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This stuff smells a bit chemically, but is otherwise a fantastic product!
I recently purchased a 12 pack of Advantage for cats between 4 and 8 kg from an online supplier.
I used it on my cats as soon as I got it in the mail, and within two hours of it being applied, I could see dead fleas falling off my cats. My cats were all heavily infested with fleas, (I live in a sandy scrub like area, where fleas are endemic at the moment, largely because of the wild rabbit population (which unfortunately also get into my yard) I tried another product a few weeks back, that did absolutely nothing, so I am overjoyed that I have ...
Works fast, fleas falling out of fur within 24 hours
First time using this product. I got the 4kg cat amount. Applied it midday, I noticed that the by the evening the fleas were falling out of my cat's fur. He was noticeably irritated and scratching alot a couple of hours after application then became very lethargic. I was suprised by the amount of dead/dieing fleas. Also, product doesnt have a strong smell so my cant didnt panic, usually upon opening other products my cat runs away.
It works but!!!
I have used this product in the past, my cat is14 years old and developed a serious scratch. I decided that although I could not see fleas that they still could be the cause, either that, lice, sand flies or ants. I went and bought the appropriate pack, cost me over $50 and put barely half of one of the tubes contents onto her and within minutes she was frothing at the mouth, running backwards, hiding in dark spots and pupils were dilated. An hour later I caught her and washed it off her head as I felt it must be burning her skin for the rea...ction, washed with a small amount of hand wash and rinsed well with clean wet sponges and dried her fur. Her relief was almost instantaneous. I have not used Advantage for about 7 years and could not help but notice that it no longer has the pungent odour, perhaps the ingredient has been changed. My cat never liked it being put on in the past, but reaction was not as desperate as it was this time. I donated the reminder of the packs contents to my local vet to use with pets whose owners are cash strapped. I'll try something different next time.
Worked well on one cat, made the other cat sick
Advantage made both cats lethargic with no appetite for 2 days. One recovered, the other was sick for 10 days. The vet did blood tests ($300), but no serious toxicity. Unfortunately, we still have fleas!
Loss of hair
I have been using this product for years and have just had a bad reaction on one of my Ragdolls, his hair fell out where I put the spot on. It has grown back now but I have a cat with a black spot on the back of his head, where it was white before.
From flea-ridden to flea-free in 36 hours
I recently adopted a young rescue cat and she had the worst flea infestation I have ever seen - she had anaemia from the amount of blood they were sucking out. Parting her fur, you could see the little blighters running everywhere all over her body. Within 36 hours of applying this product she was flea-free and comfortable. I combed her coat through and the comb was full of dead fleas - desiccated like little dried flowers. The fleas do return towards the end of the four week interval but they die as soon as you re-apply the product.
I would...recommend this for people who have tried other products such as Frontline, and found their local fleas have evolved a resistance. Frontline is no longer effective in our area and I always had terrible trouble applying it to my boy cat, who really objected to the alcohol smell it has. He doesn't mind the Advantage nearly so much. I would also recommend that right after applying this product, you wash all your pet's bedding and hose any sandy area where they have been sitting: the vet told me the fleas can sometimes jump off the pet once they have been poisoned in order to lay their eggs as they are dying and this can re-infest the pet. Very easy to use - cat does not mind the smell so much
Advantage controls fleas - simple to use
I find Advantage flea control works very well - and for longer than its meant to so I leave it until I find a flea that appears again (as a nurse, I like to use the least amount of medication that proves effective). The spot on application is very easy to use and my cats and dog don't mind it at all. I would recommend it to all cat/dog owners.
Simple to use, effective for longer than stated.
Have used this product for years for my two cats
This is a great product and can be bought at many places although online has been cheaper for me. One of my cats gets extremely agitated with other products I have tried. I have tried shampoos (my cats hate water) flea powders (extreme agitation) and flea collars (rubs the fur off my larger cats neck) However through the summer months my cats tend to rub themselves in sand and in the driveway which causes the product to sometimes wear out before the month is up. Come on cats. Give us a break.
Price. Ease of use!
Doesn't last the full month. Smell.
Has never worked...
I have 2 cats, one of the cats (domestic) is flea treated very easily, the other cat (ragdoll) is extremely long haired and always flea ridden!! I go to the vet and they only sell Advantage. I've tried it on 3 different occasions but I never saw even one adult flea die!. I have no idea why. I have used a flea treatment I bought from coles and I have found that as worked better. I may have to try that now.
Can find it at any local pet store.
This flea treatment really does work. It stops the discomfort and takes the annoyance away. It works really well in summer when fleas are at their worst. It is worth the money to treat your cat to a flea free life.
This is a very effective treatment for fleas on cats. The problem is cured within days of putting this on the back of the cats neck. It is worth the money. This is the one my vet recommended.
It is a bit expensive, depending where you buy it from. You can get it online for a discount price. WOuld be good if you could buy a bigger supply.
Fixed the fleas for good.
My cat seems to attract fleas no matter what we do and as my mum is advert to using poisons on the cat we've always had to manage them as best we could. Flea baths, flea collars, pills, it was a nightmare to keep on top of them. Finally I gave in and went to the vet to get some advice and they recommended Advantage, it was $80 in store for a 6 month supply but I found some online for $45. I've read some stories of people's cats getting lethargic from the product, so I put it on her neck at night and let her sleep on my bedside table to watch he...r over the night. Next morning she wakes me up like usual wanting breakfast and there's dead fleas all over my bedside table! It's so nice after 7 years to have a product that will keep the itch away, the cat didn't like having it put on her and she was lethargic afterwards but it's a small price to pay for her to be flea-free. Killed fleas very fast, simply to keep up with applications Cat got lethargic and was clearly mad I put the stuff on the back of her neck
Having three cats I'm very strict with flea control as once one has fleas they all have fleas
I find I never have a flea problem at all whilst using advantage at all. I have been using it for over a year and there appears to be no sign of the product getting weaker or any kind of immunity to it from long term use.
It does get expensive though have three cats a 6 pack will last me two months instead of six, though I would choose it anyday over a cheaper supermarket brand. the cats hate it being applied though and it leaves them and my hands smelling like black texter
kills all fleas, never see a flea on my cats
pricey when more than one cat, smells like black texter!
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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