Review of Comfortis Chewable Flea Tablets for Dogs

Review of Comfortis Chewable Flea Tablets for Dogs
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Summary: 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...

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

  • Starts killing fleas within 30 minutes of administration, with 100% of adult fleas killed within only four hours.
  • Prevents and treats Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD), which is a serious allergic reaction to flea bites from which many dogs suffer.
  • Comes in a flavored chewable tablet form, which means easy and hassle-free administration once a month. No more sticky pesticide residue on your pet's coat.
  • Unlike most topical 'spot-ons', there are no restrictions on washing or bathing your pet afterwards. Great for dogs who love the water or need regular baths.

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.

Safety

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.

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Comments on Review of Comfortis Chewable Flea Tablets for Dogs



Melissa 02-12-2014 08:23:58
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.
Kelly 25-11-2014 10:08:10
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.
Megan A 13-11-2014 22:50:46
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.
Elaine B 13-09-2014 22:15:29
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.
Lynne 22-06-2014 23:56:44
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!
Cherisse 15-05-2014 12:17:28
Hands down the BEST product on the market. My dog is almost 3 and I am yet to find a flea on her.
Christina 19-04-2014 03:23:37
Life changing for my dogs and me. Treatment works.
Kim 08-04-2014 00:09:38
After trying numerous other anti flea products out there on the market. I wouldn't go past Comfortis, its expensive but well worth it.
Martie S 29-03-2014 18:10:18
This is as good as it says! The best product that I've ever used.
Megan Surta 15-06-2013 09:52:45
Just wondering if this product is as good as it says it is?

Staff Comment: Hi Megan. The feedback that we have from customers about Comfortis is always highly positive. It is now the first product that we recommend for pet owners with hard to solve flea problems.


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