What is Advantage Multi Dogs 20.1-55 lbs 6 Month Red? Advantage Multi for dogs is a Once-a-month topical solution for the prevention of heartworm disease, kills adult fleas, is indicated for the treatment of flea infestations, as well as the treatment and control of intestinal parasite infections.
Who is it for? Dogs and puppies that are at least 7 weeks of age and that weigh at least 3 lbs.
Why use it? - Once a month easy to use protection
- All in one treatment for fleas, parasites, and heartworm prevention.
How it works? Advantage Multi® for Dogs (10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin) is a colorless to yellow ready-to-use solution packaged in single dose applicator tubes for topical treatment of dogs. The formulation and dosage schedule are designed to provide a minimum of 4.5 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 1.1 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg) moxidectin based on body weight.
Generic Brands: none
Active ingredient(s): 10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin
What are the side effects? Adverse events reported in dogs topically treated with imidacloprid + moxidectin for dogs included: vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, salivation, poor appetite, lethargy, weakness, restlessness, agitation, disorientation, ataxia, muscle tremors, seizures, panting, labored breathing, acute pulmonary edema, hives, rash, swollen face and ears, pruritus, erythema, alopecia, hot spots, local discomfort, and discoloration of the hair at the application site. Accidental oral ingestion in dogs caused salivation, vomiting, muscle tremor, seizures, mydriasis, ataxia, lethargy, disorientation, agitation, and poor appetite. Adverse reactions reported in cats treated topically with imidacloprid + moxidectin for dogs included application site and skin reactions, vomiting, lethargy, agitation, and neurologic signs
What special precautions are there? For the first 30 minutes after application:
Ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated dogs, and
Separate treated dogs from one another and from other pets to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion.
Ingestion of this product by dogs may cause serious adverse reactions including depression, salivation, dilated pupils, incoordination, panting, and generalized muscle tremors.
In avermectin sensitive dogs,a the signs may be more severe and may include coma and death.
What to do if overdose? Contact your nearest animal hospital
How Can I store it? Store at temperatures between 4°C (39°F) and 25°C (77°F), avoiding excess heat or cold.
Helpful Tips: Do not use this product (containing 2.5% moxidectin) on cats.
The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 1.1 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.
Do not apply to irritated skin.
1. Remove one dose applicator tube (tube) from the package. As specified in the following table, administer the entire contents of the Advantage Multi®for Dogs tube that correctly corresponds with the body weight of the dog.
Advantage Multi For Dogs
3 - 9
Advantage Multi 9
9.1 - 20
Advantage Multi 20
20.1 - 55
Advantage Multi 55
55.1 - 88
Advantage Multi 88
88.1 - 110*
Advantage Multi 110
* Dogs over 110 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of Advantage Multi for Dogs tubes.
(imidacloprid + moxidectin)
Most pet owners have faced the challenge of ridding their homes and pets of fleas. Fleas can be a problem because they reproduce so rapidly. The persistent parasite can cause discomfort for cats, dogs and their owners. Understanding Fleas makes it easier to treat what could become a major infestation problem.
What are Fleas?
-Fleas are external pests that are capable of fast reproduction, by surviving on your pet’s blood. These tiny insects are brown in color. Although they are wingless they are able to jump reaching incredible heights. Their bodies are compressed, or flattened, from side to side. Their size make them hard to detect and much more difficult to eliminate from your pet or home. A single female flea may produce up to 2,000 eggs over her lifetime. Eggs hatch and can develop into adults within only three weeks. Adult female fleas feed by ingesting blood from your pet and subsequently lay eggs, which drop off your pet’s coat. Within days, larvae hatch from the eggs and live undetected in your pet’s surroundings, such as the carpet, bedding and other protected areas. Flea larvae spin a cocoon, and, when appropriately stimulated, a young adult flea emerges and jumps onto your pet to continue the life cycle.
How does my pet become Flea Infested?
-The warm and dark environment of your pet’s fur and skin provide the perfect environment and feed for fleas.A little time spent outdoors and pets easily become flea infested. Indoor cats are at risk even if they just go out on the patio. They are also at risk if they share their home with a dog or other cats.
Pets get fleas from other animals- a stray dog or cat, neighbor’s pet, or urban wildlife like opossums and raccoons may have passed through your yard while the female flea is laying eggs and the eggs are left in your pets environment. Those eggs then develop into adults and those fleas jump onto your pet.
Warning signs of Fleas
Fleas on Dogs:
-Flea droppings (dark specks) in the fur.
-Flea eggs (white specks) in the fur.
-Excessive licking or scratching.
-Scabs or hot spots on the skin.
Fleas on Cats:
The easiest way to find fleas on a cat is to check the belly. You may see the fleas or small dark spots that move if they do not move it is possible you are viewing their droppings, which look like specks of dirt. Excessive scratching and hair loss are also signs that fleas may be feasting on your feline.
Disease Transmitted by Flea bites
Dogs Since fleas can consume 15 times their own body weight in blood, they can cause anemia or a significant amount of blood loss over time. This is especially problematic in young puppies, where an inadequate number of red blood cells can be life-threatening to some dogs. Signs of parasitic anemia include pale gums, cold body temperature and listlessness.
Cats When a cat or dog has a heightened sensitivity to the saliva of fleas, just one bite of a flea can cause an allergic reaction. This condition is known as flea allergy dermatitis and causes intense itching and discomfort for your cat or dog. Signs include generalized hair loss, reddened skin, scabs and hot spots. Flea allergy dermatitis often leads to skin infections.
1) Flea shampoos are successful at ridding your pet of adult fleas. Bathing your pet with flea shampoo will be their first source of relief from biting fleas. Follow the directions carefully. Most shampoos require you to leave the lather on your pet for 10 minutes. Check his fur CAREFULLY while bathing. Try to remove ALL of the fleas you find. Shampoos that kill the flea, rather than just remove them, are more successful. Start at your pets head and work your way down. Fleas will instinctively move to higher ground. If you start at the head you have better control of the pests and are more able to keep tabs on how well you have eradicated the fleas. Continue by working your way from the head towards the back and the chest.
2) Treats flea infestations in dogs, puppies, cats and kittens 2lbs of body weight or greater. Capstar stops fleas from biting and kills adult fleas within 30 minutes. This is a great choice for treating outbreaks because it can be used with other flea prevention and if you still find fleas on your pet, you can administer another dose the following day.
3) Treating your yard and area is an important step to treating infestations. You may rid your pets of fleas but if you do not treat the area, they will be re-infested. A treatment that kills fleas and the larvae is most efficient.
3) Oral Flea Prevention:Oral flea prevention is often administered once a month orally. These products are noted for causing the larvae to become unable to reproduce, thus rendering an end to the life cycle.