What ingredient is in Comfortis?
Spinosad, the active ingredient in Comfortis, began killing fleas in 30 minutes and killed 100% of fleas on dogs and 98% of fleas on cats in just four hours in controlled laboratory studies. Comfortis chewable tablets kill fleas before they can lay eggs.
What are the side effects of Comfortis?
See the Comfortis label for complete safety information. For dogs: The most common adverse reaction reported is vomiting. Other adverse reactions reported in decreasing order of frequency are: depression/lethargy, decreased appetite, incoordination, diarrhea, itching, trembling, excessive salivation and seizures.
Does Comfortis help with itching?
The first thing I recommend with an itchy animal is quality flea prevention! I recommend some of the newer, “quick kill” flea products such as Comfortis , Trifexis, or Frontline Tritak (a newer version of Frontline) for dogs.
What is replacing Comfortis?
For those looking for a quick answer: NexGard is my initial pick for a flea and tick product since it is effective against more parasites than Comfortis.
Is Capstar the same as Comfortis?
Capstar is available without a prescription, while Comfortis is available only with a prescription from a veterinarian. Comfortis contains the active ingredient of Spinosad, and Capstar uses Nitenpyram. Finally, Capstar is safe to administer as frequently as once daily, and Comfortis is a once-monthly treatment.
Is Trifexis and Comfortis the same?
Trifexis is a combination of two medications that handle fleas and parasites. Comfortis deals only with fleas. Trifexis can be given to puppies as early as 8 weeks and 5 pounds, while Comfortis is safe for puppies a minimum of 14 weeks old.
Can Comfortis be cut in half?
So if you’re using tablets, such as Comfortis, Sentinel, or Program Tablets, to prevent and kill fleas, don’t split them unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so.
How long does it take for Comfortis to kick in?
Fortunately for you and your dog or cat, Comfortis® (spinosad) works quickly to protect your pet from fleas. Comfortis starts killing fleas in 30 minutes of the first dose and killed 100% of fleas on dogs and 98% of fleas on cats in just four hours in controlled laboratory studies.
How often can you give a dog Comfortis?
once every month
Safe for dogs 14 weeks of age or older and 5.0 pounds of body weight or greater. One chew, every month. Administer one tablet of Comfortis once every month to provide year-round protection.
What is similar to Comfortis for dogs?
is there any flea oral medicine similar to comfortis that does not require a vet prescription? Advantus chews or CapStar may be options for flea control. The only drawback is that they are given daily. Comfortis, Credelio or Trifexis are probably your best options as they are more effective that the daily chews.
What is comparable to Comfortis for dogs?
Comfortis and Capstar are both effective flea treatments, but they are quite different from one another.
Can Capstar be given with Comfortis?
It’s not usually recommended to use more than one oral flea medication at the same time. However, Comfortis and Capstar can be combined. Another exception is Sentinel, which doesn’t kill adult fleas, so it can be combined individually with either Comfortis or Capstar.