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Advantage II flea treatment is safe for cats & kittens eight weeks and olderAdvantage II flea medicine for cats effectively kills fleas on cats within 12 hoursWaterproof formula remains effective after bathing or rainAdvantage II flea control drops kill all flea life stages for superior pet protection
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which product is better for cats and dogs..Advantix or frontline

I have a dog that weighs 9.5lbs and have three cats that weight 9 to 20 lbs and they all have fleas what is the best product to use on them
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Last summer (2012) I was using Frontline over and over for our two cats (one indoor and the other outdoor) because my neighbor recommended it and the vet was satisfied I was using it. It didn't work at all. What a waste of at least $100. The local pet store asked if I was vacuuming every day and treating the outside area. I thought this is crazy so I looked on line for an answer. Several reviews stated Frontline didn't work for them either. I looked on and found one that did have good reviews was Atvantage II. I had one cat (the indoor one) that was absolutely infested and I used it around 7pm the day I received the meds. Within 2-3 hours I noticed many falling off of her and seemingly convulsing. The next morning I looked at the bed she slept on over night and it was COVERED with HUNDREDS of fleas, mostly dead but some were in a dazed state. Gross but thank God!. I was pulling my hairout and the rest of the family were beside themselves about this. I was just amazed at how fast and complete this worked. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone.
Sorry, I just realized you wrote Advantix and not Advantage. I've never used Advantix but I would never recommend Fronline.
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I agree with Sophia. Frontline did not work at all last summer for us or several other pet owners in my area. I can only assume that the fleas have developed an immunity to it since it is so aggressively pushed by all the veterinarians in my area.
We started using Advantage II last October and haven't seen a flea yet.
The only downside is that it doesn't protect against ticks. But even on Frontline (which is supposed to protect against ticks) I was picking live, embedded ticks off my animals, so, I'm sticking with Advantage II.
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Someone else mentioned giving your pet a flea shampoo before applying flea drops, but you better find out if you aren't double dosing your pet by doing that. More IMPORTANTLY....Advantix and Advantage are two different products. Advantix is toxic to cats. You should not even use it on your dogs if you have cats in the same home. For cats you should use Advantage or Frontline for cats only.
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I think it depends on where you live. I used Frontline for many years but the fleas have become immune to it in our area. The stores here won't even recommend Frontline for folks. Advantage is a great product that gets the job done.
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Either will work, however, do not use a product labeled for dogs on your cats, or a product labeled for cats on your dogs. Stay with the dosage instructions for weight and species. It will cost more to buy 2 different boxes (one for cats and one for dogs), but you're keeping them safe in doing so, and also saving yourself from costly vet bills.
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I have used Advantage for cats for over 20 years without a single problem. I also use it on 2 skunks presently and also have for many years on other pet skunks....no problems. I have heard of problems with other products. If possible, I will use it every other month and not in the cooler weather. It's worked for me for a long time.
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I would first give them a bath with Joy dish soap or flead shampoo and then use advantage. If you live in the sount you may want to use tropical flea advantage. This works great. I have cats that are indoor cats and they still get fleas so this works best.
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does advantage 2 kill just fleas?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
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This product does not kill ticks on my cat.
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Also helps for ticks.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
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Yes.... it only kills fleas. I just spent two hours researching this. It DOES NOT include the ingredient to kill ticks. Advantage works great on the fleas - I am happy to see an expaned upon version. Advantage II has a broader range of flea control.
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No it kills fleas,ticks & their eggs as well as prevents future infestations for up to 8 months depending on the specific product.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
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can you purchase advantage II for cats in single tubes?

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I know you can at the vets but they are much more expensive then it is for a 4 pk of Advantage II from PetCo Online. Individual flea purchases at my vets is $12.00 each application, Price per application at PetCo is $8.50. You can get a 4 pk from PetCo for $33.99 for cats weighing 5-9 pounds and $34.99 for cats weighing OVER 9 pounds, for a price of $8.75 per application. Both of these quotes are for a 4 months supply. Good Luck
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answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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Some veterinary clinics/hospitals will sell single tubes, but I haven't seen it sold that way on any websites. If you just want one tube, call around to your local veterinary hospitals and ask them. I have worked at a few who do sell single tubes, but most of them do not.
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not that I have ever seen. besides you get a better deal the more you buy at once.
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Three of my cats are 8-10 pounds and one is 12-13 pounds. Whichc AdvantageII should I use?

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You would have to purchase the one for cats OVER 9 pounds, that will cover ALL 4 of your cats different weights. I have the same situation with my 4 cats and the Advantage II has completely rid them of any fleas but don't forget to reapply the treatment EVERY MONTH or those little buggers will come back.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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There is Advantage ll for cats over 9 pounds.
There is Advantage ll for cats 5-9 pounds.
To be safe, consult your veterinarian for help on any other matters regarding use of this product in any other way.
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Advantage II for large cat
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Can I use this on pregnant cats & also on cats nursing?

