Q. How often is Advocate given? A. Best given monthly (or every four weeks) to both treat and prevent further infestations of parasites.
Can I use advocate every 2 weeks?
Advocate has been used at more frequent intervals than every four weeks (for example, it is often given every two weeks for the treatment of demodectic mange) – however this is ‘off licence’ and against datasheet recommendations.
Can you put advocate on twice in a month?
Advocate should be applied once a month to provide a constant level of protection against fleas, heartworm and worms.
Do dogs need flea treatment every month?
Once your puppy is old enough, it’s important to start using a monthly flea and tick preventive medication to help ensure that your dog won’t be affected by fleas or ticks in the future. Many of the treatments available and are effective for preventing both fleas and ticks.
Do dogs need advocate every month?
How often is Advocate given? A. Best given monthly (or every four weeks) to both treat and prevent further infestations of parasites.
How often should I administer advocate?
ADVOCATE (Works against fleas, mites, roundworms, hookworms, lungworm and prevents heartworm. Should be given every 4 weeks.
Can I give advocate a week early?
Yes, if after two weeks the flea preventive you applied isn’t working, you can reapply flea treatment early, or switch to another brand. I recommend using Advantix or a chewable prescription product from your vet, like Bravecto, Nexgard, Simparica, or Credelio.
Can I reapply advocate early?
There is no single answer for this frequently asked question. The known safe answer is to wait the period of time the product is supposed to work, typically 30 days, before reapplying. An alternative is to bathe the pet in a detergent shampoo (meant to strip off skin oils) and reapply after 24 hours.
Do dogs need flea and tick medicine every month?
Yes! Yes! Keep your pets on flea and tick protection all year round! It is common today to hear people say “I don’t give my pet flea and tick prevention in the winter there is no need, since it is so cold”.
Why is my dog still itching after flea treatment?
It’s fairly typical after you’ve applied Itch Flea for there to be a period of hyperactivity amongst the fleas as the product takes effect, and this can cause an increase in itching. It should settle down though after 24 hours.
How long after advocate Can I bathe my dog?
Yes. Apply to a completely dry animal and do not bathe for 48 hours after application. Advocate is water-resistant when combined with a soap-free shampoo.
Why is my dog still getting fleas after treatment?
Not treating often enough
Fleas go through a life cycle of egg, larvae, pupae and adult. Most flea treatments just kill adult fleas, but fleas can continue to emerge for months after you think an infestation has ended. When a newly emerged female flea finds a host, she can lay eggs within one day.
How often should you give dog flea treatment?
Pets, especially dogs and cats, require regular attention to keep them in perfect health. One tip is to administer flea and worm treatment; a monthly top-up that can help to protect your pet against serious health complications in the long-term.
How often can I use flea treatment on my dog?
Flea sprays can be used directly on your dog but only if they’re designed for animals. Never use a household flea spray on your pet. Pet flea sprays can kill fleas, but may need to be re-applied from as often as every few days, up to every few weeks.
What months do dogs need flea and tick medicine?
Flea and tick season will start with the onset of spring in late March to early April. However, depending on how far south you go, it may end in either November or December according to when the temperatures drop for winter.
How long should you leave between worming and flea treatment?
Whilst our motto is “When it arrives in the post, it’s time to dose” we recommend a 48-hour gap between the application of topical flea and worm treatment. It does not matter which order the products are applied. The 48 hours simply allows each product to dry sufficiently.
Can I use advocate and Seresto together?
It is concluded that Seresto(®) is chemically compatible with solvents used in major spot-on formulations on the market and is dermally and systemically safe for adult dogs and cats when used concomitantly with Advocate(®) and Profender(®) spot-on formulations.
Is advocate a flea and worming treatment?
Advocate Spot-on for Small Dogs is a broad spectrum combined flea and worm treatment. It is effective against fleas, flea larvae, lungworm, roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and heartworm.
Can you use advocate and Frontline together?
These two medications work in different ways, and it should be fine to give Frontline now. You may also want to ask your vet what they would recommend as the best flea preventative in your area if you’re seeing fleas despite using Advocate.
Where do you put advocate on a dog?
What happens if you put too much flea medicine on your dog?
Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling. Organophosphate toxicity can be rapidly fatal, depending on the ingredients and dose the pet is exposed to.
Does advocate flea treatment go out of date?
You should never use out of date flea treatments, not only does it become less effective but it can change the toxicity of the product and has been known to make the cat ill. Don’t put anything else on but keep an eye on your cat just in case there are any adverse effects.
How long does it take to stop the flea cycle?
The flea life cycle goes from egg to larva to pupa before the final adult stage. The process can take anywhere from two to three weeks to several months, depending on the conditions.
Why am I still finding fleas after treatment?
As eggs hatch and develop, you might find fleas reappearing 10-14 days after treatment – this is quite normal and provided the insecticide remains in place it will kill them. This is why it is important not to carry out cleaning which might remove insecticide.
What do I do if flea treatment doesn’t work?
Your Flea Medication Has Become Ineffective
While you can reapply flea treatment early in some cases, you should talk to your veterinarian to find the best and most effective flea treatment for your pet.