Review of Comfortis Chewable Flea Tablets for Dogs
Review of Comfortis Chewable Flea Tablets for Dogs
Comfortis Chewable Flea Control for Dogs is a new product which became available for Australian dogs in late 2009. As with any new product, it has taken some time for pet owners to learn about the advantages of this new flea control.
Comfortis for Dogs comes in the form of a chewable flavoured tablet, which most dogs find highly palatable. In fact it is the only long term flea control pill available which has been approved by the APVMA (Australia) and EPA (US). Comfortis kills adult fleas on your dog (usually within 4 hours) and prevents re-infestation for a whole month.
Key Features and Benefits
How Comfortis Works
Comfortis contains spinosad, an insecticide which causes constant over-stimulation of the flea nervous system. This results in initial hyperexcitation and an inability to feed, followed rapidly by paralysis and flea death. Spinosad only works on insect nervous systems, making it safe for your dog.
Due to this unique mode of action, Comfortis is useful where fleas have become resistant to older flea control products and 'spot-ons'.
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Directions for Use
Administer one pill by mouth once a month with a full meal. Use the appropriately sized pack for your dog's weight. See full dosing and product information.
Comfortis is safe to use on adult dogs and puppies older than 14 weeks of age. For use in dogs only. Consult your veterinarian before using to treat breeding, pregnant, or nursing animals, and dogs with pre-existing epilepsy. Use only as directed by the label.
Comfortis has been used safely with many common tick treatments and collars, as well as heartworm and worming medications. Detailed information on Comfortis side-effects and safety.
Packet Sizes and Dosing
Comfortis Tablets are manufactured by Eli Lilly and are available in five chewable flavoured tablet sizes for oral administration according to weight. Each chewable tablet delivers a minimum medication (spinosad) dosage of 13.5mg/lb (30 mg/kg).
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Important: The information provided in this article is for general information only and is subject to change. Always verify the accuracy of the above first with your primary care veterinarian or in the case of a product, by reading packet and prescribing information before administering it to your pet. The specific needs and circumstances of your pet have not been taken into account. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for further information.
Comments on Review of Comfortis Chewable Flea Tablets for Dogs
Our 6 years old spoodle has been treated with topical flea treatments regularly every month all her life when last week to my horror discovered she had fleas and was in a great deal of discomfort where she had made herself sore from scratching the irritated area .
It took me a while to figure out what the problem was as had only treated her with the topical stuff the week before . Spent the day washing everything and vacuuming my entire house for hours the very thought she had them completely freaked me out .4
Did some internet research and rushed off to buy Comfortis . Great results were all gone in 24 hours so plan to continue with this method from now on.
I agree, local Vet Clinic recommended it for my Greyhound. Shortly after 2 hours all the dead fleas were visible on his coat, able to comb them out. The previous days, he to was ripping at his coat and skin, that night totally peaceful.
5 Stars! I have been using this for a couple years now, and notice that I really only have to use this 2-3 times a year. My dogs pick up fleas from the many stray cats that cruise our yard at night, when the dogs are inside. Havent seen any side affects. Hoping it doesnt affect them internally in the long run, simply cause I'm not sure what the ingredients are. Grateful for Comfortis! Thank You =)
Love Comfortis! After using Frontline Plus with no results have switched to Comfortis and no more fleas!! That's 8 dogs flea free and hopefully that's the way it will stay :)
We have been having major trouble with fleas on our shepherd which are very active dogs he lost 80% of his energy due to the fleas did my homework online and by far the best reviews were comfortis it worked miracles in 30 mins after 4 hours he was running again we watched the fleas fall from him I'm so happy we used this product will not use another it's that awesome.
Hello. Does this keep killing fleas for the whole month? I can't seem to kill the fleas that have invaded our yard, so if they jump back on my dogs will they die?
Staff Answer: Hi Melissa, Comfortis will keep on killing fleas which jump onto your dogs for the entire month. It can take many months to get the population of fleas in an environment under control - but by keeping up the flea control you will limit the discomfort from these fleas in the meantime.
Hello We as a household have used Comfortis for dogs for many years ..We have been very happy with the product but I am finding though, that it has not been as effective this last year.
My dogs seem to still be having some fleas ? .. HELP :)
Staff Comment: Hi Kelly, If you would like to contact us directly via email or with the contact us link on this site we would be happy to provide some tailored help with the flea problem.
After administration of tablet and you feed your cat but it does not eat all their dinner as cats are typically not like dogs with their meals, they like to come back to finish later. Will this be a problem?
Staff Comment: Hi Megan. Administering Comfortis with food increases it's effectiveness. Even if your cat does eat a small amount of their dinner it will help. Please contact us if you have any further questions about this product.
Comfortis flea treatment really does work I have spent thousands on other products and they have not worked. I am interested to know if the cat one is as good.
Staff Comment: Thanks for your review Elaine. The good news is that Comfortis seems to work just as well in cats, which is why we are happy to have Comfortis for Cats now approved in Australia.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. After a flea nightmare and wasting my time using up Frontline Plus, I was told about Comfortis and will never use anything else again. My 14 year dog was tearing himself apart but within hours he was sleeping, within 24-48 hours all the dead fleas were gone. Best product ever!