Awful skin irritation and fur loss months later
I applied Advantage flea treatment to my large cat. He doesn’t usually need these treatments so it was his first application in about 5 years. Two months later he is still scratching at the application site with scabs and missing fur with the bald patch growing. This stuff is POISON- don’t put it on your animals. I deeply regret it.
Crap does not work
We bought advantageII This crap does not work!!!! used three viles on my cat within a month and guess what he STILL has fleas , since this site won't let me give no stars i have to give it one which it does NOT deserves.......save your money i paid over 50 bucks for mine , buy the cheap pet store brand at least it works
Purchased in July 2020 for A$51.00.
Does not work
This product does not work after adhering to the strict instructions to a tee my 17 week kitten has had her 3 treatments of this and she still has fleas, disgusted as this product is not cheap don't use it a waste of money
made my cat very sick
24 hours after treatment cat lathargic, anorexic and diarreah. He has been poorley for a week. I took him to the vet and he had a raised temperature of 1 degree. Vet just gave him an anti inflamatory and said it was just a virus.
Purchased in March 2020 for A$20.00.
Did absolutely nothing
I bought this and the one for large dogs. Neither worked!
$180 for nothing. Extremely disappointed as it offered no relief to my pets. Do not recommend at all! Waste of money.
Purchased in February 2020 at Pet Stock for A$180.00.
4 week kitten until 14 weeks.
Got kitten at 4 weeks infested with fleas on its face, around neck first treatment lasted 2 weeks due to bathing cat for faeces on fur (kittens cant clean this). Gave 2nd treatment, fleas gone. Forgot treating until 14 weeks old fleas reappear, one caution; not put oil on shoulder they can lick, put deep in fur at the base of the skull.
DOES NOT WORK!
I've been using Advantage 2 on both my dog and cats. Yes, it was applied correctly. I have watched the video, it was in the correct spot, directly on the skin. I vacuumed and pulled everything apart (multiple times) to do so, washed all pet bedding and blankets....and sprayed my house. I reapplied every few weeks for a few months. They still had so many fleas! What a waste of money! This is two years in a row I spent hundreds of dollars on Advantage 2, used it over several months, to end up resorting to flea baths and the Zodiak spray (with instant results) that cost about $60. This for all of my animals for the entire season.
Purchased in July 2019.
9 out of 10 cats ended up in emergency hospital....one died from Advantage.
I applied the Advantage to my cats as I have many times before. This time, within hours, several of them were salivating, convulsing and having respiratory difficulties. It resulted in 9 out of 10 of them going to the emergency vet within a 3 hr to 36 hour period. One passed. I have incurred over $8,000 in emergency vet charges and hospital bills due to this. Stay Away!!!!
Horrible Product, Horrible Bayer Customer Service.
This crap does not work. Call customer service about it, and all you'll get is a bunch of condescending lectures about the flea life cycle. Then they blame you for not vacuuming enough, etc etc. Hmmm... Well let's see... I ****removed*** my cat from the environment and moved into a new house which is completely flea free, and the crap still doesn't work. So their stated theory (lies) that it's the environment is a load of baloney. Fleas are not dying, in fact seem to be getting stronger and bigger. These pharmaceutical companies may as we...ll be politicians with all the stories they spin. And they are as rude and obnoxious as they come. Totally agree with the other person who said they got hung up on etc. So did I. And now I find out this garbage is actually killing cats. When do these pharma jerks ever get held accountable?? Never. And on another note~ notice bayer is putting cancer causing ***talc*** is their aspirin. Not taking that anymore either. How the hell do these heartless jerks sleep at night.
Please be careful with older cats
I have used flea medicine for my cats through the years so I really was not concerned when I ordered it again since my cat was spending some time outdoors and my husband had been bitten by something. My cat was 17 years old and she was doing quite well for her age, climbing onto the bed, drinking lots of water and eating well. I was traveling and ordered the medicine and my husband administered it. But I was heartbroken when about 3 weeks later she became very ill and the vet told me she was in renal failure. It can only have been the dose....I feel her body was not strong enough to handle it. I should have checked with my doctor before administering it. I am writing this in case your cat is older, please make sure he or she can handle the flea medication before administering. I miss my little kitty very much because I almost got a chance to share some more pleasure moments with her. But in her honor, I am letting you know so you take proper precautions as needed. Love from Ginger Sophia.
Just doesn't get rid of flees
Bought large cat dose, purple type. She's had 2 doses in 5 weeks & still has flees. It simply doesn't work on her.
Purchased in April 2019.
Packets were empty when opened
If $$$$ packet only 2 were full others were empty. I returned it to the vet. They said it’s such a small dosage you probably see it when administered - but I know they were empty.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$72.00.
