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K9 Advantix FAQs - Everything You Need To Know

Answering All Your Questions About Bayer’s Popular Flea and Tick Medication

By Sam Bourne. August 28, 2013 | See Comments

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K9 Advantix FAQs - Everything You Need To Know

K9 Advantix is one of the most popular choices when it comes to flea and tick medication, but it is still good to know as much as you can when it comes to giving your dog any new medicine. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

"What Is K9 Advantix by Bayer?"

K9 Advantix is a once-a-month, topical flea & tick medication for dogs. Not only does it kill fleas and ticks, but it also repels them for 30 days. Killing all forms of flea life (eggs, pupae, larvae, and adults), K9 Advantix effectively breaks their life cycle, preventing any new infestations from happening. In addition to all that, K9 Advantix also protects against mosquitoes, which transmit heartworm disease.

"How Do I Apply K9 Advantix?"

K9 Advantix is a topical solution that is applied along the spine of your dog. Part the hair at the points of application and gently squeeze the solution onto the skin, being careful not to allow for excess drippage. Apply in 2-3 evenly distributed locations between your dog's shoulder blades and base of the tail, and give the solution one hour to dry.

"What Are Common K9 Advantix Side Effects?"

Some dogs may experience a burning or itching sensation on the area of application which usually goes away within a few days. However, if symptoms persist, talk to your vet.

Also, keep K9 Advantix away from cats, as cats are unable to metabolize the key ingredients in this mediation, and it can make them very ill. Cats should be kept away from dogs using K9 Advantix for up to 24 hours after application.

"Tell Me About K9 Advantix vs Frontline Plus."

Frontline Plus is another leading flea and tick prevention medication. Compare K9 Advantax vs Frontline Plus to see which one might be best for your pet.

"Where Can I Find K9 Advantix Reviews?"

Reviews for K9 Advantix are tracked on PetCareRx's K9 Advantix page in the reviews section.

"Where Can I Find A K9 Advantix Coupon?"

To find manufacturer coupons for K9 Advantix, check the Bayer website. Also, we here at PetCareRx are constantly running promotional deals on various flea & tick and heartworm medications.

And a Bonus: The K9 Advantix Commercial

An adorable reappropriation of Allan Sherman’s hallmark tune.

More on K9 Advantix

Are Flea and Tick Treatments Safe?
Spot on Flea Control
Flea and Tick Season: When to Use What Treatment

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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K9 Advantix at a glance

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  • 1A topical flea & tick medication
  • 2Kills fleas in any stage of their life cycle (egg, pupae, larvae, adult)
  • 3Should be kept away from cats