Advantage® for dogs.
If you see any fleas on your dog, 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 are many more eggs, larvae and pupae hidden away in carpets, bedding and upholstery, all soon to hatch into new adult fleas. These parasites’ bites can cause much more than just an itch – they can lead to problems like dermatitis, anaemia (if a flea infestation is severe) and even tapeworm infections if your dog swallows an infected flea. Fleas also aren’t fussy; they will feed on the blood of dogs, cats, rabbits and even humans!
Fight fleas with ease: Advantage flea treatment for dogs is an easy-to-apply spot-on treatment that kills fleas within one day, preventing further infestations for up to four weeks. Used monthly, it’s a simple and effective way to help protect your dog against fleas.
The active ingredient in Advantage flea treatment for dogs is able to kill fleas on contact, so fleas don’t have to bite your pet to be killed.1 It’s easy to apply, fast and effective, and helps protect your dog against fleas for up to four weeks.
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Fleas can invite themselves into your home and onto your pets in several 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 pets that your dog comes into contact with can pass fleas onto your dog, e.g. out on a walk or when visiting friends.
• Wild animals such as foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels and rabbits can transport fleas into your back garden, and your dog may pick them up from there.
• Don’t forget to think about all of your pets - you might not have seen the cat scratching, but if she isn’t treated she could be bringing fleas into your home.
Advantage flea treatment for dogs is a spot-on treatment that you apply to your pet’s skin. It is able to kill fleas on contact-no biting required.1 Oral flea products are active in the bloodstream, fleas must attach and feed to be killed.
It is recommended that you apply Advantage to your dog once a month all year round.
A single application lasts for up to four weeks.
You can use Advantage on your puppy from eight weeks old.
Your Advantage pack will contain this information.
If you need to bathe your dog between applications, wait a minimum of two days after applying the product.
Ideally wait a minimum of two days after bathing before applying Advantage.
The active ingredient in Advantage sits in the waterproof layer of your dog’s skin and the product remains effective if your dog becomes wet on occasion (for example after exposure to heavy rain or swimming). However re-treatment may be necessary on some occasions, for example if your dog is a frequent swimmer, in these cases do not treat more frequently than once weekly.
Speak to your vet before using Advantage in conjunction with any other medication.
It’s recommended that you speak to your vet before using the product in pregnant or lactating animals.
Even indoor pets can get fleas, as they can be carried in by us on our clothing, or from other pets that visit the house, so it’s still important to protect your dog with a flea product like Advantage.
No, it is important to treat all your animals with a suitable product. If one pet has fleas, other pets in the house will soon be infested too.
No, you should use the product only as directed. If you’re unsure of any directions for the application of Advantage for dogs, contact your vet.
No, Advantage is a non-prescription treatment and you can buy it from your local pet store or pharmacy or buy it online.
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.