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No, do not use a topical solution like this on pregnant or nursing cats.....if they have a flea problem, get a helper and bathe the cat in dawn dish soap, its not harmful to the cat and it kills the fleas if not then at the very least makes the fleas come right off....but you will need the helper to hold said kitty.....they hate water ;) hope this helps
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it states on the package not for pregnant or nursing anamials
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Call a vet they will generally answer questions.. just like a pharmacist!
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Can I put it on like a week and half earlier then a month?

used a different product its not working still have about a week and a half before I can reapply fea medicine can I use your product at this time my cats have a lot of fleas and the flea comb isn't getting it very well thank you
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Yes you can reapply around every three weeks if needed.I asked this question of at least two different animal stores and both told me this answer.
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You can reapply Advantage after two weeks if necessary, but I am not sure what the ingredient is in the other product you used, so I would hesitate to apply a new product on top of it. The ingredients in the two products may combine to make your cat sick. You can give your cat a gentle bath with plain cat shampoo and that will give her some relief until you talk to your vet.
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yes you can reapply earlier. My vet says you can apply it after 1 week if needed.
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Why was I charged for shipping?

I ordered "Advantage II Once-A-Month Cat & Kitten Topical Flea Treatment" the one that says Free Shipping with Purchase! $33.99 and paypal just emailed me the payment I made to you and it's for $36.62. Why was I billed for shipping when it says free shipping?
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You still have to pay taxes unless you are a tax free state.
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I don't think that's a shipping charge, because it's way too low for shipping (most places charge $6.99 or more for shipping, and I recently got this same product, no shipping charge came through my bank). Sounds like either sales tax or paypal is charging you a percentage for your purchase for their processing (they used to do that, but it's been years since I've had a paypal account, so I honestly don't know if they still do). You should probably call paypal and ask them what's up.
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To get the FREE Shipping your total purchases would have had to be over $49.99. Your total amt. due included the $33.99 for the "Advantage II Once-A-Month Cat & Kitten Topical Flea Treatment" PLUS your state sales tax for your total of $36.62.
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What's the difference between Advantage and Advantage II for cats?

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Advantage II (which I currently use) kills eggs and larvae as well as fleas.
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Advantage II has an insect growth regulator added, so now it kills all lifestages of the flea.
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Can I use additional flea treatments on my cat while using Advantage?

Advantage used to work great for me, but I have not had success the last two packages I purchased. Since I have already applied it and it's not working, can I use any other product on my cats without causing them harm?
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Its better not to mix different flea treatments, is what I gather from vets, they advise against mixing flea treatments. Advantage is supposed to work for a month, but if the fleas come back early I just go ahead and give another dose of Advantage. Sometimes it only lasts 3 weeks when the fleas are bad, as in warm rainy weather.
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Never mix treatments.....bathe cats and start doing a flea combing. Also, check the area where they live and sprinkle diatomaceous earth in that area....let it sit and vacuum it up. DE is used as it will dry up the fleas. You may have to retreat the area a few times. Make sure you are treating everything....cats, area, litter boxes, bedding.
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The Advantage II is for small cats-- or lg cats over 9 #.

My cats are 25 #, 23 # and 18#. Is the Advantage II one dos a month still going to be effective at that size?
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I have used it on an 18 pound cat with success here in Florida.
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The Advantage II for large cats (over 9 pounds) should work for you. I would try it and follow the directions exactly. You might be able to apply it sooner than every 30 days but read the directions!!
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What if one cat licks the medication from the other cat? Will it get sick?

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My 8 cats play with each other all the time, so when I treat them with Advantage ll, they continue to play and the medication gets in their mouths. It has not hurt them. I have had my 8 cats for 2-12 years and there has been no problem. If your cat is not a healthy cat, you may want to ask your veterinarian about the brand and it's effects on a sickly cat.
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I have 3 cats. None of them have ever been sick by it. Actually I have noticed that they avoid one another because of the smell.
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do i need a prescription for advantage?

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No, you're pets do not need a prescription for flea protection. Simply follow the application instructions that are on the package.
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No need for a prescription, just make sure you're getting the right kind for the weight of your cat (over 9lbs or under 9lbs) so you don't over dose or under dose.
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what if my kitty is under three pounds and about 6 wks

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use a cat flea shampoo from Petco until the kitten is old enough to use this type of product on....
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Our dog is about 8 yrs old. When we got her at 6 wks, she was infested. The local pet store told us the only thing safe for her was this shampoo called DeFlea. It's all natural and safe for puppies & kittens. It works well, but only if your home hasn't been overrun with the little suckers. You'll need to use it every 3 days until all the fleas disappear. It kills them on contact. This is about the only thing you can do until your kitty is old enough for the other treatments.
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What skin treatment can i give my cats for flea allergy once i give them the Advantage II?

