How Does It Work?
The active ingredients in Advantage II for Cats are imidacloprid and pyriproxyfen. The imidacloprid will kill any adult fleas and lice on contact within twelve hours of application of the dose. Re-infestations of fleas and lice are killed within 2 hours following new exposure for a period of four weeks following dose administration. The pyriproxyfen prevents eggs from developing into fleas and lice. If the environment in which the cat lives is not treated, flea and lice eggs may continue to hatch for up to six weeks and can re-infest unprotected pets.
Dosage & Administration
Dose is based on weight and Advantage II for Cats comes in three different weight categories:
Advantage II for Kittens and Cats – Used for felines that are at least 8 weeks of age and weigh no more than 5 lbs.
Advantage II for Small Cats – Used for cats that are between 5-9 lbs.
Advantage II for Large Cats – Used for cats that are over 9 lbs.
All doses are administered topically on the skin and come in disposable tubes for each individual dose. Packages may contain four or six tubes. The Kitten product only comes in packages of four tubes.
Directions for Use
Tubes are in individual blister cavities of foil. Open an individual cavity carefully with scissors. Do not clip the tube with the scissors. Peel the foil away from the tube.
Hold tube upright and remove cap. Turn cap over and apply it to the tube. Twist cap to break protective seal and then remove cap.
Part the hair on the back of your cat’s neck at the base of the skull. It should be parted all the way down, such that the skin is exposed. Place the tip of the tube against your pet’s skin and squeeze all of the contents out on to the skin.
Because this product is poisonous, you want to reduce the risk of your pet licking it hence the placement at the back of the neck. Keep treated animals separate from other animals for a period of 30 minutes following application to prevent other pets from licking the treated area and ingesting pesticide.
Dispose of tube in the garbage or recycling where applicable. Wash your hands carefully with soap and water to remove any traces of the product from them.
A new dose should be applied in four weeks. In cases of severe infestations, it may be necessary under the advice of your veterinarian to re-apply the dose earlier than four weeks. It should not be re-applied any sooner than fourteen days for kittens and seven days for small and large cats.
Store unused doses in a cool, dry place out of reach of children or pets.