My Account
Errors:

Parastar for Dogs

Starts $42.49 $30.59 
Ships in one business day or less
1
Select Pet's Weight:
Dog
04-22 lbs
23-44 lbs
45-88 lbs
89-132 lbs
2
Select a Supply:
3 pack
$42.49
$33.99
$30.59
Price w/coupon TENOFF
6 pack
$78.73
$62.98
$56.68
Price w/coupon TENOFF
Free Shipping
Save $4 over 3 pk
Starts $42.49 $30.59 
Ships in one business day or less
Please select all product options.
3
Select a Quantity:
Quantity
Please select all product options.
Product Info
How to Use
Ingredients
Customer Reviews
Q&A
Product Info
What is Parastar for Dogs?

Parastar is a one spot, topical flea, tick, mite and chewing lice treatment developed for dogs. The waterproof, topical solution kills adult fleas before they lay eggs, disease-spreading ticks, and chewing lice, and prevents pest infestations. It also controls mites that may cause sarcoptic mange. The easy to use applicator is applied to a single spot and provides flea and tick protection for one full month. Gentle enough for use on puppies eight weeks of age or older.

For:

Dogs (8 weeks of age or older)

Benefits:
  • Kills fleas, ticks and chewing lice for up to 30 days
  • Controls mites that may cause Sarcoptic mange
  • Fast-acting, waterproof, topical solution
  • Easy to use single spot application
  • Approved for dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older
How it Works:

Parastar contains fipronil, an insecticide that targets the nervous system of pests. The topical treatment is applied to the skin and spreads into the hair follicle, killing adult fleas before they lay eggs, ticks (brown dog ticks, deer ticks, American dog ticks, lone star ticks) that may transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and chewing lice. In addition, it also controls mites that may cause sarcoptic mange.

Cautions:

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Brand Name:

Parastar™ (fipronil)

Active Ingredient(s):

Fipronil (9.7%)

What is this product used for:

Parastar contains fipronil, a parasiticide that kills fleas, ticks, and chewing lice by targeting the nervous system, resulting in hyperexcitability and death. It also controls mites that may cause sarcoptic mange.

Availability:

Parastar is a non-prescription product.

How this product should be used:

Weigh your dog to be sure you are applying the correct dose for the weight of your dog. The topical solution should be applied monthly to a single spot between a dog's shoulder blades. Monthly application is recommended for control of flea, tick and chewing lice infestations. Only one applicator per treatment is needed. Repeat application may be made if necessary, but do not apply more often than once every 30 days.

What are the side effects:

Sensitivities may rarely occur after using any pesticide product. Dogs may experience some temporary irritation at the site of product application. If signs persist, or become more severe within a few days of application, consult a veterinarian immediately. If your dog has an unusual reaction to the initial application, consult a veterinarian before repeating treatment. Certain medications can interact with pesticides. Consult a veterinarian before using on medicated, debilitated or aged dogs.

What special precautions are there:

For external use only. For use on dogs and puppies only. Do not use on puppies less than eight (8) weeks of age. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing.

How should I store this product:

Store in original package in a cool, dark place away from children and pets.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Remove one tube from the package.
  • Hold the tube with the narrow tip up and snip off the end at the notches with scissors.
  • Turn the tube over and use the opened tip to part the dog's hair between the shoulder blades.
  • Firmly squeeze to apply all of the solution to the dog's skin in a single spot on the back.
Tip:

Apply year round every 30 days for maximum flea and tick protection.

Dogs
Weight
Dosage
4-22 lbs
1 orange tube (0.023 fl oz) every 30 days.
23 - 44 lbs
1 green tube (0.045 fl oz) every 30 days.
45 - 88 lbs
1 red tube (0.091 fl oz) every 30 days.
89 - 132 lbs
1 blue tube (0.136 fl oz) every 30 days.
Cats:
Do not use!
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store in original package in a cool, dark place away from children and pets.

