Vectra® First Dose Free Coupon Helps Pet Owners Protect the Love

April 8, 2013 — Lenexa, Kan. — No matter where you live, parasites can infect your pet, invade your home and even infect you. It only takes one bite. Why let fleas, ticks and mosquitoes come between the special love between you and your pet? That’s why Ceva Animal Health, maker of Vectra® brand parasite control products invites pet owners to visit You will find important information why your pet needs monthly protection all year long, plus a downloadable coupon for your first dose of Vectra free from participating veterinarians.

“The First Dose Free web site and downloadable coupon helps pet owners get the conversation started with their veterinarian on the right kind of parasite control for their pet, and helps put money back in their pocket too,” said Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Director, Veterinary Services for Ceva Animal Health.

Ceva’s Vectra line of products includes Vectra for Dogs & Puppies, Vectra for Cats & Kittens and Vectra 3D. All Vectra products kill through contact; parasites don’t have to bite to die. Vectra for Dogs & Puppies and Vectra for Cats & Kittens are fast acting, killing fleas in six hours. Vectra 3D begins reducing flea feeding in as little as 5 minutes and repels and kills fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, biting and sand flies, lice and mites (excluding sarcoptes).

Vectra provides broad spectrum protection. A repelled vector (parasite that transmits diseases) does not attach or bite your dog; therefore repellent action may reduce the risk of vectors spreading disease to your dog. It kills adult fleas and prevents the development of all immature stages of fleas: eggs, larvae and pupae.

Vectra is long lasting and remains effective after bathing and swimming and protects for one month. It’s convenient and protects puppies as young as seven weeks of age. And best yet, its patented applicator ( is super easy to use. Vectra is authorized for sale only through veterinarians. For more information on Vectra® brand products see your veterinarian or visit

Dr. Pauline Harvatine is a Wisconsin veterinarian who shares her enthusiasm for Vectra for not only protecting her clients’ pets, but protecting the pets she loves.

“I have been waiting for 24 years for a product that will repel and kill parasites to the level that Vectra 3D does. Our clinic philosophy is based on the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. I treat my patients as I treat my pets…and I am thrilled to have Vectra 3D for my two Brittany Spaniels, Orion, the magnificent hunter, named after the constellation, and Luz, Spanish for his ‘light’, his daughter,” she said.

For the complete interview with Dr. Harvatine, see her guest column on

About Ceva Animal Health: Ceva Animal Health’s key companion animal products include the Vectra® line of parasiticides, Adaptil® and Feliway® pheromone behavior aids, Senilife® for treating cognitive impairment in aging dogs and Altresyn® (altrenogest) for equine reproduction. The company’s North American headquarters is in Lenexa, Kansas. Visit

About Ceva Santé Animale: Ceva’s parent company is a global veterinary health company focused on the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for pets, livestock, swine and poultry. Its headquarters is in Libourne, France. Visit


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