If you have a cat , and your cat has fleas, then maybe you have asked and Googled to see if they have Comfortis For Cats.
I know I have. Rest assured, they do.
The pills are huge. Close to the size of a nickle. but thick like heart burn medicine.
Comfortis does not say it will kill ticks. I asked the vet why, and she said “Anything digested that can kill ticks, will kill cats”.
Currently the pills still say “for dogs” on them. and the dog’s weight is a bit greater than what a cat’s weight would be. See I have a 22 LBS giant domestic cat (Oreo), and the pills say “For dogs between 20.1-40 lbs”. While the chart for weight conversion the vet had on her wall showed cats weighing between 12 -21 lbs
Today is day 1 and I am just now giving Comfortis to my cat. I crushed the pill and powdered the Comfortis and mixed in with the canned food, but only about 1/4 of a can. I know that my cat will always conserve about 1/3 of available food for later so the mix ratio is a bit high. As my cat stops eating to save some for later, I walk back into the feeding area, grab his food bowl and scoop the remaining food to the side, I add more of the fresh juicy food then put his old licked up food on top, and then pour more juice on the top. He is eating fine, and the Comfortis is being ingested.
Warnings I was given are:
- wait 1 month after any flea spray or drops or flea chemicals used, before giving Comfortis to your cat
- Make sure your cat does not consume Comfortis on an empty stomach
I do not recall any other warnings. I did however have to take Oreo to the vet and have him inspected and weighed and given a light check up, before the vet would give us the pill.
My pill was $17ish before tax. $19+ after tax.
Will report back when I get results.
Almost an hour and a half later I am seeing the fleas on top of his fur. Dead. Comfortis seems to be working very well.
My cat feels a bit warm to the touch, but he has not vomited yet, nor has he shown any symptoms of diarrhea.
Well I like this stuff. If this works for as long as they advertise, then Comfortis will be a permanent fixture in my house.
**End Update 1**
The Comfortis made it for an entire month. (along with vacuuming religiously) Not a flea in the house.
My cat’s fur has grown back and he is no longer scratching, and the fleas are no longer jumping on me when my cat sits in my lap.
I still run the comb through his fur. Not as often as before but still do it because he is spoiled now.
No fleas on the comb.
No detectable side effects. Playing well and finally leaving the kitchen and walking on the carpet again.
**end update 2**
Please read all warning labels, I may have missed some warnings and new warnings may have come up since I gave my cat Comfortis. Though my cat had no side effects from Comfortis, your cat might.
From all of the Google searches I have seen people who have animals with liver issues should avoid Comfortis until permitted by the vet.
Also if your pet is on any worming medicine, or taking any other flea medication, see the vet and be ready to give specific dates of dosage.
What to do if you give to much Comfortis to a cat: Call an emergency vet clinic quick.
What to do if your cat eats your dog’s Comfortis: call an emergency vet clinic quick.