Advocate Cat is a combination of Imidacloprid combined with Moxidectin which provides a superb treatment of both internal and external parasites in cats. One application of Advocate treats any existing parasite infection, protects against new infection as the treatment will last for four weeks and prevents new infections from establishing.
Advocate for Cats is a convenient way to protect your cat as it is a spot-on product, meaning no tablets for your cat and no combination of treatments are required. Each application spreads rapidly over your pet, killing 98-100% of adult fleas within 12 hours of an application and flea larvae in the cat's environment. After application of Advocate, Moxidectin enters your cat's bloodstream and with monthly use will prevent heartworm and ear mite infection. Advocate for Cats is highly effective as a single dose.
Advocate spot-on solution for cats and ferrets is a clear yellow to brownish solution containing 10 % imidacloprid and 1.0 % moxidectin with benzyl alcohol and Butylhydroxytoluene 1 mg/ml (E 321). Each pipette of the advocate small cat and ferret presentations contains 0.4 ml (40 mg imidacloprid, 4 mg moxidectin), whilst the advocate large cat presentation contains 0.8 ml (80 mg imidacloprid, 8 mg moxidectin). The recommended minimum doses for cats are 10 mg/kg body weight imidacloprid and 1.0 mg/kg body weight moxidectin, equivalent to 0.1ml/kg body weight Advocate for cats. The recommended dose for ferrets is one pipette of Advocate spot-on solution for Small Cats and Ferrets per animal. Do not exceed the recommended dose. The treatment schedule should be based on the local epidemiological situation. The recommended minimum doses for dogs are 10 mg/kg body weight imidacloprid and 2.5 mg/kg body weight moxidectin, equivalent to 0.1ml/kg body weight Advocate for dogs.
One treatment of Advocate Cat prevents future flea infestation for 4 weeks. Existing pupae in the environment may emerge for 6 weeks or longer after treatment is initiated, depending upon climatic conditions. Therefore, it may be necessary to combine Advocate treatment with environmental treatments aimed at breaking the flea life cycle in the surroundings. This can result in a more rapid reduction in the household flea population.
Application, remove one pipette from the package, hold the pipette in an upright position and twist and pull off the cap. Reverse the cap and use it to twist and remove the seal from the pipette. Part the fur on the cats neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the pipette on the skin and squeeze the pipette firmly several times to empty its contents directly onto the skin. Application at the base of the skull will minimize the opportunity for the animal to lick the product.
Contra-indications and warnings; do not use in kittens under 9 weeks of age or weighing less than 1 kg, do not use in the case of hypersensitivity to the active substances or in sick and debilitated animals. The product is bitter tasting and thus salivation may occasionally occur if the animal licks the application site immediately after treatment. This is not a sign of intoxication and disappears within some minutes without treatment. Correct application will minimize licking of the application site. In case of accidental oral uptake, symptomatic treatment should be administered. After accidental oral ingestion transient neurological signs such as ataxia, generalised tremors, ocular signs, abnormal respiration, salivation and vomiting may be observed infrequently.
The use of the product may result in transient pruritus and on rare occasions greasy fur, erythema and vomiting can occur. The product may in very rare cases cause at the application site a sensation resulting in transient behavioural changes such as lethargy, agitation, and inappetence. These signs disappear without further treatment.
Care should be taken that the contents of the pipette or the applied dose does not come into contact with the eyes or mouth of the cat, do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other. During treatment with Advocate for Cats no other spot on should be administered. It is recommended that cats and ferrets living in, or travelling to areas endemic for heartworm are treated monthly with the product to protect them from heartworm disease. Whilst the accuracy of diagnosis of heartworm infection is limited, it is recommended that attempts be made to check the heartworm status of any cat and ferret aged over 6 months, before beginning prophylactic treatment, as use of the product on cats or ferrets which have adult heartworms may cause serious adverse effects, including death. If adult heartworm infection is diagnosed, the infection should be treated in accordance with current scientific knowledge.