Can I put Advantage on dog after bath? Surprising Answer

How Long Do I Have To Wait To Bathe My Dog After Applying Advantix?

When pet owners already know the answer to “can you put flea medicine on a dog after a bath,” of course, they also have to wait for about 48 hours.

If there are still questions about can I apply advantage after bathing my dog, please answer at the same time, 48 hours before or after bathing, to make sure the dog’s body is completely dry.

This is the same as the first shield trio how long before bath because each flea treatment takes the same amount of time to work effectively on the dog’s skin.

What are the side effects of K9 Advantix II?

Side effects may include signs of skin irritation such as redness, scratching, or other signs of discomfort. Gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting or diarrhea have also been reported. If these or other side effects (such as lethargy or agitation) occur, consult your veterinarian or call 1-800-422-9874.

Do you have to reapply flea treatment after bath?

As a general rule of thumbs, when you apply flea medicine to your dog you should wait for 48 hours before you let them get wet. After 2 days, providing they have the natural oils in their coat, the treatment should have started to work effectively.

The only time you might want to reapply flea treatment after a bath would be if you had to clean your dog inside of 48 hours from the application point.

But what if you’ve recently applied flea treatment to your dog, taken them for walk, they’ve got really muddy, and then they need a bath within 48 hours… will the bath wash off the flea medicine?

The majority of flea medicines that you spot-on your dog will be waterproof, so after 48 hours a bath or rain should be fine. Under that time limit, then yes, it could wash off the flea medicine.

If you do decide to bathe your dog during the first 7 days after they have had a flea treatment, use a non-stripping shampoo that won’t remove their skin’s natural oils. This will help to ensure that your dog continues to get the best protection against ticks and fleas.

Can I put Advantage on dog after bath?

Should I bathe my dog before or after flea treatment?

Our dog gets really messy and not a week goes by without us having to shower or bath him. The fact we live near a forest doesn’t help as he’s constantly in and out of mud baths. This also increase the risk of fleas and ticks, meaning we have to be really on top of his flea medicine.

Last week it was his monthly flea treatment date. Given our dog’s propensity for needing a bath, it did make me wonder whether it was ok to put the flea medicine on after he’d been bathed…. plus, whether a bath could even wash flea medicine off.

I decided to research into it, checking out what all the top flea treatment brands have to say about putting flea medicine on your dog after a bath. And if you can, how soon can you apply it, or do you need to reapply it?

Here’s the short answer according to my own online research, followed by the what the individual flea treatment manufacturers say:

Can you put flea medicine on a dog after a bath? You should not put flea medicine treatment on a dog right after a bath. Topical spot-on flea treatments are dispersed through the dog’s coat by their natural oils. A bath and shampooing can strip a dog’s coat of natural oils; the flea medicine will pool up by the dog’s neck and not be as effective.

When you bath your dog, and especially when you use a doggy shampoo, their natural oils in their coat will be removed. Topical flea treatments use your dog’s natural skin oils to move around their body to be effective – this is why you only need to spot the treatment between a small dog’s shoulder blades.