Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Upstate South Carolina
For the first time ever we have had a flea problem here at home.
Working as a vet tech in general practice, I used to explain to folks day in and out about the flea life cycle.
I started with Frontline, did longer than 3 months to see if it just needed to break the flea life cycle, and we did our needed vaccuming, treating the home, etc... The yard can't be treated, it's wooded, etc...The 2 cats were also treated.
5 months- still fleas, and a few of my dogs developing the typical flea allergy symptoms. So we just switched to Comfortis for Everyone!! Luckily the dermatologist that rents part of our hospital during the week sells it for super cheap to us LOL.
Haven't found a single flea since, and they were Very easy to find prior.
I gave it to 7 german shepherds and 2 shih tzus. No one vomited or had any side effects except my shih tzu who threw up his food 2 hours later. Not a big deal and by then it was absorbed.
The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't do ticks, but that's ok. I groom them weekly, and they get thoroughly checked over. I don't know that I would want to give them a pill that does it all anyway. I am not opposed to chemicals, but I do usually hesitate. Not using Comfortis was not an option though, we were NOT having fleas.
Catherine Morton LVT (Small Animal Internal Medicine)