postheadericon How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

Advantage flea medication is a preventative medication made for dogs and cats to prevent fleas, ticks and flea eggs. Advantage is applied as one dose to your dog’s skin. Advantage is most effective when properly applied to your dog. Here are some tips on how to apply Advantage to dogs.

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

1 Prepare the dose. Hold the individual Advantage dose upright so the slender end of the tube is at the top. This end is the applicator. Pull the cap off the tube. You can also snap the end off the dose tube if it’s too hard to twist off. Turn the cap upside down and place the other end over the seal at the top of the tube. Twist the cap to break the seal.

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

2 Position the dog in a standing position Move your dog into a standing position and be sure it is standing still. Have a second person hold the dog, if necessary. A standing position will provide the best access to the area on the dog’s skin where the Advantage treatment should be applied.

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

3 Part the dog’s fur. Locate the middle of the dog’s back at the base of its neck between the shoulder blades. Use one hand to part the fur and expose the skin. Use a disposable hair clip or hair elastic to hold the fur out of the way if your dog is long-haired or has a thick coat. This will help you get the Advantage on the dog’s skin, not the fur.

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

4 Apply Advantage directly to the skin. Place the open tip of the applicator on the exposed skin at the base of the neck. Squeeze the applicator tube to release the whole dose onto the skin. Check that all medication has been expelled from the dose tube.

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

5 Avoid contact with the area. Avoid touching the area behind the dog’s neck where the Advantage has been applied for 24 hours after application. This will ensure proper absorption of the medication and prevent it from getting on hands or fingers.

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

6 Keep the dog dry for 24 hours. Do not bathe the dog or allow the dog to get wet for 24 hours after applying Advantage to ensure full absorption of the treatment.

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

7 Apply Advantage regularly. Advantage will work best to prevent fleas, flea eggs and ticks when used once per month or according to your veterinarian’s instructions. Consult your veterinarian before applying Advantage more frequently than once per month.

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