Advantage Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: OTC
- Active Ingredient(s):
Imidacloprid (9.1%), Inert ingredients (90.9%)
- What is Advantage used for?
Advantage is a once a month topical flea treatment for cats and kittens over 8 weeks or older and dogs and puppies 7 weeks or older. This product kills 98-100% of the fleas on cats and dogs within 12 hours.
- How Advantage should be used?
Advantage is available in applicators for cats 1-9 lbs and cats 10 lbs and over. Advantage is available in applicators for dogs 1-10 lbs, 11-20 lbs, 21-55 lbs and 55 lbs and over. To apply, place the applicator tip through the animal’s hair to the skin level. On cats, apply to skin on neck at the base of the skull. For dogs up to 20 lbs, apply to skin on back between the shoulder blades. For dogs 21 lbs or over apply the contents of one tube to 3 or 4 spots along the skin on back from the shoulder to the tail. Do not get this product in the pet’s eyes or mouth.
- What are the side effects?
Individual sensitivities, while rare, may occur after using any pesticide product for pets. If signs persist, or become more severe, consult a veterinarian immediately.
- What special precautions are there?
Advantage is for external use on dogs 7 weeks or older and cats 8 weeks or older. Consult a veterinarian before using on medicated animals, animals using this product with other pesticides, and debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals. This product causes eye irritation in humans and is harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with skin. Call poison control center if swallowed. If on skin, wash with plenty of soap and water. If in eyes, flush with plenty of water.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
- How should I store Advantage?
Store this product in a cool dry place. Do not store in the refrigerator. Do not reuse empty container. To dispose wrap original container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.