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Advantage® II flea treatment for cats goes on in seconds, starts killing fleas within 12 hours and is waterproof after 24 hours. Simply reapply every 30 days.

How does Advantage® II for Cats work and for how long?

How to apply advantage to cats

Find the right Advantage® II option for your cat and your lifestyle.

How to apply advantage to cats

Find the right Advantage® II option for your cat and your lifestyle.

Advantage® II comes in multiple package quantities and covers different cat sizes: kittens at least 8 weeks old and cats (2–5 lbs.), small cats (5–9 lbs.) and large cats (9+ lbs.). Enjoy the convenience of purchasing two, four or six months of Advantage® II flea protection per package.

Fight the misery of biting fleas — protect your cat with Advantage® II today.

How to apply Advantage® II for Cats

Even indoor cats can get outdoor fleas.

How to apply advantage to cats

Even indoor cats can get outdoor fleas.

Fleas can infest your entire household: couches, carpets, you name it. Fight fleas from fur to fence TM by treating your cat, home and yard with our full line of Advantage® products.

Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal of Advantage ® II.

  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing. Keep out of reach of children.
  • Disposal and Container Handling: Non-refillable container. If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

Yes. Advantage ® II is waterproof after 24 hours. However, we suggest bathing your cat before applying Advantage ® II. Just make sure your cat is dry before application. If you choose to bathe your cat in between treatments, we recommend use of a general grooming shampoo for pets. Keep in mind that more frequent bathing may keep the product from working the full 30 days.

No, do not use Advantage ® II for cats on dogs. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.

No, you cannot split tubes of Advantage ® II for cats between multiple cats. To successfully prevent and control fleas, cats must be treated with their own dose of Advantage ® II. Follow label directions for application.

Advantage ® II for cats combines two active ingredients:

  • Imidacloprid attacks the flea’s nervous system — paralyzing and ultimately killing it.
  • Pyriproxyfen is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that kills flea eggs and larvae.

This combination plays a crucial role in treating and preventing infestations, because:

  • In an existing infestation, you might only be aware of the adult fleas, which only represent around 5% of the full infestation and are found on the pet.
  • Immature flea life stages which live in the pet’s environment consist of around 95% of the infestation and can be almost invisible to the naked eye.

Advantage ® II flea prevention is applied to your cat topically, spreading over the skin and hair. It kills fleas through contact, so fleas do not have to bite your cat to die. With oral flea medications, fleas have to bite your cat and ingest the medication before they are killed.

Applying Advantage ® II for cats flea control to your feline friend is easy and convenient. Before applying, check the weight range and minimum age on the package to choose the appropriate product for your cat.

How to apply Advantage ® II for cats:

  1. Remove the tube from packaging and open it by putting the cap on the other end and twisting to break the seal.
  2. Part the hair where the cat’s head and neck come together (base of the skull) and place the tip of the tube on the skin, gently squeezing to expel the entire solution out onto the skin.
  3. Lift the tube away from their skin, while maintaining pressure on the tube to make sure the product has all been squeezed out.

For more detailed instructions, watch our application video.

You can use Advantage ® II for cats on kittens and cats 8 weeks of age and older.

There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Advantage ® II for cats. We recommend the product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.

Advantage ® II for cats kills fleas within 12 hours of application.

Do not have contact or allow children to have contact with the area treated with Advantage ® II for cats until completely dry.

Advantage, Elanco and the diagonal bar logo are trademarks of Elanco or its affiliates.

Treatment frequency: Up to once every 7 days for adult cats. Up to once every 14 days for kittens over 7 months.

No prescription required

How to apply advantage to cats

Learn about the other flea-fighting Advantage ® products, including topicals, foggers, shampoos and sprays, to help you fight a flea infestation that threatens your pet, home and yard.

How to apply advantage to cats

As part of a complete flea-control program, also treat indoor and outdoor areas your cat frequents using EPA-registered Advantage ® Household Spot & Crevice Spray and EPA-registered Advantage ® Yard & Premise Spray.

How to spray for fleas:

  1. Cover your cat’s eyes with your hand.
  2. Do not spray directly on your cat’s mouth, nose or eyes. Spray on their head, ears, and chest until damp.
  3. Using your fingertips, gently rub spray into your cat’s face around mouth, nose and eyes.
  4. Then, spray from neck to tail, finishing legs last.

For best results, especially on heavy-coated cats, direct spray for fleas against the natural lay of the hair, spraying the ruffled hair directly behind the hand. Make sure the spray thoroughly wets ticks. When used on cats, towel-dry the animal after ½ hour if not totally dry. Take care to avoid contact with genitalia.

Sensitivities may occur after using any pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, contact your vet immediately.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

This flea spray for kittens may be used on kittens over 7 months. To use:

  1. Wrap your kitten in a towel that has been sprayed lightly with flea spray, leaving eyes, nose and mouth exposed.
  2. Put some spray for on your finger and gently rub around their eyes, nose and mouth area.
  3. Keep your kitten wrapped for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Fleas may be removed from the coat by picking or combing.

For best results, all cats in the home should be treated with a similar flea control product such as Advantage ® Treatment Spray for Cats to prevent reinfestation. Do not spray directly on kittens, and take care to avoid any contact with genitalia. Sensitivities may occur after using any pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, contact your vet immediately.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

No, the Advantage ® Treatment Spray for Cats & Kittens should not be used on your dog. It is formulated for cats and kittens over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

If you’re looking for a flea shampoo for your dog, try Advantage ® Treatment Spray for Dogs & Puppies.

No, the Advantage ® Treatment Spray for Dogs & Puppies should not be used on your cat or kitten. It is formulated for dogs and puppies over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

If you’re looking for a flea shampoo for your cat, try Advantage ® Treatment Spray for Cats & Kittens.

I have done that also with a few of my cats. I have also placed it on the back top of the head. Pretty sure the idea is to prevent kitty from licking the medicine.

FeebysOwner

TCS Member

Hi. I’ve never applied flea treatment anywhere other than the recommended approach. A flea comb, or even a small human comb, can help to make a good part even if there is a lot of hair in that area. The key is to get as much of it as possible directly on the skin in the part, and then wait a 30 seconds or so to ensure it is mostly absorbed before releasing the cat. After absorption, I always pushed the hair completely back together over the parted area.

I think it would too easy for a cat to use one of their paws to rub the chin area and lick the treatment off the paw, repeatedly. Not so much with the back between the shoulders. Even the top of the head can be easily reached with a paw – but that would be a better area than on the chin.

If the hair is so thick that you are losing the part right after making it – and you have a willing partner that can help you, one of you can part the hair and hold the hair away from the part while the other person applies the treatment. Some cats require a two-person flea treatment approach, if not for their hair, but for reasons like they hate being held, or are really squirmy.

What @DreamerRose just said is a good general rule. My vet was the one who told me about it in the first place when I said I couldn’t afford to use Advantage on a whole rescue full of cats.

If you will check the ingredients of each, you will see that Advantage II for Cats and Advantage II for Dogs is EXACTLY THE SAME PRODUCT, the same drugs in the same concentrations. To date, Bayer has not added anything to the Advantage II formulation to make it unsafe for cats. That would be too much trouble. They just changed the packaging to make it scary.

In this case, it’s just marketing. Advantage tends to be sold for exactly the same price, or close to it, for a four-pack or six-pack whether it’s for Extra Large Dogs or for Cats or even for Kittens. One Extra Large Dog vial contains 4.0 ml. of Advantage II. One regular sized Cat vial contains 0.4 ml. of Advantage II (i.e. one extra large dog sized dog vial can treat 10 cats). From a marketing standpoint Bayer would much rather you buy the cat sized vials than the Extra Large Dog sized vials because you are spending 10 times as much for the same amount of the same product.

Here are the ingredients as listed on Bayer’s own web site (it takes a little navigating to get to each but it’s there.)

