I have used capstar on my shitzhu, Cody, for years when he gets fleas in between his monthly flea regimen. He has terrible flea allergies and Capstar has been a life saver for us! It is amazng how fast it kills the fleas! My husband was skeptical and did not think Capstar would react as fast as advertised, but it did. Cody's monthly regimen is necessary to keep fleas and ticks at guard; however, there are times when he needs that extra help, especially during summer months. Personally, I don't think Capstar is meant to be your only flea regimen, but as an extra boost when needed.
A real wonder worker!
I've used this product for the past two years almost exclusively in my small kennel. I have a couple of dogs with bad flea allergies, but these are breeding animals, and I was concerned about any other form of control. I have used this successfully on pregnant dogs, and on nursing mommies as well as others--and it works wonders EVERY time! The nursing girls also impart the control to their pups, and the fleas die on them as well.
I've found that the effect lasts for at least 3-4 days, ad there are no more fleas on them during that time. I have had to dose a couple even during the winter here in the deep South, but it is not a regular thing, and my dogs are basically flea-free year around...in sheer cost, this is a great product; and I only buy it once a year in quantity, MUCH less expensive per use and per amount of control than ANYTHING else I've ever used!
"Capstar kills the fleas! I bought Capstar for my 15 year old Chihuahua and 5 year old Black/Tan that had never had fleas until we moved to Florida. The fleas are horrible here! I couldn't wait to get Capstar from the company to give my dogs relief from the fleas! A bath can only do so much and doesn't kill all the fleas. The only set back that I have with it, that it only last for 24 hours. When this product is bought, have a back up plan to keep them off. Capstar is a "magical pill" that starts to kill the fleas within an hour and they literally fall/jump off."
I received product really fast, but do not recommend Capstar. It killed the fleas alright but it only lasted 2 days, then you have to give them another dose. Can get real expensive having to dose every 2 days.
We leave our dog with a friend when we travel but even tho he is on Revolution, he comes home with some fleas. We give him a Capstar on the way home and avoid bringing any fleas Into the house. The downside is that it only lasts for 24 hours so you definitely need another monthly flea protection.