Fleas and ticks are forever trouble for pet parents. Therefore, it is crucial to find a viable treatment for pets that can work instantly. So, when it comes to fast-acting treatment, Capstar is the right pick. Well, pet parents may be having a number of queries related to Capstar. And to help you decide why to use Capstar for your pet, here are some frequently asked questions about it.

What is Capstar

Capstar is an Elanco manufactured product that is swift acting and an effective flea treatment. It is an unflavored tablet that starts working in 30 minutes after administrating it to your dogs or cats.  

How Does It Work?

Capstar contains Nitenpyram as its active ingredient. It is a neurotoxin that blocks the transmission of neural messages through the parasite’s central nervous system, which results in the instant death of the parasites.

What does Capstar treat?

Capstar treats fleas. It kills fleas and protects cats and dogs from flea infestation.

How Does Capstar work on flea infestation?

Capstar kills around 90% adult fleas on your pet within 4 hours of administration. The fast-acting formula starts eliminating fleas within 30 minutes of intake. Capstar kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs. It prevents fleas from laying eggs and stops multiplication if this parasite.

Is Capstar a flea preventive treatment?

Capstar is a short-term flea preventive. It is the best treatment to give fast relief from an existing flea infestation. However, it is recommended to use monthly flea preventive for long-term treatment and prevention of flea infestation.

How often can I use Capstar on my pet?

A single dose of Capstar kills fleas on your pet. But, you can administer another dose of Capstar if your pet gets re-infested with fleas.

How do I give Capstar to my pet?

You can directly place the tablet in your pet’s mouth or mix the tablet with a small portion of your pet’s food.

How long Capstar does remain effective?

This oral treatment provides protection from fleas for 24 hours.

Can I combine Capstar with any other flea treatment?

Yes, you can combine Capstar with any other flea treatment. It is recommended to use Capstar using other flea treatment drops as it will help them to work better and provide month-long protection from fleas.

Does Capstar have any side effects?

Capstar is a brand product. Therefore, your pet displaying side effects due to Capstar can be a very rare scenario. However, after administering Capstar to your pet, if you notice any abnormal signs in your pet, immediately take your pet to the vet.

Can I use the same product for my dog and cat?

Capstar should be administered according to the dosing schedule on the label. Weigh your pet prior to the administration to ensure proper dosing.

My pet should be of what age to administer Capstar?

Capstar is suitable to use for puppies and kittens 4 weeks of age and older.

Is Capstar safe to use if my pet is pregnant?

Capstar is remarkably proven to be safe for pregnant and nursing cats and dogs.

How long after using Capstar can I wash my pet or let him swim?

Capstar is an oral treatment. Therefore, there are no restrictions against bathing or swimming your pet before or after treatment.