Do not click on the Product Label link below the pictures of the four sized boxes. Instead, scroll down a little and click on the

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How to apply advantage to cats

There are different dosage forms available that are oral, topical and spray forms. The oral medication available in tablets or control and you have to administer one time in a month.

The topical dosage forms also remain active for one month. Now the question is how flea control like advantage 11 for cats is beneficial? Some of the features that prove you must have flea control medication in your home to prevent your cats are

Rapid in action

One of the key benefits associated with the flea control medicine is that it is rapid in action. These are usually monthly flea preventive and help in the killing of flea, larvae, and eggs.

Another feature is that even flea is killed when it comes in touch with the cat’s skin. Therefore, topical dosage forms also work efficiently. Another feature of these medicines is that they help to kill or prevent lice in cats or dogs’ fur.

How does flea control work?

It starts killing the flea in the first twelve hours of administration. After that, reinfesting fleas are killed within two hours and prevent further infestation for about one month. Mainly pyriproxyfen is the active ingredient, it acts in such a way that it breaks the life cycle and the fleas die.

Easy application

Usually, topical applications are easy to apply. One has to spray on a different area on the cat’s fur. The topical applications are mainly waterproof so they remain in contact with the skin for a long time. You can give a bath to your cat without fear that medicine will be removed from the skin.

Dosage Administration

In order to get control of fleas in your cats, you must know the right pack and does. This is because underdose will not work effectively and overdose may harm your pet.

0.2 to 0.3 ml for kittens

0.4 ml for large cats weighing 5 to 9 pounds

Care While Administration

Flea control is the medicine therefore; care is important in order to prevent your pet from any adverse effect. Use the following precautionary while administering medicine to cats

  • Do not insert topical dosage form in the animal’s eye or mouth administer the dose as prescribed by a veterinary doctor. Avoid self-medication on cats
  • Consult a veterinary doctor if your ca is allergic, pregnant or nursing
  • Don’t use with another pesticide
  • Read the label before the administration of medicine.
  • If you find any hypersensitivities like itching or sores immediately take a cat to an emergency to get treatment.
  • Keep the medicine away from cats and kids.
  • Don’t apply flea control on other animals until or unless indicated

These medicines may cause eye irritation or itching in human beings so use gloves while administrating and keep away from your face while applying on the cat.

Flea control medicines are available in multiple dosage forms. Although all are OTC you can take a suggestion from the veterinary doctor that which one is suitable for your pet.

Advantage cat flea control is a very effective and safe product if used properly and after a vet consultation.

Advantage comes in a small tube and is a clear, slightly thick liquid that is applied directly to your cat’s skin. The medication is absorbed into the cat’s system through the skin and is effective for 30 days.

The problem with fleas is not the adult fleas on your pet but their incredible egg laying power! What Advantage does is enter the flea through the blood they get when they bite your pet. It both kills the adult flea within a few hours but also prevents them from laying eggs in your home before they go. Therefore, if a flea jumps on your pet outside to “hitch a ride” into your house they will not be able to accomplish their goal – infesting your house with eggs.

If you already have fleas in your home, it will help minimize the damage by not allowing the adults to lay more eggs and continue the cycle. As the eggs in your house mature into adults they will bite your pet then die.

Advantage would be a good partner in a flea war in your house along with room sprays to kill the eggs.

It would also be a good choice if your pet is allergic to the flea bites – contact sprays, powders and shampoos can irritate already sore, itchy skin.

To apply Advantage, separate the fur between the shoulder blades in a line about 1 – 1 1/2 inches (head to tail) long so the skin is visible. Touch the tip of the Advantage tube to the skin and squeeze out the medication until the tube is empty. Use one tube per cat. You may need two people for this process depending on the calmness of your cat.

A Couple Of Tips Before Using Advantage Cat Flea Control:

  • Consult with your vet before beginning an Advantage program. The medication dosage is based on the weight of your cat and they will be able to accurately prescribe the amount.
  • If your cat’s weight changes noticeably while using Advantage, a return trip to the vet may be needed to re-check the amount – too much can cause problems while too little may not work as well.
  • Try to avoid bathing your pet for the first 48 hours after giving their dose of Advantage to let it absorb.
  • Try not to let your pet lick the area right away – this is why the shoulder blades are a good spot. It is harder for your cat to reach.
  • DO NOT use any other cat flea control products on your pet while Advantage is in their system – this can result in an overdose of products.
  • Only use Advantage meant for cats on your cat – products for dogs are too strong for cats.

If you have a kitty who won’t stand still on a scale, you can step on the scale yourself, step off and pick up your cat, then step on the scale again. The difference between the two weights is the weight of your cat.

There are three weight categories for cats:

Kitten, 5-9 pounds (small cat), and 9 pounds and over (large cat).

Also, I highly recommend buying Advantage through your vet or another trusted source that they suggest, like 1-800-PetMeds or PetSmart. There have been reports of fake counterfeit Advantage being sold on some online stores and Ebay.

Simply so, what is the active ingredient in Advantage for cats?

Advantage is a topical solution that can be applied to either your dog or cat’s skin once per month for flea prevention, and it contains the active ingredient imidacloprid. Advantix is also a topical solution for the treatment and prevention of fleas, ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes and lice on dogs.

One may also ask, can advantage kill cats? Within just five minutes of applying Advantage, the fleas stop biting and the larvae are killed. Advantage flea medication is commonly used to rid cats of fleas and is considered safe. However, some cats develop an allergy to the medication, and if this occurs, it is important to contact your veterinarian.

Also question is, what are the side effects of Advantage for cats?

Potential side effects in cats include lethargy and prolonged periods of sleep; behavioral changes including agitation, excessive grooming, hiding, pacing; etc.; discomfort at the application site (rubbing, scratching, etc.); increased salivation with-in 1 hour of treatment; increased drinking; or coughing.

Is Advantage or Frontline better for cats?

Frontline Plus is slightly cheaper than Advantage II and protects both against fleas (in their various stages) and ticks (whereas Advantage only treats fleas and is more expensive). While both products are similar in application and shelf life, Frontline Plus has the added value of killing both ticks and fleas.

I have done it for many years. It was my vet who first told me about it when I said with 15 cats I could not afford to use Advantage. Advantage II is the same formula for cats and for dogs. All that varies is the dosage, which is determined by weight. You will just need a 1 cc.syringe to measure it with, and some sort of bottle to use so you can get it out easily. I use old empty vaccine bottles myself.

Bayer’s dose for a kitten is 0.23 ml. (That’s about 2 1/2 lines on a standard 1 ml. syringe.) Their dose for a regular size cat (under 10 lbs) is 0.4 ml., which is the “4” mark on the 1 cc. syringe, and for large cats over 10 lbs. they use 0.8 ml. which i the “8” mark on the 1 cc syringe.

I buy the Extra Large Dog size, and each vial of that contains 4.0 ml. (That is 10 regular sized cat doses). It’s important to make sure it is Advantage (plain) or Advantage II, because Advantage MULTI has another chemical in it that is not in the same proportion in the dog medicine as the cat medicine. Also, someone recently wrote on here that although she had bought the Large Cat Advantage II, she ended up with 4 vials of that in the six-pack along with 2 vials of AdvanTIX Extra Large Dog. AdvanTIX should never be used on cats in ANY size.

I will send you a chart of the doses we use in our rescue for both cats and dogs, according to size, via Private Message.

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I have done it for many years. It was my vet who first told me about it when I said with 15 cats I could not afford to use Advantage. Advantage II is the same formula for cats and for dogs. All that varies is the dosage, which is determined by weight. You will just need a 1 cc.syringe to measure it with, and some sort of bottle to use so you can get it out easily. I use old empty vaccine bottles myself.

Bayer’s dose for a kitten is 0.23 ml. (That’s about 2 1/2 lines on a standard 1 ml. syringe.) Their dose for a regular size cat (under 10 lbs) is 0.4 ml., which is the “4” mark on the 1 cc. syringe, and for large cats over 10 lbs. they use 0.8 ml. which i the “8” mark on the 1 cc syringe.

