Advantage® for cats.

Advantage® for cats.
Fast-acting flea treatment.
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Help protect your cat against flea infestations with regular flea treatment.

Flea infestations can mean misery for cats. Not only do the bites cause irritation, they can transmit diseases too, and can also cause your cat to develop problems like dermatitis or even anaemia (if an infestation is severe). Some cats develop allergies to flea saliva, which means even a few flea bites can lead to severe itching and sore skin. Infected fleas can also transmit tapeworm if swallowed during grooming. It’s important to remember that the fleas on your cat are only part of the problem. The adult fleas visible on your cat account for only around five per cent of all the fleas present in an infestation, the rest are found as eggs, larvae and pupae, hidden from sight in your home.

Advantage flea treatment for cats is applied to the skin, and gets to work quickly, killing fleas within one day and remaining effective for up to three to four weeks. Advantage is a spot-on solution that is easy to apply, and it is able to kill fleas through contact, biting is not required.1 Simple to use and available without a prescription, Advantage helps give you peace of mind in the fight against fleas.

Why Advantage®?
Up to 28 days of protection
Kills fleas through contact
Suitable for use in kittens and adult cats
Advantage® is a fast and effective flea treatment
Advantage® is a fast and effective flea treatment

Advantage is a spot-on flea treatment for cats and contains an active ingredient that works fast, and is able to kill fleas on contact.1 It also kills flea larvae in the home. Other flea treatments available include tablets; these are active in the bloodstream, so fleas must attach and feed to be killed. Advantage helps protect your cat against fleas for up to three to four weeks.

How to apply?
Remove applicator tube from the package.
Hold pipette in an upright position, twist and pull off cap.
Use reversed cap to twist and remove seal from pipette.
Part the hair on the pet’s neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty its contents directly onto the skin.
Advantage® FAQs

How does my cat get fleas?

Fleas can invite themselves into your home and onto your cat in various ways:
· If you come into contact with fleas yourself, these pesky parasites can hitch a ride on you or your clothing into your home.
· Other infested pets that your cat comes into contact with whilst roaming in the great outdoors could pass fleas onto your cat.
· Wild animals such as foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels and rabbits can transport fleas into your back garden, and your cat may pick them up from there.
· Untreated pets at home: it’s tempting to just treat that one pet that’s itching, but if one pet has fleas, the rest of your pets will also be at risk of attack before long.

What is the difference between Advantage and oral flea products?

With oral treatments fleas must bite and feed in order to be killed. Advantage flea treatment for cats is a spot-on treatment that is applied to the skin and it is able to kill fleas on contact, it does not require fleas to bite.

How often should I use Advantage?

It is recommended that Advantage is applied to your cat once a month and that this is continued all year round.

How long does Advantage last?

It kills fleas within one day of application and remains effective for up to three to four weeks.

Can I use Advantage on my kitten?

Advantage can be used on kittens providing they are weaned and at least eight weeks old.

How long should I wait to bath my cat after applying Advantage?

If you need to bath your cat between applications, wait at least two days after treatment.

How long should I wait after bathing my cat before applying Advantage?

Ideally wait two days after bathing your cat before applying Advantage

Can I use Advantage if my cat is on medication?

Consult your vet before using Advantage in conjunction with any other medication.

Can I use Advantage on a pregnant or lactating cat?

Speak to your vet before using the product in pregnant and lactating cats.

My cat is strictly indoors. Should I still use Advantage?

Fleas can enter your home through many means, including on your clothing, via other pets or even from tiny visitors like rodents or mice, so even indoor cats are at risk of flea infestations.

I’ve only seen a couple of fleas on my cat. Should I still use Advantage?

If you see any fleas on your cat, you’re looking at only around five per cent of the total number that might be in your home. For every fully-grown flea you see, there will be many more eggs, larvae and pupae hidden away in carpets, bedding and upholstery, all soon to hatch into new adult fleas. The best way to reduce the chances of having a flea infestation in your home is to use flea treatment regularly.

Only one of my pets appears to have fleas. Shall I just treat the infected pet?

No, it’s important to treat all pets in your household with a suitable flea product. Fleas multiply quickly, so once one pet is infested, it won’t be too long before other pets are being bitten too.

Can I split pipettes of Advantage between my cats?

No, always follow the instructions carefully and give your cat the correct dosage in order to ensure effective treatment. If you’re unsure of any directions for the application of Advantage for cats, contact your vet.

Do I need a prescription from my vet to buy Advantage?

No, Advantage is a non-prescription treatment and you can buy it from your local pet store, online or at the pharmacy.

What is the expiration date for Advantage for cats?

See your Advantage pack for this information.

1 Mehlhorn et al. Parasitol Res (2001) 87:198-207, information is regarding mode of action and is not intended to imply parasites can be completely stopped from biting.

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