This is good news for dogs and dog owners, but leaves cat owners without our old favorite flea treatment. In the past using Capstar (still available) with Program (no longer available) was the ‘total package’ of immediate and long-lasting flea protection. There is no information about when Program tabs for either cats or dogs will be reintroduced.
For feral cat friends, though, a different format of Program might be especially helpful: Program injectable provides SIX MONTH PROTECTION FROM FLEAS. This would be a great product to use at a spay/neuter clinic serving feral cats, or for home use where fleas have been an ongoing problem. There is also a suspension (liquid), but in the past that has not been a useful product due to the large amount needed for dosing and the thick slimy consistency. Unless the formulation has changed, I would not recommend Program suspension. I’m looking forward to getting more information about Program injectable, though!
Rescue friends and pet parents, if you have news from your war on fleas, please share it in a comment. THANKS!