Advantage on Fleas

Speed is definitely a big factor in trying to get rid of your flea problem, and with Advantage, you have one of the bigger benefits over other flea control products: it generally tends to work faster. A lot of this isn't that big a deal if you can tough it out or if you only have a minor flea problem, but many people let fleas get totally out of  control before doing anything about them. This is especially true because of the nature of the flea life cycle - it cascades. One or two fleas get in, then they each lay hundreds of eggs. You don't notice the initial ones, but a couple of weeks later, those eggs hatch and your house is literally flooded with fleas.

   

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How fast does Advantage work?

The speed part is great for your pet especially. It won't kill the fleas immediately, but it does prevent them from biting in 3-5 minutes. That gets rid of most of the irritation on the pet itself - they'll crawl around, waiting to die, but they won't be able to do anything to bother Fluffy. It also kills fleas themselves pretty rapidly as well - usually within 12 hours. They'll have to come in contact with your pet to die (so you don't get rid of everything in the house within 12 hours, but you do cut off the source). You can supplement Advantage with some of the home remedies suggested around this site - it will kill the ones on your pet, and you can nuke the rest on your own.

Dosing: If you've got a dog, you'll need to weigh it beforehand to get the right dose - they range from - under 10 pounds, 11-20 pounds, 21-55 pounds, and over 55 pounds. If you've got a cat, then it's easier- under 9 pounds or over 10 pounds.

Sources and Other Links:

http://advantage.petparents.com/

http://www.drlarrypetvet.com/shop_fleasandyou.html

http://www.beaveranimalclinic.com/pethealthinfo.html

http://www1.epinions.com/content_226472136324

http://www.placervillevet.com/flea_control.htm

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