Ultimate Guide to Advantage II for Cats
Meet the Flea Life De-Cycler: Advantage II for Cats!
Advantage II for Cats is an FDA-approved, veterinarian-recommended,
waterproof topical solution that protects your cats from flea infestation
by uniquely breaking the flea's life cycle. One easy-to-use topical
monthly application lasts for 30 days. The medication kills all fleas
within 12 hours through contact with the cat's skin and hair.
How does Advantage II for Cats work?
Advantage II for Cats is a medication with two active ingredients and
insecticides - Imidacloprid and Priproxyfen.
Imidacloprid is a systemic insecticide that binds to invertebrates'
receptors of insect nerve cells. The insecticide disrupts, damages, and
paralyzes the insect's central nervous system (CNS) on contact and the
fleas eventually die.
The second active ingredient, Pyriproxyfen, is an insecticide and Insect
Growth Regulator (IGR) that specifically breaks the flea life cycle by
preventing normal growth in immature fleas in becoming adult fleas and
disrupting proper hatching of flea eggs.
How is Advantage II for Cats administered?
Advantage II for Cats is administered topically once a month and
lasts for the next 30 days. Slowly apply the entire solution contents
from the applicator tube (i.e., pipette) in one spot directly on their
skin between the shoulder blades.
The dosage amounts that are available depend on the size, weight, and age
of your cat. The three strengths and colored boxes that are available are
the green Kitten box for those that weigh 2 to 5 lbs., the orange Small
Cat box for those that weigh 5 to 9 lbs., and the purple Large Cat box for
those that weigh 9 lbs. and up.
Advantage II for Cats kills all life stages of fleas within 12 hours
after application, and prevents the development of flea growth after just
What are the potential side effects of which you should be aware?
Before use of the medical product, inform your veterinarian of all
treatments and medications that your cat is taking, due to potentially
negative interaction with Advantage II for Cats. The medical product may
cause skin irritation, just like all topical treatments. However if the
irritation continues or worsens with time, contact your veterinarian.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Advantage II for cats?
Advantage II for Cats is an FDA-approved, topical solution that
controls existing biting fleas and prevents future flea infestations
by uniquely breaking all of the flea's life cycle. One topical monthly
application of the solution lasts for 30 days. This odorless,
waterproof, easy to use medication kills fleas within 12 hours after
What are the Advantage II for Cats ingredients?
Insecticide Imidacloprid and Insect Growth Regulator (IGR)
What do the Advantage II for Cats reviews say?
Advantage II for Cats reviews rate 4.5 out of 5 stars. Most reviewers
say that the medical product is beloved by cat owners and effective
for indoor and outdoor cats.
Is Advantage II for Cats for kittens?
Advantage II for Cats can be administered to kittens that are at least
8 weeks old and weigh 2 pounds.
What is the difference between Advantage II for Dogs and Advantage II
Both are designed for their specific species. The active ingredients
in Advantage II for Dogs and Advantage II for Cats are
exactly the same drugs - Imidacloprid and Pyriproxyfen - at the exact
same concentrations. The dosage amounts or amount of vials in the box
may be different due to the sizes and weights of the cat or dog.
The most important thing that you should know about Advantage II for
Cats is its power to break the flea's life cycle from flea eggs to
flea larvae to adult fleas. It helps misery from existing biting fleas and
prevents future flea infestations. With one topical application a month,
your indoor or outdoor cat is protected for the next 30 days.
DISCLAIMER: FDA law restricts Advantage II for Cats to use by or on
the order of a licensed veterinarian for the best pet health care advice.
As with all drugs, side effects may occur. Ask your veterinarian or
consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427. This
informative article is not meant to substitute for the diagnosis,
treatment, and professional advice from your veterinarian or other
qualified professionals regarding a medical condition. Ask your
veterinarian whether Advantage II for Cats is suitable for your cat.
Follow dosage recommendations as prescribed by your licensed veterinarian,
as the severity of your pets skin condition will dictate different
medication amounts and other specifications. Talk to your pet's
veterinarian before using this product.