Is K9 Advantix safe for pregnant and lactating ****? I've found mixed messages all over the inter

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She's a four year old, healthy, pregnant toy poodle. She is due to deliver this weekend. Is it safe to apply K9 Advantix on her? So many websites have said yes, but there are a few that say no, which scares me to death. I don't want to do anything to harm my dog or her babies, but I cannot have them born into a flea infested home either. We've been using this product for years. Is it safe for her in her condition?

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  • Evelyn CummingsEvelyn Cummings Posts: 11,879Member
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    I would not use it this close to whelping... there is the potential that the babies could ingest it while nursing, which would not be safe!
  • Linda MatthewsLinda Matthews Plain cityPosts: 6,859Member
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    I would follow the box and don't apply The pups could lick it from her fur and it is not healthy for mom dog. You can check out natural sprays instead like peppermint and lemon grass sprays. Sometimes the natural way is best for pregnant moms. :)
  • janine gatojanine gato Posts: 39Member
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    With an issue so serious, here say is un reliable and dangerious. Please check with the company who makes the product. The name and phone number should always be on the box or inside the infomation page. If you dont have it anymore - go to the store and look at the box.
  • Lisa BillingsLisa Billings RichmondPosts: 1Member
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    K9 ADVANTIX IS NOT SAFE FOR PREGNANT OR LACTATING BITCHES! I applied it for the first time to a dog about two weeks from delivering maybe three years ago. The entire litter of puppies died within two days. I dismissed it as being some other type of problem, it was her first litter here with me. Recently, I applied the product to another bitch who was also close to two weeks from delivering. I didn't want puppies born to a dog with fleas, and everything I found online and on the product box said it was safe. She delivered four days ago and 8 of her 9 puppies died within three days of birth! Why the manufacturer would say that this product is safe to apply to pregnant dogs is unfathomable. Not worth the risk, don't do it!


  • I dont know about Advantix but may I recommend Certifect? I have succesfully used it on Whelping and lactating **** and it is very safe around the puppies. i placed the first dose on the base of her neck and the shoulder blades 2 days after the pups were born, they are now 10 days old and havent lost not one puppy. If you already have advantix please keep in mind that the regular Advantix says it is safe the K-9 Advantix says it is not safe.
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