Bio Spot for Dogs
Type of Drug
Form and Storage
Topical oil (spot-on)
Store at room temperature.
Indications for Use
Treatment and prevention of flea and tick.
EPA approved for use in dogs. Available over the counter. Permethrin is a manmade form of the naturally occurring pyrethrin. (Permethrins should NOT be used on cats.) Both interfere with the nervous system of the flea or tick paralyzing and killing it. May take 3-7 days for highest effect.
The topical spot-ons spread over the body with the body oils and collect in the hair follicles, and then are released over time (up to 1 month) from the hair follicles onto the skin and hair. Repeated bathing or swimming may decrease efficacy and require reapplication earlier than the normal 4-week intervals. Special shampoos, such as Bio Guard, can be used which do not remove the topical spot-on products. Bio Spot for Dogs also contains an insect growth regulator to help kill the immature fleas.
Usual Dose and Administration
Dogs under 33 pounds - apply one 1 ml ampule on the skin over the shoulders; dogs over 33 pounds - apply one 1 ml ampule on the skin over the shoulders and one 1 ml ampule on the skin above the tail.
For Bio Spot for Dogs: Comes in three sizes: Dogs less than 15 pounds, dogs 15-33 pounds, and dogs over 33 pounds. Apply according to manufacturer's recommendations.
The oil must be placed on the skin for it to be effective.
May see skin irritation including redness, itchiness, rash, hair discoloration or hair loss at site of application. May see lethargy or drooling. Consult your veterinarian and bathe the dog.
Do not use on patients hypersensitive (allergic) to it.
Do not use Proticall or Defend on puppies less than 4 weeks of age.
Do not use Bio Spot for Dogs on puppies less than 12 weeks of age.
Do not use on cats, or on dogs which a cat may groom.
Do not use on sick or debilitated dogs.
Consult your veterinarian before using on dogs with heart, liver, or kidney disease.
Do not apply more than once every 7 days. It may last up to 4 weeks.
Do not allow product to contaminate the environment as it is toxic to aquatic life.
Consult your veterinarian before using on pregnant or nursing dogs.
Do not use with other flea/tick control products that are put on the pet (sprays, collars, other spot-on oils).