Advantage Multi for Dogs is a once a month topical application that contains a combination of the insecticide (imidacloprid) and the parasiticide (moxidectin). It is used for the prevention of heartworm and the treatment and control of flea infestations, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms. Advantage Multi requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
The active ingredient moxidectin is used for the prevention and control of heartworms and intestinal worms by disrupting nerve transmission resulting in the paralysis and death of the parasite. The active ingredient imidacloprid, acts on the nervous system of the flea to cause paralysis and subsequent death.
Individual sensitivities, while rare, may occur after using any pesticide product for pets. If signs persist, or become more severe, consult a veterinarian immediately.
The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 1.1 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration. Do not apply to irritated skin.
Do not let this product get in your dog's mouth or eyes. Do not allow the dog to lick any of the application sites for 30 minutes. In households with multiple pets, keep each treated dog separated from other treated dogs and other pets for 30 minutes after application to prevent licking the application sites.
Shampooing 90 minutes after immersion 4 days after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Dogs in the prevention of heartworm disease.
Shampooing or water immersion 4 days after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Dogs in the treatment of flea infestations. However, shampooing as often as once weekly may reduce the effectiveness of the product against fleas.
|3-9||Advantage Multi 9||0.4 mL||40 mg||10 mg|
|9.1-20||Advantage Multi 20||1.0 mL||100 mg||25 mg|
|20.1-55||Advantage Multi 55||2.5 mL||250 mg||62.5 mg|
|55.1-88||Advantage Multi 88||4.0 mL||400 mg||100 mg|
|88.1-110*||Advantage Multi 110||5.0 mL||500 mg||125 mg|
*Dogs over 110 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of Advantage Multi for Dogs Tubes.
Store at temperateure between 4°C (39°F) and 25°C (77°F), avoiding excess heat or cold. Keep away from children and pets.
For prevention of heartworm disease, Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered at one-month intervals. Advantage Multi for Dogs may be administered year-round or at a minimum should start one month before the first expected exposure to mosquitoes and should continue at monthly intervals until one month after the last exposure to mosquitoes. If a dose is missed and 1 3-day interval between doses is exceeded, administer Advantage Multi for Dogs immediately and resume the monthly dosing schedule. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm prevention program, the first treatment with Advantage Multi for Dogs should be given within one month of the last dose of the former medication.
For the treatment of circulating D. immitis microfilariae in heartworm-positive dogs. Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered at one-month intervals. Treatment with an approved adulticide therapy is recommended because Advantage Multi for Dogs is not effective for the treatment of adult D. immitis.
For the treatment of flea infestations, Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered at one-month intervals. If the dog is already infested with fleas when the first dose of Advantage Multi for Dogs is administered, adult fleas on the dog will be killed. However, reinfestation from the emergence of pre-existing pupae in the environment may continue to occur for six weeks or longer after treatment is initiated. Dogs treated with imidacloprid, including those with pre-existing flea allergy dermatitis have shown clinical improvement as a direct result of the elimination of fleas from the dog.
For the treatment and control of intestinal hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala (adults, immature adults and fourth stage larvae) and roundworm infections caused by Toxocara Canis (adults and fourth stage larvae), and Toxascaris leonina (adults), and whipworm infections caused by Trichuris vulpis (adults), Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered once as a single topical dose.
For the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis, Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered as a single topical dose. A second dose may be administered if necessary.
Do not administer this product orally.
Do not use this product (containing 2.5% moxidectin) on cats.
Do not dispense dose applicator tubes without complete safety and administration information.
Use with caution in sick, debilitated, or underweight animals. The safety of Advantage Multi for Dogs has not been established in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. the safe use of Advantage Multi for Dogs has not been established in puppies and dogs less than 7 weeks of age or less than 3 lbs. of body weight.
Advantage Multi® for Dogs prevents heartworm disease in dogs after a swim or bath, 60 and 90 minutes respectively after application.
Advantage Multi for Dogs is for use on puppies at least 7 weeks old and weighing at least 3 pounds.
Advantage Multi for Dogs does have an expiration date that can be found on the bottom edge of the package. Advantage Multi for Dogs should not be used past its expiration date.
We recommend bathing BEFORE applying product. The product can be applied once the pet is towel dried. Shampooing 90 minutes after treatment does not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Dogs in the prevention of heartworm disease. Shampooing or water immersion 4 days after treatment does not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Dogs in the treatment of flea infestations. However, shampooing as often as once weekly may reduce the effectiveness of the product against fleas. Please use a pet shampoo that is soap-free.
Yes. A study showed that when dogs went swimming 60 minutes after application, Advantage Multi for Dogs still effectively prevented heartworm disease. A study also showed that swimming 4 days after treatment did not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi® for Dogs in the treatment of flea infestations.
You should apply Advantage Multi for Dogs monthly (every 30 days), all year-round.
Advantage Multi for Dogs is applied to the pet's skin. The active ingredient spreads over your dog's body to kill fleas through contact so they don't have to bite your dog to die.
Life happens. If you forget or miss a dose, simply treat your dog immediately. Advantage Multi® for Dogs is heartworm prevention that forgives if you forget.* It kills immature heartworms that may already be in your dog and continues to prevent future infection by killing newly acquired baby worms throughout the month.
*After a single dose, if you forget and go more than 30 days in between treatments, just treat immediately and resume your monthly schedule.
No. Advantage Multi for Dogs provides broad-spectrum protection against heartworms, fleas, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and the skin parasite sarcoptic mange. If you are concerned about ticks, Bayer has effective products that treat and prevent tick infestations.
Use monthly, year-round, to prevent heartworm disease; kill adult fleas; treat flea infestations; treat and control hookworms, roundworms and whipworms; and treat and control sarcoptic mange.