1. Home > 
  2. Floating Products > 
  3. DISCONTINUED ITEMS cont.1 > 
  4. Hartz First Defense Flea & Tick for Dogs - Under 23 lbs

  • HARTZ-FIRST-DEFENSE-FLEA-TICK-DOGS-UNDER-23-LBSHARTZ-FIRST-DEFENSE-FLEA-TICK-DOGS-UNDER-23-LBS

Hartz First Defense Flea & Tick for Dogs - Under 23 lbs

Item: HRZ14490
Compare to: $24.99
$18.99
You Save: $6.00!(24%)
This item has been discontinued.

Description

This item has been manufacturer discontinued. We recommend trying 6 MONTH K9 Advantix II GREEN for Small Dogs (upto 10 lbs)

Hartz First Defense for Dogs is a topical formula that works to kill and prevent fleas, ticks, and lice. This treatment is formulated specifically for dogs and is safe for all dogs and puppies that are at least 8 weeks of age and at least 5 lbs. This product uses the popular ingredient Fipronil to ward off unwanted insects and keep your cat protected against fleas, ticks and lice for one full month.

First Defense is fast acting and once it has been applied properly, it is completely waterproof. This product also comes with three monthly doses of medication to keep your dog or puppy protected for three full months. Each dose comes with an applicator that makes dispensation to your dog a simple three step process.

This package of First Defense is made for dogs between 5 and 22 lbs. For heavier dogs, there are also formulas for dogs weighing between 23 and 44 lbs, between 45 and 88 pounds, and between 89 and 132 pounds. Hartz First Defense will keep your pet covered, so order it for your dog today!

Key Features:
  • Kills fleas, lice and ticks
  • Prevents infestations for full month per dose
  • Fast-acting and waterproof
  • Ingredients

    Active Ingredients:
    Fipronil9.70%
    OTHER INGREDIENTS90.30%
    TOTAL100.0%

    Useful Information

    Precautionary Statements
    HAZARDS TO HUMANS
    CAUTION.
    Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye irritation. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or the toilet.
    Hazardous to Domestic Animals
    For external use only. Do not use on puppies under 8 weeks of age or weighing less than 3 lbs. Sensitivities may occur after using ANY pesticide product for pets. If signs of sensitivity occur bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs persists, consult a veterinarian immediately. Pets may experience some temporary irritation at the site of the product application. Consult a veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals. Call 1-800-275-1414 for 24-hour assistance.
    Physical or Chemical Hazards
    Combustible: Do not use or store near heat or open flame.

    FIRST AID
    Have product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also want to contact the Hotline number 1-800-275-1414 for human and veterinary health concerns, emergency medical treatment information or pesticide incidents.
    If swallowed: Call a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
    If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

    SIDE EFFECTS: Monitor your dog after application. Side effects may include signs of skin irritation such as redness, scratching, or other signs of discomfort. Gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting or diarrhea have also been reported. If these or other side effects occur, consult your veterinarian or call 1-800-275-1444.

    Storage and Disposal:
    Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage and disposal.
    Pesticide Storage: Keep this product in its tightly closed original container, when not in use. Store in a cool, dry (preferably locked) area that is inaccessible to children and animals.
    Pesticide Disposal: Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility.
    Container Disposal: Non-refillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling, if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

    Directions for Use: It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Do not allow children to apply product. TO PREVENT HARM TO YOU AND YOUR PET READ ENTIRE LABEL AND DIRECTIONS BEFORE EACH USE. FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE EACH USE. FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS CAREFULLY. DO NOT USE ON RABBITS, CATS, KITTENS OR OTHER ANIMALS. DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSAGE AMOUNT FOR DOGS. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG TO INGEST THIS PRODUCT.

