How fast does Advantage work?
Advantage is the fastest flea control in a tube. Only Advantage claims on its label that it kills 98-100 percent of fleas within 12 hours. Advantage also kills 100 percent of re-infesting fleas within two hours. These rates of kill were supported by an independent, third-party study conducted at the Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany, by Professor Heinz Mehlhorn1.
How can a few drops of Advantage protect my pet from fleas?
Once Advantage is applied to your pet, it spreads on the surface of the skin at the hair root level, aided by body movement, to provide whole body coverage. The revolutionary chemistry causes the flea's nervous system to become impaired, and the flea dies.
What if I still see fleas after using Advantage?
Reinfesting fleas, which likely come from the pet's environment or outdoors, will be killed within two hours, with protection against further flea infestation lasting up to a month.
Will Advantage still work if my pet goes swimming or takes a bath?
Advantage is water-resistant. It continues to work even when your pet gets wet. Advantage works against fleas even after a shampooing, swimming or exposure to rain or sunlight. This is especially important for animals with skin conditions that require bathing and dogs that swim frequently. More importantly, the studies also show repeated treatments are not required because Advantage continues to work even when your pet gets wet.
Should my pet be clean before I apply Advantage?
It is not necessary, but to obtain best results, it is recommended your pet be clean of excess dirt and debris, and be dry before applying Advantage.
Origin of source: http://www.animalhealth.bayer.com