Killed my 18 mth old lab
Applied on both healthy (vet checked the day before) 18 mth old sibling labs Sat nite. Female had immediate violent reaction rolling in dirt seemingly trying to remove the Advocate which was placed on 3 points along the back of her body (as per vet and product advice for big dogs). We thought it was just "irritation" and did nothing, sadly. 4 days later vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy followed by death within 24 hours of symptom onset. Other dog ok but didn't like the application. Won't risk this again on surviving dog. Advise all to avoid at all costs.
The only thing that helped my poor itchy Staffy girl
Our crazy, itchy, red and unhappy staffy found relief with Advocate, we removed beef from her diet also and put her on grain free premium food. Her other issue was demodoid mites and ear mites, Advocate is the only product that addresses demodoids, the main cause of her misery aside from food and flea allergies. Very happy to recommend this simple remedy for a common problem, especially amongst Staffordshire Bull Terriers. I buy the largest size and share it between her and her Mini Jack Russell instead of buying 2 different sizes.
This stuff works very well, But!!!
We have a very relaxed 2 yr old bulldog, but when we treat him with the advocate he gets very distressed. I've put it on him when he's been sleeping and he wakes straight away as though its burning him. He paces around and doesn't settle back to normal for a good 12 hrs. We won't be using it again it clearly upsets him which in turn is very upsetting for us. In saying this my sisters two small dogs have no problems with it.
Never had a problem with it personally. Using natural products next time though. Not into toxic medi
I've never had a problem with this product but after reading all the review I question the product. What i do know is, people and animals react differently to medication. Something that works for one animal won't necessarily work for another. But I don't understand is why am I reading reviews where people are saying they tried it on their dogs or cats and they flipped out, hit things, stopped eating, stopped going outside etc (the list goes on) everytime the product was used on them? Why would you keep trying it if it failed the first time? I'...ve continued to use it because it's always worked and I've had no problems. However I use advantage and I use advocate in between de-fleaing because advocate seems stronger. I bought Demetrius earth not long ago to try so I can stay away from all the toxic crap. My friend has a 12 year old dog and uses it and says he acts so much younger now. Even more then before. If you're worried about these products, use something natural instead. Don't go back to Advantage
Questions & Answers
I am fostering a 3.5 yr old mixed breed shepherd/am. staffordshire/bull terrier/mix. 64 lbs=29.03kg. Heart worm positive adult and microfilaria. Last blood test showed no more microfilaria (dirofilaria?). 3/7/19 she received her first treatment and spent the day at the vet in case there was a reaction. Only lethargic. Today 3/21/19 I applied a second treatment as I was instructed and will apply monthly from now on. My question is will this treatment be enough to kill the adult heartworms and keep them from producing young??? The Advocate box I have shows a shepherd and bernard on the front.
I used frontline a week ago on my dog but it hasn't worked she still has live fleas on her how soon can i put advocate on her?
My bro in law used it with his dog, he said its not really working.. fleas out for few days 3 or4 then they go back again. seriously not reliable
Seriously guys fleas are obviously in the environment your pet is living in!!! Where do you think they are coming from? Check your dogs be any dirt patches in your yard your carpet. Gosh. Fleas are like dog bed bugs. The don’t only live on the dog or cat. Their eggs fall off the animal everywhere
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