Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Advantage For Dogs

Bayer Advantage is a montly spot treatment for cats and dogs. The active ingredient in Advantage for dogs is imidacloprid, which acts on the nervousadv dogs system of the flea and causes paralysis and eventual death. Advantage stops biting fleas within five minutes and starts to kill adult fleas within an hour. Within just 12  hours after applying advantage, almost 100 percent of the  fleas will be dead.

Flea bites can lead to skin infections,  allergic skin reactions, and can possibly even transmit diseased organisms such as tapeworms. It is very important to start treating your dog as soon as possible to avoid various other problems. Fleas are very irritating and uncomfortable for you and your dog when you have a problem, so the best thing to do is use precautions.

Application of Advantage for your dog is quick and easy. The applications are available in four different dosages, which is determined by your vet based on your dog’s weight. 

Advantage is great because it is waterproof so there is no need to reapply after swimming or bathing.  It will last for a full month until it is time for an other application. It even works if another animal with fleas comes along and they try to jump on your dog. Don’t worry, they will soon be killed as well.

Advantage can be purchased from your local vet. Be sure to tell your vet your situation to be sure Advantage is the best treatment for your dog.

 Also remember that just because you have treated your dog doesn’t mean the fleas will just leave your home. If you do have an infestation in your home you will need to take further action. You can purchase sprays with IGR’s (insect growth regulator’s) that will kill and prevent further fleas from becoming adults. There are also foggers and bombs that you can set off if necessary. This process can take up to 2 months so you should be stern with your methods of killing the fleas.