K9 Advantix II is one of the top choices for eliminating the resident tick or flea population. It is manufactured by Bayer, one of the leading pet care companies in the world. This product promises to kill and repel ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. Its waterproof formulation remains effective even after the pet gets wet. The K9 Advantix II solution works by attacking all the life stages of the parasites killing adult bugs, larvae, and eggs. The K9 Advantix II Green is a specialized product for medium dogs weighing 11 and 20 lbs. This particular pack contains 4 doses, which is good for 4 months of protection against ticks and fleas.
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Imidacloprid and permethrin work together to overwhelm the nervous system of the parasite, providing neurotoxic activity beyond that of each compound alone. This leads to more profound and quicker insect paralysis and death.
Specifically, imidacloprid increases the efficacy of permethrin by activating insect nerve cells and increasing the frequency of neurotransmissions. As a result, more sodium channels are opened and the pyrethroid can interact much better with its target site.
Imidacloprid is an ectoparasiticide, an antiparasitic agent that targets parasites living primarily on the surface of a host. Chemically classified as a chloronicotinyl nitroguanidine, imidacloprid inhibits neurotransmitter transmission in insects, resulting in paralysis and death.
Imidacloprid exhibits both adulticide and larvicidal flea efficacy; it not only kills adult fleas and larvae on your pet, but it also kills larval stages in your pet's immediate surroundings.
To kill fleas at all stages of their life cycles and stop them from being able to move or feed.
Permethrin is the additional ingredient in Advantix. It belongs to the Type I class of pyrethroid acaricides and insecticides, and it also acts as a repellent. Pyrethroids affect muscle and nerve cells' sodium ion channels by increasing their mean open time, which leads to hyperexcitability and death of the parasite.
Thanks to its repelling activity, permethrin reduces parasite bites and thus the risk of diseases and stress for your dog.
Pyriproxyfen is a pyridine-based pesticide. A juvenile hormone analog, it interferes with the hormone signaling of growing insects, so that insects in immature stages are unable to mature. Additionally, a female insect that touches the toxin will produce eggs that will not hatch.
Pyriproxyfen provides an added layer of protection for pets and their surroundings. It interrupts the flea life cycle at multiple stages, halting the growth and development of insect eggs and larvae and preventing re-infestation.
Applying K9 Advantix II to your pet is a fast and easy process.
For easiest application, your dog should be standing upright.
Under normal conditions, the product is effective for one month. However, in cases of severe flea infestation, re-treatment may be necessary earlier than four weeks. Do not retreat more often than once every seven days. After flea control is attained, return to a monthly re-treatment schedule.
Causes eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Avoid contact with skin. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after handling.
*For external use on dogs only. *Do NOT use on animals other than dogs. *Do NOT use on puppies under seven weeks of age.
Do not get this product on dog's eyes or mouth. Consult your veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant, or nursing animals. Individual sensitivities, while rare, may occur after using any pesticide product for pets. If signs persist, or become more severe, consult a veterinarian immediately. If your animal is on medication, consult your veterinarian before using this product.
Due to their unique physiology and inability to metabolize certain compounds, cats must not use this product. If applied to a cat, or ingested by a cat that actively grooms a recently treated dog, this product may have serious harmful effects. If this occurs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
This product is extremely toxic to fish. Do not add directly to water. Do not contaminate water when disposing of product or package.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or when going for treatment.
Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
Call poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a class of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
To physician: Treat patient symptomatically.Keep out of reach of children.
K9 Advantix II does not expire.
A single application of K9 Advantix II keeps working for a month. It is safe to re-apply the product more frequently but this is rarely required.
Dogs can swim as much as they like while treated with K9 Advantix II. Please wait a minimum of 48 hours after product application before they get wet to ensure the product has dried and spread across the skin.
Bathing of pets is not required, however if you are bathing your pet, use an appropriate shampoo. A non-medicated shampoo made for dogs is fine. Baths can be given as often as once per month without affecting the performance of the product. If more than one bath is given, the product should be reapplied after the second bath.
Flea shampoo, medicated shampoos, human shampoo and dish detergents are not appropriate choices when managing fleas with K9 Advantix II and may affect the performance of the product. Please wait 48 hours between product application and bathing.
Apply K9 Advantix II after the dog’s coat has dried. We recommend waiting 48 hours after a bath before applying K9 Advantix II to allow the natural oils to return to the dog's skin.
A gentle pet shampoo is compatible with K9 Advantix II. Flea shampoo, medicated shampoos, human shampoo and dish detergents are not appropriate choices when managing fleas with K9 Advantix II and may affect the performance of the product.