    To kill fleas, all stages of Brown Dog Ticks, Deer Ticks and chewing lice, apply to dogs and puppies as follows:
    1. Remove one applicator tube from the package and hold in and upright position pointed away from your face.
    2. Twist dispensing tip clockwise about ½ turn while pushing down to break the applicator's seal. Do not remove the dispensing tip.
    3. Position the dispensing tip on the dog's back between the shoulder blades. Use the dispensing tip of the tube to part the dog's hair so that the product will be applied at skin level. Squeeze applicator, applying entire contents in a single spot on the animal's skin. Separate treated dog from other pets for 24 hours after treatment has been applied.
    4. Reapply once per month

    Customer Reviews

    5.0
    1 Reviews
    5
    100% (1)
    4
    0% (0)
    3
    0% (0)
    2
    0% (0)
    1
    0% (0)
    100% Recommend this product (1 of 1 responses)
    By Ex-Navy A.
    Dewey, OK
    September 13, 2016
    Just as good as FRONTLINE.
    As far as I can tell, Hartz First Defense works just as good as FRONTLINE does. I have been using Frontline since 1999 when I began veterinary college. In the last few years I have branched out and tried other brands of flea and tick topicals, mainly because of price. I always stick with FIPRONIL -- based products because I believe they are the best and are non-toxic when used as per instructions. Apparently there are reports of fleas and ticks becoming resistant to Fipronil but I have never seen it on my dogs and I live in Oklahoma.
    How you apply the topical is very important for it to work properly. DO NOT BATHE THE DOG FIRST!!! They provided free Frontline to vet students and the manufacturer told us that there should be a minimum of 3 days prior to and 3 days after application where the dog should not be washed/bathed. I usually go with at least 1 week prior/after or usually 2 weeks before and after application. The reason is that Fipronil is absorbed into the fat layer beneath the dog's skin and distributed to the entire dog's body that way. If the dog is bathed first, the Fipronil is not absorbed properly -- and IT WILL NOT WORK! This is also why you wait at least 1 week after application--to ensure all the Fipronil is absorbed --before bathing the dog. I've seen reviews of other Fipronil-based products on this website where they say first they bathed the dog, then they applied the stuff, and then it doesn't work- so they give it a bad review.
    The way this vial opens is OK once you get the hang of it. Just push down on the cap. This pierces the vial. Then turn clockwise and it will lock open. Do not squeeze or it will gush out -- and you don't want to lose any.
    When applying, you must part the hair and apply directly to skin, otherwise it will not be absorbed. I usually put at least half or more above the shoulder blades of dog. Then I put some, not as much, just above the tail -- remember, on the skin only, not the hair. With what's left I go back to shoulders or in between, especially with a larger dog. It's best to leave dog outside all day after you apply the topical, as it takes that long or longer to absorb. If you have to keep them inside due to work or the weather, you can make something out of a plastic grocery bag and duct tape (put over back, use tape under dog but fold tape over on itself so it doesn't stick to dog only to bag--like a dog coat) so it won't get all over everything. It will still be absorbed. Touch the dog's back and when it doesn't get on your fingers, you're OK. Then after 1 week minimum you may wash the dog if you wish.
    I have 2 Boston Terriers who stay inside more than half the time, but I have never had a problem with fleas and ticks while using this or other Fipronil products. The few times I found an attached tick, it was dead already.
    Everyone should use some kind of flea and tick product on their pets. I prefer Fipronil, this one works well, and it's not expensive.

    Questions and Answers

    There are no questions or answers for this item.


    RELATED ITEMS
    H2O Waterdrop Football 9.5"H2O Waterdrop Football 9.5"Reg price: $7.75
    Sale price: $5.99
    Hare of the DogHare of the DogHartz Ultraguard Dog Pads (32 count)Hartz Ultraguard Dog Pads (32 count)Reg price: $19.99
    Sale price: $14.99
    Heininger Portable Pet PartitionHeininger Portable Pet Partition
    CALL IN YOUR ORDER 800.889.8967

    Stay in touch. Friends fur-ever!

    Terms and Conditions

    You have to agree on terms in order to proceed to the subscription.