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There's no debating that fleas are a big time nuisance. Not only do they make life difficult for your pet, but the fact they are so microscopic and hard to find makes them even worse. Many times dog and cat owners find themselves at their wit's end trying to prevent fleas and then trying to get rid of them once their pet has got them. One of the first things these people can understand is that flea collars aren't nearly effective as manufacturers make them out to be, and the same goes for flea shampoos. They ‘work', but they don't work particularly well.
The most effective way to prevent fleas is to use a quality flea medication, and Capstar is one of them. It’s among the best medications to kill fleas, and the fact that it is able to kill nearly 100% of fleas in less than 8 hours is real proof of that. Plus, it has no side effects or contraindications (dangers of using other medications together) and is suitable for dogs and cats 4 weeks of age and older and weighing more than 2 pounds. Another popular oral flea medication is Comfortis, a chewable tablet.
The Capstar flea pill is very well regarded among veterinary professionals, but for many pet owners there will be nothing more definitive than reviews from people like themselves who have seen the medication relieve their pet of a flea infestation. There are many favourable Capstar reviews that can be dug up with a quick Google search. We’ll detail some of them here, but first let’s look at what makes Capstar so effective and why it’s regarded as a ‘jumpstart’ medication for killing fleas quickly.
Information on Capstar
Firstly, Capstar is an OTC (Over-The-Counter) medication that can be purchased without a prescription. You don’t need to visit a veterinarian to get the medication and you can purchase it any drug or pet store. Capstar is available in two dosage levels:
- Capstar Flea Tablets for Dogs & Cats from 2 to 25 pounds
- Capstar Flea Tablets for Dogs over 25 pounds
The active medicinal ingredient in this effective flea medication is Nitenpyram. It’s a fast-acting, broad-spectrum insecticide neurotoxin that paralyzes and kills fleas. It is absorbed into the dog or cat’s bloodstream, and then fleas ingest it when they do what they do – which is bite pets and consume their blood as nourishment.
One of the best things about Capstar is it is an affordable flea medication – both packages can be purchased for less than $25 nearly everywhere in the country. The Capstar flea pill does offer especially good value for pet owners. If your pet does not easily take oral medication, there are other topical flea medications available including Frontline Plus or K9 Advantix.
The number of positive Capstar reviews confirm that this is a quality flea medication for pets.
- Darlene – “we had impressive results with this product for our 3 cats. They were each given 1 pill and we followed that up with 1 more an hour later. Next, gave them a bath with flea shampoo. We were very happy when saw so may fleas dead in the tub. Safe to say this stuff works just as quickly and effectively as promised.”
- Breanne – “Seems we finally found the magic bullet when it comes to getting rid of fleas. These Capstar flea pills work better than anything else we have tried, and we’ve tried so many of the different ones out there. They act fast and our dog doesn’t seem to have any negative side effects from taking the medication. But he sure is happy to be flea-free!”
- Christina – “Capstar gets 5 stars for me because it does what it’s supposed to do and it’s reasonably priced and available without a prescription. If Roxy could give it 5 stars I’m sure she would too. Satisfied customer here.”
- Blair – “Have to say, this stuff works wonders for killing fleas. Within an hour or two you’ll find they’re falling out of your dog’s coat and dying right then and there. I’m very pleased, because these horrible little insects have caused my guy a whole lot of distress. I’ll be using Capstar from now on.” (TPS)
- Keiko – “My older dog has kidney disease, so I need to be careful about which medications to give her. I did my research, and the Capstar flea pill came highly recommended for safety. It was the right choice for me; the fleas met their demise, and my dog experienced no ill health effects as a result of the medication.” (TPS)
These are just a few of the many favorable Capstar reviews submitted online to a number of reputable pet care product resources we look at regularly, including two that were submitted directly to us here at Total Pet Supply. There are plenty of other similar Capstar reviews out there on the web if you’d like to find more of them.
We’ll conclude here by saying that, as is the case with any pet medication, it is important to follow the administering instructions EXACTLY as indicated on the packaging. Failure to do so is going to be the primary reason why a pet may have any type of adverse reaction to the medication or have it be ineffective for dealing with fleas.
Capstar is an excellent choice as a non-prescription medication for eliminating fleas, and another big plus reported by pet owners is that the pill can often be concealed in wet pet food if your dog or cat is reluctant to take it on its own. Note that you should not grind up a Capstar flea pill as this will affect the delivery rate and it may not be as effective.
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