How Long Do I Wait To Touch My Dog After Applying Advantix?
The K9 Advantix manufacturers suggest that you wait until the topical solution has completely dried on your dog’s skin. This ensures that it has completely absorbed and works to the best of its ability to rid your dog of fleas and ticks. It typically takes around 48 hours or 2 days for the solution to completely absorb into your dog’s skin. Therefore, you should wait around 48 hours after applying the product to touch, pet, or play with your dog.
Later on, we are going to discuss how to stimulate your dog while waiting for the K9 Advantix to dry. This is to ensure your dog still gets the proper exercise and love they deserve!
From what age can Advantix be used?
Advantix is safe to use in puppies and dogs of any size from 7 weeks of age.
Advantix stops fleas biting within 3 to 5 minutes and kills both adult fleas and larvae within 20 minutes. Fleas are not required to bite the animal to receive a lethal dose. Ticks already on a dog at the ime of treatment will be killed but remain attached and visible. During tick season daily searching for and removal of any ticks found is recommended. Ideally Advantix should be applied 1 month prior to first exposure to ticks.
Advantix remains effective following shampooing with a soap-free shampoo, swimming or exposure to rain. Bathing your pet is not required prior to applying Advantix however your pet should not be allowed to swim or be shampooed within 48 hours after treatment. Avoid applying Advantix while the animal is wet.
What are the active ingredients in Advantix and how do they work?
Advantix contains imidacloprid and permethrin. Imidacloprid is an insect neurotoxin and works by interfering with the transmission of impulses along the insect nervous system. This causes paralysis of the insect and its ultimate death. Permethrin is a type of pyrethroid insecticide. It too affects the insects nervous system resulting in paralysis and death.
To break the flea life cycle Advantix is applied directly to the skin every 4 weeks. By doing this Advantix ensures that fleas that jump onto your pet will stop feeding, become paralysed and die. In addition Advantix controls the immature stages of the fleas life cycle in the environment and so prevents reinfestation. Applying it monthly like this will also kill and repel brown dog ticks, bush ticks, mosquitoes and sandflies as well as control lice and repel stable flies. It must be applied fortnightly to kill and repel paralysis ticks.
Will Advantix kill existing fleas?
How long after applying K9 Advantix can I touch my dog?
Does K9 Advantix kill ticks already on dog?