Capstar Flea Med

Gerry1117September 1, 2008

The flea infestation in my area is extremely heavy this year and Frontline just doesn't seem to be getting the job done on my dogs. Someone has recommended I use Capstar in addition to the Frontline. This is on oral pill medication. Has anyone used it, what results have you had, can it be purchased OTC or do I need an Rx from my vet?

I have checked it out on line and found nothing regarding dangers to the dog. I have a Collie and since they sometimes tend to be more highly sensitive to certain flea medications, I do have safety concerns. I have always used Frontline on him with no adverse effects - he is also on HeartGard.

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mazer415

Treat the area, not the dog. The Frontline is doing its job, your area is infested with fleas. The Frontline IS killing off the fleas which come in contact with your dog. So go get yourself some Diatomaceous Earth (not the stuff you use for pools, that has chemical additives which may be harmful to the environment etc.) get a big bag from your local nurseryman. Go get a face mask to reduce the possibility of acciendtally inhaling the powder. Apply the powder to your yard. Walk your dog elsewhere for a couple of days. The problem is that wherever you have your dogs, there is some other animal dropping flea eggs in the area as well. As long as those other animals, be it tame or wild, you will have a flea issue. Reapply the DE after a rain.

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