I buy the Extra Large Dog size, and each vial of that contains 4.0 ml. (That is 10 regular sized cat doses). It’s important to make sure it is Advantage (plain) or Advantage II, because Advantage MULTI has another chemical in it that is not in the same proportion in the dog medicine as the cat medicine. Also, someone recently wrote on here that although she had bought the Large Cat Advantage II, she ended up with 4 vials of that in the six-pack along with 2 vials of AdvanTIX Extra Large Dog. AdvanTIX should never be used on cats in ANY size.

I will send you a chart of the doses we use in our rescue for both cats and dogs, according to size, via Private Message.

red top rescue

TCS Member

Yes, I rechecked the formulas which are posted on the Bayer web site (they are there but you have to go down several sub-menus) when they added the new scare labels. Nothing has changed. By the way, the CAT formula says DO NOT USE ON DOGS also. Bayer did not like people finding a cheaper way to purchase the product. Now, their patent has ended so that a lot more companies are selling “generic advantage” and “generic frontline” under other names. I still buy Bayer Advantage II in the Extra Large Dog Size and split it proportionately among my cats. In heavy flea season I may have to apply it more often to certain cats (in groups wyou will notice some cats are immune to fleas and rarely ever get them while others are flea magnets.) One thing I always liked about Advantage was the assurance it could be used as often as once a week in heavy infestations, and the fact it could be used in teeny amounts of small kittens, because in rescue we often find kittens so eaten up by fleas that they are severely anemic and will die if not deflead promptly and kept flea-free. In a lifetime of using Advantage, and then Advantage II, I have never had one cat or kitten get sick from it. It may only kill 98% of the fleas, but that’s enough for me. Here are the current Bayer web sites for Advantage II

Bayer Advantage II for Dogs

You will see a picture of four DOG advantage packages, underneath is a link to PRODUCT LABEL

You will see the exact label including the description of the ingredients and amounts of each

Open a new tab and pull up the Cat product

Bayer Advantage II for Cats

You will see a picture of three CAT advantage packages, underneath is a link to PRODUCT LABEL

You will see the exact label including the description of the ingredients and amounts of each

llittlelucylou

TCS Member

I’ve seen quite a bit of stuff on buying the large dog Advantage ii & breaking the doses down for cats. I’ve been wondering about this & if it is actually safe to do. I would love to hear from anyone who does this for their own pets. I have 7 cats so this would be extremely cost effective if it’s safe. I am a little nervous about trying it as I don’t want to hurt my cats. Any info would be helpful.

I’ve been splitting Advantage 2 for X large dogs on my cats for years. I use the correct dose for each cat (I have 9 rescue cats, and I also use it on strays and cat colonies) and I’ve NEVER had any problems. As long as you use a syringe and use the exact dose (a little less is okay, but not more) than everything will be fine. I put all the doses in a empty pill bottle that I got from my vet and close the bottle tightly, shake it well and then I use the correct dose for each cat with a syringe. I do close the bottle and shake it well each time I use it. If you don’t, the compound in the main ingredient will sink to the bottom rendering the formula useless. But always make sure it is NOT ADVANTIX FOR DOGS. THIS WILL KILL YOUR CAT. I do not know about splitting other flea medicines except Advantage. I am not a veterinarian or medical Professional – just a cat caregiver and rescuer, so take my advice at your own risk. If you are unsure, you can always ask a rescue organization, shelter or a vet. Some vets don’t recommend this. Mine did because they also have their own small cat rescue organization. It boils down to money. The vets that don’t want you to do it – want you to spend more money in their establishment. And of course, Bayer doesn’t want you do it because they will lose money. It should be about the welfare of the animal and not the greedy pockets of people or corporations. Some of us are trying to do what we can on a fixed income. Where I live nobody seems to care about animals much, so they most certainly don’t care about getting their cat spayed or neutered. Which leaves me and a select few others to take on their responsibilities. So if anyone has a problem with what I do can go suck it.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    To further break down the Advantage dosage by weight alone:

Cat flea drops are topical products designed to control the spread of fleas on your pet’s skin and fur. Fleas are common insects that feed off the blood of cats and other animals. Flea bites typically cause affected skin to itch and swell uncomfortably. Cats infested with fleas can also develop secondary infections caused by the excessive biting or scratching of irritated skin. Another less frequent flea-related problem is feline military dermatitis, a painful skin condition often caused by allergic reactions to flea saliva. Fleas can also contain the eggs of the harmful tapeworm parasite, which can spread when a cat ingests a flea while grooming.

Flea drops are one of the most widespread and effective methods of controlling flea outbreaks among cats. There are several prescription and over the counter varieties of drops available. Generally, they are designed to stop infestations by killing adult fleas. Some newer treatments also disrupt the parasite’s lifecycle by destroying flea eggs and larvae. Here is a brief description of how these topical products work and how to apply them to your cat.

How Cat Flea Drops Work

Fleas can multiply quickly on a host animal. Females can lay between 20 to 50 eggs a day on an infested cat. Under warm conditions, like those found in a typical home, flea eggs can hatch within a few days. The hatched larvae may then reach adulthood in around two to three weeks. This shortened lifecycle combined with the flea’s adaptability and rapid reproduction can lead to infestations that spread quickly, particularly in households with multiple cats.

Prescription flea drops contain an insecticide, or adulticide, to kill adult fleas on your pet. Frequently prescribed treatments like Frontline and Advantage as well as over the counter products like Hartz UltraGuard Pro use different insecticides that cause paralysis and death in fleas by attacking their nervous systems. Frontline Plus and Hartz UltraGuard Pro also contain methoprene, a chemical that inhibits the growth and development of flea eggs and larvae.

How to Apply Cat Flea Drops

Flea drops are oil-based products that spread along your cat’s body through her sebaceous glands, which control the secretion of natural body oils. In order to give the drops enough time to soak into the skin, it’s important to apply them where your cat can’t lick them off—like between the shoulders. Here are some additional tips for flea drop application:

How to apply advantage to cats

Before applying entederm ointment to your dog or cat, look inside your pet’s ear canal in order to ensure that the tympanic membrane is not inflamed or ruptured. If there is hair near the skin lesion, you may need to clip the hair in order to allow adequate access to the lesion. Also, make sure that you dog or cat has clean ears before applying the solution. We recommend using gloves to put the cream on the lesion. Make sure to put the cream evenly across the entire lesion/rash. After application, make sure to wash your hands.

The frequency of dosage is completely dependent on the severity of the rash. You should consult your veterinarian to find out how often you should apply the cream. For severe rashes, you may have to apply entederm 2-3 times a day. For less severe rashes, you may only need to apply 1 time a week. Never administer entederm through your dog or cat’s mouth, and do not administer to a pregnant cat.

Entederm ointment is used for treating pets with bacterial or yeast infections in the ear. Entederm ointment has special ingredients that make it anti-flammatory, antipruritic, antifungal, and antibacterial. Thus, Enterderm is very versatile and can heal a variety of infections in your dog or cat’s ears. Many people are interested in how Entederm ointment works. The active ingredients in Entederm ointment are Nystatin, neomycin sulfate, thiostrepton, and acetonide. These active ingredients combine to reduce swelling and inflammation. Entederm ointment also fights against fungus and harmful bacteria that may be present on your cat’s infection.

Enterderm is one of the best topical solutions for dogs and cats with ear infections. The solution provides instant and long lasting symptomatic relief for your dog or cat’s ear infection. It also acts quickly reduces inflammation and cause lesions to heal.

No. Entederm ointment is strictly for pets and can not be taken by humans.

If your dog or cat experiences any of the following enterderm ointment side effects, contact your veternerian immediately:

Advantage helps prevent fleas from scavenging around on your beloved furball. Scout isn’t supposed to lick Advantage. If he licks, it he may become very ill. Ask your veterinarian to show you where and how to apply Advantage to minimize the risks.

How Did He Reach It?

