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Elanco Comfortis Orange (For Dogs 18.1 - 27kg, For Cats 2.8 - 5.4kg)

Elanco Comfortis Orange (For Dogs 18.1 - 27kg, For Cats 2.8 - 5.4kg)

2.9 from 26 reviews

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  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (2)
  • Side Effects Long-term illness (1) · None (1) · Short-term illness (1)


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DO NOT USE EVER

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Purchased in January 2020 at Petco for $50.00.

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Pet TypeCat
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Avoid at all costs

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Within 30 minutes of giving our cat half a Comfortis tablet she was running
round the house, unable to breath, her eyes were starring and she kept
falling over. We immediately rushed to the vets where they put her on a drip
and gave her steroids. Later that evening she was transferred to an animal
hospital and monitored overnight. It took 3 to 4 days to recover but she has
been left totally deaf. I cannot understand why this drug is on the market
and being sold by vets.

Purchased in August 2019 for $15.00.

Side Effects Long-term illness
Pet TypeCat
RudolphandHermey

RudolphandHermeyNew South Wales

  • 11 reviews

Product is brilliant

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Ive been using this for 7yrs. Was previously know as panoramis. My dog never has fleas or worms. Never had side affects. Digests it well. It last longer than a month. I use it every 6-7 weeks.

Purchased in July 2018 at Ebay.

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Side Effects None
Pet TypeDog
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Shirley

ShirleyKinsey,ala

Comfortis does not work any more.

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I bought comfortess for my dogs.it has been several days now.they still have fleas.i have 3 skye terriers that weigh around 27 lbs. A mixed breed that weigh around the same. 2 salukis that weigh around 40 or cfc50 lbs at the most. I am not pleased.


Kate

KateGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
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Flea free finally!

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Kate
Kate

They've now has their second dose, the house is completely flea free and so are all three cats!


Dangerous product

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Our two year old Border Collie had a seizure the day after taking his first and last oral flea product known as Comfortis...he remained epileptic for about 4 years and now hasnt had a seizure for nearly 2 years, we put him on a raw food diet with golden paste and he has had acupuncture...we believe this might have saved him.


FANTASTIC FOR MY KELPIE

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Worked a treat on my dogs fleas, the fell right off him within the first hour after taking it. No side effects. My kelpie loves is and eats the chew right out of my hand (he isn't easy to trick with tablets normally either). Would recommend.


ABC123er

ABC123erWestminster

My cat is TERRIBLY sick!

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Did exactly what it stated it would

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Beej

Beej

  • 2 reviews

Minor risk for big results

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Best Flea Meds... ever... I love this product.

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I have used this product for 5 years with my small dog... She is about 12 lbs. I have used once a month for over 5 years, I have her Vet check her blood work from year to year so I know she is in perfect health. I have never had any trouble with this medication and highly recommend it!


Doug

DougCentral Coast

  • 14 reviews
  • 8 likes

The taste is the only issue

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Okay have used this product several times works great.
Only issue the taste.
My cats and brothers dog hate it.
It's great for dogs as you can stuff it in some food and they will eat it.
Cats however won't touch it.
I have to get the Vet to stick it down their throats.
Works well but they seriously need to fix the taste.
That's the only issue.
As for the stories of sickness and death I have used this product a few times on my three cats and my my mum's dog all were fine never an issue.
My mate used it on his two dogs were fine so I'm not sure if the comments are legit or just trying to scare people.
Perhaps they like another brand won't to tarnish others not sure I've never had an issue nor the people who use it.


Dawndevo

DawndevoBrisbane

My cat vomits if she has it

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My cat absolutely hates this stuff. I have even given 1/2 tablet with food and within 10 minutes she vomits. I phoned the company and they said to give it another attempt the next month and if she reacted the same they would refund my money. Well I have received no reply to my message on their answering machine.

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Dawndevo
Dawndevo

Good news! I returned the Comfortis to Petbarn at Morayfield North and they refunded the full price to me. The staff were fabulous. Dawndevo


Great for killing fleas but side effects very worrying

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Gave my dog comfortis at 9 pm and by 2am extremely lethargic and her body was trembling.
She held her head upwards and kept it in that position also she stretched her paws in the air and held them there as if she was playing statues. After a couple of hours the trembling stopped and also the strangely held limbs.
Great for fleas but I won't risk it again.

