Kills Adult Fleas?
Kills Fleas Eggs?
Once a Month
Single dose is enough/Redosing for pet once a day is safe
Average time to kill pesticide
45 minutes – 1hour
Comfortis and Capstar Dog Flea Treatments Review
Does your dog suffer from fleas? Fleas are a common problem with dogs. They cause your pet to itch, lose hair, and suffer from raw and scabby skin.
There are many treatments for flea infestation. Comfortis and Capstar are two of the more popular ones. Unlike inconvenient and messy topical treatments for fleas, both Comfortis and Capstar come in tablet form which makes them easy and simple to administer.
Comfortis is an FDA-approved chewable tablet that effectively eliminates fleas on cats and dogs. It kills fleas half an hour after your dog receives the dosage. Eliminating fleas before they are able to lay eggs, Comfortis prevents the infestation of fleas for an entire month. It is recommended for dogs or cats that are at least 14 weeks old.
Comfortis for dogs contains Spinosad, its primary active ingredient. Spinosad is a natural insecticide/antiparasitic which is a derivative of the natural fermentation of soil microbes. Spinosad works by attacking the nervous system of fleas. It swiftly paralyzes fleas and eventually causes them to die.
Its synthetic beef flavor comes from a combination of hydrolyzed soy and pork protein.
Your pet may experience vomiting. If your dog or cat continues to demonstrate a significant loss of appetite, diarrhea, sluggishness, weight loss, or any similarly unusual behavior, make sure to consult your veterinarian.
The side effects are common particularly for pets that are also taking extra-label ivermectin. Ivermectin is prescribed for demodectic mange or mite infestation.
You can administer Comfortis any time. Veterinarians, however, suggest that you do so a month before flea season. Continue to give your dog his monthly Comfortis dosage until the end of the flea season.
If you live in a place where fleas are active the entire year, make sure that you administer the product every month without break.
Capstar flea treatment is another popular oral solution for fleas. It is used to eliminate fleas in both cats and dogs.
Capstar for dogs is a flea treatment solution in unflavored tablet form. It is recommended for dogs that are at least 4 weeks old and weigh at least 2 lbs.
The tablet comes in packages for dogs weighing between 2 and 25 lbs and for dogs weighing 25.1 to 125 lbs. The normal dosage is a tablet. If your dog weighs more than 125 lbs, you can give a combination of the tablets appropriate to his weight.
It is safe to use even if your dog is pregnant or nursing.
Capstar for dogs begins to work within half an hour after you let your dog take a tablet. It is expected to kill at least 90% of the adult fleas on your dog within 4 hours after application.
Novartis Capstar works fast, providing immediate relief for your pet. However, the effect only lasts for a day. Capstar kills fleas; however, it does not eliminate larvae and flea eggs. Re-infestation is likely to occur. Thus, daily usage is recommended.
The active ingredient in Capstar is nitenpyram, a substance that effectively kills insects. Nitenpyram effectively eliminates adult fleas by interfering with their nerve transmissions. Its effect is quick and immediate. It effectively kills fleas without adversely affecting your dog.
You may notice your dog scratching because of the dying fleas when the Capstar dosage takes effect. Don’t worry — the condition is temporary. It is a reaction to the excessive motion of the dying fleas; it is not an adverse reaction caused by the medication itself.
Capstar may have adverse side effects. Make sure that the adverse reactions are not cause by inappropriate or wrong dosage. These side effects may include hyperactivity or exhaustion, nervousness, and trembling. Your dog may also demonstrate vomiting, excessive panting, or diarrhea.
If you would look at Comfortis versus Capstar, it would be hard to tell which one is better, as each offers certain advantages. While Comfortis’ effects are longer-lasting, Capstar is safe to use on pregnant and nursing dogs. From personal experience, Comfortis has been a really great dog flea medicine when it came to combating fleas. Capstar was not very effective, and the fact that I had to give my dog his flea meds everyday didn’t make it any better. I liked the idea of just giving him one medicine once a month and be good for the entire month. The results for me was Comfortis was way better than capstar.
Hope this helps :)