Advantage ll (Imidacloprid 9.10% + Pyriproxyfen 0.46%), manufactured by Bayer inc., is a single dose, topical pesticide to be used in dogs.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Advantage II terminated larvae stage and adult biting fleas. This product is also affective against stages of chewing lice.
Fleas attach themselves to pets in order to consume their blood. As these tiny pests take their blood meals, the skin inflames causing pets to itch and scratch excessively. The dog flea; Ctenocephalides canis, are tiny, just 1-5 mm in size having flat bodies. Pet owners may not be able to view the fleas themselves but will be able to view a product known as flea dander. Flea dander appears as black dirt within the pet’s hair, this so called dirt is in fact digested blood defecated by the flea. Fleas not only infect the dog themselves but act as a vector for tapeworms and bartonellosis disease.
Chewing lice is known as Trichodectes canis. Under the microscope, chewing lice have a wide head and large jaws. They can adhere themselves to the hair shaft in the dog’s coat and are tough to dislodge. A dog infected with these louses will continuously chew at himself, leaving bald patches of hair.
As a pet owner, it is difficult to prevent external parasitic infestation during warm months. In order to keep your pet’s healthy; dedication to treatments and proper care is a must. Pet aliments associated with these conditions include; anemia, lethargy, purities, hairless, and weight loss
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Fleas and chewing lice affect dogs of all breeds, age, and gender. Fleas and lice tend to infect pets during warmer times of the year. Infection rates are higher in pets which live in warm geographic locations.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Locate the nearest emergency veterinary clinic promptly.
2. How long does this product take to work?
Advantage II will kill 90% of fleas and lice within 12 hours.
3. How often do I apply the product?
Once a month, every month.
4. After applying the product my dog licked the application site. What should I do?
This product is not safe to be ingested, contact your veterinarian or emergency center immediately.
5. How can I prevent my pet from licking the application site?
Speak with your veterinarian to issue your pet an Elizabethan collar for the short time it takes for treatment to dry. You should also prevent other pets from licking the site with isolation.
6. I missed last month’s dose, can I administer both doses this month?
You should never apply two doses at once. Continue this month with the regular dose and the fleas/lice will be terminated once again.
7. How early can I begin using this product on my dog?
This product is safe to use in dogs older than 7 weeks.
8. Can I bathe my dog after I treat him with this product?
You can bathe your pet as soon as two hours after treatment. Product is waterproof.
9. If I only apply the product just between my dog’s shoulder blades, how does it terminate the fleas/lice on the entire body?
Advantage II actually is absorbed into the skin and is spread using your dog’s natural sebaceous oils.
10. When is the best time to apply this treatment to my dog?
Apply product at a time you can watch your dog for adverse side effects, once monthly, and at least a day after bathing.
How it Works
Advantage II has a two step termination process, using both active ingredients of Imidacloprid and Pyriproxyfen. First, Imidacloprid paralyses and kills the adult biting fleas/lice. Secondly, Pyriproxyfen prevents hatching of the flea and lice larvae, therefore, terminating the problem.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
- Remove tube from package.
- Use succors to cut off the tip of applicator.
- Locate application site between the shoulder blades of dog.
- Split hair down the middle until skin is visible.
- Place tip of applicator directly on skin and squeeze.
- Note: it is not necessary to apply treatment anywhere other than between shoulder blades. Natural skin oils on the dog will spread product.
- Application works best if you do not bathe your pet before or after treatment.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Treat every four weeks.
FDA restricts this product from being used by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian.
The product must not be accessible to children.
This product is labeled for dogs.
Product label content should be read thoroughly as patients taking additional prescription medications are at risk of counter reactions.
PET: Product labeled individually for cats and dogs. Do not use product off label.Avoid ingestion of product as product is toxic to be ingested.Keep out of reach from pets.
HUMANS: Not intended for use on humans. After applying product wash hands thoroughly with soap and water. Do not ingest product. Store product out of reach from children.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
If Swallowed: Contact a poison control center immediately as emergency care may be needed. Do not encourage personnel to vomit substance unless directed by poison control center representative. If the affected individual becomes unconscious, locate the nearest emergency medical center immediately.
If in eyes: Remove contact lens if present and rinse eye for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store advantage II at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F.
Disposal: Empty containers should be disposed of as directed and never re-used. Recycling or garbage disposal is viable as directed upon product label. Consult a medical waste agency for directions to depose of remaining drug and container. Contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
The brand name product, Advantage II, has a generic equivalent under the name of its active ingredients; Imidacloprid 9.10% + Pyriproxfen 1.46%. Generic formation of this product works in the same way, killing larvae and adult flea population of the dog. The generic form is not stated to terminate chewing lice and is available in formations to treat cats.