Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: Anyone use Sentinel Spectrum or capstar?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    2,903

    Thumbs down Anyone use Sentinel Spectrum or capstar?

    Today I found a flea on Harley... the first time he has ever had them (I blame our new neighbours and their menagerie of feral animals for that).

    My two are on Interceptor wormers/heartworm chews at the moment, so I was thinking of putting them on Sentinel or using capstar for fleas so that we don't get an infestation.

    Does anyone use these? and does it work? Poor Harley is white at the moment because all I have until pay day is flea powder! lol

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    South West WA
    Posts
    341

    Default

    I use Frontline coz thats what we sell and recommend at work. Frontline works by spreading through the skin through the oil glands. The fleas jump on and get poisoned and die but not straight away. It also causes them to become sterile so any eggs laid wont hatch. The fleas tend to speed up and go mad before they die (like when you spray a fly with fly spray) and so people freak out and think there are more fleas but they are just more active.
    Flea powder doesn't do shit because it doesn't absorb into the skin.
    Flea collars are also BAD. They admit a toxic nerve gas and that is not cool.
    Owning a dog should be a partnership. Much like a good marriage it should be based on love, trust and devotion until death do you part.
    R.I.P Dali: 10th May 1998 – 20th December 2011

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Logan, Brisbane QLD
    Posts
    806

    Default

    i had been on sentinel for about 8 months, never had a problem until summer hit & my poor molly became infested with flea's so i do not recommend sentinel. Mum's two are still on sentinel and get the odd couple of flea's but not as bad as she got it. I've also tried the frontline spray, works for about 2 weeks if your lucky & is very expensive. What i also don't like about the spray is you have to drench your dog in this stuff and it smells very similar to metholated spirits and i can't believe it would do any good for the dog. I now use flea shampoo on her once a week, she has a nude Kiltix flea collar on (which i put underneath her normal collar) and i give her a capstar tablet once every two weeks. I've been to a vet, she even said when it comes to summer time it's hard to get rid of all flea's and all you can do is manage it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    2,903

    Default

    Oh Wah! I hate fleas sooo much I need something that is going to be fairly cheap cause money's tight at the moment. They already have tick collars so I might have to do what you do Kuri.

    I'm planning on getting a pest person in to do a spray inside and outside for all insects so if we have any little nests in the soil it will hopefully kill them all.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    4,292

    Default

    I want to try Conformis. Always used Frontline or Advantix spot on, but if it's a bad infestation - as can happen in summer under the right conditions - it doesn't seem to get rid of all of them. I like the idea of Conformis because the last time I put Frontline on Banjo, I forgot about it and she took herself for a swim the next day. It will just wash off in the 48hrs after you applied it.

    I use Capstar occasionally - especially before she visits other homes with pets - but I thought it's only supposed to work for 24hrs?

    The flea powder will kill the fleas that are on them, but it's effect is very temporary. I once minded a friend's JRT and discovered was infested with fleas. Because she was mostly white the fleas were very easy to see. And about 5-10 mins after I rubbed her all over with flea powder, I watched dozens of fleas crawl out of her fur. Disgusting!

    I always treated my old dog with Frontline all through summer. But because she spent so much time under the house, we still got fleas most summers. Because she was a bit autistic, I didn't have the heart to ban her from under the house.

  6. #6

    Default

    I use Advantage spot on. When we moved into this house it was infested with fleas, it took 2 treatments (so 2 monthly doses) and spraying of the house then they were all gone. And when I say infested I mean the poor dog that lived here before us must have been in agony from flea bites.

    They picked up another flea from a stray dog we took in for the night about a year ago do I used a single dose on all of them again and it killed them all.

    Never had any bad reactions and it took care of the problem really well. I don't use it year-round, only when we have a problem.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    VIC
    Posts
    25

    Default

    I use Frontline and its great. I found it took a few months for the fleas to go but it kills the entire flea cycle so now we dont have any at all and I dont have to worry about his bedding ect. I would suggest if they are everywhere use one of those mortien bombs you let off and that will kill them in the house and you can use separate stuff for the dogs. You will just need to get out of the house for a few hours if you use a bomb, but the do kill all the bugs

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    2,903

    Default

    Lol I just did a bomb last week actually because I found one stray flea and we have also coincidentally started seeing random cockroaches as well. Doesn't surprise me though, even walking up to the front of these people's houses (when I tell them that their goats have yet again escaped and are running down the road) its full of trash and its just foul. I'll see if I can find it online cheaper somewhere... gonna have to do something cause the last thing I want is the poor dogs suffering because of it!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    4,292

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I use Advantage spot on. When we moved into this house it was infested with fleas, it took 2 treatments (so 2 monthly doses) and spraying of the house then they were all gone. And when I say infested I mean the poor dog that lived here before us must have been in agony from flea bites.

    They picked up another flea from a stray dog we took in for the night about a year ago do I used a single dose on all of them again and it killed them all.

    Never had any bad reactions and it took care of the problem really well. I don't use it year-round, only when we have a problem.
    It gets worse when the house is left empty and then there is lots of walking around. I have seen that effect a few times and it is horrendous, like the carpet is alive! It's because flea eggs survive for ages and they only hatch in response to vibrations - eg. someone walking around nearby. If the place has been empty for a while, they all hatch at the same time.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    745

    Default

    I would use another product first (more a knock them down product) then go to Sentinel for long term prevention.

    My vet is recommending the new product/tablet that Beloz suggested. We don't get fleas here as we treat so heavily for ticks and I've got 7 dogs, so can recommend Frontline, Advantix as being excellent for fleas, pretty average for paralysis tick.
    Last edited by MAC; 01-16-2012 at 01:29 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •