Advantage® II for Dogs

Advantage® II for Dogs

Fight the misery of biting fleas with Advantage® II. A monthly topical flea prevention and treatment for dogs and puppies (at least 7 weeks old and 3 lbs. or more) that kills fleas through contact so they don’t have to bite your pet to die.
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Why choose Advantage® II for Dogs?

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Kills and prevents
Kills and prevents fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae and chewing lice.
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Easy to apply
Easier than a flea collar. Goes on in seconds. Apply directly to dog’s skin — no hard-to-swallow pills.
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30-day continuous protection
Apply Advantage® II monthly. Starts killing fleas on your dog in 12 hours, waterproof after 24 hours.
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No prescription needed
Available over the counter whenever you need it.

Advantage® II for Dogs is fast and effective.

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Advantage® II for Dogs is fast and effective.

Advantage® II flea treatment for dogs goes on in seconds, starts killing fleas within 12 hours and is waterproof after 24 hours. Simply reapply every 30 days.  

How does Advantage® II for Dogs work and for how long?

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Dog owners agree — Advantage® II works.

Find the right Advantage® II option for your dog and your lifestyle.

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Advantage II is available in 4 and 6 packs for multiple months of flea prevention and treatment for dogs

Find the right Advantage® II option for your dog and your lifestyle.

Advantage® II comes in multiple package quantities and covers different dog sizes: puppies at least 7 weeks old and small dogs (3–10 lbs.), medium dogs (11–20 lbs.), large dogs (21–55 lbs.) and extra-large dogs (55+ lbs.). Enjoy the convenience of purchasing four or six months of Advantage® II flea protection per package. 

Fight the misery of biting fleas — protect your dog with Advantage® II today.

How to apply Advantage® II for Dogs

How to apply Advantage II for dogs: Step 1 turn the cap over
Step 1
Hold the applicator tube in an upright position facing away from you and your pet’s face and eyes. Pull the cap off the tube.
How to apply Advantage II for dogs: Step 2 push the other end of cap onto the tip of tube
Step 2
Turn the cap around and place the other end of the cap back on the tube. Twist the cap to break the seal, and then remove the cap from the tube.
How to apply Advantage II for dogs: Step 3 locate visible skin area on dog's neck
Step 3
Your dog should be standing for easy application. Part the hair on your dog’s back, between the shoulder blades, until the skin is visible.
How to apply Advantage II for dogs: Step 4 apply flea treatment on the area
Step 4
Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze the tube to expel the entire contents directly on the skin, in one to four spots depending on your dog’s weight. See the Product Label for specific application instructions by weight.

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Getting rid of dog lice and fleas from fur to fence™

Fleas and lice can infest your entire household: couches, carpets, you name it. Fight them from fur to fenceTM by treating your dog, home and yard with our full line of Advantage® products.  

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Top questions about Advantage® II for Dogs

Does Advantage® II for dogs expire?

There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Advantage® II for dogs. The product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.

Can I bathe my dog after applying Advantage® II?

Yes. However, we suggest bathing your dog before applying Advantage® II. Just make sure your dog is dry before application. If you choose to bathe your dog 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 my dog go swimming after I apply Advantage® II?

Yes! Your dog is free to take a dip after Advantage® II has been on for 24 hours. However, more frequent swimming may keep the product from working the full 30 days.

Can I apply Advantage® II for dogs on my cats?

No, do not use Advantage® II for dogs on cats. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.

How does Advantage® II for dogs work?

Advantage® II for dogs 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’s the difference between Advantage® II for dogs and oral flea products?

Advantage® II flea prevention is applied to your dog topically, spreading over the skin and hair. It kills fleas through contact, so fleas do not have to bite your dog to die. With oral flea medications, fleas have to bite your dog and ingest the medication before they are killed.

How long does Advantage® II for dogs last?

A single application of Advantage® II for dogs stops biting fleas for one month. However, if the dog 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 dogs?

Use Advantage® II for dogs monthly, year-round to help keep your pet protected from fleas. Follow label directions for application.

How do I apply Advantage® II for dogs?

Applying Advantage® II for dogs flea control to your canine companion is easy and convenient. Before applying, check the weight range and minimum age on the package to choose the appropriate product for your dog.

How to apply Advantage® II for dogs:

  1. Remove the tube from packaging and open it by putting the cap on the other end and twisting to break the seal.
  2. Place the tip of the tube on the skin between your dog's shoulder blades and gently squeeze to expel the solution on their skin. The number of application spots depends on the size and weight of your dog.
  3. 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.

 

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How old does my dog have to be to use Advantage® II for dogs?

You can use Advantage® II for dogs on puppies and dogs 7 weeks of age and older.

How long does Advantage® II for dogs take to work?

Advantage® II for dogs kills fleas on dogs within 12 hours of application.

Can I touch my dog after applying Advantage® II for dogs?

Do not have contact or allow children to have contact with the area treated with Advantage® II for dogs until completely dry.

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.
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