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Advantix

Advantix ensures rapid, long-lasting protection, reducing the risk of disease transmission associated with pest bites. Beyond just repelling pests, it offers a dual-action solution that kills fleas and ticks on contact, preventing potential infestations. Made to cater to dogs of all sizes, our Advantix range presents easy-to-apply topical solutions, ensuring that both pet owners and their dogs experience minimal hassle and maximum protection.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does Advantix work?

Advantix offers a combination of ingredients that work together to provide both repelling and killing action against pests. Here's a breakdown of how it functions:

Active Ingredients: Advantix primarily contains two active ingredients - Imidacloprid and Permethrin. These compounds work in tandem to attack the nervous systems of the targeted pests, effectively paralyzing and eventually killing them.

Dual Action:

  • Imidacloprid: This ingredient specifically targets fleas. It interferes with the insect's nerve transmission, leading to paralysis and death of the flea.
  • Permethrin: This repels and kills ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies, and lice. It affects the nerve cells of ticks and mosquitoes, overstimulating their nervous systems, which results in paralysis and death.

Repellent Activity: Advantix not only kills fleas and ticks on contact but also repels them. This means that pests don't have to bite the dog to be affected. This repellent activity is particularly beneficial because it reduces the risk of disease transmission from vectors like ticks and mosquitoes.

Protection Against Multiple Pests: While fleas and ticks are the primary targets, the treatment also offers protection against other biting insects like mosquitoes and sandflies, which can transmit diseases and cause discomfort to the dog.

Long-lasting Effect: Once applied topically, Advantix remains effective for about a month, providing dogs with continuous protection against pests during this period.

Water-resistant: The treatment remains effective even after exposure to rain or swimming, ensuring that protection is not easily washed off.

Larvicidal Action: Apart from adult fleas, Advantix can also kill flea larvae present in the dog's surroundings, thus reducing the chances of re-infestation.

When using Advantix, it's important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines regarding application and dosage, ensuring the safety and efficacy of the treatment. Additionally, while Advantix is highly effective for dogs, it's toxic to cats, so care should be taken to avoid cross-exposure if both pets coexist in the same household.

 

How do you apply Advantix?

Applying Advantix to your dog is a straightforward process, but it's crucial to ensure correct application for maximum efficacy and safety. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Choose the Correct Dosage: Pick the Advantix formulation suited for your dog's weight.
Open the Pipette: Hold upright, twist and pull the cap off. Use the inverted cap to break the seal.
Application Site:

  • Small to Medium Dogs: Part fur between the shoulder blades to see the skin.
  • Larger Dogs: Part fur at 3-4 spots from shoulders to tail base.

Apply to Skin: Ensure the pipette tip touches the skin and squeeze out contents evenly.
Let It Dry: Avoid touching the application site, and keep the dog away from water for 24-48 hours.
Safety: Keep children and cats away from treated dogs until the site is dry.
Monthly Application: Reapply every month for consistent protection.

Always consult the product's label and accompanying instructions before application.

Weight Range Product Recommended
Up to 4kg Advantix for Puppies and Small Dogs - Green
4 - 10kg Advantix for Medium Dogs - Aqua
10 - 25kg Advantix for Large Dogs - Red
Over 25kg Advantix for Extra Large Dogs - Blue

 

Disclaimer: The weight ranges and product recommendations provided in this chart are based on general guidelines. Individual dogs may vary, and it's essential to consult with your veterinarian for the most accurate advice on flea and tick prevention for your pet. Always prioritize your dog's health and well-being by seeking professional guidance.

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