Novartis Capstar Flea Tablets for Dogs
One of the most stubborn problems of pets, especially dogs, is flea infestation. They’re literally everywhere. Just when you thought you’ve got them all, your pet will already be showing signs of new flea infestation. While a more methodical and multi-faceted approach to managing flea infestation is needed, you may want to jumpstart things by giving your pet the Capstar Flea Tablets. This will kill fleas quick so you can go on ahead with more conventional treatments.
One word of caution: Capstar is never intended to be a long-term solution to the flea problem since it only works for a good 24 hours. It only needs 30 minutes before fleas on your dog start dropping like flies, falling off from your pet’s coat. Within 4 hours, about 90% of the fleas would have been dead. For cats, this can take 6 hours. If on the second day your pet is still being pestered by additional fleas, you can give another dose of Capstar.
The good thing about this flea treatment is that it comes in tablet form. Its active ingredient – nitenpyram – is a well-known neurotoxin that effectively blocks the central nervous system of fleas. This causes paralysis in the pest and leads to its demise.
Capstar is considered safe to be given to puppies that are at least 4 weeks old or dogs that weigh at least 2 lbs. It is also safe for nursing dogs or even those that are pregnant. It is also ideal for multi-pet households, especially those with both cats and dogs living under one roof.
The only problem is that as effective as Capstar is, it is only for pets that are at an increased risk for flea infestation. It doesn’t confer long-term protection so it should only be used in conjunction with other treatment options.