You’re supposed to apply Advantage to the back of Scout’s neck after parting his fur – an area he shouldn’t be able to reach. If he’s limber though, he may be able to groom the area with his tongue. He may even scratch at the area and get some of the flea formula on his paws. The next time he takes a bath, he’ll unintentionally lick the Advantage off of his feet.

What Happens?

The effects of ingesting this type of flea medication range from mild to life threatening. You might not be aware that Scout ingested any Advantage. Initially, he’ll probably just lose his appetite, shying away from his favorite meal. He may lounge around more than normal and groom himself nonstop. You could also notice other odd behavioral changes like agitation, pacing and scratching himself more than normal. As the medication continues to get into his bloodstream, he might start drooling, develop a cough and even begin throwing up. Tremors and convulsions are the most severe symptoms he may develop. Sometimes symptoms start within hours of ingesting the substance, but in some cases your fuzzy buddy might not show any signs for days. By then the situation might become life-threatening.

What to Do

If you suspect that Scout swallowed some of his flea medication, get him to the hospital right away before symptoms progress, as a precaution. Let your vet know that your mischievous chum could have ingested his Advantage and take the packaging in for your vet to look at. Before heading to the hospital, take a sample of any vomit that might have come out of Scout. It sounds gross, but by analyzing this, your veterinarian can get a better understanding of what is going on inside Scout’s fragile stomach.

Treatment

Your veterinarian may induce vomiting by giving Scout a hydrogen peroxide solution. Depending on the severity of the situation, he may have to give your little buddy activated charcoal, a substance that absorbs toxins in his belly and sends them out through waste. If Scout has been throwing up and is severely dehydrated, he’ll most likely need to receive intravenous fluids overnight. As long as you get your furry family member to the doctor’s right away, he should get better.

Prevention

Apply the Advantage directly to his skin at the base of his head, along the back of his neck and let it absorb for 30 minutes. While it’s drying, don’t let Scout groom himself. Keep him on your lap or play with him during that time frame. If you have other animals in your home, don’t let them come near Scout until those 30 minutes are up.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.

Here is a flea emerging from its cocoon. I’d go through the whole flea life cycle, but these folks have done a lovely job for you. The point is that most of the flea’s life cycle takes place OFF the animal in the environment. Each flea lays hundreds of eggs each weak, and they fall off into the environment. Once they develop into a new flea, they can remain dormant for months in your yard, carpet, upholstery, etcetera. This is why having a flea-control product that stays on the pet for one month is so great. When they return to the flea-cocoon-infested area, and pick up new fleas (within seconds), the new fleas die before they start the cycle over again.

Unfortunately, this only works if the product really stays on the pet for the whole month, if that’s what you’re expecting it to do. Today we had a lady who felt that her dog must have multiple allergy problems requiring lots of cortisone, because she had the fleas under control — she was using Advantage every month. Examination revealed that the dog had many fleas present. “How often do you bathe him? Bathing removes the Advantage pretty quickly you know.” Turns out, this dog likes to roll in nasty things (imagine that!) and sometimes is bathed more than once in a single day. He certainly gets several baths per month. This is one of those times that points up why it is so important to take a complete history when looking at the dog’s problem. You need to examine that patient’s entire lifestyle.

Now Adantage (Bayer’s imidocloprid) is a good product. It spreads over the entire body when you squirt the little tube on the back. The chemical forms tiny crystals that stick to the hair and skin and kill fleas (and their eggs) on contact. A simple wetting, like getting caught in the rain, does not remove them. It does last for a month, unless… Scrubbing with soap and water takes it right off. The first bath will take half of the product and the next bath takes the rest. The dog is now “Advantage-free” and unprotected as far as fleas go. If you’re bathing three times per month (much less three times per day), this is not a good product for you to use once per month.

The over-the-counter products you can buy at Wal-Mart are either pyrethrin or permethrin. They are also water-soluble, so a bath eliminates the product. Worse, though they say you can use them once per month, they don’t mention that these particular chemicals degrade rapidly in the open air and sunlight. If you use these products, you probably need to use them once per week, not once per month. Now they don’t seem like quite so much of a bargain. [Note: the permethrin-containing products say “do not use on cats”; this is no joke — it will kill them.]

At KVC, we’ve had better luck with Frontline Plus (Merial’s fipronil). Like the aforementioned products, you apply the contents of one pre-measured tube to the pet’s skin, putting it under the hair. Unlike the aforementioned products, it really lasts a month for most pets, and it survives bathing. Fipronil is oil-soluble, not water-soluble. When you apply it, it distributes through the skin oil, spreading over the entire body. The excess wicks down into the oil glands in the hair follicles. Certainly you can scrub it off with soap and water. You know how dry your own skin feels when you get out of the shower in the wintertime — you’ve stripped off the oil layer and there’s nothing to hold the moisture in your skin. Even without lotion, the skin will put out another layer of oil from the little glands in the hair follicles. If the pet has had Frontline applied, that skin oil will contain the flea-killing chemicals. Even bathing once weekly, you should still have pretty good flea-control for a month.

Likewise, people ask, can I give my cat a flea bath after using frontline?

Frontline, Revolution and other new products work by migrating all over your pet’s skin. The chemicals stay on your pet’s skin, they are not absorbed. If you choose to bathe your pet, wait 2 days after you have applied the flea solution, or wait 2 days after a bath to apply it.

Also Know, how long after applying Advantage Can I bathe my cat? Revolution – Can bathe 2 hours after application. Advantage II for Cats– It is recommended that you wait 24 hours to bathe. Ok to bathe during month because product is waterproof. Advantage II for Dogs- t is recommended that you wait 24 hours to bathe.

Considering this, can I use advantage after a flea bath?

You can bathe her in plain blue dawn dish soap and water if you feel the need to bathe her again, but a good topical flea treatment such as Advantage or Frontline from the vet will work. Also, please don’t use flea spray as that can also be toxic to both humans and cats.

Can cats still get fleas after being treated?

Most flea treatments just kill adult fleas, but fleas can continue to emerge for months after you think an infestation has ended. Regular treatment is the key to keeping fleas at bay, but bathing your pet does nothing to prevent fleas. While many adults will wash away, the eggs will remain.

Effipro: A spot-on, which is applied every eight weeks for flea control or every four weeks for flea and tick control.

In additional, Do cats need monthly flea treatment?, So, no sooner than you’ve killed adult fleas, the larval fleas hatch, mature into adults, feed and lay eggs, and the cycle continues. This is why we generally treat for 3 months or a minimum of 3-4 life cycles to contain a flea infestation inside the home.

Finally, How often can you apply flea treatment?, An IGR only kills eggs and larvae, so new adult fleas will still be seen on your pet until they have all hatched out of their pupae and into the environment. You should treat your pet every four weeks to bring the flea population under control.

Frequently Asked Question:

Can you overdose a cat on flea treatment?

Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling. Organophosphate toxicity can be rapidly fatal, depending on the ingredients and dose the pet is exposed to.

Can I give my cat flea treatment twice?

While you can reapply flea treatment early in some cases, you should talk to your veterinarian to find the best and most effective flea treatment for your pet.

What happens if you flea your cat too often?

They can also lead to your cat developing a tapeworm infection if a cat were to ingest an infected flea (which can happen during grooming). And because fleas feed on blood, a severe infestation may even lead to anaemia.

Can you overdose a cat on Advantage?

The active ingredient can cause nerve damage. The cat may suffer from an accidental overdose.

What flea medicine is killing cats?

Ingredients like permethrin are commonly included in dog flea and tick treatments, which can actually kill cats.

Can I reapply flea treatment early?

If you are finding fleas on your pet even after applying your pet’s topical flea treatment, you might consider reapplying it early. However, this solution is not always recommended and may lead to an overdose in some rare cases.

How often can you give flea treatment?

Flea sprays are used directly on your dog but must be designed for animals. Never use a household flea spray on your pet. Pet flea sprays kill fleas but may need to be re-applied from as often as every few days to every few weeks.

