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
Great service and product
by Charlie -
Fast service and delivery. Great product that I’ve put on a regular reorder so we keep up to date with treatment.
by Cat lady4 -
Good product ,works well. My dogs and cats became immune to products containing fipronil so I changed to Advantage. .
Easy order & delivery
by Nicola -
Advantage fleas is a great product & always a great price!
A great product at a great price
by Jane -
Advantage is my go to flea treatment for my 9 cats, it's effective and easy to apply with a proper nozzle, it doesn't just pour out like some other flea treatments which just have the peel back foil.
Best flea control out there.
by Peter Hopkins -
Vets rate it one of the best flea controls on the market.
Advantage flea treatment
by Lynda Charlton -
Good product seems to work well and very easy to apply. Good value and quick delivery for reasonable cost.
Nice and easy
by Danielle -
Nice and quick delivery and good customer service
Great product and speedy service
by Jo -
After using various flea products over the years I find Advantage is the only one that really works.
Reliable flea prevention
by Shirley -
Recommended by my vet for flea treatment, I have been using Advantage for years. My cat doesn't like getting it on, but at least she doesn't get fleas.
Always worked well for us.
by Fi -
Always worked well for us.
Advantage flea control
by Sadie -
Have been dealing with vet shopfor a while now and they are brill. Great price on Advantage flea control. Does what it supposed to do as long as you use regularily.
by Dawn -
Excellent product and works so well on my cats and rabbit. Have tried numerous others but none of them work as well as this one
by Joanne -
Great product, only ever used this really does the trick, no fleas = happy cats, excellent service fantastic company
Happy so far
by Bethan -
So far so good, happy. So much easier to administer than a tablet. Looking forward to seeing if my cats are less uncomfortable now
Best flea treatment for cats
by Emma -
This is the only flea treatment I will use on my babies, it's a great price and always works without fail, also quick delivery, very happy cat mum :)
Effective flea treatment
by Gerald -
Easy to use and works well. I alternate with fipronil based flea treatment to make sure fleas have no chance
by Jackie -
Easy to use product. Let down by delivery company.
Simple and easy to use
by Julie -
Great product we use these at our rescue and would recommend
Effective monthly treatment
by Dawn Platt -
Effective monthly treatment which is easy to apply.
in my opinion better than the treatment vets sometimes give
by Elouisea -
i have used this product for years i cant believe that i can get it at this rice too!! after getting a puppy i started to use stronghold from the vets and found my home started to get infested and my poor cats where suffering aswell as myself with bites so i went backj to advantage not onkly are myt animals flea free so is my home after just one treatment, unlike some other leading treatments inclkuding ones you get from the vets advantage actually works with just one treatment this is because the flea does not need to bite ypur animal to die your pet becomes a flea killing vessel so to speak as the flea only needs to land on your pet like i said my flea problem is non existant after one use it got to the point where i could see them never will i use anything else again
by Larisa -
Good product, good price, I use it for my cats regularly because one of them outdoor.
Healthy cat's 🐈
by Valerie -
Peace of mind knowing they are regularly delivered. Wonderful service.
by Sarah -
Really effective treatment that works. Easy to apply.
by Kim -
First time using this and no problems, normally buy from vets but couldn't get their and they recommended this one to use, price is also good
Easy to use
by Lisa -
Happy with purchase. Quick delivery. Will use again. Easy to use.