Message Number: YG4904 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-06-26 19:26:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Capstar flea treatment

Interesting. Sounds like it's not much more useful than a flea
shampoo, though a little less messy and less hassle.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> Hi Mike
> Yes, the new product called Capstar is a tablet that is giving
> to kill fleas. It states that it takes about 30 minutes to be
> into the bloodstream and to start killing fleas. 2 problems with
> 1) it only last for 24-36 hours and 2) we do not know if it safe
for ferrets
> yet.
> It would basically have to be giving daily to be effective in
> a flea problem, so I would suggest Frontline or Advantage for flea
> Capstar is made by Novartis.
> Hope that helps,
> Jerry Murray, DVM