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Fleas Heartworm


Ferret - Black


Topical Spot-On New

Dosing Frequency

Applied monthly.

Age of Use

Safe for use on ferrets over 0.8kg in bodyweight.

Water Fast?

Yes. Apply to a completely dry animal and do not bathe for 48 hours after application.
Advocate is water-resistant when combined with a soap-free shampoo.

Sizes Available

0 - 4kg

What is Advocate?

In ferrets Advocate is indicated for the treatment and prevention of fleas (Ctenocephalides sp.) and the prevention of heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis). I

What are the active ingredients in Advocate and how do they work?

Advocate contains imidacloprid and moxidectin. Both imidacloprid and moxidectin are parasite neurotoxins and work by interfering with the transmission of impulses along the parasites' nervous system. This causes paralysis of the parasite and its ultimate death. 

How often is Advocate applied?

To break the flea life cycle Advocate is applied directly to the skin every 4 weeks. By doing this Advocate ensures that fleas that jump onto your pet will stop feeding, become paralysed and die. In addition Advocate controls the immature stages of the flea's life cycle in the environment and so prevents reinfestation. To prevent heartworm infection Advocate should also be applied monthly.

Cat under4kg

From what age can Advocate be used?

Advocate is safe to use in ferrets weighting more than 0.8kg in bodyweight. If ferrets less than 0.8kg require flea control they can safely be treated with Advantage. Treatment of ferrets may be repeated at two weekly intervals when flea infestation in particularly heavy. 

How quickly does Advocate work?

Advocate stops fleas biting within 3 to 5 minutes and kills both adult fleas and larvae within 20 minutes. Fleas are not required to bite the animal to receive a lethal dose. 

Is Advocate water fast?

Advocate remains effective following shampooing with a soap-free shampoo, swimming or exposure to rain. Bathing your pet is not required prior to applying Advocate however your pet should not be allowed to swim or be shampooed within 48 hours after treatment. Avoid applying Advocate while the animal is wet.

Can I use Advocate all year-round?

Fleas and heartworm are a year-round problem and so Advocate should be applied every 4 weeks throughout the year.  

Can Advocate be used on pregnant or lactating animals? 

No data exists on the safety of Advocate in pregnant or lactating ferrets.

Additional Information  

Occasionally, hair loss may occur at the application site. This is usually a single occurrence and hair will grow back uneventfully. Advocate has no strong cheical smell. The liquid vehicle in Advocate may discolour or damage certain surfaces and fabrics e.g. polished floorboards, leather. Exlude the animal from contact with such surfaces until the product dries on the animal's coat. 

Safety Directions  

Harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Will damage the eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not inhale vapour. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water. Wash hands after use.

First Aid  

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 (Australia). 


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