ADVANTAGE BLUE 4 PACK EXTRA LARGE DOGS OVER 55 LBS
ADVANTAGE BLUE EXTRA LARGE DOGS For Dogs over 55 lbs (25 kg). Simply squeeze the contents of the tube onto the skin on the back of your dog’s neck. Advantage then spreads over your pet, remaining in the oily layer of the skin, where it is effective against fleas all month long. Best of all, fleas don’t have to bite your dog to be affected, so with ADVANTAGE BLUE EXTRA LARGE DOGS, your pet suffers less of those painful flea bites.
The top 3 benefits of ADVANTAGE BLUE flea control for DOGS
1) Fastest relief from painful bites
Stops fleas biting in 3-5 minutes
Advantage is the only topical to kill exclusively on contact, not on bite
2) Prevents development of further fleas
Kills 98%-100% of fleas before they lay eggs
Prevents infestation if your treated pet comes into contact with other pets with fleas
Kills adult fleas and flea larvae within 20 minutes of contact
3) Long-lasting and easy to use
Drop Advantage on the back of your pet to protect them from fleas for 1 month
Advantage for dogs, The Fast Flea Control, is available in 4 and 6 month packs from your veterinarian and pet store.
Active Ingredient ADVANTAGE BLUE EXTRA LARGE DOGS
9.1% Imidacloprid (w/v – 100 g/L), 90.9% Inert ingredients (w/v – 900 g/L)
Advantage flea medication for dogs is for external use on dogs 8 weeks or older. Consult a veterinarian before using on medicated animals, animals using this product with other pesticides and debilitated or aged animals. Advantage for dogs is safe for use on pregnant and lactating animals. ADVANTAGE BLUE EXTRA LARGE DOGS causes eye irritation in humans and is harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with the skin. Seek medical attention if swallowed. If on skin, wash with plenty of soap and water. If in eyes, flush with plenty of water.
Possible Side Effects
Individual sensitivities, while rare, may occur after using any pesticide product for pets. If signs persist, or become more severe, consult a veterinarian immediately.
ADVANTAGE BLUE EXTRA LARGE DOGS FAQ:
What is the difference between Advantage® Topical Solution and Advantage II?
We have added an insect growth regulator, pyriproxyfen, to Advantage II.
What is an insect growth regulator (IGR)?
An IGR, such as pyriproxyfen, inhibits the development of flea eggs. It also offers additional larvicidal properties when compared with imidacloprid alone.
How does pyriproxyfen work?
Pyriproxyfen mimics the juvenile growth hormone of fleas. This hormone prevents immature flea stages from molting into the next stage of the life cycle and keeps them from developing into adult fleas.
Why is it important to use a product with an IGR?
With an IGR as part of your flea control, the flea life cycle is disrupted at multiple stages through different active ingredients and modes of action. This is often referred to as integrated flea control (IFC). The addition of an IGR to Advantage II adds larvicidal and ovicidal properties to target flea infestations and kill all flea life stages.
Is Advantage for dogs waterproof?
Yes, there is no need to reapply the product after weekly swimming or a bath. For best results, use a non-detergent shampoo.
Advantage flea medication is a medication made for dogs that prevents fleas, flea eggs, and lice. It will also kill any fleas, flea larvae, or lice currently on your dog. Advantage is applied as one dose to your dog’s skin. It’s easy to apply as long as you follow instructions carefully. Always consult with a veterinarian before trying any new medication on your dog.
Prepare the dose. Advantage comes packaged in individual plastic bottles. Each bottle contains one dose for your dog. Remove a bottle from the package and prepare it for use.
- Hold the individual Advantage dose upright so the slender end of the tube is at the top. This end is the applicator.
- Pull the cap off the tube. You can also snap the end off the dose tube if it’s too hard to twist off. You can also use scissors.
- Turn the cap upside down and place the other end over the seal at the top of the tube. Twist the cap to break the seal.
Get your dog in the right position. Dogs should be standing to apply Advantage safely. Make sure your dog is standing up before you apply Advantage.
- Be sure your dog is standing still. Have a second person hold the dog, if necessary.
- If your dog is nervous about standing, try using treats to coax your dog into a standing position. You can also use treats to encourage your dog to behave.
Part the dog’s fur. You want to apply Advantage directly. This way, it will seep into your dog’s skin and disperse throughout the body. This will poison any fleas or ticks on your dog’s fur, and eliminate flea eggs and larvae.
- Locate the middle of the dog’s back at the base of its neck between the shoulder blades. You want to apply Advantage on an area where your dog cannot lick it off.
- Use one hand to part the fur and expose the skin. Use a disposable hair clip or hair elastic to hold the fur out of the way if your dog is long-haired or has a thick coat. This will help you get the Advantage on the dog’s skin, not the fur.
- If your dog is nervous, you may have to have someone else hold the dog still while you work.
Apply Advantage directly to the skin. If you’re applying Advantage to a dog under 25 pounds, only apply the dose between your dog’s shoulder blades. For a larger dog, apply a dose between the shoulder blades, on the middle of the back between the hips, and at one point in between these places. Make sure you do not apply Advantage anywhere where your dog can lick.
- Place the open tip of the applicator on the exposed skin at the base of the neck.
- Squeeze the applicator tube to release the whole dose onto the skin, for a small dog. For a large dog, release about a third of the dose. Release the other two thirds elsewhere on the dog’s skin.
- Check that all medication has been expelled from the dose tube. This will make Advantage work most effectively.
Managing Your Dog’s Care Afterwards
Avoid contact with the area immediately after application. You want to give Advantage a chance to absorb into your dog’s skin. This will increase the chances of it effectively killing and preventing fleas.
- Avoid touching the area where the Advantage has been applied until about 1 hour after application, or until the Advantage is completely dry.
- If you have another dog, make sure that dog does not lick the area where Advantage was applied.
Keep the dog dry after application. If your dog has a monthly bath, bathe him or her before applying Advantage. Advantage is waterproof, but you want to make sure your dog is dry when you apply the first dose.
- Advantage takes about 24 hours to absorb in your dog’s skin. Therefore, you may want to avoid bathing your dog or allowing him or her to get wet for 24 hours after applying Advantage to ensure full absorption of the treatment.
Apply Advantage on a monthly basis. Advantage will be effective for about 4 weeks. It should be reapplied every month to keep your dog safe from fleas and ticks. Always mark the date when you apply Advantage so you know when to safely apply it again.
- Advantage will work best to prevent fleas, flea eggs and ticks when used once per month or according to your veterinarian’s instructions.
- Consult your veterinarian before applying Advantage more frequently than once per month. Severe infestations may need more frequent treatment, but Advantage can cause health problems when applied too frequently.
Taking Safety Precautions
Consult with your vet prior to use. Any new medication should be run by a vet before use. This is especially important if your dog is on other medication or has existing health problems.
- Some dogs do have sensitivities or adverse reactions to Advantage. A vet can let you know how to manage side effects in the event they occur.
Avoid touching the medication. A little Advantage on your skin will not cause much harm. However, Advantage should stay out of your eyes and mouth. If you get any Advantage on your skin, wash the area with soap and water.
- If you get Advantage in your eye, wash out the area immediately. Then, see a doctor.
- See a doctor as soon as possible if you ingest Advantage.
Watch for signs of an adverse reaction. There is always a risk of side effects when using medication. It’s also possible to overdose on Advantage if you give your dog too high of a dosage. Make sure the Advantage you’re using is safe given your dog’s size and weight. If you notice any of the following symptoms, contact your vet:
- Muscle twitches
- Lack of coordination