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Bayer Advantage for Dogs
2.5 from 55 reviews

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Works Great

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I have a small poodle and this product is the only one that works for my dog. After just one day all the fleas are dead and my dog is itch free.


Excessive waste of money

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Shame I didn't read reviews before wasting $45. Two rounds of flea treatment in a fortnight and still fleas galore.

knitinoz

knitinozGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 14 reviews
  • 9 likes

Another useless Flea treatment

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considering how much these treatments cost, it has never worked on any of my dogs and have tried it at various times over many years. Don't bother

Advantage for dogs...instant relief

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Ellen

Ellen

  • 2 reviews

Waste of time and money

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I have used this 3 times in a row now. Did not work at all. Did not kill a single flea. Complete waste of money.


Roberto

Robertomelbourne

This is a must if you love your dog.

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No side effects
Prevents fleas
Easy to do each month
Dog doesn't mind
She doesn't have any flea or tick problems
I have a Klien Spitz (Medium size)
Excellent product


Candz

CandzMelbourne

  • 7 reviews
  • 10 likes

Waste of money

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I have been using advantage for a year. My dogs still have fleas. I use it every month on the dot , but lately every three weeks and they still have fleas. I give up and will be switching to another flea product.


helen

helenmelbourne

  • 3 reviews

This is rubbish, used on Greyhound and Lab/Retriever

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I should have read a review before purchasing as I had assumed any of the more expensive Flea treatments would work. I am wrong. Both dogs have been treated and both still have fleas. I wondered if my greyhound had been reinfested so reapplied after 3 weeks and still no good. will be off to the vet to get my next option.

Waste of money!

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This product has been a total waste of money! My 2 dogs have constantly had fleas as I attempted to persist with this expensive useless flea treatment. I'm absolutely discussed that my pet shop actually recommended it to me and actually took my money for such a useless product. Do not buy this product!

Still waiting to see if my dog is going to survive after applying this product.

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My dog has had a mysterious illness on and off for the last 3 months. We have finally pinned it down to the day following application of advantage, I only used it as a last resort and I wish I never had. His symptoms are vomiting, the runs, weakness, trembling and lethargy with fever. I'm hoping he can pull though this without any long term affects. Very disappointed in the company for producing such a product and labelling it as safe and effective. These companies should be held accountable for the side effects of their toxic products.

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Lee
Lee

Update: Our little dog passed away yesterday. absolutely heartbreaking.


lorraine

lorrainePerth, WA

  • 2 reviews

Useless.

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Have had my dogs on this product for 6 months, still have visible fleas.Tried speaking to customer service, laid blame on everything she could think of rather than admit the product may be at fault. Costs me $150 every 2 months to treat my 4 dogs. Would it of killed Bayer to replace the products I have as there is obviously a problem with the batch I have.


Better than nothing

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After using for the first time most of the fleas disappeared, much better that using nothing at all. Have seen a couple of them though.


icj777

icj777Perth, Western Australia

  • 7 reviews
  • 7 likes

Totally Useless. Simply, just didn't work.

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Lucy, 8.5 kgm jack russel.
Totally useless. Simply, just didn't work.
Both frontline and revolution similarly ineffective.

Comfortis seems to work fantastically well for lucy.


Kills dogs

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This garbage killed my 15 yrs loved family pet 3 days after i put it on her do not buy this poison! Poor thing had fits and died and was healthy before i used this poison

Sandra

SandraRosebud

Never use this again

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I have been using advantage for 7 years then my dog was scratching screaming in pain took her to the vet she was riddled with fleas it is an expensive product then vets bill and all the products to fix her cost me a fortune I will never use advantage again so much money and pain to go through I deserve a refund for what I haven't used!!!

low eb

low ebSouth East Queensland

  • 8 reviews
  • 6 likes

works well

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I have used this product in the past effectively, moved house and after eight years have found the need to use it again, only problem was that my aging cat now 14 reacted badly to it. She was dry retching and running backwards and acting extremely depressed until 90 minutes later when I washed it off. It was there long enough to be effective and do it's job. Am worried about repeating it, but may do so by halving the amount to apply.

