Parastar Plus Flea and Tick For Dogs Review
You want the best flea and tick control for your dog that you can buy but there are so many products on the market that it’s hard to choose one.
Don’t worry; we’re here to help. Today we’re looking at Parastar Plus to see if it’s a safe, effective way to help you fight fleas on your dog.
We’ll take a look at what’s in it, how you use it, and what users are saying about it.
Parastar is marketed by Novartis Animal Health US specifically for dogs. As a matter of fact, the company specifically warns that it can’t be used on cats. The company claims that it’s the most successful small animal flea medication because of its broad-spectrum capabilities. It kills:
- Controls mites
The treatments come in 4 different packages designed for small, medium, large and extra-large dogs.
Parastar Plus contains 2 active ingredients that act together to offer the broad-spectrum protection.
How it Works
Fipronil acts on the nervous system of fleas and ticks to cause hyperexcitability that leads to death. Cyphenothrin also acts on the nervous system but in exactly the opposite way: it causes paralysis that leads to death.
Both begin working immediately and you can see dead fleas in as little as an hour. Because fipronil is much more water-resistant than other flea treatments, the product’s efficacy may last longer.
What Are Users Saying?
As with just about any spot on, reviews on this are about equally divided, though it tends to veer more toward the “doesn’t work” category for people with heavy infestations. Of course, there’s no way to tell if they were treating their homes and yards too, or just their pets so it could be a case of poor control methods. What most people do agree on is the excellent tick control.
Apply the dosage formulated for the weight of your pet directly between the shoulder blades. Allow 24 hours for the product to dry before swimming or bathing. You can use it on dogs and puppies 12 weeks and older and should reapply monthly.
Product Warnings and Side Effects
This product is tolerated fairly well by most animals but individual sensitivities may occur including skin irritation or allergic reactions including respiratory problems though that is rare.
Parastar Plus is a chemical pesticide and therefore carries with it inherent risks of overexposure or toxicity. Keep away from kids and wash your hands as soon as you apply it if you don’t wear gloves.
Parastar Plus is a spot on flea treatment created specifically to fight fleas and ticks on your dog. It’s not made for cats and it’s efficacy against fleas in a heavy-infestation situation is questionable. It’s often used in place of Frontline with mixed results. Since all pets and situations are different use with care but there’s no evidence that it’s any less effective than any other over-the-counter spot on flea medication.
If you’ve used Parastar Plus, please let us know how it worked for you in the comments section below.