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Capstar Side Effects on Dogs & Cats: Is Capstar Safe?

Capstar Side Effects

Need Immediate, Effective Flea Control?

Capstar Flea Tablets for Dogs and Cats

Have you been looking for a flea control product that works immediately without causing harmful side effects?

We’re going to take a look at Capstar tablets to see if it may be the product that you’re looking for. By the end of this article, you’ll know what kind of risks Capstar tablets have for your dog and what the odds are of them occurring.

What Are the Side Effects of Capstar?

The active ingredient in Capstar, nitepyram, does have the risk of certain side effects. Though these are reported in only a small percentage of cats and dogs, your animal may experience the following side effects:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Panting
  • Lethargy
  • Itching, especially while the fleas are dying
  • Decreased appetite
  • Seizures
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Incoordination
  • Trembling
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excess vocalization
  • Hives

These are just possible side effects and our research found that, with the exception of the itching (due to the fleas dying) were really rare. If your dog or cat exhibit any of the other symptoms, call your vet.

Nausea and vomiting are more likely to occur if you give Capstar to your pet on an empty stomach. Administer with food to lower the risk.

Final Word

This is a great treatment to use to get the fleas off of your animal if you’re beginning a total flea program but won’t work well alone because it’s only effective for 24 hours and only kills live fleas, unlike some of the drops and prescription pills. Make sure that you get the proper pill for your dog or cat because the dosage is dependent upon your pet’s weight and breed. Don’t give dog pills to cats and vice versa.

Other than those warnings, we think that Capstar is a safe, effective, non-prescription means of killing all of the adult fleas on your dog in order to begin a well-rounded flea program.

To find a great deal on Capstar Flea Tablets without leaving the house, click here.

If you’ve used Capstar Tablets, please tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

2 Responses to “Capstar Side Effects”
  1. Anonymous says:

    i gave capstar to 3 cats and one of the cats got very vocal and started panting for about an hour and excessive grooming and has not been very active since i gave it the pill 2 days ago.the other 2 cats had no problems at all but im scared to give the other cat any more because of the reaction it had’

    • Anonymous says:

      Gave cap star to my cat n he soon after vomited n has since vomited a second time not sure what to do??

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