Works great. Wouldn't use anything else with my girl.
My Cody, a husky, has been using this for years and it takes care of everything. She never had fleas, ticks, or any other problem bug or worm. Great product.
Purchased in January 2013 for $90.00.
Within 16 hours vomiting blood. Ended up with ibd still not right two years later. Plus over five thousand pounds in vet bills.
Would never use again. Did notify bayer but claim never had this reaction despite googling it and sending them numerous other cases. Claimed none reported to them. Changed To holistic vet said he treats at least one case a week for adverse reactions to advocate.
Purchased in May 2017.
Potent stuff damages furniture
I have used this product on both my cat and dog and it works fine for flea and worm control. Both my pets have not had any adverse reactions other people describe. I just hate applying it because this stuff stinks. It also runs off after applying and has discouloured my leather couch and taken the varnish off wooden furniture! I’d hate to think what it’s doing to my poor pets’ skin. I think I’ll stick to flea and worming tablets in future.
Dog now on steroids after adverse reaction..
Gave this to my 3yr old yellow lab. Immediately started to be aggitated and scratching. After a few hours bumps appeared on his skin and red blotches on his tummy. Took him to the vets. Given steroid injection. Couldn't settle and up all night scratching and agitated. Gave him benadryl antihistamine in the morning which calmed down the itching but knocked him out for the day. Back to the vets for another steroid injection and dog antihistamines. Skin bright red all over and still very puffy head, eyes, legs and v unhappy doggy. Now on a course of steroids. Vet has taken the batch number and will report to bayer.........
PAWFECT PRODUCT that covers EVERYTHING!
Being Registered BOUTIQUE Stafford Breeders, with SACA, ANKC & SADCMB, for the past approx 10yrs, & having owned Staffords for Over 30yrs, & Dogs, Cats, Horses, Birds, & a miriad of other animals that needed de-parasiting for 40+yrs, ADVOCATE BLUE (for Lil Puppettes 1st dose) & ADVOCATE RED (Our ENTIRE HOTPACK OF 6 USE THEM,) - WHEN APPLIED 100% CORRECTLY...which is, in the EXACT place on the neck, WHERE ANY DAWGIES/PUDDY-CATS, CANT SCRATCH THEN LICK, OR STRAIGHT LICK IT OFF, ... this product does EVERYTHING it says on the box!
We've NEVER ...had to, (& NEVER WOULD anyway,) have the yearly heartworm injection, which, if owners think THIS product is toxic, HOW TOXIC MUST SOMETHING BE, that it kills any worms or larvae in any stage, for an entire yr+ (actually 18 months is fine!) PERMANENTLY inside your Precious Bubba? We've NEVER had a problem with ANY PARASITES in our Beloved HOTPACK, or with our Babies, as this has been a staple in our home for a long time now! We put it in our Puppy Packs amongst a bucketload (literally) of other goodies & necessities! WE'D NEVER RISK THE HEALTH OF OUR BELOVED FAMILY MEMBERS, & PRECIOUS, & SO SAUGHT AFTER TEENSIE HOTNUTS, with something, that this tree-hugging-hippie hadn't investigated and thought long and hard about, whether it can harm them or not!!! The benefit OF KNOWING that your Love, is COMPLETELY protected from ALL SORTS OF NASTIES, leaves them & Us, with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to be worried about, & able to happily continue on Lovin Life' & Lickin' Loads!!! :) Also... living in a rural/isolated area, & our HOTPACK LIVING COMPLETELY INDOORS- (We live in THEIR house!!!)- being generally a closed Pack, apart from HOTTIE PlayDates or Visits, we have been advised professionally, that we DO NOT have to apply monthly as stated in the Pack. ***THIS IS THE COMPANY BEING EXTRA PRECAUTIOUS & COVERING THEIR BASES***
Easy, once a month product
I have been using this product on both my dogs - Border Collie and a X Border Collie/Kelpie since they were pups and are now over 10 yrs old. So simple to apply with the pipettes and dogs are more than happy to sit still as product is applied and they have never had any adverse reactions to this. I always buy the product online as it is so much cheaper than buying from the local vet. Would highly recommend this product as so much easier than trying to shove a tablet or chewy cube down their throats.
My dog has reacted to this before but manufacturers advise said it unlikely it this product. Used again and it's happened again. My dogs mood changed and she anxious yet low in mood and lying down all the time. She has had gastric rumblings and been off her food. Today bloody/mucus diarrhea. Going to the vets...Again Manufacturer say it's not the Advocate. But nothing else has changed and this has been three times now. I won't use this again. I think they should be more open to possible reactions in animals. There seem to be a great many online.