- Advantage for Cats Purple (Large Cats)
- Verified purchase
My heart is broken, I believe this product killed my kitty
Every since I place this product on my cat, my kitty wasn’t the same vomiting , foaming from the mouth seem depress dihrea hiding etc . my vet. Gave him antibiotics and meds for nausea he seem to be fine but then started to get sicker now has passed . Please!!!! EVERYONE be sure of doing your research on these flea products before placing on your baby , bc Im sick to my stomach knowing I’m his care taker / his mum and I thought I was doing the right thing turns out I wasn’t . Now my pooka is gone .
Beware of this product
After using this spot on treatment from the vets for my cat, putting it in the place suggested by the pack, he became ill within hours, stopped eating and drinking and became extremely lethargic, not moving for a day from the sofa and not even wanting to go out or even going to the litter tray. Took the measure of squirting water into his mouth using a plastic syringe to try and keep him hydrated. A visit to the vets the following day just confirmed that he had a high temperature and was getting dehydrated and they suggested a blood test which ...we declined, so they suggested giving him some antibiotics which we agreed to. Checked all the reviews online for this product and was horrified to read the same thing happening to lots of other cats, the reviews which came from worldwide spoke of cats becoming severely ill following the product being added by spot on treatment. One of the things I noticed was someone suggesting to wash the product off the cat using a mild detergent such as washing up liquid in the bath water, and we did this straightaway. Within hours the cat perked up and came off the sofa for some food.You can tell the vet until your blue in the face that this product is real bad but they wont listen, in my opinion the product is dangerous and should be investigated as just too many cats becoming ill using this. And why are vets still offering it without giving these warnings.....Certainly wont be using this again!!!!!
Don't Waste Your Money!
Although my cats had no negative reaction to this product, it doesn't work AT ALL. I bought a few of the 6 pack Advantage for cats over 9 lbs. I've been putting it on them every week and they still have fleas.I am a clean person. I've been vacuuming daily, washing blankets, bedding,and towels constantly, and brushing the cats about every 2-3 days.This product does not work.I'm extremely unhappy because I spent 160$ on it, thinking I'd have about a years supply but I'm almost out. I will not be buying more of this specific product and would suggest you don't waste your money.
Gets rid of fleas but has unwanted side effects.
I have used this product on a couple of occasions as the old Frontline stopped working years ago. I hate using spot on flea treatments, I'll be honest. The idea that my cats have poison throughout their skin for a month is horrible. So I use Advantage twice a year just to kill any eggs, larvae etc. The rest of the time I use natural methods like D.E. I have noticed that this product does not protect for a month as advertised. In fact, the last time I used it, it lasted less than 2 weeks. Anyway, my boy cat suffers every time I use Adva...ntage. I have had to take him to the vet EVERY TIME I have used Advantage. The vet originally denied that the Advantage played a part. However after keeping a diary, he was forced to admit that it must be the spot on. Our boy cat gets bladder inflammation every time I use Advantage on him. So much so, that our vet has warned us not to use it anymore on our boy cat. He suggested Comfortis - yeah right - with the horrific reviews including seizures and death, I'll just have to be more vigilant with vacuuming, washing and combing my cats from now on. No more chemical products.
Use with Caution
I purchased the Advantage II for my two indoor cats after using Frontline for many years because I thought it might be a better choice. A day after applying it on both my cats my female vomited a few times during the night and by the next day her eyes were swollen and red and her ears were bright crimson red. I immediately took her to the vet. He gave her a cortisone shot and cortisone medication to take for a week. He felt she might have ingested it somehow. The next morning she was notably better. I can not recommend this product after this experience nor will I be purchasing it again.
Beware!!! Cat killer!!!
Bought 6mo. supply of advII large cat (13yo healthy 13lb cat). 1st dose, 2 days later cat acting strange not eating/drinking lethargic. Vet tests inconvlusive $500 hole in pocket. Didn't think anything about flea med causing her behavior. She gets better. 2nd dose a month and 1/2 later. Same symptoms appear, but worse. Added confusion/uncoordination/vomiting. Vet visit again. Conclusion, organ failure due to poisioning. this product, these heartless, and any company selling their product. A call to them will result in their denial and getting hung up on. There's a special place in Hell for these and anyone like em.
This is great for my cat enjoy giving it to my cat my cat loves this product would not say a bad thing about this cat product
Works alright but fleas work up an immunity after awhile
This actually worked really well for my cat up until a couple of months ago. I live in a unit and two of my neighbors use this also. Seems the fleas have built up an immunity to it though which I expected would happen after awhile. Will definitely go back to using it soon, hopefully by then it will work against our fleas again. Didn't affect my fur baby at all, he doesn't like the smell though as it is quite strong. As for all the negative reviews IT IS POISONOUS! DON'T LET YOUR CAT LICK IT!
Questions & Answers
I’ve just got a 7 week old kitten ... is it safe to use advantage to treat fleas as I’ve seen a few in her since she arrives today?
Can I use the small cat doseon a 4.8 pound cat?
Did they change the smell of advantage 11? Got some online and smells like flowers and i dont remember it smelling like that.
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