Advantix® for dogs

Advantix® for dogs
Treats

Treats: Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies, stable flies, lice

Pet Type

Formulation: Topical (spot-on)

Application Type

Frequency: 1 Month (2 Weeks for Paralysis Ticks)

Dosage

Pet Type: Dogs and puppies from 7 weeks

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Advantix for dogs

Parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice and flying insects are more than just a nuisance. These parasites can cause allergic reactions and dermatitis, lead to secondary bacterial infections and even transmit diseases and other parasites!

Advantix for dogs kills fleas and ticks on contact, meaning they don’t have to bite your dog to be affected by the active ingredients. Advantix also repels ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies and stable flies. Available as a simple water-resistant^ spot-on treatment for dogs of all sizes and puppies from seven weeks of age, Advantix is the simple solution to keep your pet safe for life.

^See product label for full details.

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Why Advantix®?
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Protects dogs from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies, stable flies and lice
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Kills fleas and ticks on contact so there is no need for them to bite your dog
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Repels ticks, including the deadly paralysis tick
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Effective even when your dog gets wet^
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^See product label for full details.
How does it work?
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Advantix is not suitable for cats, and should only ever be used on dogs
How does it work?

Advantix contains two main active ingredients called imidacloprid and permethrin that work in combination against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies, lice and stable flies. The treatment is administered as a simple spot-on treatment. Advantix stays effective even when your dog gets wet.^ Advantix is not suitable for cats, and should only ever be used on dogs. 

^See product label for details

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How to apply
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Remove the pipette from the package.
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Hold the applicator tube in an upright position, twist and pull off the cap.
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Use the reversed cap to twist and remove the seal from the pipette.
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The entire contents of the Advantix tube should be applied at one spot between the shoulder blades on dogs less than 25 kg and at three spots (between shoulder blades, on mid-line of the back between hips and at one spot in between) for dogs >25 kg
Advantix FAQs
What is the difference between Advantix and oral flea and tick products?

Advantix is a spot-on treatment that is applied to your dog’s skin and kills fleas and ticks on contact. Advantix also repels ticks, including the deadly paralysis tick. With oral flea and tick medications, the parasites have to bite your dog to be exposed to the medication in your dog’s blood before they are killed. Advantix kills fleas and ticks without the need for a blood meal, reducing irritation and the risk of transmission of diseases and parasites to your dog.

How long does Advantix last?

Advantix should be applied every two weeks for paralysis tick control, and monthly for the other parasites.

Can my children still pet my dog if treated with Advantix?

Yes. Always allow the application site to dry.

Why do I need a product that repels ticks as well as killing them?

A treatment that repels ticks, including the paralysis tick, as well as killing them reduces the risk of ticks attaching and feeding. This reduces the incidence of paralysis caused by the paralysis tick, and the transmission of diseases.

Can I use Advantix on my cat?

No. Advantix is completely safe for dogs, but it’s very dangerous to cats because of their unique physiology and their inability to metabolize certain compounds.

Can I use Advantix on my dog if I also have a cat in the house?

Yes. For owners whose cats have close contact with or groom their dog, keep your cat separated from your Advantix-treated dog for up to 48 hours. After this period, there should be no need to worry about your dog interacting with your cat.

My dog stays indoors. Do I still need to use Advantix?

Absolutely! Even dogs that spend the majority of their time indoors should be treated with Advantix because fleas and ticks can be brought into the home without you even realising it.

I only see fleas on one of my dogs. Do I really need to treat them all?

Definitely. Fleas can jump up to 47 cm forward and 16.5 cm high, so all dogs in your home should be treated. If only one of your dogs has fleas, it won’t take long before they all do. If the dog is not treated, these fleas will continue to carry out their lifecycle, feeding and producing eggs and contaminating your home.

Can I use Advantix if my dog is on medication?

Please consult your dog’s vet to discuss appropriate products to use in conjunction with any other medications your dog may be taking.

How do I store and dispose of Advantix?

Store Advantix below 30° C. Protect it from freezing and always keep out of reach of children. Dispose of the empty Advantix tube in the trash or offer for recycling, if available.

How soon can I bathe my dog after giving them Advantix?

We recommend bathing before applying Advantix, and applying once your dog is dry. If a bath is necessary between applications, we recommend waiting at least two weeks after applying Advantix. Use a soap-free shampoo specifically designed for use on dogs.

How old does my dog need to be for me to use Advantix?

Advantix can be used on dogs as young as seven weeks of age.

Why am I still seeing fleas after applying Advantix to my dog?

Although Advantix kills fleas on your dog, there may still be fleas in your home that jump on after he’s been treated – there is no product that repels fleas. This just shows that there is contamination of your dog's environment with fleas. Luckily, with Advantix, these new fleas are also killed through contact once they jump on to your dog. As fleas die they are no longer able to stay hidden against your dog’s skin, and therefore you may also be seeing dying fleas coming to the surface of your dog’s fur coat.

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