Advantage 40 Spot On Flea Control Small Dogs, Cats and Rabbits (<4kg) - 4 Pack By Advantage
Advantage Spot-On Flea Treatment Key Features
How to Apply AdvantageFor dogs < 25kg: Part the coat between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty the contents directly onto the skin.
For dogs > 25kg: The entire contents of the Advantage® tube should be applied evenly to three to four spots on the top of the back from the shoulder to the base of the tail.
Why Worry About Fleas?Aside from causing irritation, fleas can lead to Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) and even anaemia in serious cases. Infected fleas can also transmit tapeworm if swallowed during grooming.
Fleas bite humans too. Home infestations can take months to clear because only 5% of fleas live on your pet. The other 95% are in your home environment as eggs, larvae and pupae.
One application of Advantage remains effective for up to 4 weeks in pets and up to one week in rabbits.
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How often should I use Advantage?
It is recommended that you apply Advantage to your cat or dog once a month , or to your rabbit once a week all year round to achieve protection from fleas.
Can I use Advantage to treat louse infestations?
Yes, Advantage for dogs can be used to treat biting lice in addition to fleas. You should book a check-up with your vet 30 days after treatment, as some pets may need a second treatment to clear up the louse infestation fully.
How long do I need to wait after bathing my pet before I apply Advantage flea treatment?
If you’ve recently bathed your pet, it’s recommended you wait at least two days before treating them with Advantage flea drops.
Can I allow my pet to swim when using Advantage?
Yes. The active ingredient in Advantage sits in the waterproof layer of your pet’s skin and the product remains effective if your pet becomes wet on occasion (for example after exposure to heavy rain or swimming). However, re-treatment may be necessary on some occasions, for example if your dog is a frequent swimmer; in these cases do not treat more frequently than once weekly.
Can Advantage be used to treat Flea Allergy Dermatitis?
Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) is an allergic reaction some pets suffer with when they come into contact with flea saliva as a result of flea bites. It causes cats and dogs to scratch and bite their skin to relieve the extreme irritation. This can lead to hair loss, skin ‘hot spots’ or nasty infections.
Advantage spot-on flea treatment can be used as part of a treatment strategy for Flea Allergy Dermatitis, where this has previously been diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon. The active ingredient in Advantage is able to kill fleas through contact, meaning they don’t have to bite your pet in order to be killed.1 This means pets are less exposed to the saliva they’re allergic to, helping to reduce FAD outbreaks.
My cat is strictly an indoor cat. Do I still need to use Advantage?
Parasites can get into your home without being invited, which means indoor cats aren’t immune from catching fleas.
Fleas can enter your home through many means, including on your clothing, on other pets and on rodents which may have also broken into your home. These fleas can then easily be passed to indoor cats causing an infestation in your home.
*This information is regarding mode of action and is not intended to imply fleas can be completely stopped from biting.
Use Medicine Responsibly: Advantage ® contains imidacloprid [NFA-VPS].
Further information from the datasheet at www.advantagespoton.co.uk or on request.
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For the prevention and treatment of flea infestations and for the treatment of biting lice on dogs, cats and rabbits of under 4 kg body weight. Fleas are killed within one day following treatment. One treatment prevents further flea infestation for four weeks. The product can be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) where this has been previously diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon.
Dog Weight (kg)
Number of Pipettes
Use Advantage 40
1 x 0.4 ml
Use Other Appropriate Advantage Product
Cat Weight (kg)
|Product||Number of Pipettes|
|Use Advantage 40||1 x 0.4 ml|
|Use Advantage 80||1 x 0.8 ml|
Rabbit Weight (kg)
|Product||Number of Pipettes|
|Use Advantage 40||1 x 0.4 ml|
|Over 4kg||Use Advantage 80||1 x 0.8 ml|
Animals should be weighed before treatment.
For Dogs - With the dog in the standing position, part the coat between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty the contents directly onto the skin.
For Cats - Part the hair on the cat's neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty the contents directly onto the skin.
For Rabbis - Part the hair on the rabbit’s neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty the contents directly onto the skin.
Correct application will minimise the opportunity for the animal to lick off the product. Apply only to undamaged skin. Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
The product is bitter tasting and salivation may occasionally occur if the pet licks the application site immediately after treatment and should disappear within some minutes.
