Been using this on my cats for a year now.
I apply the treatment every month as advised on the back of the neck on my two indoor/outdoor cats and I have never seen a flea or any of them scratch. Taking one star off because the smell is very strong and my cats get annoyed for a few hours after application because of it. Apart from that, it's a great flea and multi worm treatment.
Cat was walking sideways..
Vet advised me to try product for fleas, put it on back of neck last night, came home today from work and cat was walking sideways, on back legs, falling , very unstable on feet, she has no illnesses at all and is 5 years old. Vet was closed, I rang a City after hours vet who advised me to bath her, which I did ..This may not happen with every cat but did with mine
My kitten died
My kitten was advised to take advocate orange, just 4 hours ago she deteriorate last June 7, 2018, then the next day she was not eating and drinking. We brought her to the vet to check her condition and all medication were given to help her, then came evening my little kitty died :( just within 48 to 72 hours she just died now, I feel guilty for following my vet's recommendation. I am truly sad and still teary right now. How come they offered this kind of medication. run free baby.. rip chinkee :(
Disappointed as my cats are still scratching!
This is the second time I'm using Adocate orange&purple(Which was highly recommended by the vetshop) my cats are still scratching after 5days. Your product costed a lot of money. I am so disappointed that I didn't read these reviews first as this is a clear indication there are problems judging from other reviewers. I really hope you respond to my letter.
Do not use
I used this on my kitten she had a seizure and was trembling for a week on a drip at vets she is ok now.
It smells potent vets won't say it was the advocate but I will never use again.
I also gave it to my two older cats (I use the purple pack on them) they vomit every time.
I have thrown both packets in the rubbish.
Do not use it.
Cat acting strange after treatment
I gave advocate to my 8 year old cat a week ago and she has been unwell since. She's normally a very talkative and cuddly cat with set routines that she never misses, eg coming to bed in the evening for her bedtime cuddles, and waking me up at 4:30 am demanding breakfast. Since a week, she's suddenly sleeping in a cupboard in the spare bedroom, doesn't show up for bedtime, runs away when I try to carry her to bed, and doesn't wake me up for breakfast anymore. She looks lethargic and acts depressed, also seems frightened (not like her at all), d...oesn't talk a lot anymore, and her rare meows sound croaky. Other routines have suddenly changed as well and she mostly just hides away in her cupboard now. It's breaking my heart to see her like that. She's eating and drinking though, so I haven't gone to see a vet yet. I thought that giving her space and time to get better (with offers for cuddles and checking up on her) is the best thing, but after reading the other posts I'm getting really scared. I used this product before and she never liked it. But usually the reaction just lasted a day. They were similar (hiding, not wanting to be touched, lethargic) but never as severe or prolonged as now. I suspect she may have managed to ingest some of the flee treatment through cleaning herself? It was applied correctly at the neck. Not sure whether other products are much better but I'll definitely won't do this again to my cat!
Same reaction as for everybody. Foam, voimit, fill exhausted, after a few days of multiple injection of any type at the vet, still looks dying. Don't eat or drink. Don't poo. Barely moves and heavily breathes. The only think I should add, we gave her medicine and left for 9 days unattended (after the foam reaction), she only received food from a landlord. She looks exhausted but true problems began after antibiotics prescribed internally. Maybe coincidence, but be warned.
Serious bad reaction!
