≤11)



Dogs over 11 and up to 22 pounds (>11-22)



Dogs over 22 and up to 55 pounds (>22-55)



Dogs over 55 and up to 88 pounds (>55-88)



Dogs over 88 and up to 110 pounds (>88-110)


How To Apply

1. Remove one applicator from the foil pouch.

2. Hold applicator upright for three seconds to avoid splash when opening.

3. Use two hands to hold both ends of applicator with printed side facing the user and narrow end pointing upward and away from the user.

4. To open, bend the tip of applicator towards the user and break along the fracture line.

5. Do not squeeze applicator when opening. Avoid touching applicator opening.

6. Fold tip back against the printed side of applicator. Hold applicator in one hand using thumb to hold tip back against the printed side of applicator.

7. Push the open tip through dog’s hair coat onto dog's skin at the base of the skull or between the shoulder blades. Squeeze applicator to apply the entire contents to the dog’s skin. Do not apply on the surface of dog’s hair coat. Avoid contact with treated area until dry.

8. Avoid allowing the product to come in contact with your skin.

9. Place empty applicator in trash.

Storage And Disposal

Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal.


Store in a cool dry place.

Container Disposal

If Empty

Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available.

If Partly Filled

Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instruction. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

First Aid For Humans

Have the product applicator, carton or this product label with you when contacting a poison control center or medical professional. If swallowed, call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or medical professional. Do not give anything to an unconscious person.

Precautionary Statements

Hazards To Humans

ProMeris for dogs Caution

Harmful if swallowed. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, or using tobacco.

Hazards To Domestic Animals

For external use only. For use on dogs only. DO NOT USE ON ANY ANIMALS OTHER THAN DOGS.Do not use on puppies younger than 8 weeks of age. Certain medications can interact with pesticides. Consult a veterinarian before using this product on aged, debilitated or medicated animals. Individual sensitivities, while rare, may occur after the use of any pesticide product. If skin irritation, change in behavior, vomiting or diarrhea is observed and persists after the use of the product, call your veterinarian immediately. For further product information, call 1-888-PROMERIS (1-888-776-6374).

Physical And Chemical Hazards

Combustible. Do Not Use Or Store Near Heat Or Open Flame.

limited Warranty And Disclaimer

Directions for use of this product are based upon tests believed to be reliable. The use of this product being beyond control of the seller, no guarantee, express or implied, is made as to the effects of such use or the results to be obtained if not used in accordance with printed directions and established safe practice. To the extent consistent with applicable law, buyer’s exclusive remedy and seller’s exclusive liability for any and all claims, losses, damages or injuries resulting from the use or handling of this product, whether or not based in contract, negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise shall be limited, at the seller’s option, to replacement of, or the repayment of the purchase price for, the quantity of product with respect to which damages are claimed.

Fort Dodge Intends This Product To Be Sold Only By Veterinarians And Used In Established Veterinarian/client/patient Relationships.

Fort Dodge May Institute Appropriate Legal Action If This Product Is Sold By Persons Outside This Veterinarian/client/patient Relationship.

Fort Dodge Animal Health, P.O. Box 25945, Overland Park, KS 66225

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