Advocate For Cats
Protect your pet - inside and out
Advocate, a patented combination of Imidacloprid (from Advantage) and Moxidectin, is a break-through in the treatment of parasites in cats. Advocate treats, protects against and prevents the major parasites of your pet, inside and out.
Treat - Eliminate existing parasite infections.
Protect - Continuous coverage, as one application lasts all month.
Prevent - New infections cannot establish.
Advocate is the most convenient way to protect your pet as it is the only spot-on product to control fleas, heartworm and gastrointestinal worms in cats. That means no more nasty tablets for your cat.
The Fast Flea Control and Prevention. Imidacloprid spreads rapidly over your pet, killing 98-100% of adult fleas within 12 hours of application. In addition, Imidacloprid controls flea larvae in the pet’s environment and reduces the incidence of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).
Heartworm Prevention. After application, Moxidectin enters your pet’s bloodstream and with monthly use will prevent heartworm infection in cats.
Treatment, Protection Against and Prevention of Gastrointestinal Worms. Advocate's unsurpassed efficacy against adult, immature and L4 larval stages of hookworm and roundworms assures protection against environmental contamination and prevents reinfestation of your pet.
Control of Ear Mites. For the treatment of ear mites, Advocate is highly effective as a single dose.
|Parasites Controlled||Fleas, Heartworm, Intestinal Worms, Mites|
|Duration of Effect||4 weeks|
|Indication||Cats. Treatment and prevention of fleas (Ctenocephalides sp.). Larval flea stages are killed in the surroundings of Advocate treated pets. Reduces the incidence of flea allergy dermatitis. Prevention of heartworm Dirofilaria immitis infection. Control of roundworms Toxocara cati and Toxascaris leonina including larval (L4) and immature adult stages; hookworms Ancylostoma tubaeforme, A. braziliense (rare outside coastal areas of north Queensland, Northern Territory and northern Western Australia), Uncinaria stenocephala, including larval (L4) and immature adult stages of all species. Treatment and control of lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus . Treatment and control of ear mites Otodectes cynotis in cats and kittens. One application lasts up to a month.Ferrets. 0.4 mL pack size only. Treatment and prevention of fleas (Ctenocephalides sp.), prevention of heartworm Dirofilaria immitis infection.|
|Actions||Imidacloprid is a chloronicotinyl nitroguanidine synthesised from the nitromethylene class of compounds. It binds to the insect's nicotinyl receptor sites on the postsynaptic neurones, disrupting normal nerve transmission. Imidacloprid kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides sp.) rapidly, and larval flea stages in the pet's surroundings are killed following contact with the treated pet.Moxidectin is a second generation macrocyclic lactone of the milbemycin family. It interacts with GABA and glutamate gated chloride channels. The net effect is to open the chloride channels on the postsynaptic junction to allow the inflow of chloride ions and induce an irreversible resting state. This results in flaccid paralysis of affected parasites followed by their death or expulsion.|
|Precautions||Use with caution in sick, debilitated or underweight animals. Advocate may be safely applied to heartworm infected cats and therefore there is no absolute requirement for a heartworm test before commencing treatment. However, a diagnostic test for heartworm prior to commencement of treatment is recommended to ensure the optimum health of cats. Take care to avoid the product coming into contact with the eyes or mouth of the animal. Ingestion by the recipient or in-contact animals should be prevented.Advocate has no strong chemical smell. The liquid vehicle in Advocate may discolour certain surfaces and fabrics. Exclude the animal from contact with such surfaces until the product dries on the animal's coat.Harmful if swallowed. Will damage the eyes. Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders. Avoid contact with the eyes. Wash hands after use.First Aid If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water.|
|Storage||Store below 25°C (air conditioning).|