I thought it would be best to start a new post on this. Halosfire mentioned this product in the "Where do you buy your flea and tick meds" post. I have asked about other pill type meds for my dogs and both vets that I have gone to over the years seem reluctant to prescibe them. Neither one of the vets sell the pills so I don't know if they are more concerned with my dogs or their bank accounts. I like the idea of a pill as I hate the spot on stuff. It's not so bad on Harley, but Bailey is my little cuddle bug and he has to be bathed every week. I can't touch him for 20 to 30 min after applying the product, I have to worry about what the chemicals are doing to him and what he is rolling around on. Plus I'm spending that kind of money on something that getting washed down the drain. Bailey has allergies and according to the vet it's a flea allergy(I'm not so sure). Does that mean he the pills won't work for him?
Rott, Duchess also has a flea allergy. She gets a 20 dollar steroid shot every month, and she takes Comfortis. She has had no ill reactions to the meds, and it works WONDERS. I used Frontline Plus last month, and before the 30 days were over she was getting fleas. When I gave her the comfortis, there was probably about 10-15 fleas on her. About 30 minutes later, she had black flecks on her fur, noticeable to the eye. I picked her up and they were stone dead. I haven't seen a single flea on her since. Best product I've ever come across, I'll never use Frontline/Advantage again as long as they still have Comfortis.
Have you tried the Comfortis without the steriod? I am very reluctant to do steroids on a regular basis. Bailey has had a couple of shots over a 4 year period. Do the fleas have to bite for the pill to work?