about parasites

Health risks are very real for your dog.

The parasites below can lead to serious health risks
for your dog. That's why you should treat every dog* in your
home for these parasites – every month, all year-round – with
Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid + moxidectin).

Health Risks Heartworms Fleas Roundworms Hookworms Whipworms Sarcoptic
Heart failure
Flea allergy dermatitis
Skin infecton
Weight loss
Abdominal pain
Intestinal blockage
Bloody diarrhea
Serious blood loss
Severe weakness
Intense itching
Hair loss
Skin lesions

a serious threat to your dog.

Parasite-Associated Potential Health Risks

Heartworm Health Risks
Mosquitoes are

...so every dog faces the risk of heartworms. Once an infected
mosquito bites a dog, larvae migrate to the bloodstream where they eventually invade the lungs and heart.

A single dog can be infected with
as many as 250 heartworms.1

mosquito Any dog at any age can become infected with heartworms — it only
takes one infected mosquito.

When a mosquito bites a
heartworm-positive dog...

...the mosquito can become infected
with microfilaria, the first reproductive stage of heartworm. The mosquito can then serve as a source of future
infection in other dogs it bites.

Heartworm Disease
& Life Cycle

Heartworms are dangerous parasites
that are transmitted by infected
mosquitoes, as shown in this heartworm
life cycle illustration
. Watch this video to
see how they infect your dog, and learn
why proper heartworm prevention is so important. Watch the video

Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid +
moxidectin) prevents heartworm disease and treats circulating microfilaria.

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Heartworm Incidence 2013

If you don't think fleas are a problem, wait until they bring their friends.

Parasite-Associated Potential Health Risks

Flea Health Risks
In one day...
A single female flea can lay
up to 50 eggs1
In one month...
10 fleas can reproduce
into 250,0002

Some signs of fleas are not obvious

Only 5% of a flea infestation consists of adult fleas that are visible on your pet,3 so don't underestimate the importance of treating your dog every month, all year-round. Take a closer look at the flea life cycle.

Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid +
moxidectin) kills adult fleas and treats flea

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Intestinal parasites are
a health risk you usually
can't see.

Parasite-Associated Potential Health Risks

Round & Hookworm Health Risks

Roundworms -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nearly all puppies
are born already infected
with roundworms.1

roundworms One female roundworm may lay 200,000 eggs
per day.2

People can
contract parasites, too.

More than 13% of the U.S. population 6 years of age and over has antibodies against Toxocara (roundworm), a
parasite of dogs and cats that can be passed from animals to humans.3

Hookworms -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hookworm larvae
can be ingested...

hookworms...or penetrate your dog's skin. Unlike roundworms that float around stealing nutrients, hookworms
attach to the intestinal wall to feed on blood and

Hookworms can also
cause little ulcers.
  • As they detach and reattach to
    different parts of the intestinal wall,
    hookworms can leave little ulcers where
    they have previously fed.
  • Adult hookworms can consume up to 35 times their weight in blood per day.4

Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid +
moxidectin) treats and controls common intestinal parasites roundworms and hookworms.

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Whipworms can strike
almost anywhere.

Parasite-Associated Potential Health Risks

Whipworm Health Risks
When left in the environment, whipworm eggs can infect dogs
for many years.

Their eggs are very resistant to temperature/environmental extremes, which makes proper treatment and control all the more important.

Whipworms are prevalent
throughout the world.1

whipwormsYour dog could be at risk
for infection.

Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid +
moxidectin) treats and controls common intestinal parasites, including whipworms.

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Sarcoptic mange: intense itching is just the beginning.

Parasite-Associated Potential Health Risks

Sarcoptic Mite Health Risks
Mange mites can get under
your dog's skin.

Sarcoptic mange is a skin disease caused by infestation of the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. These mites burrow into
the skin, causing intense itching that
can lead to hair loss and lesions, such
as scabs.

Where might I see signs of sarcoptic mange on my dog?

Mites prefer hairless skin, therefore the edges of the ears, outer surface of the elbows and the underside of the dog are common areas for lesions to occur.

Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid +
moxidectin) treats and controls sarcoptic mange.

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*Based on label indications.

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