(Closed) Flea Meds in Pill form?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee

i use the pill comfortis for fleas.  it works great when used monthly and less messy than the liquid applied to the dog.  i don’t think there is a pill that does both yet, heartworm and fleas, but i could be wrong.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We give our dog Sentinel.  It combines flea prevention with heartwormroundwormhookworm and whipworm protection in one pill.  Super easy.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second comfortis! It’s amazing and my vet said I can use it with the Advantix. After we started the Comfortis we never saw another flea, which made my life infinitely happier!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I third comfortis!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I live up North but our flea season was really bad last year and our little guy got them!

We use Frontline (topical) monthyl, but rumor has it the fleas got immune to it so the company came out with a new product that is available only via prescription.

When he got fleas we gave him Capstar daily for a bit (to kill all fleas on him within an hour or so) but I have friends down South who were giving a pill called Comfortus to get rid of fleas and they said that was the ticket!

My vet said that topical was better than pill-form because it was less invasive to the dogs entire system that way so they preferred it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We give our dog Trifexis…we were using Comfortis and it works great too, but we switched to Trifexis because it prevents both fleas and heartworms and we live in FL where fleas and mosquitos thrive so we need both. He just eats the pill once a month like a treat and we’ve never had a flea problem

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We gave our dog Comfortis for a long time, but recently switched to Sentinel. I’d definitely recommend both. They work equally well, I think, but Sentinel does more for your dog.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Mrs. Guinness:  We use comfortis as of now and it works wonderfully. But, we may have to try this trifexis if it does both–we live in FL too and i’d never heard of it!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

As long as we are talking dogs, pills might fly. With cats, you must be VERY careful what you use. They can not use herbal flea collars and unfortunately products with a long history of killing and injuring cats (like Hartz products) are still allowed on the market.

 

Never use a product designed for a dog on a cat! Cats have small livers and kidneys for their body size and react to chemicals and medications differently than dogs.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a cheap-o liquid shampoo for our dog. She usually only gets fleas in the summer months & not bad at all! Just here & there. The shampoo says it only works for 10 days but it does the trick for her fur!

Otherwise I would use pills. We have used the pills from our vet for worms on our cats & they worked GREAT!

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