Advocate Mixed Parasite Spot On Treatment for Dogs
- Brand: Advocate
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- Ex Tax: R286.36
Contains 3 pipettes (3 doses)
Advocate is an all-in-one, monthly spot on treament of common mixed parasite infections in dogs from 7 weeks old weighing 1kg or more. Kill many bugs with this 1 fantastic product. Advocate spot on for dogs treats and prevents multiple, common worm infections as well as fleas, ear mites, mange mites and biting lice.
- For dogs from 7 weeks of age that weigh at least 1 kg
- Kills fleas on dogs and prevents infestations for at least 4 weeks
- Kills fleas before they lay eggs and flea larvae in the dog's surroundings
- Assists in the control of flea allergy dermatitis in dogs
- Treats ear mite infestation (Otodectes cynotis), sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis), demodectic mange (caused by Demodex canis).
- Prevention of heartworm disease (L3 and L4 larvae of Dirofilaria immitis).
- Treatment of infections with gastrointestinal nematodes including ascarids, hookworms and whipworms (L4 larvae, immature and adult stages of Toxocara canis, Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala, adult stages of Toxascaris leonina and Trichuris vulpis).
- Treatment of biting lice infestation (Trichodectes canis).
- Prevention and treatment of spirocercosis (Spirocerca lupi).
- ADVOCATE FOR DOGS MUST NOT BE USED ON CATS.
The safety of Advocate for dogs has not been established during pregnancy and lactation. Do not use on puppies under 7 weeks of age, and less than 1 kg in weight.
Choose the right Advocate for your dog:
Small for dogs weighing 1 kg - 4 kg
Medium for dogs weighing 4 kg - 10 kg
Large for dogs weighing 10 kg - 25 kg
Xlarge for dogs weighing 25 kg - 40 kg
*Dogs weighing over 40 kg should be treated with the appropriate combination of tubes.
eg.: A dog weighing 60 kg will need one tube of 25-40 kg (XLarge) and one tube of 10-25 kg (Large).
REG. NO. G3664 (ACT 36/1947)
Imidacloprid 10% m/v
Moxidectin 2,5% m/v
Dosage and directions for use: Use one tube per dog. Use only as directed and under the supervision of a vet. Do not use on puppies under 7 weeks of age, and less than 1kg in weight. For easy application the dog should be standing. Part the hair between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze out the tube several times to empty its contents directly onto the skin as a single spot.
Water exposure: Brief contact of the animal with water on one or 2 occasions between monthly treatments is unlikely to significantly reduce the efficacy of the product. However, frequent shampooing or immersion in water directly after treatment may reduce the efficacy of the product.
The treatment schedule should be based on the local epidemiological situation.
Flea treatment and prevention: Treat the dog at 4 weekly intervals. One treatment prevents future flea infestation for 4 weeks.
Treatment of ear mite infestation (Otodectes cynotis): A single dose of the product should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A subsequent veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment. Do not apply directly to the ear canal.
Treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis): A single dose should be administered twice 4 weeks apart.
Treatment of demodectic mange caused by Demodex canis):
Mild to moderate cases: A single dose of Advocate should be applied monthly for 2 to 4 months.
Moderate to severe cases: A single dose of Advocate should be applied weekly for at least 16 consecutive weeks or, until skin scrapings are negative on at least 2 consecutive monthly examinations. Weekly treatment on ivermectin sensitive dogs or dogs younger than 6 months of age, should however be avoided. As demodicosis is a multifactorial disease, where possible, it is advisable to also treat any underlying disease appropriately.
Heartworm: Dogs in areas endemic for heartworm, or those which have travelled to endemic areas, may be infected with adult heartworms. Therefore prior to treatment with Advocate, dogs should be tested for existing adult heartworm infection before being treated with the product. For prevention of heartworm disease Advocate must be applied at regular monthly intervals during the time of the year when mosquitoes (the intermediate hosts which carry and transmit heartworm larvae) are present. The product may be administered throughout the year or at least 1 month before the first expected exposure to mosquitoes. To establish a treatment routine, it is recommended that the same day or date be used each month.
Roundworm, hookworm and whipworm treatment: If Advocate is being used solely for intestinal worms, then treatment every 3 months is recommended. If Advocate is used for flea control or heartworm prevention, monthly treatments may significantly reduce the risk of re•infection of intestinal worms.
Treatment of biting lice (Trichodectes canis): A single dose of Advocate should be administered.
Prevention: A single dose of Advocate should be applied monthly.
Treatment: Weekly treatments should be applied for up to 19 weeks or until clinical resolution of the lesions, whichever occurs sooner. Weekly treatment on ivermectin sensitive dogs or dogs younger than 6 months of age, should however be avoided.