I have used several different products on my dog. I have tried home remedies for fleas, different flea shampoos, different brands of flea collars and Advantage II. All of these choice only give temporary relief to your dog from fleas. There is a large variety of flea products on the market today that you can try. I am doing an Advantage II review, because I know it works. I have several dogs and fleas have not been a problem since I started using Advantage.
Rating and Overview
Product: Advantage II
Price:4-Pack $35-$60; 6-Pack $45-$70.
Where you can buy it: pet supply store, vet office, online pet supply stores, and Amazon.
I give Advantage II 5 out of 5 stars.
Where I Have Purchased It
I have bought this product from my local vet. I got a 6-Pack for a medium size dog for 6 months. It cost me $99. They did give me a free tube. So I had seven months worth. This price was high. I will not be going back there unless I run out and need it right away. Which, I do not see that happening; seeing I have an entire month to buy more.
I have also ordered it from 1-800-PetMeds a couple of times. They are pretty good about putting it on sale or having a promotion. And free shipping may be an option.
The other place I bought Advantage from was Amazon. Through my research Amazon is the cheapest place I found so far. They also do free shipping. This is also where I got my pricing for this review.
I always try to shop around for the best deal. I like this product but I also want to get it at a reasonable price.
- You only need to apply it once a month
- It starts to kill fleas on your dog within 12 hours
- It kills the fleas before they have a chance to lay eggs
- It also kills fleas inside your home
- It is safe for dogs as small as three pounds
- It is safe for puppies after seven weeks old
- You can get it in 4, 6, or 12 months supply
- It is waterproof
When you have dogs in the house and they get bring fleas in it can cause a major problem for you. This is one reason I like Advantage II so much. I have all my dogs in the house and while using this product I do not have to worry about how I am going to control fleas getting on my furniture.
- It has a metal smell to it until it dries
- It could get expensive if your dogs are in a different weight range
- Just like any type of treatment a small percentage of dogs can have a bad reaction to it
- It can get on your furniture and leave a stain if it has not dried yet.
On the Advantage website it says it is fragrance free. I do not agree with this. I always use it early in the day when my dogs will be outside more. This way it has time to dry and the smell does not get on my furniture. I also have to watch one of my chihuahuas. He loves to get under the covers and the smell will get on my sheets if it has not dried yet. So you want to be sure you have time to let dry before applying it.
What Others Think
Most of the reviews I read while doing my research on this product were almost all good, Most people were very satisfied with the product and planned on buying it again. Most people say it worked very well on there pet and did not cause any bad reactions. Most people like how fast it started to work.
Here are the few bad reviews it got. Some people said it did not work on their dogs. Another lady thought her dog was having a bad reaction from it. Another person said the fleas came back within about a week.
As far as fleas coming back. I thought that myself at one time. But I noticed the fleas right after the dog had came back in from outside. I asked the vet about it. He told me it does not prevent fleas from getting on the dog, but it kills them after they are on the dog. This could be one explanation to why the fleas looked like they came back.
Wrapping It Up
When you have a dog or dogs that live in your home; you need a good flea solution. The solution needs to be good for you and your dog. Advantage II is a good solution for you and your pet. And I love the fact that I do not have to go out and buy something to exterminate my house with. Advantage II takes care of the problem before it becomes a problem. I would recommend this product to anyone that has pets.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.