Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2012, 09:47 AM
Danefied's Avatar
Danefied Danefied is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,722

Originally Posted by Bubba Love View Post
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.
"We become better trainers by refusing to swallow uncritically what is tossed to us as truth,
by developing our powers of empathy and observation,
and by searching for better ways to teach and educate the dogs we love."
~Suzanne Clothier
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 10:14 AM
AllieMackie's Avatar
AllieMackie AllieMackie is offline
Wookie Collie
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 6,600

Originally Posted by Bubba Love View Post
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.

Finnegan - Border Collie | Barrett the ferret | Stan & Fiora - the cats
RIP - Fozzy 1993-2006 Palom 2008-2010 Ysera 2008-2011 Basol 2008-2012 Freya 2008-2014 Porom 2008-2014
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266

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
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.

There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
ó Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.

Good Kharma Tags
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 12:08 AM
Bubba Love's Avatar
Bubba Love Bubba Love is offline
Wubba Wuv!
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 339

gaaah i hate em....

Seeing Eye Human
Bubba now has a Youtube channel!
subscribe cause i'll be adding vids all the time!
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.

©1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site