How long do you have to wait between flea treatments?

The known safe answer is to wait the period of time the product is supposed to work, typically 30 days, before reapplying. An alternative is to bathe the pet in a detergent shampoo (meant to strip off skin oils) and reapply after 24 hours.

Can I reapply frontline after 2 weeks?

If you are using a commercial topical product like Frontline, be sure you are following the manufacturer’s application instructions precisely. If you suspect it is not controlling your pet’s fleas, you may, in certain cases, be able to reapply it in as little as two weeks and try again.

Do cats need flea treatment all year round?

Yes! Keep your pets on flea and tick protection all year round! It is common today to hear people say “I don’t give my pet flea and tick prevention in the winter there is no need, since it is so cold”. … Fleas can survive outdoors in temperatures as low as 33 degrees for as long as five days.

How often do cats need flea and worm treatment?

To protect your cat, common worms can be easily controlled with a routine worming treatment. Kittens need to be wormed every two weeks until twelve weeks of age, then monthly until six months of age. After six months all cats need to be wormed every three months for effective protection.

Is there a monthly flea pill for cats?

Treat your pet’s flea infestation with Comfortis, the #1 recommended prescription flea-only medication. Comfortis is the FDA-approved chewable, beef-flavored tablet that kills fleas and prevents flea infestations on dogs and cats for a full month.

How often can you apply flea treatment?

An IGR only kills eggs and larvae, so new adult fleas will still be seen on your pet until they have all hatched out of their pupae and into the environment. You should treat your pet every four weeks to bring the flea population under control.

Do cats need monthly flea treatment?

So, no sooner than you’ve killed adult fleas, the larval fleas hatch, mature into adults, feed and lay eggs, and the cycle continues. This is why we generally treat for 3 months or a minimum of 3-4 life cycles to contain a flea infestation inside the home.

Can I give my cat flea treatment twice?

While you can reapply flea treatment early in some cases, you should talk to your veterinarian to find the best and most effective flea treatment for your pet.

How often can you give flea treatment?

Flea sprays are used directly on your dog but must be designed for animals. Never use a household flea spray on your pet. Pet flea sprays kill fleas but may need to be re-applied from as often as every few days to every few weeks.

How often can I frontline my cat?

FRONTLINE Spot On is water resistant and will remain effective even if your pet gets wet. If your pet goes swimming or is bathed more than once a week, we recommend you apply FRONTLINE Spot On every four weeks.

Advantage Multi ® (imidacloprid + moxidectin) provides broad-spectrum parasite protection in a convenient monthly topical application, potentially increasing compliance for dogs and cats that may not prefer oral medications.

For dogs, Advantage Multi ® prevents heartworm disease and treats heartworm microfilaria, kills fleas and treats and controls roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and sarcoptic mange. For cats, Advantage Multi ® kills fleas, treats and controls ear mites, roundworms and hookworms and prevents heartworm disease — all in one easy-to-use topical application. Plus, it’s the only FDA-approved product indicated for ferrets for the treatment of fleas and prevention of heartworm disease.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Dogs: WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application, ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. (See Contraindications and Adverse Reactions for more information.)

Cats and ferrets: WARNING: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (See Contraindications and Adverse Reactions for more information.) Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age and cats or ferrets less than 2 lbs. body weight.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with application sites for 2 hours after application.

A single flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day – which means a small flea problem can turn into a big one very quickly. To deal with these invasive parasites, you need a fast, effective flea treatment that will kill adult fleas on your pet.

You may have heard about the benefits of spot-on flea treatments like Advantage – but how do they work, and how do you know they’re the right solution for a flea problem?

How Advantage works to kill adult fleas

Many pet owners prefer spot-on treatments like Advantage, as they can be easier to use and fleas don’t need to bite to be killed.

Here’s how it works:

Advantage spot-on flea treatment is applied directly to your cat’s or dog’s skin via an easy-to-use pipette.

The Advantage solution spreads quickly through the lipid/fatty layer across your pet’s skin and coat from the point of application and kills fleas within one day.

The active ingredient in Advantage kills fleas on contact, which means fleas don’t need to bite your pet for this product to work. This is in contrast to oral flea products, which are active in your pet’s bloodstream, requiring fleas to bite and feed in order to be killed.

As your pet naturally sheds their skin and fur, the active ingredient, imidacloprid, is also shed into your pet’s environment killing flea larvae. Advantage further prevents infestations for up to a month by also killing flea larvae in the home.

With monthly, year-round use, Advantage provides long-term flea protection for your cat or dog, keeping your pet and your family happy and protected.

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How to apply advantage to cats

  • Controls and treats ear mites
  • Treats flea allergy dermatitis (FAD)
  • Controls and treats roundworms and hookworms
  • Controls and treats flea infestations
  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Coughing
  • Increased water consumption
  • Increased salivation for an hour following treatment
  • Application site discomfort (scratching, rubbing, etc.)
  • Pacing
  • Hiding
  • Excessive grooming
  • Agitation
  • Prolonged periods of sleep
  • Lethargy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Increased salivation
  • Do not ingest orally.
  • Never apply to irritated skin.

The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 0.45 mg/lb (1.0 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.

Do not apply to irritated skin.

1. Remove one dose applicator tube (tube) from the package. As specified in the following table, administer the entire contents of the Advantage Multi ® for Cats tube that correctly corresponds with the body weight of the cat. tubes. * Cats over 18 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of Advantage Multi for Cats

2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.

3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of cap onto the tip of the tube.

4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.

5. Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. Lift tube away from skin before releasing pressure on tube.

Do not get this product in the cat’s mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming. In households with multiple pets, keep animals separated to prevent licking of the application site.

Stiff, matted hair or a damp, oily appearance of the hair may be observed at the application site on some cats. This is temporary and does not affect the safety and effectiveness of the product.

  • Controls and treats ear mites
  • Treats flea allergy dermatitis (FAD)
  • Controls and treats roundworms and hookworms
  • Controls and treats flea infestations
  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Coughing
  • Increased water consumption
  • Increased salivation for an hour following treatment
  • Application site discomfort (scratching, rubbing, etc.)
  • Pacing
  • Hiding
  • Excessive grooming
  • Agitation
  • Prolonged periods of sleep
  • Lethargy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Increased salivation
  • Do not ingest orally.
  • Never apply to irritated skin.

The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 0.45 mg/lb (1.0 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.

Do not apply to irritated skin.

1. Remove one dose applicator tube (tube) from the package. As specified in the following table, administer the entire contents of the Advantage Multi ® for Cats tube that correctly corresponds with the body weight of the cat. tubes. * Cats over 18 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of Advantage Multi for Cats

2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.

3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of cap onto the tip of the tube.

4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.

5. Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. Lift tube away from skin before releasing pressure on tube.

Do not get this product in the cat’s mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming. In households with multiple pets, keep animals separated to prevent licking of the application site.

Stiff, matted hair or a damp, oily appearance of the hair may be observed at the application site on some cats. This is temporary and does not affect the safety and effectiveness of the product.

How to apply advantage to cats

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Advantage Multi for Cats is a broad-spectrum topical solution prescribed by veterinarians to provide pet parents with a convenient monthly application to help protect their cat or ferret from pesky parasites. This easy-to-use solution works to kill adult fleas, treat and control ear mites, roundworm and hookworms—it may also help to prevent heartworm disease in some cats and ferrets.

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Specifications

Item Number 325729
Common Brand Name(s) Advantage Multi, Cydectin, ProHeart
Generic Name Imidacloprid, Moxidectin
For Use With Cats & Ferrets
Administration Form Topical
Dosage Measure n-a
Breed Size Small Breeds
Product Form Solution
Strength 40 mg Imidacloprid and 4 mg Moxidectin
Health Condition Heartworms, Fleas, Roundworms, Hookworms, Ear Mites
Drug Type Parasiticide

Advantage Multi for Cats is indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria Immitis in cats and ferrets 2 pounds or over. Advantage Multi for Cats kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and is indicated for the treatment of flea infestations.

