Flea problem, Capstar to the Rescue

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend. I am busy planning Joanie and Sammy’s birthday party. I can’t believe they are going to be 9-I guess that is because I didn’t get them until they were almost 5. I wish I had them all along as they are such sweeties.

Today is product day and as you all know we battled the fleas this summer. When Frontline didn’t work we went on to Simple Guard which was great. One other item that was amazing was Capstar which is a pill that once taken will kill all fleas on the cat for 30 minutes. I was amazed at how well it worked, 2 of our cats had the biggest infestations and you could see the flea corpses falling off them. I think this is great for a start because it takes a little time for topical products to kick in. Capstar is safe to use every day, but I only used it once. Here is the technical info: http://www.capstar.novartis.us/ . It is a little pricey at $12 a pill, but very worth it to kill those little suckers.

Enjoy the rest of your day. Phoebe will be writing the blog tomorrow. 007


  1. Dat’s wunnewful. Weez heard ’bout this Capstar but didn’t know zackly how it workd. But fankfull mommy tweats us year wound as it nevew gets cold nuff here to kill off da fleas. And da first fing mommy duz when hers bwings a new kitty into da house is bave ’em and get ’em flea furee. Dat’s what hers did to me when me came home to liv wiff hers and a long time ago wiff sis Lexi. Then hers stawts tweatin’ ASAP so they don’t come back. 🙂

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  2. My human is looking into flea preventatives for me – I don’t have any, but if I want to go outdoors, I need protection from those little nasties!

    1. Good idea Summer, I think Revolution is the best. I couldn’t use that on all 15 cats though because you need to have an offfice visit to the vet to get that one and I didn’t want to haul everyone to the vet.

  3. We didn’t know about Capstars, that look great for a first attack against a massive flea invasion ! We regularly use Frontline, and it’s enough for us. Purrs

    1. I tried the Frontline at first and it didn’t work well so I went to something else. I hear it is a good preventative, but when you have a full infestation you need something else.

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