Advantage (Imidacloprid) is indicated for the prevention and treatment of fleas in dogs, small cats and kittens. Its mechanism of action is functioning as an agonist of certain receptors in the motor neurons of the insects. As a result of this, it triggers excessive stimulation of the insects` nerves, which eventually paralyzes and kills them. Upon application, it attaches to the surface of the animal`s skin and the fleas absorb it without needing to bite the animal.
Treating dogs or cats for flea infestations is important, as the bites can cause pain and severe itching, as well as other health risks (flee allergy dermatitis). Use of a topical insecticide such as this one helps to protect animals against these symptoms. This particular product is considered especially effective, as it starts to work rapidly, and can kill fleas and flea larvae within 20 minutes due to the fleas absorbing it through the intersegmental membranes. Treatment helps to break the life cycle of the fleas. It also helps protect your pet from getting fleas from other animals.
This solution is irritating to the eyes and could harm them if it comes into contact with them. It is also flammable, and because of this, it will need to be carefully stored.