Possible Side Effects

Contact your veterinarian if your cat or ferret experiences pruritus/scratching, scabbing, redness, wounds and inflammation at the treatment site; lethargy; and chemical odor.

Drug & Food Interactions

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your cat is taking before starting this medication.

Precautions

Do not dispense dose applicator tubes without complete safety and administration information. Avoid oral ingestion. The safety of Advantage Multi for Cats has not been established in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats or ferrets. The effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Cats against heartworm infections (D. immitis) after bathing has not been evaluated in cats. Use of this product in geriatric pets with subclinical conditions has not been adequately studied. Several otherwise healthy, thin geriatric cats experienced prolonged lethargy and sleepiness after using this drug.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: 40 mg Imidacloprid (10%), 4 mg Moxidectin (1%).

Recommended Dosage

Cats: The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 0.45 mg/lb (1.0 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.

Ferrets: The recommended minimum dose for a ferret is 9mg/lb (20.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 0.9 mg/lb (2 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.

Storage Instructions

Store at room temperature between 39° – 77°F.

How often can I use Advantage Multi for Cats?

Use monthly (every 30 days), year-round, to kill fleas; treat flea infestations; treat and control ear mites, hookworms and roundworms; and prevent heartworm disease.

When should I put Advantage Multi for Cats on my cat?

You should apply Advantage Multi for Cats monthly (every 30 days), all year-round.

How do I apply Advantage Multi for Cats?

Do not apply to irritated skin.

  • Remove one dose applicator tube from the package.
  • While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.
  • Turn the cap over and push the other end of the cap onto the tip of the tube.
  • Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.
  • Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. Lift the tube away from skin before releasing pressure on the tube.

Do not get this product in the cat’s mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming.

How old does my cat have to be to use Advantage Multi for Cats?

Advantage Multi for Cats can be used on cats at least 9 weeks old, weighing at least 2 pounds. The small cat size (5.1-9 lbs.) can be used for ferrets that weigh at least 2 pounds.

Does Advantage Multi for Cats expire?

Advantage Multi for Cats does have an expiration date that can be found on the bottom edge of the package. Advantage Multi for Cats should not be used past its expiration date.

Does Advantage Multi for Cats kill ticks?

No. Advantage Multi for Cats helps provide broad-spectrum protection against fleas, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms and heartworms. If you are concerned about ticks, Bayer has effective products that treat and prevent tick infestations.

How does Advantage Multi for Cats work to kill fleas?

Advantage Multi for Cats is applied to the pet’s skin. The active ingredient spreads over your cat’s body to kill fleas through contact so they do not have to bite your cat to die.

What if I miss an Advantage Multi for Cats heartworm treatment?

Life happens. If you forget or miss a dose, simply treat your cat immediately. Advantage Multi for Cats is heartworm prevention that forgives if you forget. It kills newly acquired heartworm larvae (baby worms) throughout the month to prevent further infection. After a single dose, if you forget and go more than 30 days in between treatments, just treat immediately and resume your monthly schedule.

Hi Moms –
We recently applied Advantage II to my cat to try to keep fleas abay. Since then, she has been losing a lot of fur – like a month’s worth of shedding in two days. She doesn’t seem uncomfortable – no constant scratching or anything like that – but it does seem odd. Anyone else have a cat who reacted this way? If so, what did you do about it?

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I would call the vet – I’ve seen some animals have reactions to other flea products (usually the over-the-counter ones) that look more like a burn or a sore on the skin where the stuff is applied that is painful and really bothers them. Usually cats have more serious reactions when the wrong stuff is applied (neurological signs, facial/head twitching) but Advantage (as long as it is what is labeled for cats, not dogs) should be okay. What you are describing does not sound typical and I could give your vet a call.

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The pill you can get from your vet is called Cap-Star.

My kitty is also allergic to topical flea preventatives. All the fur at the site falls out and the skin would sometimes scab over. It gets worse over time.

I suggest you do give her a bath. Use baby shampoo, unscented if you can get it. Use lots of the soap and really get it onto her skin as much as you can. Rinse really really well. It will get the stuff off and at least decrease the reaction.

Please, don’t ever use topical again. It gets worse each time.

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I would bring her to the vet in the morning. They can give a steroid shot to help counter the reaction. That is not a normal reaction to flea medicine.
Revolution is my favorite anti-flea topical medication. It’s one of the safer ones and really works. My cats are indoors only and the very rare times they get fleas it never takes more than a couple doses. It kills the eggs as well as the adults.

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I would call the vet. Just in case. I would hate for the allergic reaction
to get worse. I’m sorry about your cat. Poor little thing. Good luck.

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My cat is also allergic to flea powder and any of that stuff that you put between the shoulder blades. I almost lost her once, she got really ill after an application of the powder. I can also tell that the topical treatments burn her skin, she hates that stuff!
I now give her a pill once a month that costs 18 bucks at the vet, unfortunately I dont know the name of it, but it tastes like a cat treat and she eats it without a problem, however she will sleep for 2 days after she takes it.
It’s poison, so it’s scary. but she’s fine after that, and no fleas.

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Cats do have allergic reactions. Your best plan is to call your vet. Even if your cat doesn’t *seem* to be uncomfortable, something’s wrong.

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Advecta® Plus Flea Protection for Cats contains the same active ingredients as Advantage® II for Cats*. This fast-acting, long-lasting formula starts killing on contact, no biting required, within 12 hours of application while actively preventing flea reinfestations for up to 30 days breaking the flea lifecycle.

*Advecta Plus® is not manufactured by or distributed by Bayer. Advantage® II is a registered trademark of Bayer Healthcare, LLC.

INSTRUCTIONS

Do not allow children to apply product. To prevent harm to you and your cat, read the entire label and package insert before each use. Follow all directions and precautionary statements carefully. Use on cats only. Do not use on dogs or other animals.

Directions for Use: It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Read Entire Label.

Before Each Use Restrictions: Use only on cats or on kittens 8 weeks of age or older weighing more than 5 lbs. Do not use on other animals. Do not exceed labeled dosage amounts for cats. Do not apply more than one (1) tube per treatment. Do not have contact or allow children to have contacted with treated area until completely dry.

How to Apply for Cats:

  1. Remove one applicator tube from the package.
  2. Hold applicator tube in an upright position facing away from you and your pet’s face and eyes. Pull cap off tube.
  3. Turn the cap around and place other end of cap back on tube.
  4. Twist cap to break seal, then remove cap from tube.
  5. The cat should be standing for easy application. Part the hair on the cat’s back, between the shoulder blades, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze the tube to expel the entire contents directly on the skin.
  6. Discard empty tube as described in the Storage and Disposal section.
  7. Under normal conditions the product is effective for a month. However, in case of severe flea infestation, retreatment may be necessary earlier than four weeks. Do not re-treat more often than once every seven (7) days. After flea control is obtained, return to a monthly retreatment schedule.

PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS

Hazards to Humans: WARNING. Causes substantial but temporary eye injury. Harmful if swallowed. Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet.

Hazards to Domestic Animals: FOR EXTERNAL USE ON CATS ONLY. Individual sensitivities, while rare, may occur after using ANY pesticide product for cats. Do not treat your cat with more than one pesticide product at a time. Over-dosing your cat can result in serious illness and even death. Consult a veterinarian before using this product on medicated, debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing cats.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What are the benefits of using this product?

A. This specially formulated fast acting flea squeeze on topical treatment starts working on contact in 12 hours, no biting required, kills all flea life stages (adults, eggs, and larvae), is easy to use and waterproof.

Q. How long will it take for this product to begin to work?

A. The product should begin to kill fleas within 24-48 hours but may take up to 72 hours to reach its full effectiveness.

