Q: Are Happy Pet Labs products safe for my cat or dog?
A: Yes! They’re safe for your pets. You may notice that your cat or dog will start scratching itself or panting after taking it. This is a temporary reaction.
Q: How much should I give to my cat or dog?
A: If your pet weighs 2 to 25 lbs - give it a 12mg capsule.
If your pet weighs more than 25 to 125 lbs - give it a 57mg capsule.
If you’re not seeing effects within 30 minutes, giving your pet an additional capsule is ok.
Q: Are there any exceptions?
A: Yes. If your pet weighs less than 2 lbs, if it’s sick, or if it is less than 4 weeks old, or any combination of these.
Q: How does this product work?
A: Nitenpyram kills fleas by paralyzing them, causing them to die. The product begins working in 30 minutes and lasts up to 24 hours.
Q: What are common side effects?
A: As mentioned, your pet might start panting or scratching itself. In some cases, your pet might become very tired or very active. In rare cases, it might vomit. Vomiting can last up to 24 hours,
Q: How often can I give Nitenpyram to my cat or dog?
A: A single capsule should be enough to kill the fleas. If for some reason they get more on them, it is safe to give them another dose 24 hours after the first.
Q: Is this a prescription medication?
A: No, it’s over the counter. It’s still safe to give to your pet.
Q: What’s the best way to give Nitenpyram to my cat or dog?
A: It should be given orally. You can give it either in its original capsule form or break open the capsule and sprinkle it on food. Your pet must eat all of the food and powder to work.