K9 Advantix®II Treatment for Dogs
Parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice and flying insects are more than just a nuisance. The bites from these parasites can cause allergic reactions and dermatitis, lead to secondary bacterial infections and even transmit diseases.
K9 Advantix®II kills fleas and ticks through contact, meaning they don’t have to bite to be affected by the active ingredients. K9 Advantix®II also kills mosquitoes and lice, as well as reduces mosquito bites and stable fly bites on dogs.
K9 Advantix®II contains the active ingredients imidacloprid, permethrin and pyriproxyfen that kill adult fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae, kills ticks, mosquitoes and lice, and reduces mosquito and stable fly bites. K9 Advantix®II is administered as a topical treatment and should only be used on dogs. Do not use on cats.
a) For dogs less than 25 kg (under 55 pounds): with your dog standing, apply the entire tube to one spot on your dog’s back between the shoulder blades.
b) For dogs over 25 kg (over 55 pounds): with your dog standing, apply the entire contents of the tube evenly to 5 spots along your dog’s back from the shoulder to the base of the tail.
For all size dogs: do not rub in treatment, allow to dry naturally.
Make sure you record the treatment date and repeat monthly.
Note: only apply to intact skin. Keep recently treated animals separated so they can’t groom each other. If you’re unsure how to apply K9 Advantix®II, refer to the product information included in the pack or contact your veterinarian. Choose the correct K9 Advantix®II product suitable for your dog’s weight.
Important – DO NOT USE ON CATS
If this product is applied to or ingested by a cat, contact your veterinarian immediately.
K9 Advantix®II is a topical treatment so it’s applied to your pet’s skin and will kill fleas and ticks on dogs through contact. K9 Advantix®II also reduces tick bites.
Oral flea products, in contrast, are active in the bloodstream, which means fleas must bite your pet to be killed.
With oral flea and tick medications, the parasites have to bite your dog to be exposed to the medication in your dog’s blood before they are killed. K9 Advantix®II kills fleas and ticks without the need for a blood meal, reducing irritation and the risk of transmission of diseases to your dog.
K9 Advantix®II should be applied monthly.
Yes. Always allow the application site to dry first.
A treatment that reduces tick bites by killing them through contact reduces the risk of ticks attaching and feeding. This, in turn, reduces the transmission of diseases.
Yes, K9 Advantix®II is safe for dogs.
Yes, however, if your cat has close contact with your dog or grooms your dog keep your cat separated from your K9 Advantix®II - treated dog for up to 48 hours. Once the 48-hour period is over it should be safe for your dog and cat to resume their interactions.
Absolutely! Even dogs that spend the majority of their time indoors should be treated with K9 Advantix®II because fleas and ticks can be brought into your home without you even realizing it.
Definitely. Fleas can jump so all the dogs in your home should be treated. If only one of your dogs has fleas, it won’t take long before they all do. If all dogs are not treated the fleas will continue their cycle of feeding and producing eggs and infesting your home.
Please consult your dog’s veterinarian to discuss appropriate products to use in conjunction with any other medications your dog may be taking.
Store K9 Advantix®II below 30° C. Protect it from freezing and always keep out of reach of children. Dispose of the empty K9 Advantix®II tube in household garbage.
If your pet needs bathing, please bath your pet, allow your pet to dry and then apply K9 Advantix®II. If a bath is necessary between applications, use an unmedicated shampoo specifically designed for dogs.
Baths can be given as often as once per month without affecting the performance of the product. If more than one bath is given, K9 Advantix®II should be reapplied after the second bath.
K9 Advantix®II can be used on puppies eight weeks and older.
Although K9 Advantix®II kills fleas on your dog, there may still be fleas in your home that jump on after your dog has been treated. This just proves that your dog’s environment has already been contaminated by fleas.
Thankfully, with K9 Advantix®II, once the new fleas jump onto your dog they will also be killed through contact. As the fleas die, they are no longer able to hold onto your dog’s skin. As a result, you may be seeing dying fleas that are coming to the surface of your dog’s fur coat. Keep in mind that it can take some time for all the fleas to complete their lifecycle, jump on to your dog and then to be killed by K9 Advantix®II even though the product is working.