Do you need a prescription for Advantage II for cats?

Apply directly to cat’s skin — no prescription and no hard-to-swallow pills. Apply Advantage® II monthly. Starts killing fleas on your cat in 12 hours, waterproof after 24 hours. Available over the counter whenever you need it.

Is Advantage flea treatment better than frontline?

FRONTLINE Plus and Advantage II are both effective in eliminating fleas in all life stages. Both products feature three-way prevention that lasts up to a month. But when it comes to severe infestations and broad-spectrum protection, FRONTLINE is a better choice between the two.

Does advantage work for fleas on cats?

To help protect your pets and your home against fleas, use a regular flea treatment on your pet throughout the year. Advantage® II for cats, dogs, ferrets and rabbits is a topical treatment that kills fleas through contact. Even better, fleas don’t have to bite your pet in order to be killed.

Why does my cat still have fleas after using Advantage?

A. The active ingredient in FRONTLINE (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet’s haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.

Why do cats scratch after advantage?

It’s fairly typical after you’ve applied Itch Flea for there to be a period of hyperactivity amongst the fleas as the product takes effect, and this can cause an increase in itching. It should settle down though after 24 hours.

Do fleas fall off after advantage?

No, the fleas don’t jump off after the treatment. They don’t jump off they rise to the top of the animal and fall off dead. I switched from Frontline Plus to the Frontline Gold.

What flea treatment do vets use on cats?

Spinosad (Comfortis) is an oral formulation that kills 100 percent of adult fleas on a cat by 24 hours after administration. Spinosad has residual effect; it continues to kill adult fleas for 30 days before the next oral is required.

Why does my indoor cat keep getting fleas?

Indoor cats can get fleas (and other pests, such as ticks) just like outdoor cats can. A home is not a sealed environment – people come and go, doors and windows open and close. Even window screens are not complete guarantees. Despite our best efforts, fleas can still enter the home, and thus, onto your cats.

Which natural flea treatments for cats really work?

1 gallon of white vinegar

  • 1/2 gallon of purified water
  • 16 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 8 ounces of witch hazel essential oil
  • What is the most gentle flea medicine for cats?

    Best overall flea treatments for cats: Frontline Plus

  • Best budget flea treatment: Advecta Plus
  • Best flea collar: Seresto Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Best waterless flea shampoo: Vet’s Best Waterless Cat Bath
  • Best fast-acting flea treatment: Capstar Flea Tablets
  • Best for indoor cats: Advantage 40 Spot On
  • What are oral flea medications work best for cats?

    Comfortis (great for cats)

  • Simparica
  • Nexgard
  • Credelio
  • How to decide between frontline vs. advantage for cats?

    If you have rabbits—Advantage is also safe for use in rabbits

  • If your cat is nursing kittens—Frontline can be used safely but Advantage has the added benefit of giving the kittens protection against fleas
  • If your cat has Flea Allergic Dermatitis—although this should be managed under the guidance of your veterinarian