Can you use Advantage II for dogs on cats? | Yahoo Answers
Pet cancers are higher than they have ever been a retired Vetinarian who was a vet 40 years started seeing pet cancers go up suddenly and attributes to the pet food and the flea treatment ingredient Fipronil (in frontline)and some other but I forgot the names and this is a serious inner struggle I have if I don’t use the frontline my animals get infested and chew themselves and scratch to the point where they are truly miserable..I am wheelchair bound and could not wash the dogs and cats I have eveyday which is what is required for natural treatments .I foster and take in rescue dogs and cats and I live in a rural area so I allow the county to release feral neutered cat on my property and they provide food and medical care..it frees up space in the shelters and the cats are happy because they are not dead or in a cage..it helps me keep the rodent population down many farmers are signing up for the feral cat program as it is beneficial for all involved .(FYI to anyone out there reading this ….I just wanted to note that frontline for dogs and cats is the same but the advantix is different for cats and dogs )
We recommend the use of an adulticide product for all dogs and cats in the households. The newer veterinary "spot-on" products offer both safety and convenience. These products have been shown to be very effective when used as instructed. They are not absorbed into your pet's bloodstream (they stay in the skin), making them very safe. Advantage(r) (imidacloprid), Frontline Plus(r) (fipronil and methoprene) and K9Advantix(tm) (imidacloprid and permethrin) are currently available at the Small Animal Clinic. Accurate dosage is based on the dog's weight. These products are applied by parting the hair between the shoulder blades and down the back, applying the small amount of liquid onto the skin. Application frequency varies with the product and bathing needs. These products are most often applied every 2-4 weeks. It is recommended that you apply the spot-on treatment 1-2 days after bathing. Depending on the product, fleas contacting your pet will die within 12-36 hours after exposure to the spot-on product. Frontline Plus(r), Frontline(r) Spray (fipronil) and K9Advantix(tm) are also effective for the dog tick and can safely be used on puppies older than 8 weeks. K9Advantix(tm) can be used safely on puppies 7 weeks of age and older. K9Advantix(tm) is toxic for cats and should NOT be used in households with cats. Advantage(r) can be safely used on puppies 7 weeks or older.
Does anyone know if you can use Advantage For Dogs on cats? On the back it is the same ingredients, so if one used a smaller amount of the Dog Advantage on a cat would it be ok?
Mary from FloridaAdvantage II is a monthly flea preventative for dogs and cats that offers comprehensive flea protection by killing adult fleas, larvae, and eggs. Plus, it kills fleas through contact, which means fleas don't have to bite your pet to die. Advantage II also treats, prevents, and controls lice on dogs. Advantage II does not kill ticks, so we recommend using the along with Advantage II (dogs only). Advantage II for small cats 5-9 lbs can also be used for ferrets weighing 1 lb or over and 10 weeks of age or older.you can buy the Advantage for dogs and split it up for use on cats. Don't worry, it's safe. When I first heard about this, years ago, I asked my vet about it. He got out a box of Advantage for large dogs and a box of Advantage for cats. He compared the ingredients. He was surprised to find out they were the same. Now, they tell their clients about this, saving them money.Bayer makes two different flea control products that can easily be confused with one another, leading to potentially lethal complications in our feline family members. Advantage has formulations approved for both dogs and cats, while the product Advantix is intended for use in dogs only. Advantix causes permethrin toxicity in cats, which is a common emergency I see, especially during the spring and summer months, when fleas are at their peak of peskiness. Hi,
I’ve been using Advantage for Dogs on cats for many years by purchasing the Dogs derivative and splitting it into smaller doses appropriate for my cat’s weight. This seemed to be a common practice with vets as the Active Ingredients of the Dogs and Cats derivatives were identical.
When Advantage II came out, I continued with the practice of using the Dog product on Cats only adjusting the dosage.
However, after a while, Bayer added a “Do not use on Cats” warning on the packaging of Advantage II for Dogs.
I can understand why Bayer would put such a warning from a marketing point of view. However, as the non-active ingredients are not listed on the packaging of either product, I’m not sure whether there might be another reason.
I was wondering if you had any insight on this question of using Advantage II for Dogs on Cats.
I look forward to hearing from you,
O.Important note: I have researched and written this page to provide information on Imidacloprid from a veterinary perspective. I am not paid to promote Advantage For Dogs and Cats (the trading name of Imidacloprid flea control in Australia) or any of the other products containing the Imidacloprid insecticide (e.g. Advantix®, Advocate®), however, I can say that I have used the product in practice and have found that it acts well as an effective, monthly flea killer for cats and dogs (the function for which it was designed).