Q. Does this product kill ticks?

A. No, this product does not kill ticks.

Q. What is the difference between this product and oral flea products?

A. This product is applied to your pet topically and kills fleas through contact with the product on your pet’s skin, so fleas don’t have to bite to die. With oral flea medications, fleas must bite your furry family member and be exposed to the medication in the pet before the fleas are killed.

Q. How do these products spread over a pet’s body? How long does this take?

A. This product is topical only and is dispersed over your furry family member’s body by the natural oils on their skin and attaches to the hair follicle. This process can take up to 24 hours.

Q. How does this product work?

A. This product contains two active ingredients: imidacloprid that attacks the flea’s nervous system, paralyzing and ultimately killing them and pyriproxyfen, an insect growth regulator (IGR) that prevents flea eggs and larvae from maturing into adults. This combination plays a crucial role in existing infestations because you might only be aware of adult fleas which represent around 5% of a full infestation plus immature flea life stages (flea eggs, larvae and pupae) that exist in your environment make up the rest of the infestation are almost invisible to the naked eye.

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How to apply advantage to cats

Our pharmacy prepares and ships prescription medications separately to ensure proper handling.

Most prescriptions are delivered within 3-5 days.

About This Item

Advantage Multi for Cats is a broad-spectrum topical solution prescribed by veterinarians to provide pet parents with a convenient monthly application to help alleviate symptoms caused by pesky parasites. This easy-to-use solution works to kill adult fleas, treat and control ear mites, roundworm and hookworms—it may also help to prevent heartworm disease in some cats.

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Specifications

Item Number 325738
Common Brand Name(s) Advantage Multi
Generic Name Imidacloprid, Moxidectin
For Use With Cats
Administration Form Topical
Dosage Measure n-a
Breed Size Medium Breeds
Product Form Solution
Strength 80 mg Imidacloprid and 8 mg Moxidectin
Health Condition Heartworms, Fleas, Roundworms, Hookworms, Ear Mites
Drug Type Parasiticide

Advantage Multi for Cats is indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria Immitis in cats and ferrets 2 pounds or over. Advantage Multi for Cats kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and is indicated for the treatment of flea infestations.

Possible Side Effects

Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences pruritus/scratching, scabbing, redness, wounds and inflammation at the treatment site; lethargy; and chemical odor.

Drug & Food Interactions

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your cat is taking before starting this medication.

Precautions

Do not dispense dose applicator tubes without complete safety and administration information. Avoid oral ingestion. Cats may experience hypersalivation, tremors, vomiting and decreased appetite if Advantage Multi for Cats is inadvertently administered orally or through grooming/licking of the application site. The safety of Advantage Multi for Cats has not been established in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. The effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Cats against heartworm infections (D. immitis) after bathing has not been evaluated in cats. Use of this product in geriatric pets with subclinical conditions has not been adequately studied. Several otherwise healthy, thin geriatric cats experienced prolonged lethargy and sleepiness after using this drug.

Ingredients

Active ingredients: 80 mg Imidacloprid (10%), 8 mg Moxidectin (1%)

Recommended Dosage

The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 0.45 mg/lb (1.0 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.

Storage Instructions

Store at room temperature between 39° – 77°F.

How often can I use Advantage Multi for Cats?

Use monthly (every 30 days), year-round, to kill fleas; treat flea infestations; treat and control ear mites, hookworms and roundworms; and prevent heartworm disease.

When should I put Advantage Multi for Cats on my cat?

You should apply Advantage Multi for Cats monthly (every 30 days), all year-round.

How do I apply Advantage Multi for Cats?

Do not apply to irritated skin.

  • Remove one dose applicator tube from the package.
  • While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.
  • Turn the cap over and push the other end of the cap onto the tip of the tube.
  • Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.
  • Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. Lift the tube away from skin before releasing pressure on the tube.

Do not get this product in the cat’s mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming.

How old does my cat have to be to use Advantage Multi for Cats?

Advantage Multi for Cats can be used on cats at least 9 weeks old, weighing at least 2 pounds. The small cat size (5.1-9 lbs.) can be used for ferrets that weigh at least 2 pounds.

Does Advantage Multi for Cats expire?

Advantage Multi for Cats does have an expiration date that can be found on the bottom edge of the package. Advantage Multi for Cats should not be used past its expiration date.

Does Advantage Multi for Cats kill ticks?

No. Advantage Multi for Cats helps provide broad-spectrum protection against fleas, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms and heartworms. If you are concerned about ticks, Bayer has effective products that treat and prevent tick infestations.

How does Advantage Multi for Cats work to kill fleas?

Advantage Multi for Cats is applied to the pet’s skin. The active ingredient spreads over your cat’s body to kill fleas through contact so they do not have to bite your cat to die.

What if I miss an Advantage Multi for Cats heartworm treatment?

Life happens. If you forget or miss a dose, simply treat your cat immediately. Advantage Multi for Cats is heartworm prevention that forgives if you forget. It kills newly acquired heartworm larvae (baby worms) throughout the month to prevent further infection. After a single dose, if you forget and go more than 30 days in between treatments, just treat immediately and resume your monthly schedule.

Are you still seeing fleas after using a topical flea prevention treatment? What should you do now?

This is a question asked by frustrated pet parents with itchy pets every day.

You might be wondering if you applied it incorrectly, and if so, whether you should reapply. Or maybe the flea treatment stopped working for your pet.

Here’s why you might still be seeing fleas and what you should do about it.

Is It Safe to Reapply a Flea Treatment Early?

If you are finding fleas on your pet even after applying your pet’s topical flea treatment, you might consider reapplying it early. However, this solution is not always recommended and may lead to an overdose in some rare cases.

There are so many different products available on the market, so it is difficult to speak to all of them in broad strokes. To be safe, you should always follow the instructions on your specific topical flea medication package.

Flea preventions typically use one or two active ingredients to do the job of preventing fleas. Each brand will use different active ingredients, and these ingredients will work in different ways to prevent fleas.

An overdose for most flea preventions could result in the following:

Why Isn’t My Flea Treatment Working?

You’ve been diligently applying topical flea prevention to your pets, but you are still seeing them scratch, and you might even be seeing fleas. Here are four common reasons why this might be happening.

Incorrect Application of Flea Treatment

Incorrectly applying topical flea prevention is the most common cause for its failure to work. Flea prevention is expensive, and you don’t want to waste a dose.

Topical medication should be applied directly to the skin, not the hair. You must part the hair so that you can apply it to the skin at the base of the neck. Read the instructions on the package; most direct you to apply it all in one spot on the neck, while a few will have you apply it to several spots along the back that the pet cannot reach (for larger dogs).

Be sure to completely empty the tube, as the liquid is measured for your pet’s weight range and the entire dose is required to be effective.

How to Apply Each Brand of Topical Flea Treatment

Applying it correctly can be very tricky because each type has a different way to open the tube and ensure that it dispenses properly. Here are the three major brands and how to apply them.

Bravecto

Hold the tube upright and turn the cap one full turn.

Make sure the seal is broken but DO NOT remove the cap.

Cats: Part the hair at the base of the neck and apply the entire tube to the skin. You can apply to a second spot directly behind the first if there is overflow.

Dogs: Part the hair at the base of the neck and apply to the skin; do this in one or more spots depending on the size of your dog. For larger dogs, choose two or three spots along the spine to continue the application.

Revolution/Revolution Plus:

Hold the tube upright and press the cap firmly until you hear a click.

Remove the cap and make sure that seal has been broken.

Part the hair at the base of the neck and apply the entire tube to the skin.

Keep the tube squeezed so the liquid isn’t sucked back into the tube.

Make sure the tube is empty.

Advantage Multi

Hold the tube upright and remove the cap.

Flip the cap upside down and push the tip into the top of the tube.

Twist the cap to break the seal, and then remove the cap.

Cats and Dogs < 20 lbs.: Part the hair at the base of the neck and apply the entire tube to the skin. Dogs > 20 lbs.: Part the hair at the base of the neck and apply to the skin; do this in one to three more spots from the neck to the upper back depending on the size of your dog.

