Compare Advantage II to Flea3X for Cats to Frontline Plus
Adventure Plus for Cats contains imidacloprid and pyriproxyfen, the active ingredients used in Advantage® II For cats
DOGS We recommend the use of an adulticide product for all dogs and cats in the households. The newer veterinary "spot-on" products offer both safety and convenience. These products have been shown to be very effective when used as instructed. They are not absorbed into your pet's bloodstream (they stay in the skin), making them very safe. Advantage(r) (imidacloprid), Frontline Plus(r) (fipronil and methoprene) and K9Advantix(tm) (imidacloprid and permethrin) are currently available at the Small Animal Clinic. Accurate dosage is based on the dog's weight. These products are applied by parting the hair between the shoulder blades and down the back, applying the small amount of liquid onto the skin. Application frequency varies with the product and bathing needs. These products are most often applied every 2-4 weeks. It is recommended that you apply the spot-on treatment 1-2 days after bathing. Depending on the product, fleas contacting your pet will die within 12-36 hours after exposure to the spot-on product. Frontline Plus(r), Frontline(r) Spray (fipronil) and K9Advantix(tm) are also effective for the dog tick and can safely be used on puppies older than 8 weeks. K9Advantix(tm) can be used safely on puppies 7 weeks of age and older. K9Advantix(tm) is toxic for cats and should NOT be used in households with cats. Advantage(r) can be safely used on puppies 7 weeks or older.
CATS If you own cats, they must be involved in the flea control program even if they are not exhibiting any problems, or they will carry the fleas to your house, yard, and dogs. Cats are much more sensitive to the chemicals in flea preparations, and many insecticides cannot be used on them. We recommend Revolution(r) (selamectin), Frontline Plus(r) (fipronil and methoprene) or Advantage(r) (imidacloprid) in the feline formulation. A newer product not currently available at the clinic is Promeris(tm) (metaflumizone) for cats. Promeris(tm) for cats is safe to use on cats and kittens 8 weeks of age and older. Though recommended for monthly application, this product shows activity against fleas for up to 6 weeks. All these products are applied in a similar fashion as in dogs. Beginning at the base of the head, part the hair and spread the small amount of liquid down the top of the neck. Application also varies from two to four week intervals, depending on other treatments. Please follow the instructions outlined for your pet. Capstar(r) (nitenpyram) is also safe for use in cats as a "quick kill" in the event fleas are seen, or can be given every one to two days for routine flea control if an oral product is desirable.
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