Advocate Prescription Flea and Worming Treatments
Advocate is a wormer and flea treatment for cats and dogs from the Elanco family. Since they were founded in the 1950s, Elanco has been one of the world leaders in pet healthcare with over 200 brands and products sold in 90 countries worldwide. Elanco aspires for healthy pets and pet owners, providing a number of treatments for cats and dogs, including Advocate spot-on.
Advocate Spot On for Dogs 400 ( > 25kg)SRP £47.20£19.48
Advocate Spot On for Dogs 250 (10-25kg)SRP £38.44£16.54
Advocate Spot On for Dogs - 100 (4-10kg)SRP £34.73£14.93
Advocate for Cats Spot On 80 (For Large Cats over 4kg)SRP £31.14£13.92
Advocate Spot On for Dogs 40 (For Puppies & Small Dogs up to 4kg)SRP £31.85£13.92
Advocate for Cats Spot On for Cats 40 (Kittens & Cats up to 4kg)SRP £30.40£10.98
What our customers think of Advocate
Best dog food available for sensitive digestion.
Helps my dogs digestive system and she loves it.
Brilliant, my cats love it, excellent for tooth care and the Vet always compliments my cats on their good dental condition.
The cats like this better than another brand. I've not tried it myself, so have no comment from a personal perspective.
How Does Advocate Work?
Advocate is a monthly spot-on treatment that provides your pet with fast relief from fleas and also kills a number of internal parasites, such as heartworms. Once applied, Advocate gets working right away and all existing fleas are killed within 12 hours. Any fleas that remain in your home are then affected within 3-5 minutes of contact with your pet and die within the hour without the need for them to bite your pet.
Advocate has two active ingredients—imidacloprid and moxidectin—both of which are insecticides that are safe for use on pets. The imidacloprid works by interfering with particular receptors in the nervous systems of lice and fleas. This leads to the parasite's paralysis and then death. The moxidectin works in a similar way by causing paralysis and death of nematodes and heartworms by interfering with the signals passed between nerve cells in the worm's nervous system. Plus, the imidacloprid is shed into the environment as your pet sheds the skin and fur, killing flea larvae within 20 minutes, which then breaks the flea life cycle.
How To Apply Advocate?
As Advocate is a spot-on treatment, all you need to do is deposit the entire contents of the pipette onto your pet’s skin once a month. Always make sure that you are using the appropriate dosage of Advocate for your pet, as the amount per treatment will vary by your pet’s species and weight.
Applying Advocate for Cats
To apply the Advocate spot-on to your cat, part the fur on your cat’s neck and press the opened pipette directly onto the skin at the base of their skull. Squeeze the pipette twice or more to ensure that all the contents have been deposited onto your pet's skin.
Applying Advocate for Dogs
You should apply Advocate to your dog when they are standing. For small-medium dogs, Advocate should be applied in two spots, once at the base of their skull, and again between their shoulder blades. Part your dog’s fur and press the pipette directly onto the skin and squeeze to deposit the treatment.
For large and extra-large dogs, Advocate should be applied in 3-4 spots along the dog's back from between their shoulder blades down to the base of their tail to ensure maximum coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Advocate Need a Prescription?
Yes. Advocate is a prescription-only treatment and will require an in-date prescription from your vet in order to purchase.
Can You Buy Advocate Online?
With Royal Canin dry food, to keep the kibble at its best palatability it’s best to finish the bag within one month of opening. However, if stored in an appropriate, air-tight container, Royal Canin can last for up to two months.
Royal Canin wet food should be refrigerated after opening and be consumed within two days.
Does Advocate Kill Worms?
Yes! Not only does Advocate kill fleas and their larvae, it will also kill both mature and immature worms, such as heartworm, roundworms, hookworms and whipworm. However, Advocate does not cover tapeworms, so you will need a separate worming treatment if your cat or dog is at risk of these worms.