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★★★★★

“Amazing stuff ”

Written on: 15/11/2014 by 337Smith (1 review written)

Was using frontline but managed to get a heavy infestation of fleas! Went to my vet and they recommended I tried Advocate, put it on my cat and within hours they were falling off and diying (very satisfying to watch) haven't had a flea problem since and infact we haven't found a single flea since we've been using it! Save your money and don't bother with Frontline (it's rubbish) go to the vet and spend a bit more for something that really does work! Cat hasnt had any side effects what so… Read Full Review

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Liz.stokes.5203's Comment

Written on: 06/12/2014

Did you do a thorough clean on your house too? I've been given advocate from the vet. Cleaned house top to toe and have been checking my two kittens everyday. Found they were smaller. And the next day found dead ones. But the day after I've found live ones again. So unsure if I've made the problem worse. I am finding eggs falling of one of them so I keep getting rid of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Never again”

Written on: 23/10/2014

I have given Advocate to my kitty for 3 months now and he started to develop scabs all over his neck and I guess they were itchy because he was scratching all day long and bleed. I don't want to use this product again. On the bright side all the fleas died instantly, maybe it is just my kitty that has a sensitive skin. … Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“No problem ... so far”

Written on: 08/10/2014 by meGrace1957 (1 review written)

Have used this product again after a break for 3 months due to our cat having fur loss and inflamed skin to a worm treatment. No significant side-effects so far than I can tell. Had to use Comfortis for 3 months and in no way was this as good as Advocate - though I keep reading that summer 2014 has been a particularly bad year for fleas. Advocate easier to give the cat - even though he turns into the 'cat from hell' when you try to do anything with him so we have to wrap him in a towel! But… Read Full Review

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“Wish I had read the reviews!”

Written on: 23/08/2014 by Wootenht494 (1 review written)

Vet recommended Advocate as Frontline did not seem to be working. Applied the product as directed, at first she seemed a little bit freaked out but that past and I thought nothing of it. The following morning she was in a terrible state, could not move and would make a strange noise when I tried to pick her up. Took her to the vets she had a high temperature, some bloods were taken but they were all normal went home with her thinking it would pass. Rushed her back in with a very high… Read Full Review

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Suebethmartin's Comment

Written on: 27/08/2014

I applied Advocate to my cat - recommended by the Vet. 2 days later I had a very very sick cat. - lethargic, vomiting, no appetite, depressed. He was rushed to the Vet, and placed on a drip over the weekend . He then became jaundiced - he was transferred to a specialist and after hydration, a scan. numerous blood tests , a 5 day stay in a vet hospital and a a liver/pancreatic biopsy he is now getting better.

This was 6 weeks ago - DO NOT USE ADVOCATE . I I can't prove it but this was more than a coincidence. The specialist Vet has told me not to use it - good job he was insured !!!!

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Kathcat's Comment

Written on: 11/11/2014

Hi, I would be grateful if you could update your comment to tell us if your lovely cat recovered ok? We're going through a similar thing with our cat at the moment, it's been 10 days so far.

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Montycats's Comment

Written on: 11/11/2014

Hi, I am pleased to say that she did pull through. I would say that it took a good 8 weeks for her to get back to herself.
She did have her good and bad days over the first 2 -3 weeks, I had to feed her bits of food by hand (tuna or encore cat food) and water. I then started to carry her outside and stayed with her as she was unsteady on her feet, did this for a few days until she gained a bit of confidence.
Don't give up hope it really does take time, fingers crossed your cat will soon start to pick up.

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★★★★☆

“Anxious about using Advocate ”

Written on: 12/08/2014 by Marissai491 (1 review written)

I have always used Stronghold for my 3 cats but my vet recently changed to Advocate. I read these reviews & was adamant I would not use it. Even considered changing my vet of over 20 years. Decided to give it a go after a long talk with another branch of my vets - marvellous! The boys didn't even react when I applied it, unlike Stronghold when they flinched & ran away. They just sat there. No adverse reactions as described in these reviews. No discolouring on the coat of my dual layered boy… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Been using this for a year and a bit, but not anymore!!!!”

Written on: 31/07/2014 by Hartley1976 (1 review written)

As other reviewers have said loss of fur and a really nasty looking red patch on my cats skin. Seems strange as I have used this product on her before and other cats are fine. I will use something else on the others in future as I don't want the same to happen to them. :(… Read Full Review

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Sallyflood's Comment

Written on: 10/11/2014

Don`t use Bob Martin All Clear Spot on. Visit to the vet cost me £47 today. My cat has a hypersensitivity to the Bob Martin all clear spot on. It has been reported that she has allopecia and lesions all over the body. Temperature of 39.3 and anxious. No flea dirt evident but combed out a lot of dried skin. Given colvasone steroid injection and another visit and I guess more money on Friday. I shall definitely be taking this further in all directions and looking at other posts and reviews there are plenty people who feel the same.

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★★★★★

“Works really well :-)”

Written on: 20/06/2014 by BlossomsMummy (1 review written)

I took my kitten to the vets this morning and they recommended advocate spot on treatment. After reading previous reviews on here I was extremely dubious however I needn't of worried. My kitten has been absolutely fine. She has been slightly drowsy this afternoon but has not had any allergic skin reaction. I spoke to the vet and she said that it's very important to apply it correctly and make sure that the dose/strength is correct for the weight of the animal. My kitten weighs 1.4kg so had the… Read Full Review

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Vicki123456's Response to BlossomsMummy's Review

Written on: 20/06/2014

Thanks for your advice. I too need to treat my kitten but after reading so many contradicting reviews I was unsure which one to use. This has helped me a lot. I think I will be using advocate and getting the vet to apply it the first time so I can see how it's done. No doubt it will be cheaper to buy it online then from the vet????

