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Great for ear mite
My cat had ear mite big time. He was scratching, twitching his ears and sneezing. I have him a dose of advocate before taking him to the vet just to give it a try. Lo and behold, within minutes the symptoms began to desist and an hour later he was back to normal.
He showed no signs of nausea as some others have reported.
Purchased in June 2019.
It works, but im not sure if it makes my cat sick?
I have a indoor mainecoon, last year I used advocate twice on my cat he became ill vomitting all the time & lost alot of weight. He was put on a prescription diet he has been fine since, I hadnt used flea treatment since his diet began 2 days ago I found a flea on my outside dog so I treated my pets with their treatments. This morning my cat has been vomitting all through my house, on beds running in panic vomitting excessive amounts & its just clicked in my head that this may be the cause after reading other reviews. I will be ringing vet today for advice anyway. This product is fine on my dog & I have always used advocate on previous pets. But think some pets may have a sensitivity? Overall it works with fleas!
Purchased in February 2019 for $100.00.
Take this product down from the market
After applying to my cat, she has become very lethargic, whatever she eats she vomits, she seems unsettled... If I know I would never, ever put it near my cat. I cannot see how anyone can consider it something safe to put on cats. I am so angry I did not check the reviews before as I probably would not agree for it.
Purchased in May 2019.
Vomiting and clearly the smell is overpowering
Observe your animals CAREFULLY when using this product. Both our cats start squinting and blinking their eyes the second it is opened. This was even on the first time we tried it. We have used it for several months as we thought it would be great as it was both for fleas and worms so the boys[ cats] didn't have to be treated with multiple things. But no more. I can smell it as well and it is horrid and almost burns your eyes so they water [yes, I am very sensitive to things as is our 12yr old son...if WE can then it's worse for the animals!]. One cat we have realised vomits in the first 24hrs it is administered. The other has diarrhea for a week every time. Never had any of this with other products.
I have treated both of my adult cats today with advocate and they have both had a bad reaction to it. They appear scared and jumpy, if I go near them they cower as if I’m going to hurt them and are behaving weirdly in general. I do hope this reaction wears off soon , it’s been quite scary to watch them . I certainly won’t use this again !!
I’ve used this on my cat twice now. The first time she started acting out of character. Usually very friendly and loving affectionate cat she became distant and wasn’t eating her food. Only lasted a few days didn’t think too much of it. Gave her another dose yesterday and she’s been so distant all day, getting very angry, not coming inside like she usually does at night and angry everytime I approach her. I’m convinced it’s because of advocate. Won’t be giving it to her again.
Cat nearly died
Vet administered in the surgery, but put on too low below shoulder blades. Cat was able to lick. Within 24 hours, cat was wobbly, nearly falling over, twitching and trembling, distressed, dilated pupils. He survived thank goodness but this product is lethal and there is no antidote. SHOULD BE BANNED
advocate for cats
What are we putting into our pets,? I used my normal advocate from the vet on my cat,he then curled up and fell asleep with the area I put the advocate against the skirting board,when he woke up the paint on the skirting had blistered and peeled off (what are we using on them)
Don’t do this to your cat
Bought Advocate as it was recommended by the sales person in Petbarn. We asked for the flea collar, as nothing else to worked (drops, tablets, flea bombs, combing), and she swore that there is nothing better on the market than Advocate. First time we applied it, it didn’t work, the cat probably licked or rubbed it off. Then we got the collar and thank god it worked. No more fleas! Couple months later we decided to give her a worm treatment and we still had Advocate. So I applied it near the collar and the cat seemed fine at first. Then 8 hours ...later I woke up from my cat running around like crazy. She was hissing, shaking, jumping, attacking and scratching me, not letting anyone touch her. She also had diarrhea. Somehow I managed to take the collar off and wash her neck and 3 hours later she started to calm down. It was in the middle of the night so vet was out of the question, so I started reading reviews and found that many pets go bonkers after this treatment. someone suggested to give a bath to the pet. I am not against the manufacturer, because Bayer collar did work and we were pretty happy with it. I’m just saying that those drops that all sales people are promoting - they are either useless (Advantage) or harmful (Advocate) for your pet. Not to mention it would cost much more to apply those drops monthly than a collar that lasts 8 month. I wonder how they sleep at night. Promoting harmful medicine for the sake of getting a commission on sales...
