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Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets
Sentinel
Sentinel Spectrum
Kills Fleas checkmark X mark X mark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae X mark Prevents Development Prevents Development
Kills Ticks X mark X mark X mark
Repels Ticks X mark X mark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark X mark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark checkmark checkmark
Other Parasites Information X mark Controls adult hookworms and removes and controls adult roundworms & whipworms Protects against heartworms, fleas, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) Not Applicable N/A N/A
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets checkmark checkmark The safety of Sentinel Spectrum has not been evaluated in dogs used for breeding or in lactating females.
How long does it take to work Kills fleas in 30 minutes. Begins to work Immediately, However, pre-existing flea populations may continue to develop and emerge. Begins to work Immediately,
Taste Unflavored Tablet Beef Flavor Beef-flavored chewable
Active Ingredient(s) Nitenpyram Milbemycin Oxime/Lufenuron Milbemycin oxime, lufenuron, and praziquantel.
RX Required X mark checkmark checkmark
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Usage Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Usage Sentinel Usage Sentinel Spectrum Usage
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Vet Review This is a wonderful quick kill short duration flea adulticide that begins killing adult fleas within 30 minutes. It does not leave pesticide residue on the pet or in the home, and when combined with its sister product Program, offers an excellent non-pesticidal alternative for all around flea control to topical pesticides that some clients are concerned about. I have rarely seen any side effects in my clinical experience in using this product. I have used it up to once daily in flea infested animals, but more commonly I use it once or twice weekly during flea transmission season along with the once monthly Program product. Another wonderful advantage of this product is its safety in administering it to pregnant or nursing dogs, who can often be a big source of fleas to their nursing puppies or kittens. The biggest disadvantage to this product is that it only kills adult fleas, but this problem is easily circumvented by combining it with the Program product. Sentinel is a wonderful combination of the heartworm prevention pill interceptor and the flea control product program both in this one pill.  Many clients enjoy the convenience of having such broad acting internal and external parasites in one pill, without having to worry about giving two separate medicines.  Lufenuron, which is the main flea control ingredient, stops the flea life cycle in its track at the egg and larval stage, thus being like a birth control pill for fleas who get on our pets. Given that the main problem of fleas is how rapidly they reproduce, this pill literally stops escalating growth of flea populations, before they can become established in our homes, where most of the flea life cycle occurs.  The main disadvantage to this product is that it does not kill or repel adult fleas, so in situations with already established heavy infestations, it is best combined with a great topical product like advantage or front line or with the oral adulticide flea pill Capstar for maximal effect.  The only other rare disadvantage I see is the slight increase in reactions when two products  are  combined into one like this, but fortunately this is not common in clinical practice. With milbemycin for prevention of heartworms and controlling and treating most common intestinal worms, I overall highly recommend this versatile product. There is an outstanding new comprehensive internal and external parasite control product called sentinel spectrum, which combines 3 excellent worming medications that treat and prevent a wide variety of parasites from heartworms, intestinal worms ranging from tapeworms to whipworms, as well as controlling flea infestations. That is 6 types of parasites controlled with one pill. That is a wonderful benefit of this product, along with the tastiest beef flavored tablet. The only down side to this product in my experience and opinion is that it does not kill or repel fleas, but breaks the flea life cycle by preventing adult fleas from laying eggs, as well as killing the eggs. Adult fleas still may bite your dog, which may cause allergic dermatitis in some sensitive animals. I have also seen occasional pet vomit on this product, which is usually avoided by giving with a meal. A wonderful benefit over topical parasite control measures is that by combining all of the wonderful ingredients into a pill formulation prevents exposure of the humans in the household to chemical pesticide residues. I give this product an overall rating of a 4, with a taste of 4 and ease of use of a 5.
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