i have my dog 6 months , she does not have flees. Is there a capsol i can give here each month by mouth to prevent flees instad of a topical???
Our Vet Says:
can administer Comfortis. This is available as a tablet and is required to be
administered every month. However this is a prescription medicine. Another very
effective way to prevent fleas and heartworms is to administer Program Plus and
Capstar. See below some information about these products:
PLUS tablets are indicated for the prevention of fleas (Ct. felis, Ct. canis,
preadult stages), and for the concurrent prevention of heartworm disease
(elimination of 3rd and 4th larval stages of Dirofilaria immitis) and/or
treatment of adult stages of gastrointestinal nematodes such as hookworms
(Ancylostoma caninum), roundworms (Toxocara canis) and whipworms
(Trichuris vulpis) in dogs.
PLUS tablets are administered at a minimum dose of 0.5 mg milbemycin oxime and
10 mg lufenuron per kg body weight.
PLUS tablets should be administered in the following situations:
prevent flea infestations with concurrent heartworm prevention and/or
gastrointestinal nematode infection medication should start from 2 weeks of age,
or from a minimum weight of 1 kg.
in a non-heartworm region
PLUS can be used as part of the seasonal prevention of fleas replacing lufenuron
mono (PROGRAM tablets) in cases with diagnosed concurrent gastrointestinal
nematode infection. After elimination of the nematode infection confirmed by
faecal examination, prevention of fleas should continue with PROGRAM tablets if
puppies, medication with PROGRAM PLUS is recommended up to one month after
weaning. Thereafter, prevention of fleas can be continued with lufenuron mono
travelling to a heartworm region
prevent flea infestations and heartworm disease at the same time, dogs
travelling to a heartworm risk region should begin medication within one month
after arrival. Treatment should continue monthly, with the last administration
given after the dog has left the region.
in a heartworm region
in a heartworm region:To prevent flea infestations and heartworm disease at the
same time, medication should begin within one month after the appearance of
mosquitoes, or one month before the appearance of fleas, and continue throughout
the risk period with the last dose given within one month after the mosquito and
flea season finishes.
is indicated for the treatment of fleas on dogs and cats.
tablets are administered orally at a minimum recommended dose of
tablets should be given orally, either directly into the mouth or mixed into a
small portion of food and given immediately. Administer on any day when fleas
are seen on the animal. No more than
one treatment should be given per day.
precautions for use
not use on animals less than 4 weeks old or weighing less than 2.2lbs
on fleas may be seen as soon as 15 minutes after administration. Between 95% and
100% efficacy is observed within the first 6 hours and 100% efficacy is reached
within 24 hours.
help prevent re-infestation, the additional use of a suitable treatment to
control immature stages of the flea life cycle in the environment is
is neither embryotoxic nor teratogenic. It can be given to animals at all stages
of pregnancy or lactation
you don’t have a big infestation of fleas and administer Program Plus every
month then you can administer Capstar as and when you see fleas on your pets.
This will insure that your dog is protected against fleas as well as heartworm
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