What is Advocate for dogs?
Advocate for dogs is a medication that is used to protect dogs from a range of parasites, including fleas, ear mite, lice, heartworm, and intestinal worms. It contains two active ingredients: imidacloprid and moxidectin.
How does it work?
Imidacloprid is a type of insecticide that works by interfering with the nervous system of fleas and killing them. It is also effective against other types of insects, such as lice and mites.
Moxidectin is a type of antiparasitic drug that works by interfering with the nervous system of parasites, such as heartworms and intestinal worms, and causing paralysis and death.
When Advocate is applied to a dog’s skin, it spreads throughout the body via the dog’s skin oils and provides long-lasting protection against a variety of parasites. It is usually applied once a month, and the dosage is based on the dog’s weight.
The benefits of using Advocate
Effective parasite control: Advocate is highly effective at controlling fleas, ear mite, biting lice, heartworm, and intestinal worms(including larval, immature and adult stages of hookworms and roundworms; adult whipworm)
Convenient: Advocate is easy to use and can be applied at home without the need for a visit to the vet.
Safe: Advocate has been extensively tested and is safe for most dogs to use.
Long-lasting: A single application of Advocate provides protection for up to a month.
Prevention: By using Advocate, you can prevent your dog from getting infected with parasites, which can cause a range of health problems, including skin irritation, anemia, and even death in severe cases.
How to apply Advocate for dogs
Step 1: Remove the Advocate applicator from its packaging.
Step 2:Hold the applicator upright and twist the cap to break the seal.
Step 3:Part the hair on the dog’s back at the base of the neck, between the shoulder blades, until the skin is visible.
Step 4:Place the tip of the applicator on the skin and squeeze the tube firmly to apply the solution directly onto the skin.
Step 5:Repeat this process at one or two additional spots along the dog’s back, depending on the dog’s weight.
The recommended dosages for Advocate are as follows:
For dogs weighing up to 4 kg (8.8 lbs), use the Advocate for small dogs (green pack) containing Imidacloprid (40mg) and Moxidectin (10mg).
For dogs weighing 4 to 10 kg (8.8 to 22 lbs), use the Advocate for medium dogs (aqua pack) containing Imidacloprid (100mg) and Moxidectin (25mg).
For dogs weighing 10 to 25 kg (22 to 55 lbs), use the Advocate for larg dogs (red pack) containing Imidacloprid (250mg) and Moxidectin (62.5mg).
For dogs weighing 25 to 40 kg (55 to 88 lbs), use the Advocate for extra large dogs (blue pack) containing Imidacloprid (400mg) and Moxidectin (100mg).
For dogs weighing over 40 kg (88 lbs), use an appropriate combination of Advocate tubes.
Advocate should be applied once a month. It is important to follow the dosage and administration instructions carefully to ensure the safety and efficacy of the medication. If you have any questions or concerns, consult your veterinarian.
FAQ about Advocate for dogs
How often should I apply Advocate to my dog?
Advocate should be applied once a month to provide continuous protection against parasites.
How do I apply Advocate to my dog?
Advocate is a topical solution that is applied directly to the skin of the dog, typically at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades. The dosage and application method depend on the weight of the dog.
Is Advocate safe for dogs?
Advocate has been extensively tested and is generally safe for most dogs to use. However, as with any medication, there is a risk of side effects. Consult with your veterinarian if you have concerns about the safety of Advocate for your dog.
Can I use Advocate on puppies?
Advocate is safe for puppies as young as 7 weeks old and weighing at least 1 kg (2.2 lbs). The dosage and administration instructions may be different for puppies, so consult with your veterinarian.
Can I use Advocate on pregnant or lactating dogs?
Advocate is safe to use on pregnant or lactating dogs, but consult with your veterinarian before use.
How quickly does Advocate start working?
Advocate starts working immediately after application and provides long-lasting protection against parasites for up to a month.
Do I still need to use flea and tick collars or other parasite control products with Advocate?
Advocate provides comprehensive protection against fleas, mites, heartworm, and intestinal worms, so there is generally no need to use additional parasite control products. However, consult with your veterinarian for personalized recommendations based on your dog’s individual needs.