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Old 10-28-2012, 09:47 AM
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apparently my dad's girl friend used a pill? it supposedly kills them within 30 minutes, anyone tried this?
The pill is either capstar, comfortis, or trifexis.
Capstar treats the fleas your dog has but wonít prevent him from getting more.
Comfortis treats and prevents fleas.
Trifexis prevents fleas and heartworm.

I have used comfortis with good results, but we did not have a bad infestation. Never saw actual fleas, just saw the dogs itching and one had flea dirt.
A friend of mine has been battling fleas all summer and comfortis didnít work for her.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:14 AM
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apparently my dad's girl friend used a pill? it supposedly kills them within 30 minutes, anyone tried this?
That's probably Capstar. It kills the adult fleas within a day (starts working within 30 minutes) and is good for immediate relief for the pet and slight ease of housecleaning for the owner, haha.

You still need to use a treatment of some sort for a few months to take care of hatching eggs and stopping the overall flea life cycle. You should also still be vigilant with washing/vacuuming for quite a while.

We had a minor flea issue almost a month ago here and the dogs/cat just got their second treatment of Advantix/Advantage and a full vacuum/wash is happening again on Monday. Le sigh.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:27 PM
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You may need to spread diatomaceous earth outside. Once they get started outside they'll hitch a ride inside on you, even after the dogs are treated
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:08 AM
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