Ingredients
Parastar for Dogs:
Active Ingredients
Fipronil
9.7%
Inert Ingredients
90.3%
Customer Reviews
Parastar for Dogs is rated 3.2222222222222223 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective. Kills ticks!! This product works! Our dog has never had fleas and we live in a high tick area and Parastar has paralyzed and killed any ticks that get on our dog. I just saw a dead on the other day, with no signs of engorgement. Since starting to use Parastar with our dog 3 years ago, we haven't had any ticks or fleas! And our dog tolerates it well, unlike Vectra, which my vet prefers. Just remember, you do need to apply this every month, you can't expect results if you're not using it properly.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is AWESOME! We have 2 German Shepherds and we have given them both Parastar as soon as they were old enough. Even in rural Arkansas where ticks and fleas abound, our dogs stay tick free. We used to get Parastar from our vet, who has since stopped carrying it, and when they sold us the last box they had, I panicked! Nothing has helped our dogs as much as Parastar. They don't even have to wear a flea collar anymore, even at the peak of tick season. Thanks 1-800-Petmeds for saving our dogs from flea-saster!
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! I walk my two dogs in the woods and fields by our home twice a day every day. Parastar is absolutely the best flea and tick prevention product I have ever used! I have never seen a flea on either dog and the rare tick that I find is already dead.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Time & Money! Our vet recommended this product as a new & better alternative to Advantage because it had Tick preventative also. We had just moved to a new home with woods behind it and we'd already seen a few ticks, so we jumped on the vet's recommendation. What a waste of time, money & effort! It would have been more effective to just rinse the fleas off of them with some water...Parastar is USELESS! Used this stuff for 3 mos because they said sometimes it takes more than one application to see full effectiveness. Ha! 3 mos. later and the dogs & cat went from a few fleas to completely infested with fleas & it didn't deter a tick one. Had to wait a month after last application to be able to switch back to advantage (& used Capstar tabs) to help alleviate some of the fleas from the pets quickly. Within a week, we were flea free on Advantage. We have tried to deal with the ticks by yard sprays & Diatomaceous earth application instead (safer/natural alternative) and have had good results there. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PARASTAR if you actually want flea & tick relief/protection for your pets.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never seen a flea or tick We have always looked at this as preventive, not curative. Can't say how it would work where there was already an infestation, but being right next to a park and woods with multiple animals coming through the yard and with many playmates in the neighborhood, we have never even seen a flea or tick.
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't use! The vet applied this to my 2 dogs and it didn't make a difference, after flea dips and mutable baths from myself there are still fleas! Don't use this product!!
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from First dose July 23, still covered in fleas, both old and new, second dose (less than 30 days) August 18, still covered in fleas , both old and new. Even purchased a flea collar to add to my vacuum cleaner. Also, several baths.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is awesome. Have not seen a live tick on my two dogs since I started using this product. I take the dogs for walks through the woods at the park . I did find one a while ago in one of the dogs hair while brushing it, but it was already dead!
Date published: 2013-08-05
  • 2016-07-23T06:02CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.3.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_9
  • loc_en_US, sid_prod11337, PRD, sort_mostRecent
  • clientName_1800petmeds
Q&A

I got a 9week old puppy he weighs around  4 to 5 lbs.  Can I give this probuct

Asked by: little man
Yes, the Parastar Plus is safe for dogs and puppies (8 weeks of age or older) and 4 lbs and over.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-06-09

My pup is currently  using this from the vet she is 3.2 lbs can I give her the dose that is for the 4 lbs and up or is there a different smaller dose I know she can't have the one that has something  added to it it has to be the straight  one 

Asked by: Tazie2
Since your furry baby is under the recommended weight range, you may want to consult with your veterinarian to see if this product is safe to give to your furry baby.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-04-01

What is the amount of product in the tube of parastar? I didn't see that anywhere on the page.

Asked by: Coco
Depending on the size tube you purchased: the 4-22lbs.size conatins (0.023 fluid ounces) the 23-44lb. size contains(0.045 fluid ounces), 45-88lb. size contains(0.091 fluid ounces) and the 89-132lb. size contains(0.136 ounces). Which converts to the 4-22lb.size = approx.0.69 ml's, the 23-44lb.size= 1.35ml's, the 45-88lb. size= 2.73ml's,and the 89-132lb. size=4.08ml's. Thanks for your question.
Answered by: Marty, Pharm. D.
Date published: 2015-07-21

I give my dogs Sentinel for heartworm which is suppose to control flea eggs. Is it safe to give Parastar to help with ticks?

Asked by: Anttee
Yes - they are okay to give together. You should space them out by a few days or up to a week.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2015-03-24

bathing after parastar is applied

How long before a bath, once the application of parastar 45-88 is completed?
Asked by: nala
3 days before a bath
Answered by: Tyson
Date published: 2013-09-02

Is there a rebate for Parastar?

Asked by: Peggy
not to my knowledge, purchased from a veterinarian
Answered by: calicokitty
Date published: 2013-09-01

What is the best & safest tick topical treatment?

Currently my 17lb JRT is on Advantage Multi; can he recieve Parastar in addition for ticks? Ilive in New England and MUST have tick control that works!!!!! Please respond soon! Thank you
Asked by: chris
I have been using Parastar. My vet told me to. He said that the others are not potent enough anymore.
Answered by: Karen
Date published: 2013-08-05

parastar

I put parastar on my dog as directed and it bleached his hair. No other flea treatment I've used has ever done this.
Asked by: KathyArch
I have never had that happen and my younger dog has black hair at its neck. Are you using Plus or regular. It might make a difference. I use regular.
Answered by: Karen
Date published: 2013-08-05
  • 2016-07-23T06:05CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvqa, vn_cps_3.3.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_11
  • loc_en_US, sid_prod11337, PRD, sort_recentAnswersFirst
  • clientName_1800petmeds
Close
Live Chat Share Website Feedback
Name:
Email:
Phone:
Feedback: