Advantage Multi for Cats is a once a month topical solution used for the prevention of heartworm disease, kill adult fleas, treat flea infestation and treat and control ear mites and intestinal parasites including hookworm and roundworm in cats and kittens 9 weeks of age or older and weighing 2 lbs or more. See the AKCRx Flea and Tick
chart to find which flea and tick product is best for your pet. Also check out our Heartworm Disease Chart
for more information on what medicine is best for your cat.
What is Advantage Multi for Cats?
Prevent heartworm disease and control ear mites in cats.
Advantage Multi for Cats is a once a month topical solution used for the prevention of heartworm disease, kill adult fleas, treat flea infestation and treat and control ear mites and intestinal parasites including hookworm and roundworm in cats and kittens 9 weeks of age or older and weighing 2 lbs or more.
Who is Advantage Multi for Cats for?
Cats and kittens 9 weeks of age or older and weighing 2 lbs or more.
Why use Advantage Multi for Cats?
-For the prevention of heartworm disease
-For the treatment and control of fleas infestations
-For the treatment and control of hookworms and roundworms in cats
-For the treatment of FAD (flea allergy dermatitis)
-Used for the treatment and control of ear mites in cats
How does Advantage Multi for Cats work?
Imidacloprid + moxidectin contains a combination of insecticide and endectocide agents
imidacloprid + Moxidectin
How is Advantage Multi for Cats sold?
What are the side effects of Advantage Multi for Cats?
Lethargy and prolonged periods of sleep; behavioral changes including agitation,
excessive grooming, hiding, pacing;discomfort at the application site (rubbing,
scratching, etc.); increased salivation within 1 hour of treatment; increased drinking; or coughing. If cat licks the application site, may see increased salivation, tremors, vomiting, and decreased appetite.
What special precautions are there?
-Do not apply to irritated skin
-Avoid oral ingestion. Cats may experience hypersalivation, tremors, vomiting and decreased appetite if Advantage Multi for Cats is inadvertently administered orally or through grooming/licking of the application site.
Consult your nearest animal Hospital
How can I store Advantage Multi for Cats?
Store at temperatures between 4°C (39°F) and 25°C (77°F), avoiding excess heat or cold.
For the first 30 minutes after application:
Ensure that the cat cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated Cats.
Separate treated Cats from one another and from other pets to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion.
The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 0.45 mg/lb (1.0 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.
Do not apply to irritated skin.
1. Remove one dose applicator tube (tube) from the package. As specified in the following table, administer the entire contents of the Advantage Multi® for Cats tube that correctly corresponds with the body weight of the cat. tubes. * Cats over 18 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of Advantage Multi for Cats
2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.
3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of cap onto the tip of the tube.
4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.
5. Part the hair on the back of the cat’s neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. Lift tube away from skin before releasing pressure on tube.
Do not get this product in the cat’s mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming. In households with multiple pets, keep animals separated to prevent licking of the application site.
Stiff, matted hair or a damp, oily appearance of the hair may be observed at the application site on some cats. This is temporary and does not affect the safety and effectiveness of the product.
Advantage Multi for Cats (10% imidacloprid + 1% moxidectin) is a colorless to yellow ready-to-use solution packaged in single-dose applicator tubes for topical treatment of cats.
Imidacloprid is a chloronicotinyl nitroguanidine insecticide. The chemical name of imidacloprid is 1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine. Moxidectin is a semisynthetic macrocyclic lactone endectocide derived from the actinomyceteStreptomycetes cyaneogriseus noncyanogenus. The chemical name of moxidectin is [6R, 23E, 25S(E)]-5-O- Demethyl-28-deoxy-25-(1,3-dimethyl-1-butenyl)-6,28-epoxy-23-(methoxyimino) milbemycin B.