Advocate®is a so-called endectocide, a single product effective against both, ecto- and endoparasites, like fleas, lice, mites and different types of worms.
It is approved for different indications in cats, dogs and ferrets. Advocate®is applied once a month on the skin on the back of the animal (“spot-on”) in one or several spots, depending on the animal’s body weight. The active ingredient against fleas and lice, imidacloprid, then distributes on the entire skin while the active against worms and mites, moxidectin, penetrates the skin and enters the blood stream.
Thus, advocate®provides convenient, continuous and broad protection against numerous parasites threatening wellbeing, health and, in some cases, even the life of pets.
MODE OF ACTION
Advocate®combines the power of the two active ingredients imidacloprid and moxidectin, both well established antiparasiticides with proven efficacy.
Moxidectin penetrates through the skin, enters the bloodstream, and distributes in all organs. It acts systemically, targeting endoparasites and mites.
Imidacloprid spreads in the water resistant lipid layer of the skin’s surface and acts topically, targeting ectoparasites.
Using advocate®for prevention and treatment has various significant benefits:
Monthly spot-on application for easy use
Waterproof: remains effective even if the animal becomes wet
The efficacy of advocate®in prevention and treatment has been proven in numerous studies
Among all products indicated for dogs and cats, advocate®covers the broadest spectrum of internal and external parasites available
Monthly application of advocate®is building up a plateau of antiparasitic moxidectin for continuous and long-lasting protection against internal parasites as shown at the example of hookworm.1
Advocate®is well tolerated in Puppies of 7 weeks and older and Kittens of 9 weeks and older. Tolerated up to 5 times the recommended tube size with no serious safety concerns when applied every 2 weeks for 6 treatments.