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Table 4 Palatability of three sequential treatments with fluralaner flavored chewable tablets administered at 12 week intervals

From: A randomized, blinded, controlled USA field study to assess the use of fluralaner tablets in controlling canine flea infestations

Step when dose accepted by dog Percentage of doses taken
1stDose 2ndDose 3rdDose Total
~D0 ~D84 ~D168
(N = 207) (N = 188) (N = 164) (N = 559)
Free choice within 1 minute 158 (76.3%) 142 (75.5%) 116 (70.7%) 416 (74.4%)
Free choice within 1 – 5 minutes 11 (5.3%) 15 (8.0%) 9 (5.5%) 35 (6.3%)
Hidden in food or other treat 27 (13.0%) 17 (9.0%) 26 (15.9%) 70 (12.5%)
Dose force fed to dog 10 (4.8%) 10 (5.3%) 13 (7.9%) 33 (5.9%)
Investigator contacted for dosing 1 (0.5%) 4 (2.1%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (0.9%)