Advantage II Flea Control for Dogs and Cats Review
This is why it’s important to get rid of them and take steps to prevent infestation. There are a number of products in the market that help you do that.
Let’s take a look at Advantage II Flea Control.
Advantage II Flea Control is a monthly topical treatment available for cats and dogs that helps control flea and lice infestations. According to information available through Bayer, the company that manufactures the treatment, Advantage II Flea Control takes care of:
- Adult fleas
- Flea larvae
- Flea eggs
- Lice (dogs only)
Advantage II Flea Control claims to kill most fleas and lice within 12 hours of application. Re-infesting fleas are killed within two hours.
This is a topical treatment that comes with an applicator. It is advised to be used once a month for 4-6 months.
How it Works
Advantage II Flea Control has a fast acting formula that kills fleas, larvae, and flea eggs. It is designed to kill fleas on contact avoiding further bites to your pet.
The treatment consists of the following ingredients:
- 9.1 % Imidacloprid
- 0.46% Pyriproxyfen
- 90.44% Other adulticidal, larvicidal, and ovicidal compounds
Imidacloprid is an insecticide that acts as an insect neurotoxin. It works by blocking a specific neuronal pathway, thus causing paralysis and death.
Pyriproxyfen is an insect growth regulator that inhibits the growth of larvae to adult fleas.
Other compounds are also used in Advantage II Flea Control to increase its effectiveness against fleas and lice.
Advantage II Flea Control is a waterproof topical treatment that should be applied once a month around the neck for maximum effectiveness. The treatment comes with instructions on application.
For completely eliminating infecting fleas and preventing re-infestation, Advantage II Flea Control should be continued for 4-6 months.
The treatment is available online and over the counter.
Advantage II Flea Control is available for both cats and dogs but the same treatment cannot be used. The company offers two different products called –
- Advantage II Flea Control for Cats – should not be used on kittens under 8 weeks of age. You must consult your vet before using on medicated, pregnant, or aged cats.
- Advantage II Flea Control for Dogs – should not be used on puppies under 7 weeks of age. Consult your vet before using on medicated, pregnant, or aged dogs. Advantage II Flea Control for Dogs is available in two choices depending on the size of your dog.
Product Warnings and Side Effects
Advantage II Flea Control may cause eye irritation in humans. When applying Advantage II Flea Control on your pet, wear gloves to avoid contact with skin.
No side effects have been reported in animals. Please remember that Advantage II Flea Control is for external use only.
Individual sensitivities may occur in some animals.
We didn’t hear anything negative reviews about Advantage II Flea Control for cats and dogs. In fact, most pet owners are really happy with the results from this treatment. It definitely wins our approval!
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