Advantage® II Flea Treatment for Cats
Advantage® II is a comprehensive and easy-to-use flea prevention that kills through contact, which means fleas don’t have to bite your cat to die.
Why Advantage® II?
- Kills fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae
- Prevents flea re-infestation
- Offers 30 days of continuous protection
- Odorless and easy-to-apply topical — no hard-to-swallow pills
- Waterproof after 24 hours
Choose what’s right for your cat:
Advantage® II Flea Treatment for Cats FAQs
Can I bathe my cat after applying Advantage® II?
Yes. Advantage® II is waterproof after 24 hours. However, we suggest bathing your cat before applying Advantage® II; just make sure your cat is thoroughly towel-dried before application. If you choose to bathe your cat in between treatments, we recommend using a general grooming shampoo for pets. Keep in mind that more frequent bathing may keep the product from working for the full 30 days.
Can I use Advantage® II for cats on dogs?
No; do not use Advantage® II for cats on dogs. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.
Can I split tubes of Advantage® II between my cats?
No; do not split tubes of Advantage® II for cats between multiple cats. To successfully prevent and control fleas, cats must be treated with their own dose of Advantage® II. Follow label directions for application.
Can I use Advantage® II for cats on my rabbits?
No; do not use Advantage® II for cats on rabbits. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.
How do I store and dispose of Advantage® II?
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal of Advantage® II.
- Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing. Keep out of reach of children.
- Disposal and container handling: Nonrefillable container. If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
How does Advantage® II for cats work?
Advantage® II active ingredients spread over the skin and hair coat. The active ingredients absorb into fleas through contact. Fleas are killed through contact, so fleas don’t have to bite your cat to die.
Advantage® II for cats combines two active ingredients:
- Imidacloprid attacks the flea's nervous system, paralyzing and ultimately killing it.
- Pyriproxyfen is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that kills flea eggs and larvae.
This combination plays a crucial role in treating and preventing infestations, because:
- In an existing infestation, you may only be aware of the adult fleas, which represent around 5% of the full infestation and are found on the pet.
- Immature flea life stages, which live in the pet's environment consist of around 95% of the infestation and can be nearly invisible to the naked eye.
What is the difference between Advantage® II for cats and oral flea products?
Advantage® II flea prevention is applied to your cat topically, spreading over the skin and hair. It kills fleas through contact, so fleas do not have to bite your cat to die. With oral flea medications, fleas have to bite your cat and ingest the medication before they are killed.
How long does Advantage® II for cats last?
A single application of Advantage® II for cats stops biting fleas for one month. However, if the cat has a severe infestation, retreatment within a month may be necessary. See product label for additional information.
How often can you use Advantage® II for cats?
Use Advantage® II for cats monthly, year-round to help protect your pet from fleas. Even indoor cats need protection against fleas because you or other pets in the household may bring fleas into the home. Fleas in your cat's environment can re-infest your cat.
How do I apply Advantage® II for cats?
Applying Advantage® II for cats is easy and convenient. Before applying, check the weight range and minimum age on the package to choose the appropriate product for your cat.
How to apply Advantage® II for cats:
- Remove the tube from packaging and open it by putting the cap on the other end and twisting to break the seal.
- Part the hair where the cat's head and neck come together (at the base of the skull) and place the tip of the tube on the skin. Gently squeeze to expel the entire solution onto the skin.
- Lift the tube away from the skin while maintaining pressure on the tube to make sure all of the product has been squeezed out.
For more detailed instructions, watch our application video.
How old does my cat have to be to use Advantage® II?
You can use Advantage® II for cats on kittens and cats 8 weeks of age and older.
Does Advantage® II for cats expire?
There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Advantage® II for cats. We recommend the product be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.
Does Advantage® II for cats kill ticks?
Advantage® II for cats does not kill ticks, but it does effectively break the flea life cycle by killing flea eggs, larvae and adults to prevent infestation on your pet.
How long does Advantage® II for cats take to work?
Advantage® II for cats kills fleas within 12 hours of application.
Can I touch my cat after applying Advantage® II for cats?
Do not have contact or allow children to have contact with the area treated with Advantage® II for cats until completely dry.
How Does Advantage® II for Cats Work?
Advantage® II kills fleas through contact, so they don’t have to bite your cat to die. Apply this monthly treatment to kill and prevent fleas on your cat.View Transcript
Your cat is the heart of your home and you want your cat to be happy and comfortable. But whether your cat is an indoor or outdoor cat, fleas may pose a threat. Fleas feed on your cat’s blood…and can cause skin allergies, itching, hair loss, and even tapeworms. Yuck! Luckily there is Advantage II for cats. TEXT ON SCREEN: Advantage II starts killing fleas within 12 hours of initial application.
So, how does Advantage II work? Advantage II is a convenient, easy to apply, monthly topical that protects cats from biting fleas. It’s both a preventative and a treatment and lasts 30 days. TEXT ON SCREEN: Also kills flea eggs and larvae!
Simply apply this odorless spot-on to the back of your cat’s neck, at the base of the skull, and Advantage II does the rest, spreading over the skin and hair. TEXT ON SCREEN: Use as directed. Waterproof 24 hours after application. Advantage II kills fleas through contact… TEXT ON SCREEN: Advantage II kills fleas on cats within 12 hours of application.
…So fleas don’t even have to bite your cat to die. TEXT ON SCREEN: Reinfesting fleas are killed within 2 hours providing protection against further flea infestation. Fight the Misery of Biting Fleas. Advantage II
Did you know that Advantage® II is also available for dogs?SEE ADVANTAGE® II FOR DOGS
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Not for use on pets. Use as directed.
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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A) law restricst Advantage Multi for cats (imidacloprid + moxidectin) to use by or on the order of licensed veterianrian..
WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cates or ferrets.Do not use on underweight cats.(see ADVERSE REACTION).Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight .Do not use of ferrets less than 2 lbs weight.
PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.
HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.
CAUTION:Federal (U.S.A) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
WARNINGS: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY For the first 30 minutest after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application site of themselves or other treated animal.Chidren should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings,Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats