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Advantage Multi for Cats is a once a month topical solution used for the prevention of heartworm disease, kill adult fleas, treat flea infestation and treat and control ear mites and intestinal parasites including hookworm and roundworm in cats and kittens 9 weeks of age or older and weighing 2 lbs or more. See Allivet's Flea and Tick chart to find which flea and tick product is best for your pet. Also check out our Heartworm Disease Chart for more information on what medicine is best for your cat.

What is Advantage Multi for Cats?

Prevent heartworm disease and control ear mites in cats. Advantage Multi for Cats is a once a month topical solution used for the prevention of heartworm disease, kill adult fleas, treat flea infestation and treat and control ear mites and intestinal parasites including hookworm and roundworm in cats and kittens 9 weeks of age or older and weighing 2 lbs or more.

Who is Advantage Multi for Cats for?

Cats and kittens 9 weeks of age or older and weighing 2 lbs or more.

Why use Advantage Multi for Cats?

-For the prevention of heartworm disease -For the treatment and control of fleas infestations -For the treatment and control of hookworms and roundworms in cats -For the treatment of FAD (flea allergy dermatitis) -Used for the treatment and control of ear mites in cats

How does Advantage Multi for Cats work?

Imidacloprid + moxidectin contains a combination of insecticide and endectocide agents

Manufacturer:

Bayer Animal Health

Active ingredient(s):

imidacloprid + Moxidectin

How is Advantage Multi for Cats sold?

Sold in 3 month supply for 2-5 lbs, 6 month supply for 2-5 lbs, 5.1-9 lbs and 9.1-18 lbs or 12 month supplies for 5.1-9 lbs and 9.1-18 lbs. Per Package Cats 2-5 lbs Cats 5-9 lbs Cats 9-18 lbs

What are the side effects of Advantage Multi for Cats?

Lethargy and prolonged periods of sleep; behavioral changes including agitation, excessive grooming, hiding, pacing;discomfort at the application site (rubbing, scratching, etc.); increased salivation within 1 hour of treatment; increased drinking; or coughing. If cat licks the application site, may see increased salivation, tremors, vomiting, and decreased appetite.

What special precautions are there?

-Do not apply to irritated skin -Avoid oral ingestion. Cats may experience hypersalivation, tremors, vomiting and decreased appetite if Advantage Multi for Cats is inadvertently administered orally or through grooming/licking of the application site.

What to do if overdose?

Consult your nearest animal Hospital

How can I store Advantage Multi for Cats?

Store at temperatures between 4°C (39°F) and 25°C (77°F), avoiding excess heat or cold.

Helpful Tips:

For the first 30 minutes after application: Ensure that the cat cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated Cats. Separate treated Cats from one another and from other pets to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 0.45 mg/lb (1.0 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 Cats tube that correctly corresponds with the body weight of the cat.                             tubes.                                                                                                                                                                                                        * Cats over 18 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of Advantage Multi for Cats

2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.

3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of cap onto the tip of the tube.

4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.

5. Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. Lift tube away from skin before releasing pressure on tube.

Do not get this product in the cat’s mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming. In households with multiple pets, keep animals separated to prevent licking of the application site.

Stiff, matted hair or a damp, oily appearance of the hair may be observed at the application site on some cats. This is temporary and does not affect the safety and effectiveness of the product.

 

Advantage Multi for Cats (10% imidacloprid + 1% moxidectin) is a colorless to yellow ready-to-use solution packaged in single-dose applicator tubes for topical treatment of cats.
Imidacloprid is a chloronicotinyl nitroguanidine insecticide. The chemical name of imidacloprid is 1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine. Moxidectin is a semisynthetic macrocyclic lactone endectocide derived from the actinomyceteStreptomycetes cyaneogriseus noncyanogenus. The chemical name of moxidectin is [6R, 23E, 25S(E)]-5-O- Demethyl-28-deoxy-25-(1,3-dimethyl-1-butenyl)-6,28-epoxy-23-(methoxyimino) milbemycin B.

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.

-Allergic dermatis

-Hair loss

-Pale Gums

-Tapeworms

 

               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.

 

Getting rid of fleas is where the battle begins and ends once you have protected your pet from reoccurring infestation.
 
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. 

 

 

Successful flea control must include a flea treatment that will stop the flea “cycle”. This cycle includes all life stages of the flea, the eggs, larva, pupa and adult stage.
 
1)   Flea Collars:  Moderately effective at keeping fleas off your pet and providing an unhealthy, un-welcoming environment in your pet’s fur.
 
This is the first line of defense.  A few carefully placed drops between the shoulder blades (to keep your pet from ingesting it) will protect your cat or dog for up to a month. 
 
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. 
 
4) Natural Solutions: If you prefer a non-chemical solution, natural remedies are also available to protect your pet from fleas.


 

 

 

 

 
 

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