Do not treat again within 4 weeks.
Use during pregnancy or lactation
Evidence so far suggests that no adverse effects are expected in pregnant or lactating pets.
Do not treat unweaned puppies or kittens of less than 8 weeks of age.
Do not use on pet rabbits of less than 10 weeks of age.
Do not use in animals that are known to be hypersensitive to the active substance or any of the excipients.
This product is for topical use and should not be administered orally.
Care should be taken to avoid the contents of the pipette coming into contact with the eyes or mouth of the animal.
Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
Wash hands thoroughly after use.
Wash off any skin contamination with soap and water.
People with known skin sensitivity may be particularly sensitive to this product.
Avoid contact of the product with the eyes or mouth.
If the product gets into eyes accidentally, the eyes should be thoroughly flushed with water. If skin or eye irritation persists, or the product is accidentally swallowed, obtain medical attention.
Do not eat, drink or smoke during application.
The product is bitter tasting and salivation may occasionally occur if the pet licks the application site immediately after treatment. This is not a sign of intoxication and disappears within some minutes without treatment.
In very rare occasions skin reactions such as hair loss, redness, itching and skin lesions may occur. Agitation and disorientation has also been reported. Excessive salivation and nervous signs such as incoordination, tremors and depression have been reported exceptionally in dogs.
Store away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Ratings & Reviews
Advantage 40 Spot On Flea Control Small Dogs, Cats and Rabbits (<4kg) - 4 Pack
by Jeff -
Good product does the job. Easy to order with quick delivery. Good price. Recommended.
by Evie -
Brilliant, does exactly what it says for a great price! Easy to use and I have never had any sign of fleas whilst using this unlike frontline which proved to be completely ineffective.
by Linda -
Excellent service and advantage works brilliantly on my cats
by Jo -
I have tried so many flea treatments and this one actually works. With 3 cats and a dog it’s difficult to keep on top of those pesky little critters but finally my home is flea free!
by Adam -
Good product works well
Best price for flea control
by Janice -
This is the best website to purchase flea control for your pets. Excellent price and service.
by Angela Curran-Smith -
Great product and super service from Vetshop
by Penny -
Personally I find this product the best for flea allergy.
Does the job.
by Rebecca -
Works very well to kill fleas, and at a great price too!
by Shantell -
Great service, excellent price, easy to use
Very good product
by Marilyn -
This is very good flea treatment,one of my cats became immune to fipronil so cannot use frontline etc on her,changed to this as it dosent have fipronil in it,also used on a rabbit and never had a problem with it.
by Sue -
Easy to order. Easy to use
They sent me a reminder
by Paul -
Seems to work much better than Frontline. Fleas dropping off quickly after treatment
by Malcolm -
We use Advantage on our two cats it does what it says on the box our cats are flea free.
Advantage for small cats
by Denise -
Excellent product at a great price!.
One of the best
by Tricia -
Have found this product the best for my cats ,,the service is great delivery is very fast ,as for price of the product is the best that I have come across i would recommend Pet shop . Co .uk to all let families
Pet shop advantage
by Paul -
Always order from pet shop fast delivery and great price , easy to use
Would reccomend advantage
by Kelly -
Fantastic price and service as always from this website. Love this product for our flea control, always trust that it will work.
by Jo Berry -
Extremely good product. It's the only one I find kills off all the fleas. I would recommend this.
Great product at a fantastic price
by Jayden -
Great product at a fantastic price. Even with delivery its still nearly half the price you would pay at the shops. Just joined their repeat service so I can sit back and relax as my flea treatment gets sent to me automatically. Customer service is super friendly and helpful too
by Rachel -
Happy with product... effective and no reactions, and good price from here
by Katie -
I used to get this from the vets. Only for a lot more money. This sight is fab, reasonable prices and I've set up auto deliveries so I never forget
by Julie -
Easy to apply do exactly what they say gets rid of fleas
by Karon -
2nd order from Petshop. Really pleased with service. Emails sent at regular intervals to keep me informed when order ready, dispatch. Keep up the good work
by Jessica -
No quibbles so far, great price and quick delivery