SHAWNEE, Kan. — Bayer HealthCare's animal-health division has introduced a new spray for killing ticks in cats and dogs, the company said.
The company debuted Resultix at the opening of BarkWorld Expo, a pet social media conference in Atlanta that took place on Oct. 26.
The spray is designed to dissolve the outer wax layer that covers the tick's cuticle, its hard shell, resulting in the parasite's uncontrollable water loss and death within three hours.
"A tick can cause serious problems for pets, and dealing with tick infestations can be stressful for both pet owners and their pets," Bayer HealthCare Animal Health Division North America director of veterinary technical services Cristiano von Simson said. "Resultix provides a convenient and easy-to-apply alternative to traditional tick removal for pet owners and veterinarians who spot one or more ticks on a dog or cat."