Can I bathe my cat after applying Advantage II?
Yes. Advantage II is waterproof after 24 hours. However, we suggest bathing your cat before applying Advantage II. Just make sure your cat is thoroughly towel-dried before application. If you choose to bathe your cat in between treatments, we recommend use of a general grooming shampoo for pets. Keep in mind that more frequent bathing may keep the product from working the full 30 days.
Can I use Advantage II for cats on dogs?
No, do not use Advantage II for cats on dogs. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.
Can I split tubes of Advantage II between my cats?
No, you cannot split tubes of Advantage II for cats between multiple cats. To successfully prevent and control fleas, cats must be treated with their own dose of Advantage II. Follow label directions for application.
Can I use Advantage II for cats on my rabbits?
No, do not use Advantage II for cats on rabbits. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.
How do I store and dispose of Advantage II?
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal of Advantage II.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing. Keep out of reach of children.
Disposal and Container Handling: Non-refillable container. If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
How does Advantage II for cats work?
Advantage II for cats combines two active ingredients:
- Imidacloprid attacks the flea's nervous system - paralyzing and ultimately killing it.
- Pyriproxyfen is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that kills flea eggs and larvae.
This combination plays a crucial role in treating and preventing infestations, because:
- In an existing infestation, you might only be aware of the adult fleas, which only represent around 5% of the full infestation and are found on the pet.
- Immature flea life stages which live in the pet's environment consist of around 95% of the infestation and can be almost invisible to the naked eye.
What is the difference between Advantage II for cats and oral flea products?
Advantage II flea prevention is applied to your cat topically, spreading over the skin and hair. It kills fleas through contact, so fleas do not have to bite your cat to die. With oral flea medications, fleas have to bite your cat and ingest the medication before they are killed.
How long does Advantage II for cats last?
A single application of Advantage II for cats stops biting fleas for one month. However, if the cat has a severe infestation, retreatment within a month may be necessary. See product label for additional information.
How often can you use Advantage II for cats?
Use Advantage II for cats monthly, year-round to help keep your pet protected from fleas. Even indoor cats need protection against fleas because you or other pets in the household may bring fleas into the home. Fleas in your cat's environment can re-infest your cat.
How old does my cat have to be to use Advantage II?
You can use Advantage II for cats on kittens and cats 8 weeks of age and older.
Does Advantage II for cats expire?
There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Advantage II for cats. We recommend the product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.
Does Advantage II for cats kill ticks?
Advantage II for cats does not kill ticks, but it does effectively break the flea life cycle by killing flea eggs, larvae and adults to help prevent infestation on your pet.
How long does Advantage II for cats take to work?
Advantage II for cats kills fleas within 12 hours of application.
Can I touch my cat after applying Advantage II for cats?
Do not have contact or allow children to have contact with the area treated with Advantage II for cats until completely dry.