Facts About Fleas
How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs and Cats
They bite. They cause itching. They drive your pet crazy. Fleas can be a serious frustration for your dog or cat – and they can be a serious health hazard too.
Found all over the United States, these tiny, blood-sucking pests play a role in the transmission of parasites as well as several canine, feline and human disease-causing organisms.
Fortunately for you and your dog or cat, Comfortis® (spinosad) works quickly to protect your pet from fleas. Comfortis starts killing fleas in 30 minutes of the first dose and killed 100% of fleas on dogs and 98% of fleas on cats in just four hours in controlled laboratory studies.
- It provides flea protection that lasts a full month.
- It kills fleas before they can lay eggs.
- It can't be washed, rubbed or shaken off.
Learn more about Comfortis and why it’s ideal flea protection for families with children and households with more than one pet. Like all medications, keep Comfortis out of reach of children.
Learn more about Comfortis
Ask a Veterinarian
These two videos by veterinarian Jeff Werber, DVM, answer common questions by explaining fleas in more detail, how they thrive and how you can protect your pet and family from an ongoing infestation.
Comfortis is for both dogs and cats. It’s approved for use in cats 14 weeks of age or older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater. It’s approved for dogs 14 weeks of age or older and 3.3 pounds of body weight or greater.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
For cats: The most common adverse reaction recorded in clinical trials was vomiting. Other adverse reactions were: lethargy, decreased appetite, weight loss, and diarrhea. Use with caution with concomitant extra-label use of ivermectin.
The safe use of Comfortis in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats has not been evaluated. See Comfortis label for complete safety information.
For dogs: The most common adverse reaction reported is vomiting. Other adverse reactions reported in decreasing order of frequency are: depression/lethargy, decreased appetite, incoordination, diarrhea, itching, trembling, excessive salivation and seizures.
Following concomitant extra-label use of ivermectin with Comfortis, some dogs have experienced the following clinical signs: trembling/twitching, salivation/drooling, seizures, incoordination, excessive dilation of pupils, blindness and disorientation. Post-approval experience continues to support the safety of Comfortis when used concurrently with heartworm preventatives according to label directions.
Use with caution in breeding females and dogs with pre-existing epilepsy. The safe use of Comfortis in breeding males has not been evaluated. See Comfortis label for complete safety information.