2 of my cats have terrible sores/scabs, pretty sure it's flea bite allergy dermatitis, going to try advantage II to get rid of fleas but want to give them something to soothe their skin and sores?
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I would take your cats to the vet just because it could be a type that is transmitted to humans. I had the same issue with a puppy and it was contangious and we had to give her special medicine. Its always better to be safe then sorry for your kitties.
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My cat is very allergic to fleas, too. I treated my cat for years with Frontline Plus. The last few months the treatment had no effect on him. He had become immune to Frontline. He is very allergic to fleas and kept scratching until he had sores and pulled hair out in spots. As soon as I switched to Advantage II he got immediate relief. In just a few days, without any other treatment, his hair started growing back and the sores healed. His hair became very soft. So if you can kill the fleas, I believe your cats skin will heal without treatment. I believe that cats become immune if you keep them on the same treatment. Advantage II works as well as Frontline Plus use to before he became immune to it. I will switch back and forth every once in a while from now on.
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Except dose, is there any difference between Advantage II for kittens and for cats?

The dose for cats is 0.014, that for kittens is 0.0078. Can I split a dose for cats and use it on two kittens?
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I wouldn't use it on a kitten younger then 2-2,5 month. We started using it after she got her first shots.
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Active ingredients: Imidacloprid 9.10%, Pyriproxyfen 0.46%. Other ingredients: 90.44%

No, there is no difference in active ingredients between the kitten and cat versions. Yes, you can split the dose for cats and use it for kittens, but for even greater savings you can buy Advantage II for extra large dogs over 55 lbs and split that between 5 adult cats! The dose for kittens is 0.5 mL and the dose for adult cats is 0.8 mL. Each squeeze tube of the large dog Advantage II contains 4.0 mL. I use a syringe or graduated pipet to measure out 0.8 mL, or your local pharmacy or vetrinarian may have some graduated medicine droppers. One warning though; this only works with Advantage II and not with the other variants such as Advantix and Advantage Multi because the active ingredients are different between dogs and cats in those medicines.
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Is it safe to use on people?

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No, pesticides that are for animal use are never safe to use on people. If you treat your pet and your home for flea infestation properly, then you will not have to treat the people.
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Definitely not. The ingredients in the product can be very harmful to humans. Advantage and any other flea treatment is a pesticide which is left on the skin too long, ingested and used in any other way than to treat your pet can cause sever illnesses including birth defects. Wash your hands after applying Advantage and don't eat it or get it in your eyes. If you have a problem with fleas on your body go to a doctor, don't apply Advantage on yourself.
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Can I use Advantage II for large dogs on my 7-9 week old kitten and what is the dose?

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No. If it is intended for a certain pet (dog) don't use it on another animal (cat). The dosages are intended for that particular animal and size. If you love your kitten then buy her/him the proper Advantage to be safe. I don't know the dosage buy I assure you that you shouldn't put it on a cat let alone a kitten
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While I am no expert I will say that from what I've read it is a huge mistake to give a doggie size dose of any flea medicine to kitty. It could make them ill or worse! If you love your cat give it the product for cats.
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I live in Italy. Is the Bayer product called "Advocate" that they sell here the same as "Advantage"? Thanks.

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I don't about Italy but in Russia it called the same - "Advantage". Product you are talking about probably not the same but may be similar. Compare the ingridiance. Sometimes there are cheaper versions of some meds.
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Look at pictures of both packages and compare the ingredients and the sizes of the tubes.
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Is advantage for dogs in the largest size I use on my cats and divide it out to get more for the cost to treat outside barn cats ect ok to use on the

6 week or older kittens too? I have done this with the vet telling me to for years with the older cats and had several doses to use at once and of course helps me out money wise, I just needed to know the safety for the product on barn kittens infested with the fleas this dry hot summer and I have been using dawn dish washing liquid recommended to use on kittens to kill fleas but they just get them back in the barn or need the advantage just very small dosage correct? and I know about using Seven dust to repel but I want to kill those fleas thanks Jill
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My vet told me about and sold me a dog's dose to be broken up into smaller doses for kittens.So I think it is safe to use on any cat or kitten.
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Only use Advantage II for cats on cats. Advantage for dogs is not safe for cats!!! It contains ingredients that make cats very sick or could kill them. One of the reasons for the labelling change on Advantage was to prevent people from accidentally buying dog Advantage for their cats, which can actually kill a cat.
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s Advantage II superior to Advantage and if so, how? I thought there was a product called Advantage Plus, but maybe I am confusing that with Advantage

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You're thinking of Frontline Plus. Both Frontline Plus and Advantage 2 work on eggs as well as adult fleas.
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I am not sure about one being superior to the other but my vet suggested that I get the Advantage Plus because it is supposed to also act as a heartworm preventative where as Advantage II is only for fleas.
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