Keep the tube squeezed so the liquid isn’t sucked back into the tube.

Make sure the tube is empty.

Your Flea Medication Has Become Ineffective

While you can reapply flea treatment early in some cases, you should talk to your veterinarian to find the best and most effective flea treatment for your pet.

Your vet will know which products are working well in your region, as some that may have been effective at one time may no longer be killing fleas the way they used to. They may also have personal favorites or recommendations based on your pet’s particular needs.

Your Home Hasn’t Been Treated for Fleas

In conjunction with topical flea treatments, you need to treat your home to provide the best defense against fleas.

Most flea preventions do not repel fleas. Flea preventions kill fleas either by direct contact with the fleas or from the fleas feeding on your pet.

New fleas from the environment can—and will—jump onto your pet to feed. So, it’s extremely important to treat your pet’s environment, too. And it’s not just adult fleas you need to watch out for, because they only make up less than 5 percent of the flea population.

You should be treating your home for adults plus the other 95 percent—flea eggs, flea larvae and flea pupae.

Flea eggs and larvae can live in the environment for days or weeks. It is best to regularly vacuum all the locations of your home where your pet spends time, wash all bedding in hot water, and keep your pets on flea prevention.

Not All of Your Pets Are on Flea Treatment

Don’t forget to treat all of the dogs and cats in your house, not just the itchy ones.

Some pets will scratch more than others, but if one pet in the house has fleas, they all have fleas. All of your pets will need to stay on flea medication to prevent reinfestation.

Just because you don’t see a flea doesn’t mean they don’t have fleas or don’t need to be on flea treatment.

How to apply advantage to catsIf you are looking for fast working, month long flea prevention and treatment program for your outdoors-loving cat, then this honest to goodness review of Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats is a must read – for both you and your cats sake.

What is the Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats?

Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats is a fast working topical spot treatment for flea prevention, specifically designed for cats. It kills fleas, eggs, larvae and also reduces potential secondary flea problems in felines which include flea allergy dermatitis, anxiety and anemia. Being designed specifically for cats, it does not contain any of the harmful chemicals that are seen in other products of similar nature.

Here is a reliable place to buy Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats.

Full month reliable flea prevention

Let’s face it: flea prevention and treatment can be expensive, especially in case you have multiple cats. Most pet owners would naturally think twice about buying flea treatment products. They would, needless to say, opt for those which really work effectively, without causing toxicity in their pet. The Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats fits this bill perfectly in that; whether you have a single cat or multiple ones, you can protect each of them reliably for a month and not have to think about fleas for 30 days.

Works within 5 minutes of application

Ask any cat owner how he feels to see his or her cat in distress – scratching and licking constantly thanks to a massive flea infestation. The answer would no doubt be: “It hurts to see it that way”. The Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats starts working within the first 5 minutes of application and, moreover, it beautifully rids your cats’ body of flea eggs and larvae within the first 20 minutes. You actually start seeing the fleas ‘going crazy and dying off’.

Main product features and specifications

Here are the key features of the product:

  • Long lasting dependable flea protection.
  • Works within a very short time – within 24 hours, your cat is rid of fleas – adults, eggs and larvae. The product also prevents new eggs from hatching.
  • Safe for use on cats 8 weeks and older.
  • Prevents potential flea problems including skin allergies, infections etc.

Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats is different than its competitors in that; many generic products made for cats and dogs combined are often harmful and dangerous to felines. Since Advantage II is specially made for cats, it is approved by vets and the FDA and completely safe for your cat.

What do customers have to say about Advantage II for Cats?

Of the 4,414 reviewers (at the time of the publishing of this review), 70% gave the product a full 5-star rating – and that says a lot about it, doesn’t it? These are genuine product users who have been harassed by fleas. Most of them have also tried other flea prevention products and not been satisfied with the results. But when it comes to the Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats, the ratings and reviews speak volumes about the effectiveness of the product.

On the downside

Of these 4000+ reviewers, only 7% have been dissatisfied enough to have given it a 1-star rating.

Most users have also cautioned that one buy the product from a reputed vendor only. Owners must naturally be very careful and apply this spot treatment only as directed (on the product box) or as suggested by a vet. Failure to do so may cause your cat to vomit or drool/foam excessively. If this occurs, seek immediate medical help. Some pet owners have noted bald spots where the product was applied, but this is generally rare and the majority of users have seen positive results only.

In conclusion

When it comes to using chemicals on your pet, you naturally tend to be careful. We have all heard horror stories of pets getting poisoned thanks to use of incorrect products. However, flea prevention and treatment is also an essential part of raising pets. Fleas can be a nuisance to both animals as well as humans. If you are in a quandary as to how to keep your cat safe this flea season, I think you will be very satisfied with the Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats.

The product works immediately (ask the 4000+ reviewers who were distressed seeing their cat lick and scratch like crazy) and shows lasting results for a month. It keeps fleas away and does not make cats sick unlike some other flea products out there on the market. You will probably also find it a lot cheaper with the links provided above than you would at your vet’s.

Don’t make this dangerous mistake when picking out flea prevention products.

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When it comes to flea prevention products for your pets, there are lots of options on the market. But if you rely on the Advantage or Advantix line of products, listen up: Bayer makes two different flea control products that can easily be confused with one another, leading to potentially lethal complications for your cat. Advantage has formulations approved for both dogs and cats, while Advantix is intended for use in dogs only.

Advantix causes permethrin toxicity in cats, which is a common emergency, especially during the spring and summer months when fleas are at their peak of peskiness. Here’s the different between these two products, plus what to do if you think your cat has ingested permethrin.

What’s the difference between Advantage and Advantix?

Advantage is a topical solution that can be applied to either your dog or cat’s skin once per month for flea prevention, and it contains the active ingredient imidacloprid. Advantix is also a topical solution for the treatment and prevention of fleas, ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes, and lice on dogs only. The product’s active ingredients are imidacloprid and permethrin. It’s the addition of permethrin to the recipe that makes the deadly difference for cats.

Dogs can metabolize permethrin effectively, resulting in a safe product for them. However, cats cannot metabolize this ingredient and will suffer from toxic effects if exposed. Cats may be exposed to Advantix in a variety of ways, including direct application, close contact with a dog who has been treated within 48 hours, or if they have groomed a dog’s fur after an application.

What are the symptoms of permethrin toxicity in cats?

Following Advantix exposure or application, symptoms in cats will generally manifest within a few hours — but it can take up to three days. Symptoms include: tremors and twitching (sometimes just the ear tips), hyperexcitability, drooling, depression, loss of coordination, vomiting, seizures, loss of appetite and, potentially, death, if not treated. One of the major concerns is an extreme elevation in body temperature from the continuous muscle activity due to tremoring.

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How is permethrin toxicity in cats treated?

Treatment consists of decontamination of the skin with a bath, tremor and/or seizure control, and supportive care. Medications are given as needed by an intravenous injection to control these clinical signs. General supportive care takes the form of intravenous fluids to keep the cat hydrated, as well as vital-sign monitoring and providing a safe environment so the cat does not harm themself during the period of incoordination and disorientation. Clinical signs of tremors generally last for 12 to 24 hours but may persist for up to 48 to 72 hours. Prognosis for recovery is excellent with early treatment.

How to prevent permethrin toxicity in cats

If you share your home with both dogs and cats, don’t use Advantix — mainly because accidents can occur. I often hear a distressed pet parent say that they “accidentally” applied the wrong one, so it’s best to take that risk out of the equation, especially when there are so many other flea control options available.

If you do use canine Advantix in a home with cats, apply it to your dog while your cat does not have access to the area or to your dog. Allow the medicine to fully absorb into your dog’s skin — when you can no longer visibly see the oily medication on the fur — before allowing your cat back into the same room. (I have treated cats that were obsessive groomers and decided the fur between “their” dog’s shoulder blades needed to be cleaned.)

The bottom line: Always double-check labels and read all the fine print — you may even want someone to double check you before giving your dog medication.