Gave my cat (14mths old) the recommended dose, applied correctly, which he has had previously. By the evening he was extremely lethargic, his third eye showing and appeared in a 'drugged like' state. Took him to vet first thing next morning who said he had a high temperature, low blood pressure (120) and was severely dehydrated. Left him overnight with vet who rehydrated him & took bloods which showed nothing. Next morning he seemed better & eating & told could take him home. I didn't think he appeared great but thought he was just unhapp...y. Late that afternoon I returned to the vet as he was declining again. Vet still didn't know what was wrong (specialist cat vet!) and again dismissed the Advocate being a reason! Had choice to leave him overnight again (at great expense - again) or take him home and give him prescribed antibiotics & anti inflammatory medication as he felt he may have cat flu! He assured me it could take 2-3 days for him to feel better. Next day not much better. Very flat, non responsive, not eating or drinking and third eye still present. Following evening (this is by now night 5) he looked like he wasn't going to make it. I rehydrated him overnight with electrolyte drink (approx 150ml) and just kept him close. He appeared to have passed on a couple of occasions throughout the night with very little breath & heart beat, head fallen back with mouth open, and body stiffness. Somehow he just hung in there and was still with me by morning. At the vet first thing and he had picked up a little (made me look like a hypochondriac). Vet still at a loss to what was going on but still dismissed the application of advocate. I left him with the vet who did ultrasound, more bloods, X-ray and iv. Vet said his throat appeared sore, stomach adnormal with a thickening of the lining and something wrong with the pancreas. Felt it may be that he has ingested some form of caustic substance. Vet reported that by the afternoon he appeared better and eating again (has lost half his body weight by now) and another night at the vet. So hence I am exhausted and can only hope he pulls through this time with no relapse again when I bring him home. Wondering if anyone else can relate to this or feels that the advocate could be the cause?
We were giving out cat Frontline but then she developed a flea allergy and was pulling her fur out. Our vet gave us this product and it has worked miracles. This product not only kills fleas but the eggs as well which a lot of other flea treatments don't. Our cat is like a different cat now and there have been no side effects. I would recommend this product.
Big cover up I think!!!
My beautiful rescue kitten Ezra licked Advocate off my other cat..... then the nightmare began. His eyes went a deep yellow and he turned to skin and bone in a few days and a wonky walk. Drank water constantly and even ate normally. I voiced my concerns regarding Advocate and were dismissed by my vet who then suggested Feline Virus was the cause. Ezra put up a brave fight but sadly his organs shut down and had no choice but to put him to sleep. I had extensive blood tests done and many phone calls to the vet to get the results. Just got off the...phone where the vet sheepishly told me.... inconclusive feline virus.... but tried to convince me it def was. Am so not buying it...... listening to her voice.... she was not fooling me. I feel sad that this goes on. Please be aware #ezrascause
Distressing to see
We used Advocate, on our cat, earlier today. It was the correct dose, as advised by the vet. Her reaction was awful to see. She immediately became hugely distressed, mewing and trying to hide in corners. She was clearly frightened and extremely agitated. We have since managed to calm her down a little, although she is not the happy, little cat we are used to. We are just hoping she will get a good night's sleep and be back to her normal self, in the morning. We will never use Advocate again and will be advising our animal-loving family and friends to do the same. I only wish we had read some of these reviews first. If we had, we would never have subjected our cat to such torture.
I have been using Revolution and decided to try this product. Followed the instructions and both my cats fur smelted of the product, you pat them both and the smell of the product is on your hand, the odour from the cats fur is strong. This does not happen with Revolution. This is 3 days after applying the product. I will bath my cats and throw out the product and go back to Revolution. Waste if money.
Too many people are saying their cat reacted badly, had seizures, vomiting or died and the vets are denying it was the flea treatment. The reactions only happened AFTER the product was used on the cats so has to be the product. I am not going to risk my cat dying scared and in pain. NOT HAPPY.
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This product has worked wonders! Covers a range of problems and kills fleas too.
I put my first treatment on my kitten the other week and it has worked wonders. Killed all the fleas and I haven't seen anymore since. The last product I used on her, Exelpet, did nothing and she was soon reinfeasted. The vet recommended this product and I am happy I spent the money, it was worth it. (I didn't purchase it from the vet tho, it was over $100, i managed to find the same for $50 online from Budget Pet Products). I love that it also kills/treats all sorts of problems like, worms, mites, etc. This is a great money saver and I will be using it in the future.
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Questions & Answers
My cat has managed to groom where some of the advocate has bled out to the length of her fur. Will she be ok?
Hi, my mother and I were using the tube of advocate for my guinea pig, when being applied the guinea pig went to shake and my mum said her mouth started to burn. She thouroughly washed out her mouth and cleaned her hands. Is the chemical in the tube poisonous? And will she be okay?
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