Dr. Foster & Dr. Smith don't compromise on what they use for a monthly topical flea and tick treatment for dogs – that's why they only use K9 Advantix on their own dogs. They feel that K9 Advantix is the best flea and tick protection available, and recommend this effective monthly flea & tick topical to their clients. K9 Advantix is manufactured by the Bayer Corp., a trusted and dedicated name in animal healthcare. For dogs only: 7 weeks or older.
How to apply:
The dog should be standing for easy application. Part the hair at your dog's shoulder blades to expose the skin.
Apply product evenly and directly to the skin in three or four spots along the dog's back by squeezing out the tube's contents.(For dogs 20 lbs. or less, apply on one spot.)
Be sure to empty the entire tube by the end of the application. Your dog's natural movements will help spread K9 Advantix over the skin.
Hazards to humans: Advantix causes eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Avoid contact with skin. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after handling. Keep out of reach of children.
Hazards to domestic animals: Advantix is for external use only. Do not use on puppies under seven weeks of age. As with any product, consult your veterinarian before using this product on debilitate, aged, pregnant, or nursing animals. Individual sensitivities, while rare, may occur after using ANY pesticide product for pets. If signs persist, or become more severe, consult a veterinarian immediately. If your animal is on medication, consult your veterinarian before using this or any product.
The two active ingredients imidacloprid and permethrin are often used alone as effective treatments against parasites. However, the combination Advantix formula works synergistically to provide more protection than each of these ingredients alone. Together, they complement one another to enhance their effectiveness and provide complete protection against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
The active ingredient imidacloprid is an EPA approved topical insecticide that kills adult fleas by disrupting their nervous system. Fleas in their larval stages are also killed when they come in contact with the treated pet or their immediate surroundings. Permethrin is a synthetic pyrethrin compound commonly used to kill flying insects, fleas, and ticks. EPA approved for use in dogs, permethrin affects the nervous system of parasites, causing repetitive nerve firings that eventually paralyze and kill them. Permethrin is longer lasting and more stable than natural pyrethrin. For this reason, it is commonly found in repellents, premise sprays, and in products intended for slower, but sustained action. K9 Advantix takes advantage of these properties to offer superior protection against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Protection Against Fleas
K9 Advantix stops fleas from biting in less than 5 minutes and kills 98-100% of fleas on your dog within 12 hours of application. Advantix kills fleas before they have a chance to lay eggs and also kills flea larva before they develop into biting fleas – thus breaking the flea life cycle. Re-infesting fleas are killed within 2 hours for reliable treatment against fleas of all stages. In many instances Advantix is so effective, it kills fleas before they have a chance to bite your pet, preventing conditions such as Flea Allergy Dermatitis.
Protection Against Ticks
K9 Advantix repels and kills Deer ticks, American dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, and Brown dog ticks before they can latch onto your pet. It repels up to 98% of ticks to dramatically reduce disease spread by ticks.
Protection Against Mosquitoes
K9 Advantix repels and kills mosquitoes before they can bite and needless to say, mosquitoes that don't bite can't annoy dogs or transmit disease. Research demonstrates K9 Advantix kills up to 98.3% of mosquitoes and reduces their feeding up to 95.2%.
K9 Advantix remains effective after swimming or bathing. Even after repeated swims, or bathing it remains an effective treatment.
Source: Foster & Smith, Inc.