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.