Product Detail: Comfortis Flea Control
Comfortis Chewable Tablets For Dogs and Cats
Comfortis is a once a month oral medication which rapidly kills fleas on dogs and cats. Studies have shown that Comfortis begins to kill fleas within 30 minutes of dosing and is 100% effective within 4 hours.
Comfortis can be used on wet dogs/cats and bathing, swimming and getting wet does not diminish the product's effectiveness.
Comfortis can be used in dogs/cats over 14 weeks of age.
Owners should seek veterinary advice regarding use in pregnant or lactating animals and for use in dogs/cats with pre-existing epilepsy. Safety has not been established in breeding males.
Comfortis can be safely used with topical tick treatments and collars, gastrointestinal worm treatments and heartworm treatments used in accordance to the manufacturer's dosing recommendations.
How to use the product
Comfortis is given orally once per month and the dose is bodyweight dependant.
Comfortis is presented as a chewable tablet so many animals will eat the tablet off the owner's hand. In those animals which refuse to do this normal oral dosing procedure is recommended with the tablet being placed at the back of the oral cavity, the mouth closed and the throat stroked to encourage swallowing.
Comfortis should be given at the time of feeding (with food) for maximal effectiveness.
It is recommended that all animals in the household be treated with an effective flea treatment for maximal flea control to be achieved.
Comfortis is available in 5 different sizes.
- Dogs 2.3-4.5kg - pink package
- Dogs 4.6-9kg or Cats 2.8-5.4kg - orange package
- Dogs 9.1-18kg or Cats 5.5-11.2kg- green package
- Dogs 18.1- 27kg - blue package
- Dogs 27.1- 54kg - brown package
- Dogs weighing over 54kg should be dosed with the appropriate combination of tablets.
Tips and tricks
As dosing is once per month, it is useful to mark the due date on the calendar. Many owners find the 1st of the month a suitable date to choose as it is easy to remember.
Comfortis contains the active ingredient Spinosad. Spinosad works by causing nerve excitation within the insect's nervous system, leading to muscle contractions, paralysis and death of the target pests.
Contraindications and warnings
There are no known contraindications for Comfortis.
However, veterinary advice should be sought before using in breeding or lactating animals or in animals with pre-existing epilepsy.
Side effects can include, but may not be limited to vomiting, depression/lethargy, anorexia, ataxia, diarrhoea, pruritis (itchy skin), trembling, hypersalivation and seizures. If vomiting occurs within 1 hour of administration, give another full dose.
If a monthly dose is missed, Comfortis should be restarted immediately and the monthly dosing schedule continued from that date.
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|Item||PETstock||Petbarn||Vet Products Direct||Trixan Pet Supplies||Savings|
|Comfortis Chewable Tablets 1620mg (Brown 60.1-120lbs) 12 Pack||N/A||N/A||$136.46||$135.95||$0.51|
|Comfortis Chewable Tablets 140mg (Pink 5-10lbs) 6 Pack||$0.00||$83.49||$64.20||$63.95||$19.54|
|Comfortis Chewable Tablets 270mg (Orange 10.1-20lbs) 12 Pack||N/A||N/A||$121.96||$120.95||$1.01|
|Comfortis Chewable Tablets 270mg (Orange 10.1-20lbs) 6 Pack||$0.00||$87.05||$68.27||$67.95||$19.10|
|Comfortis Chewable Tablets 560mg (Green 20.1-40lbs) 12 Pack||N/A||N/A||$126.76||$125.95||$0.81|