Kimmy

KimmyMaitland

Love it

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Love this product.
My dog has a bad reaction to flea bites so this fast acting product is great. She has never taken the tablet without it being hiden in food and no noticable reactions after taking it.

privateer_saurus

privateer_saurus

  • 13 reviews
  • 4 likes

The only effective flea treatment i've found

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Last year my cats and dog were rampant with fleas, despite using Frontline, Advocate and a range of natural products and household flea bombs. I finally tried Comfortis and have they have all been virtually scratch free ever since. None of my pets have had any adverse health reactions thankfully, something I was very worried about given the potential side effects, they'e all been fine (the smaller cat does seem a little more sleepy but this soon wears off).
The only downside is how difficult it is to get the tablets into the cats crushed up in their food, given that they leave their dinners, swap dinners, and finally the dog will finish off any scraps if unsupervised. So he's definitely gets a full dosage at least!


It's for my bitza

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It has worked for the 24 to 28 days for my dog each time. Has had no problems, weighed it so I used the right type for my foxyx which is orange. If you don't weigh the dog or cat it can cause problems I was told my vet. Capstar, front line, ect all seem to have no effects on fleas or bad reactions to my dog. Use the instructions on the boxes for all animals as the recommendations are there for a purpose, is safety of your pet.


tintac

tintacSydney

  • 17 reviews

My dog is smart!

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After reading some of these horror stories, I now understand why my dog refused Comfortis. This is the second season he had it and the first time it seemed to go reasonably well. This time he just would not swallow it and even responded badly to the smell. I finally coated tablet pieces liberally with peanut butter and he swallowed (with suspicion as the smell was still there) but he vomited it all out several minutes later.
I won't be using it on him again.


Very Dangerours Russina roulette

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I cant recall the color of the packet as comfortis was new, we gave both our fox terriers comfortis. We came back home to find one of the dogs was having a seizure, we thought it was a snake bite, our other foxy was fine. It wasn't a snake bike it was the comfortis. I was just looking at the reviews and thought it pertinent to put my story on the review. I made inquiries with the company etc, with no response. I did search the internet and this is simply a poison, I know all flea treatments etc are, but this is dangerous, our dog suffered because of this product. I WILL NEVER TAKE THE RISK WITH THIS PRODUCT EVER AGAIN.


Wanna kill your pet--then give it Comfortis.

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Questions & Answers

Noka

Nokaasked

Just a question my 17.5 yr old staffie dog contacted fleas via rolling on the moist warm.mulchy grass 4 sure we used 1 st treatment of comfortis forte plus 2 day and fleas on this back of tail and left ear are dropping off how long till they completely disappear with this treatments? does it matter that he keeps rolling on the grass ?

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Sandy Skelton
Sandy Skelton

Comfort is is suppose to protect him for a month until the next dose is required and will capture the flea cycle so wait each month. I poisoned my cat accidentally by giving the next dose too soon. This stuff is pretty toxic.


meg

megasked

Some of the packaging for the orange boxes do not have a picture of a cat on it. Is it still okay to give the orange box to my cat still?

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Lee
Lee

I really don't know. You will have to ask somebody with cats. Lee

Sandy Skelton
Sandy Skelton

I would give a reduced dose. Cut the table in half to be sure the dose isn't too high. It will still work.

Caerus
Caerus

Comfortis (spinosad) is interchangeable. Read the box fine print under the sizing guide. It will say 'for dogs too' (or cats). It's also tolerated much better by cats. IE. A cat is prescribed roughly twice the dose of an equivalent size dog. And finally, Comfortis Orange is for medium animals. Cats 2.8-5.4kg/Dogs 4.6-9kg. Having said this, please do your own research before using what is an extremely dangerous drug if dosed incorrectly.


Aida Sanchez

Aida Sanchezasked

Can I bathe my dog after giving comfortis or will the effect wear off because of the bath?

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Kathy
Kathy

Yes, because it's taken internally, so it can't be washed off.


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