Advantage Multi Flea and Tick Treatment for Dogs & Cats Review
If pet owners could avoid it, they probably would do everything to make their pet happy in the comfort of their home rather than having to take them out and expose them to fleas, ticks, and other infections.
But there are some simple pleasures that every pet wants, like a walk in the park or play time in the yard.
That’s why you have a range of treatments that allow your pet to be free while taking care of infections and fleas.
Let’s examine how Advantage Multi Flea Control fares.
Advantage Multi Flea Control is a broad spectrum treatment available for both cats and dogs (different treatments are available for each species). It is a monthly topical treatment that is designed to kill fleas, lice, and intestinal worms.
Specifically, Advantage Multi Flea Control is useful in cases of:
Advantage Multi for Cats can also be used to treat ear mites.
There is no information how soon your pets will be flea and worm free, although Advantage Multi Flea Control manufacturer, Bayer, mentions that you probably won’t see any infestation for up to 6 weeks after application.
How it Works
Advantage Multi for Dogs has the following ingredients:
- 10% imidacloprid
- 2.5% moxidectin
Moxidectin kills worms by disrupting neurotransmission, also resulting in paralysis and death.
Advantage Multi for Cats has 10% imidacloprid and 1% moxidectin.
Clinical trials have shown that Advantage Multi Flea Control has been 100% effective in preventing heartworm infections.
The flea killing power of imidacloprid is well established.
Advantage Multi Flea Control is a topical treatment and comes with an applicator and instructions on applying the treatment. The treatment is waterproof.
Its use hasn’t been established in aged, pregnant, and sick animals. Consult your vet before using.
Advantage Multi Flea Control is available only through a licensed veterinarian and online through some animal care websites.
There is no information available on how frequently pet owners should apply Advantage Multi Flea Control.
Product Warnings and Side Effects
Bayer has set clear guidelines on the usage of the product.
After application, ensure that treated dogs should not lick the application site for at least 30 minutes. Accidental ingestion of Advantage Multi for Dogs may cause adverse side effects including muscle tremors, depression, excessive salivation, and dilated pupils.
Do not use Advantage Multi for Dogs on dogs that are sensitive to avermectin.
No product warnings are available for Advantage Multi for Cats.
Ingestion by humans may cause drowsiness and disorientation.
Advantage Multi is as popular as Advantage II Flea Control in the pet owner community. It does what it promises without the need for repeated applications. It definitely gets thumbs up from us.
If you’ve used Advantage Multi, please let us know about your experience in the comments section below.