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All Your Advantage II Questions Answered

Breaking Down This Popular Preventative

By Kat Sherbo. September 12, 2013 | See Comments

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All Your Advantage II Questions Answered

Stopping fleas from getting on your pet is a top priority. So how does Advantage II stack up to other products on the market? Find out everything you need to know here.

If you have questions about Advantage II and its use on your cat or dog, you've come to the right place. Check out our Advantage II FAQs below.

What is Advantage II by Bayer?

Advantage II is a spot-on medication for cats and dogs that protects against fleas and lice. Bayer, the manufacturer, also makes Advantage Multi and K9 Advantix.

A spot-on medication is one that gets applied to your pet's skin. Advantage II comes in a small tube that you use to squeeze the product onto your pet's back. Depending on the size of your pet, you may apply all the of the product to the space between their shoulder blades, or you may make several applications along your pet's back.

Find out how flea topicals and pill treatments compare.

What's the Difference Between Advantage II vs Advantage?

Advantage II has replaced Advantage on the market, so if you see Advantage being sold, chances are it's expired and not from a good source. The differences between Advantage II and Advantage have to do with the effectiveness of the product, and some new ingredients.

Where Can I Find Advantage II Reviews?

Right here on PetCareRx! Check out reviews for Advantage II for Dogs and reviews for Advantage II for Cats.

How Does Frontline Plus Compare to Advantage II?

These are two leading brands in pest control and are relatively similar, with a few key differences. Some tests have shown that Frontline kills live adult fleas more quickly than Advantage II, but only by a few hours. Frontline Plus also protects against ticks, where Advantage II does not.

Take a look at the differences between Advantage and Frontline for Cats and for Dogs.

How is Advantage Multi different from Advantage II?

Advantage Multi protects against heartworm and intestinal parasites in addition to fleas and mites. It's also a once a month spot on medication.

How Do I Use Advantage II for Cats?

Advantage II is a monthly topical flea treatment, and is also called a "spot on" medication, because you apply it by placing the medication in spots along your cat's back. Find out how to use spot on treatments.

How Do I Use Advantage II for Dogs?

The application for dogs is the same as it is for cats, only larger dogs may need to have the medication applied along a few spots of their back, instead of all in on place. Find out more about how flea treatments work.

More on Flea Protection

Combining Flea Treatments: What You Need to Know
Flea Treatments for Dogs with Sensitive Skin
Is Cat Flea Control Necessary?

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian with respect to your pet. It has, however, been verified by a licensed veterinarian for accuracy.

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