Capstar Flea Killer for Cats
Capstar Flea Killer for Cats
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Kills adult fleas before they can start an infestation.
One convenient tablet starts killing fleas within 30 minutes.
Treat flea infestations fast
If your pet gets re-infested with fleas, you can safely give another dose as often as once per day.

Capstar Flea Killer for Cats

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At a Glance
Kills adult fleas before they can start an infestation.
One convenient tablet starts killing fleas within 30 minutes.
Treat flea infestations fast
If your pet gets re-infested with fleas, you can safely give another dose as often as once per day.

A single dose of Capstar (nitenpyram) starts killing fleas within 30 minutes and achieves greater than 90% effectiveness against adult fleas within 6 hours for cats. This oral flea tablet treats flea infestations in cats and kittens 2 pounds of body weight or greater and 4 weeks of age or older. Capstar kills adult fleas that may cause flea allergy dermatitis. It is safe to give as often as once a day if your pet gets re-infested with fleas and can be given with or without food.

How Long Does Capstar Work on Cats?
Answer

Capstar Flea Killer works on cats within just 30 minutes of intake. This flea pill for cats can give them instant relief within those 30 minutes. Capstar kills fleas on your catโ€™s body by almost 90 percent in the first six hours. After that, these cat flea tablets are flushed out of the catโ€™s system within the next 24 hours. Capstar for dogs works in a similar manner, except that these Capstar flea pills can kill 90 percent of fleas within just four hours of intake. That is two hours faster than what we see in cats.

Does Capstar Kill Fleas or Just Make Them Jump Off?
Answer

Capstar has been formulated as a pill to kill fleas, not just make them jump off. The Capstar flea tablets for dogs can kill 90 percent of the fleas in just four hours, whereas the flea pills for cats can do the same in six hours. Capstar Flea Killer starts showing effect in just 30 minutes. And by the 4-6 hour mark, it will have already killed most of the fleas in the catโ€™s body.

Do Vets Recommend Capstar for Cats?
Answer

Yes, vets recommend Capstar for cats. It is one of the best flea medications for them and is effective in the shortest possible time. Your vet will let you use Capstar for kittens and puppies of up to four weeks of age. You can continue using them as prescribed by the vet. It will only take the pill 30 minutes to show effect, and within the first six hours of intake, it will destroy 90 percent of the adult fleas. Due to its effectiveness, vets recommend Capstar for cats. You do not necessarily need a prescription to buy these drugs, and can just purchase them from the counter.

Can You Crush Capstar for Cats?
Answer

Yes, you can crush Capstar for cats and mix it with their food.

How Do I Give My Cat Capstar?
Answer

You can give the Capstar to your cat directly, or by mixing it with food. When you are giving it with food, make sure your cat swallows the flea pill. You can give a second pill to your cat if you are unsure whether or not it swallowed the first one. While mixing with food, you should have one tablet for one cat. That means the food mixed with the Capstar tablet should not be shared with other cats in the house. If you must do so, you have to ensure that each cat is getting the proper amount as suggested by the vet or manufacturer.

Can a Cat Overdose on Capstar?
Answer

Yes, a cat can overdose on Capstar Flea Killer if it is given up to 50 mg/kg. You will have to be on the lookout for certain symptoms of overdose. These can include an increase in activity as you increase the Capstar dosage. Other than that, you will also notice other side effects like diarrhea, vomiting, and seizures.

What Are the Side Effects of Capstar for Cats?
Answer

Capstar Flea Killer for cats is a safe medication, but it does have a few side effects. The side effects in question are somewhat rare. It is uncommon to see them. These side effects include an increase in energy after taking the pill. A possible decrease in energy can also be seen at times. Itching has also been reported as a side effect. This is accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea. Cats have also been found to have a lack of appetite. More serious side effects of Capstar include breathing problems, weakness, drooling, seizures, and excessive panting.

Capstar Flea Killer for Cats is manufactured by Elanco Animal Health
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for Cats 2-25 lbs, 6 pack 727804366674

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