Advantage® II for cats
A monthly topical solution that kills fleas through contact, so you can help prevent the misery of biting fleas.
- Kills all flea life stages
- Controls existing flea infestations on your cat
- Prevents further infestations for up to one month
- Kills fleas within 12 hours of application
Choose what’s right for your cat:
Advantage® II 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 use of a general grooming shampoo for pets. Keep in mind that more frequent bathing may keep the product from working 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, you cannot 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: Non-refillable 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 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 might only be aware of the adult fleas, which only 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 almost 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 keep your pet protected 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 flea control to your feline friend 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 (base of the skull) and place the tip of the tube on the skin, gently squeezing to expel the entire solution out onto the skin.
- Lift the tube away from their skin, while maintaining pressure on the tube to make sure the product has all 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 should 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 help 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 to ApplyView Transcript
Applying Bayer Topical Products to cats is easy.
First, remove the tube. Hold the tube in an upright position and away from you and your cat’s face. Open the tube by pulling off the cap, turning it around, and twisting to break the seal. Then remove the cap from the tube. Next, part the hair on the neck at the base in the cat’s skull, until the skin is visible.
Apply the product directly on the skin by squeezing the tube in one spot at the base of the skull, to minimize the opportunity for the cat to lick the product. Be sure to empty the entire tube by the end of the application.
Lift the tube away from the skin, while maintaining pressure on the tube, to make sure the product has all been squeezed out.
Remember to ask your Veterinary clinic about Bayer Topical Products for your cat. For more information, or to sign up for monthly application email reminders, visit pet-basics-dot-com.
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Did you know that Advantage® II is also available for dogs?SEE ADVANTAGE® II FOR DOGS
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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