Unfortunately, some pets experience adverse effects from K9 Advantix II. These undesirable reactions range from mild irritation to vomiting. The best way to reduce or remove these negative effects is to be educated about the medication and how to use it in order to reduce the possibility of errors when applying it on your pet.
If used improperly, some pets can experience adverse effects from K9 Advantix II. To minimize the risks associated with insecticides, itís important that you read the directions on the box very closely to apply each dose correctly while adhering to the dosage thatís appropriate for your dogís weight. Formulas vary for different weight, specifically formulating a distinct medication for dogs under ten pounds, for dogs between eleven and twenty pounds, for dogs between twenty-one and fifty-five pounds, and for dogs over 55 pounds.
Remember that growing dogs can fluctuate in weight, so it is important to keep track of your dogís weight before administering each dose if your dog appears to have gained or lost weight significantly. If your dog is a borderline weight or is taking other medications that may not be compatible with K9 Advantix II then you should consult your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can also help ensure that you are applying the medicine correctly by walking your through the process the first time you apply it.
Because K9 Advantix II is an insecticide, it should not be administered to pregnant or lactating pets and or dogs less than seven weeks of age. You should be cautious and consult your veterinarian when using the medication on older or debilitated dogs or dogs with heart disease, liver disease, or
kidney disease. In an ideal situation, it should be applied once a month on the same date each month. Do not administer two doses at the same time or within two days of the previous dose. For more information on applying.
Each dog is different and itís impossible to make a medication that will work for 100% of dogs. If your dog should be one of the unfortunate few to experience negative side effects despite proper dosing and administration then itís important that you know what to look for and what to do to minimize the risk of harming your pet.
Some users notice that their dog reacts with burning or tingling, itching, burning or numbness in their skin shortly after treatment. The easiest way to tell if your pet is experiencing these issues is if you notice odd behavior, such as kicking out their legs or attempting to bite their tail or paws. Your pet may also experience lethargy, drooling, and vomiting. These effects should clear up in a few days and relief can be accelerated by removing the formula with a detergent shampoo; however, it is important to avoid bathing or shampooing your pet for the first 48 hours following its application.
If your pet repeatedly suffers from these side effects then you should consult your veterinarian about using a different formula or reducing the dosage of K9 Advantix II. If your dog experiences hair loss and extreme mood changes call the Bayer hotline on the box to resolve the issue and consider switching to one of our other brands of medication such as Frontline Plus or Advantage II. Otherwise, you can purchase K9 Advantix II on our online store.