Advocate is a preventative not a cure
If your dog or young pup has fleas no product will automatically get rid of them. Please keep in mind that all these products are used and crsted as preventatives meaning it will take a little bit of time to be effective as a "cure" if an animal already has fleas or worms :)
Fleas reproduce within 72 hours and all stages must be killed (egg larve and adult) in order to break the cycle so please dont think it is anything to do with the product if youve tried it once and failed to continue to do so
My 8 month old Maremma Sheepdog has had a terrible reaction to this product this month. The past couple of months I have noticed he was quiet for 24 hours after application but this month (same batch - third month from expensive 6 month pack) his reaction to it was extremely frightening. Firstly, when I took his collar off he just knew I was going to apply it and was doing everything to avoid me. Once I coaxed him into coming to me and applied the product as directed, he immediately ran outside and rolled around all over the grass trying to get...it off. He then came inside and for the next 4 hours and got progressively worse. Drooling, heavy and fast panting, pupils fully dilated and he was disorientated and anxious. He was trying to dig through the rugs, climbed up on couches and beds. He was clearly very distressed. He couldn't stay still for long but when he did he was pushing up against me. The product had an extremely strong smell a bit like acetone and burnt hair. I washed the product off as best I could with detergent and rinsing. By this stage it was 1am (I gave him the treatment at 7pm). I checked him through the night. He had calmed down somewhat after washing the product off but was still visibly feeling out of sorts. By morning he was behaving a little better. He has eaten and seems back to normal now. I WILL NEVER USE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN. I'm thinking it has had an accumulative toxic affect on him. I will be returning the last three months of the product to the pet shop. I will also be dropping into my vet to let them know what has happened and to ask for advice and alternative solutions.
Within minutes of putting on, my dog went mad.....panting, rolling around and flipping head over tail in an attempt to remove it.
After 15 minutes of watching this, with the dog clearly in distress, i gave her a bath and scrubbed her. 10 minutes later shes ok.........I will never do this to my dog again and no one can tell me it wasn't the advocate that caused it.
Put this on our flat coat retriever this evening. Within an hour he seemed really restless. Couldn't get him to settle at all, a few hours later he was panting and clearly agitated. I've just taken him into the garden and washed it off with water - literally within 15 mins he's lay down and back to normal. Clearly this product was the cause and was making him feel unwell.
Absolutely amazing product!!
I personally wouldn't recommend ANY other flea, heart worm, or intestinal worm treatment for cats and dogs!!
Advocate takes care of everything (and even things I didn't know that pets could suffer from such as ear mites, mange, lice) etc... I have had 16+ years of experience with 1 Cat and 2 Dogs and this product has been absolutely amazing.
Have some questions
I applied the product per instructions. After 3 or 4 days there was a distinct reduction in the skin rash. It seemed to stop at that time and the rash slowly returned. It felt as though it should be fortnightly rather than monthly. I would like to hear from anyone who has this experience.
Wish I could give a 1/4 of a star for this USELESS product.
I use to use advocate for my dog and cat all the time but now I think they have grown immune to it and I will never buy again. My dog is completely covered in fleas (he is an outside dog) and after brushing my cat I found a massive flea crawling in her brush then to check her over found an additional flea. How am I meant to know if it has even treated them correctly for worms? You pay top price for this stuff and get nothing out of it. NOT HAPPY!!!!
Questions & Answers
Can dogs become "Amune" to this product ?? I've used it religiously for over 3 years,. BUT, Last month and this month, It doesn't seem to be working ?????. I have 6 Chihuahuas and live in the Ocala National Forest and my dogs spend several hours a day outside but sleep inside (in bed with us !!) And I "DeFlea" them nighty by hand(very relaxing) and I remove 20+ fleas nighty !!! From each dog !!. I used to only find 1 or 2 on them !!. Can a Vet or someone with A LOT of experience with Flea Meds please answer this question ???. My dogs are like my children and I can't stand to see them harmed !! If the fleas aren't bothered by this medication anymore, What are the Heart Worms doing ?????. I'm afraid to give separate heart worm medication for fear of an overdose !!!. Please Help !!??!?!?!?. Before last month, We've been 150% satisfied and happy with Advocate !¡. BTW, We buy the red pack for large dogs and divide it between all 6 little ones (all under 8 pounds).
My french bulldog has bad side effects from product ,oily area and agitated hyper unsettled .
Should I wash off still hyper thirsty after 8 hours?
Hello. I used Avocate for my medium size dog who is 11kg so used the large size. I didn’t realize that I had to apply to different places down her back and just put between the shoulders which I’ve done before, I found one flea round her bottom so applied 24hrs ago. It’s now 24hrs since I applied is it still working on the fleas as I think she still has a live one on her making her jumpy.
Will it still work even though I put it only between her shoulders?
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