How long do I have to wait to bathe the dog after applying?
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How Soon Can I Bathe My Dog After Applying K9 Advantix?
Once K9 Advantix has been applied, it is safe to bathe your dog as long as you wait a couple of days. It takes approximately 48 hours for the medication to be completely absorbed into your pup’s skin. So try to wait 2 to three days before giving them a bath.
If your dog’s paws or face get dirty shortly after application, carefully spot clean them with a damp cloth. Do not use any shampoo or soap on the area where you applied K9 Advantix as this could cause the medication to be less effective.
Make sure that you don’t get any of the K9 Advantix solution in your pup’s mouth or eyes when spot cleaning. You’ll need to contact poison control or take your dog to an emergency veterinarian if they ingest the product.
Oral vs. Topical Flea and Tick Treatments
Both oral and topical flea and tick treatments have their pros and cons.
For one thing, with oral treatments you don’t have to worry about petting your dog right after, or a child ingesting the chemicals.
However, oral treatments do not kill or prevent ticks, and they do not have longevity whatsoever.
Ideally, oral treatments are good if your dog is seriously covered in fleas.
You give him the treatment, the fleas on his skin all die, and then you go ahead with a more long-term, topical plan.
The downsides to topical medications are that some of the cheaper ones can injure your pet’s skin and perhaps even cause long-term effects.
There is also the whole “wet chemicals” thing that you need to avoid touching – something made all the more difficult with children.
Overall, though, you really cannot go wrong with a topical treatment.
And for severe infestations, an oral treatment combined with a topical treatment can do wonders for your pet and home.
Dog collars are also incredibly effective at preventing fleas and ticks, and the good ones last even longer than the best topical treatments do.
The downside to dog collars, though, is that you have to be careful about touching it for even longer, since it releases medication over several months into your dog’s skin.
Flea collars are much easier to apply than topical treatments, and they typically come with less side effects than topical treatments do.
K9 Advantix Application Demonstration
You may wonder how long you need to wait to pet your dog after applying K9 Advantix II flea and tick treatment.
After all, if the chemical is powerful enough to kill and repel fleas and ticks, you should probably avoid touching it, right?
Ideally, with any topical flea-and-tick treatment, manufacturers recommend you wait until the product is dry before petting your dog.
Of course, different products come with different recommendations on how you should handle all-things-canine when it comes to your dog.
Let’s take a deeper look at K9 Advantix II in particular and how best to handle the product.
We all know ticks can cause diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, so it’s no surprise we’d want to keep them away. But why fleas?
Well, no, on their own fleas aren’t dangerous right out of the box, but they are of the worst kind of pests imaginable because of the damage they cause.
For one thing, fleas can go 100 days without feeding. That’s a long time to sit around and wait for a host in your home.
And when a flea does feed, it can pinch and itch both you and your pet – no one wants to go through that.
Even more serious is that some animals can suffer anemia as a result of a particularly severe flea infestation, which can cause more serious problems like organ failure.
Heartworm is another serious problem that can result from a dog ingesting an infected flea, which is why heartworm medication is just as important as flea and tick prevention.
Some animals are even allergic to flea bites, which creates a whole new catalog of skin-related problems.
The purpose of K9 Advantix II is to both treat and prevent your dog from suffering an infestation of dermatological parasites.
K9 Advantix II targets such parasites as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, as well as chewing lice.
K9 Advantix II takes about 12 hours to take effect. Once it does, it kills all the fleas that are on the dog.
From there, any new fleas that jump on the dog from the floors, bedding, etc. die within two hours of contact with the dog.
From there, you’ll need to apply K9 Advantix II every four weeks, as this is the maximum duration of the strength of each topical application.