View Full Version : anyone use advocate

2nd January 2010, 03:23 PM
This is the flea treatment my vet recommends and its only available on prescription, anyone else use it, is it better than frontline

http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/advocate_v_2112.html?gclid=CMOC6Jz7hZ8CFUQA4wodx0i CIA

2nd January 2010, 04:25 PM
I have not heard of it. Is it ingested or put on the fur? My vet says sentinel is one of the safest. I think it is best to use nothing and check your dog daily, if you have a problem then you can deal with it. All those products can harm the immune system. Also, apple cider vinegar mixed with water and sprayed on is a good flea deterrant.

lady and amber
2nd January 2010, 04:48 PM
I have been given this to use on Milly by my vet, as she was a rescue we had know idea what if any flea or worming treatments had been used on her, I used it on her a few days after her last boster injection and have had no problems with it, I am thinking about changing to it for Amber also.

2nd January 2010, 05:25 PM
We use advocate on our cavalier and cocker. They both caught sarcoptic mange when we were using frontline and advocate cleared it up.

2nd January 2010, 06:15 PM
i use advocate in the summer when there are so many ticks.
this is the only spot-on i have tried which does not bother kandis' skin.

i'd rather avoid using these things, but am a little nervous about ticks since sienna had a very nasty infektion from one last year.

2nd January 2010, 06:20 PM
I now use Advocate, on the recommendation of my vet, as it is the only licensed UK treatment/preventative for the mange mites.

My poor Megan had a horrible case of mange at the same time as she was first diagnosed with SM. I wouldn't want to go through that again - she lost all the fur on her hind legs, belly and tail. Even though I don't like the idea of all the chemicals involved, really anything is better than mange - and we regularly have foxes on our patch, so I have to be very careful.

2nd January 2010, 06:44 PM
We've changed over to Advocate from Stronghold, due to incidences of heartworm/ lungworm in the area. Advocate is what my vets recommended, and both dogs have been fine with it. We get a lot of slugs and snails in the garden, so there is a risk to the dogs.

We changed from Frontline to Stronghold because Maddie likes to roll in foxes poo and also Frontline didn't seem to be working as well against fleas as before.

Karen and Ruby
2nd January 2010, 09:01 PM
I started useing Advocate this year as Ruby has a thing about eating snails and Charlie eats fox poo!! :eek:

Ive had no problems with it at all but I will say that if using it for worming purposes it is important to use Drontal also as it doesnt treat hook worm.
just incase

I dont really like putting chemicals on there skin buts its better than contracting a horrid disease!!

3rd January 2010, 08:42 PM
We use Advocate on the 3 Cavs as two of them are great slug/snail hunters :eek:. It would work out cheaper though to get the prescription from the vet and buy it online.

3rd January 2010, 09:04 PM
It is interesting that so many of you have commented on snails and slugs...what health risk do they pose? I have lots in the garden and the dogs don't bother them, but I do have to pull them out of the fur from time to time...yuck!

3rd January 2010, 09:39 PM
They are one of the vectors for lungworm/ french heartworm. It's thought that dogs can catch this from drinking puddles with snail/slug slime in, not just ingesting the slug/snail. It's relatively new to the uk, but has started to make more of an appearence this year.