Comfortis for Dogs & Cats - 1800PetMeds
This is an oral drug that offers flea and tick protection to your dog for up to twelve weeks. One chews provides long lasting protection and starts to kill pests within two hours. It can be used to control the American dog tick, lone star tick, brown dog tick and black-legged tick, which is more than can be said for most flea/tick medications. Bravecto kills existing pests and prevents infestation from occurring for twelve weeks. It requires prescription from a vet and is ideal for puppies and adult dogs alike.
Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are an easy-to-administer, tasty oral flea treatment for dogs and puppies. Available without a prescription, Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are an ideal way to quickly and easily address a flea infestation without bathing, spraying or powdering your pet. This tasty soft chew starts to kill adult fleas within one hour and has been shown to achieve greater than 96% effectiveness within 4 hours. Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs can be used as a convenient alternative to sprays and flea shampoos to quickly kill biting fleas on your dog. It is also safe to use together with other treatments including heartworm preventatives, corticosteroids, antibiotics, vaccines, de-worming medications, and shampoos. This fast-acting formula is a quick fix for a flea infestation problem and can be safely given once per day as needed.
Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Weigh your dog before giving this medication to make sure you are using the right size for your dog. Do not give to puppies younger than 10 weeks of age or to dogs weighing less than 4 pounds. Do not give more than one soft chew daily. Possible side effects include decreased appetite, decreased energy, soft stools, and difficulty walking. Contact your veterinarian if your dog consumes more than one soft chew in a day. Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs has not been tested in pregnant or nursing dogs.Not all of the oral medications work to kill adult fleas. Medications that contain lufenuron, for example, work by preventing adult fleas from producing eggs, stopping the so the population of fleas cannot continue to grow. Other common ingredients seen in oral medications include spinosad, nitenpyram, and milbemycin oxime. Nitenpyram is an ingredient that can be given daily if necessary, as it kills fleas within an hour and does not stay in the pet’s bloodstream for an entire month. For this reason, it is safe to use in pregnant and nursing cats or dogs.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced today the approval of BRAVECTO (fluralaner) Chewable Tablets for Dogs, the first oral flea and tick medication that lasts up to 12 weeks. The drug treats and prevents fleas for 12 weeks; treats and controls three types of ticks—the brown dog tick, American dog tick and deer tick—for 12 weeks; and treats and controls the lone star tick for 8 weeks.I will never feed my dogs any pills for fleas again. After reading this forum post I went ahead and researched this and there are so many things that ca go wrong with such a “regular” pill. Most of us will not even wonder how dangerous can an oral flea medication be.Jenna…I wouldn’t use it again. I killed my elderly lab by giving her one of those oral flea medications. It was too much for her kidneys. I’m still not over that. I did have to break down and give my four dogs Nexgard for fleas and I’m happy to say that it worked great and no one got sick at all. Oral treatments are pills prescribed by your veterinarian that eliminate fleas by slightly altering your dog's body chemistry. Most of these medications do not kill fleas. Instead, they prevent flea eggs from hatching. Thus your dog may have fleas for a few days after dosing, but because the flea life cycle is short, the fleas will quickly be gone. If your dog is allergic to fleas, however, you may need to combine oral medications with topical medications that kill fleas immediately. Consult your veterinarian.