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low eb
low eb

Yes I did go back to Advantage and this time I used the one for a smaller cat and there did not appear to be any adverse reaction to it, plus it keeps her flea free as well as from some of the other biting insects like midges.


Have used for year...best product ever.

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I have been using this product for year after using frontline with no success, I tried Advantage and never looked back. My dogs wouldn't know what it is like to have fleas and they swim everyday and it is still very effective. I have had some spilt on me and flicked on me and I and my dogs have never gotten sick from it. Wouldn't change to anything else as I know this works. I have recommended to many others and they agree with me. Best product ever. Don't but frontline does nothing.


Worth the money

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We have been using this product for about 4 years. Our dog has never a reaction and all you need to ensure is that you buy a suitable product for tapeworms, which advantage doesn't cover. If we were in a tick area i think we might look at another treatment. But at the moment it's an cost effective option as heartworm innoc is nearly an $100.00 on top of the annual boosters.


brombo

bromboDaylesford

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Advantage: just what you need for flea-allergy dermatitis.

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Bobby, my westie-poodle cross, had experienced dermatitis around his rear end for most of his life despite my use of special shampoos and Frontline flea treatment on a regular basis. The condition was not debilitating but it certainly annoyed him. Then, just as a shot in the dark, I tried Advantage and the dermatitis was gone in about a week and it has not returned: that was about 7 months ago. He now is also completely untroubled by fleas. I would strongly recommend this product if your pooch is prone to skin problems caused by fleas.


Bayer pet products are too expensive and ineffective!

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I will no longer be using bayer flea control as it's really expensive....And doesn't work. I have used advantix for several years and it was fine, but the last few months i've had to treat my dogs every 2 weeks, and the last time i treated them it did not work at all. My dogs have been suffering because of an expensive, useless product (as well as my wallet).


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Questions & Answers

Chele

Cheleasked

Does this product protect dogs from ticks?

2 answers
Lee
Lee

Hi Chele, not as far as I know, it's just a flea treatment I believe.

lorraine
lorraine

Its advertised as a flea treatment which i didnt even find it was succesful at doing.


PamB

PamBasked

I used Advantage flea control last night & the fleas are still running around on my dog this morning, can you tell me how long it should take to kill the fleas.?Thanks

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icj777
icj777

In my review, I said ADVANTAGE never did work.
The only one to actually work was COMFORTIS.
Hope this helps.

PamB
PamB

Thanks for your reply, she is still scratching a bit but I think it is working, can't see any on her tummy. I don't really think I would like to use Comfortis, if I don't have too, I once gave my last dog tablets for fleas & he developed stomach cancer, not saying it was the tablets but it has made me a bit weary. Thanks for your reply.

Sandra
Sandra

I was using advantage and my dog was riddled with fleas I took her to the vet and he said they can become immune to advantage! I am so annoyed because it is so expensive and it's no good to me now as I always brought it 6 monthly!! My vet gave her another flea killer and said they should drop off at the end of the night which they did but she had to get a shot of cortisone for the pain she was in!! Hope this helps


Trish

Trishasked

I was told a couple of drops in a dogs ear will kill ear mites is this correct. If so how msny times etc do I have to do it?

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brombo
brombo

Ear mites can be very annoying for dogs. Advantage is not the best product for this condition. Use Advocate which is specially formulated to kill ear mites. Put the product on the skin on the back of the neck, don't put it in the ear. Clean any dried blood or debris off the outside of the ear very carefully with cotton buds and clean water. Do not put anything in the dog's ear. If the dog continues to show irritation from ear mites after a few days, take it to the vet.


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CategoryTick & Flea ControlTick & Flea ControlTick & Flea ControlTick & Flea Control
Application TypeTopicalTopicalTopicalTopical
Pet TypeDogDogDogDog
Reapplication PeriodMonthlyMonthlyMonthlyMonthly
Minimum Pet Age7 weeks7 weeks7 weeks7 weeks

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