However be sure you do not use K9 Advantix or Advantix on your cats. It’s a dogs only formula.
Bayer makes two different flea control products that can easily be confused with one another, leading to potentially lethal complications in our feline family members. Advantage has formulations approved for both dogs and cats, while the product Advantix is intended for use in dogs only. Advantix causes permethrin toxicity in cats, which is a common emergency I see, especially during the spring and summer months, when fleas are at their peak of peskiness.
Important note: I have researched and written this page to provide information on Imidacloprid from a veterinary perspective. I am not paid to promote Advantage For Dogs and Cats (the trading name of Imidacloprid flea control in Australia) or any of the other products containing the Imidacloprid insecticide (e.g. Advantix®, Advocate®), however, I can say that I have used the product in practice and have found that it acts well as an effective, monthly flea killer for cats and dogs (the function for which it was designed).
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Does anyone know if you can use Advantage For Dogs on cats? On the back it is the same ingredients, so if one used a smaller amount of the Dog Advantage on a cat would it be ok?
Mary from FloridaAlways read package labeling and directions prior to using Advantage. Advantage is a once-a-month topical application for cats and kittens 8 weeks and older and dogs and puppies 7 weeks and older. Advantage Treatment Spray comes in a convenient spray bottle, and repels and kills fleas, ticks and lice on your dog or cat. It contains three active ingredients that all work together to kill adult fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae, which stops the fleas' lifecycle and leaves your pet completely flea-free. Along with fleas, Advantage Treatment Spray for dogs and cats also kills ticks that may carry Lyme disease, and lice, which just like fleas and ticks feed on your pet's blood. Cover your pet's eyes with one hand. Do not spray directly in mouth, nose or eyes. Spray your pet's head, ears and chest until damp. With your fingertips, rub into your pet's face and around the mouth, nose and eyes. Then spray pet from neck to tail, finishing at your pet's legs. For best penetration of spray to skin and on heavy-coated pets, directly spray against the natural lay of the hair, spraying the ruffled hair directly behind the head. Make sure to thoroughly wet ticks. When used on cats and miniature and toy breeds of dogs, towel dry after hour if not totally dry. Avoid contact with your pet's genitalia. Repeat as required but not more often than every 7 days (1 week). If we bought Advantage packaged for cats, it would cost us $34 x 5 = $170. Buying the Advantage packaged for large dogs, itonly costs us $38. A big savings. If you have any left over, don't worry. Just store it in a cool, dry place and use it the following month. It doesn't lose potency.