Horrible side effects
After applying this product on our beloved cat, she has not been able to eat or drink for 2 days, getting excited at the thought of eating and yet unable to eat, horrible!
Bayer should reconsider selling this product as it is! It has definitely more bad side effects than good ones!!!
Would not recommend
Two of my four cats have had a bad reaction in this product, first time use an will never use again. Staggers, dilated pupils, an tremors. They probably have licked some of, but ha cats are pretty good at doing that and I've never seen a reaction like this. My poor kitty's.
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Second Time Lucky
The following is a review that was supposed to be written for Advocate, but I mistakenly submitted for Advantage. Similar names and pack colours confused me. This is where it's supposed to be.
After Frontline stopped working on my allergic to flea bites cat, I tried a couple of the other spot-ons before Advocate (Including Advantage). Unlike the others, this one worked a treat. Within a day he'd stopped trying to scratch and lick his skin off, and in a week or so I noticed the areas of skin he'd chewed raw had healed and the fur start to gro...w back. I've kept him on Advocate purple for 4 or 5 years now. It still works fine and I'm happy to pay a bit more for the peace of mind that the fleas are kept off him and he no longer suffers with irritation. I put the stuff on the back of his head, just above where it meets the neck, as I found he managed to lick too much off if I put it between the shoulder blades. That ensures the maximum benefits. I'm very happy that not only does this stuff work, but it works very well. My boy is 16 now and the last thing he needs to deal with is fleas.
Good so far
I gave Advocate to my cat 2 days ago. He had some local redness and I thought he was a bit lethargic, but he is pretty normal now and never lost his appetite, which would be a sign. He had lots of fleas and in about 12 hours I could only find one. He still seems to scratch a bit so it may not wipe them right out, but he definitely does not have the flea burden he had. I've tried a lot of products and found that they didn't work at all (like Nexgard) or worked for years and then stopped (like Comfortis, sadly) and this is the best I've tried in ...years. I am going to get it for my dog next, as I have a much more serious problem with him. I'll tell the vet if it works, and I recommend people give the vet feedback on products which do or don't work so they can guide others. Not they ever admit that things don't work - they and the manufacturers will tell you it's your fault, and you need to get rid of the fleas in the environment, because it won't actually work if there are fleas around! If there weren't any fleas, why would you be giving it to them? I have had this kind of conversation with vets for years now, but I suppose they're there to sell stuff. They always say that no-one else has complained, which is not true. Anyway, I'm wondering how they're going to find an excuse for it actually working when there are still fleas in the environment!
Never using again
Today I treated my 10 year old cat with Advocate. Since the treatment, she has been lethargic, just wants to sleep all the time, clumps of fur have been falling out, has become dehydrated and does not want to eat whatsoever. Her third eyelid in both eyes started showing. Contacted a 24 hour vet as I thought she was getting very sick and was about to fork out even more money when my partner suggested that she may have had a reaction to Advocate. Poor thing had to have a shower to wash it off (thankfully not a lot had been absorbed) and now she is back to normal. If this product gives my cat this sort of reaction I won't be purchasing it again.
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Questions & Answers
I used this on my cat about 2 weeks ago and while the fleas left, the poor little think was so irritated yesterday and I realised she has a complete bald patch about 2cm wide and about 3cm long (her hair is quite thick to the point you can barely see skin when you part the fur, usually) and greasy skin with red bumps on the exact place I put the treatment... This was the first time we used this product, other products have been fine. Has anyone else had this happen?
I left my cats solution in my car for three hours, the incar temperature was above 30 c maybe 35c, is it still safe to use it
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