K9 Advantix II is a monthly flea, tick, lice, and mosquito preventative for dogs.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
K9 Advantix II prevents infestations of flea, tick, lice, and mosquitoes in dogs.
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.
Ticks are small parasitic creatures which live in wooded or over ground areas of the country. The most common varieties of ticks include; Deer ticks, Black legged ticks, Gulf Coast ticks, Brown Dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, Yellow Dog ticks, American Dog ticks, Wood ticks, European Dog ticks, and Paralysis ticks. These ticks attach themselves to dogs, feeding on their blood, until they become engorged with blood, eventually bursting. Once the tick has burst, the head remains within the skin forming a pyritic located spot. Ticks can also transfer disease including; Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Hetatozoonosis, or cause tick paralysis.
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 dog’s hair coat by burrowing inside the hair shaft making them difficult to extricate. A dog infected with these louses will continuously chew at himself, leaving bald patches of hair.