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Cattitudemum's Response to BlossomsMummy's Review

Written on: 15/07/2014

I cannot thank you enough, mother of "Blossom"!!! :) My hubby and I have been using advocate for 6 years and this is the first time we have found such great advice that makes sense. We have not had any problems with our babies (I'm hugging a lot of trees right now eg "touch wood"!!!!) but just in the last few months our girls have been running and hiding each time they hear that familiar sound of the advocate being removed from the foil. Today they both really reacted badly to it being applied, as if it were burning them. I have tried heaps of searches today to explain this and yours by far is the best. We do apply all of the treatment to the same skin spot. It will be another month until the next treatment but thanks to your brilliant post, we have great hope that we will not hurt our babies next time, THANK YOU!!! :)
We wish you and your family many PURRfect, healthy and happy years with Blossom :)
Love from the parents of the Burmese girls with PURRfect cattitude <3

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Blossomsmummy's reply to Cattitudemum's Comment

Written on: 15/07/2014

I hope the next dose you apply is kinder to your Burmese girls.

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Blossomsmummy's reply to Blossomsmummy's Comment

Written on: 15/07/2014

Continued... (Due to an eager phone lol)
My little blossom is due her next lot of advocate this week. I've booked her in at the vets again but are considering doing it myself next time. Give your Burmese girls a hug from me and I hope they have a better reaction next time xxx

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Cattitudemum's reply to Blossomsmummy's Comment

Written on: 29/08/2014

Hello :)

Mine is an under eager achiever and I now need to retype my message again.
In short, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :) thank you for your post. I have just treated the girls and it was the quickest, easiest, less stressful treatment ever - and they're the happiest I've ever seen them :) There was no pain. Also, usually my hubby needs to hold on to one of the cats while I put the advocate on but not this time. I was able to do both girls by myself and I highly recommend that you give it a try yourself if you're feeling confident enough - just don't show them any stress or fear, they're clever like that! :)
I hope this message finds you all happy and healthy :)
Take care and hugs back xoxo

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Blossomsmummy's reply to Cattitudemum's Comment

Written on: 29/08/2014

Aww I'm so glad that it went better this time around. I took blossom to the vets to have it done, and again I had no problems. I am going to do it myself in the future though as it will be a lot cheaper (plus it will save blossom getting stressed out by being put in the pet carrier etc) I feel confident enough to do it, and now she knows it won't hurt her she won't mind having it done. It can be like special bonding time between us lol.
I've just had her spade and she didn't talk to me for 3 days.
It broke my heart

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★★★★★

“A good product.”

Written on: 03/05/2014 by Englishmj495 (1 review written)

I use it monthly on both my cats, it's very easy it use and works incredibly well. Both my cats are 3, I have been using it since they where kittens, they spend all day out doors and have never had any fleas mites or worms! However neither of my cats like having it applied and both run when they see me getting the packet out, and keep the distance from me fora few hours after. But on the hole they have never experienced any side affects. A great product that I would defiantly recommend… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Advocate is a fab product”

Written on: 11/04/2014 by animalover (1 review written)

I have two dogs, both i have treated (collies) with advocate since pups. We walk a lot in woods, long grass and by rivers neither have ever had fleas or worms. They had a litter of 8 puppies who i also treated with advocate, no side effects and no fleas or worms. Most of my friends are on advocate and have never had fleas on there dogs. My parents were using another flea product when there dog (collie) got fleas, i recommended advocate and they have not had fleas since. I had another friend… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Works great”

Written on: 12/02/2014

Put this on my cat in November and only just needed to put it on her again now.. It's worked fine for her.. And she had no side affects… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“baldness & scratching”

Written on: 19/01/2014 by peony78 (1 review written)

put this on my oriental and he scratched himself so much for a week after he was covered in scabs,put this on my siamese and came downstairs in the morning to fur everywhere where he had scratched so much he now has a bald patch where i put this on him,will not be using again… Read Full Review

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Sylvialyall's Response to peony78's Review

Written on: 27/01/2014

I have been using advocate on 4 of my cats for years with no problems, adopted another cat (mini), used advocate on her and she scratched the heck out of the area where I had applied it, terrible rash, had to wear a jacket until the advocate was out of her system. 4 weeks! Spoke to the vet who said that Advocate wasnt toxic and that she doubts that the Advocate caused her scratching. Whatever, not using Advocate on mini ever again. Have been using flea powder on her, but would like an alternative to this as I not sure how non toxic flea powders are. The flea powder is thus far working however.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Its a worry”

Written on: 09/11/2013 by carolb55 (1 review written)

Tried my cat on Advocate. 11 yr old part persian. She was off her food, lethargic and developed a type of cough. She was very active before and loved her food. I thought she must have eaten something off so just watched her and she came good. Not realising that it may have been the Advocate I have just given her a second dose. Exactly the same reaction.Now in the second week after applying advocate she is getting better sowly. I will never use this product again… Read Full Review

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Jamesfleetchis's Response to carolb55's Review

Written on: 21/02/2014

My 8 year old Persian had Advocate 3 days ago and after 24 hours was off his food, lethargic, anxious and has diarrhoea...completely out of character! I will never use this again and hope that he turns the corner as this is not good!

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Bk1's reply to Jamesfleetchis's Comment

Written on: 03/06/2014

Hello, I have recently homed a 4 year old rescue persian. I'm due to take him to the vets tomorrow for check up and to get some advocate as that's what the vet recommends. They don't do frontline anymore. Can I ask what you now use and is your cat an indoor cat? Mine has only been outside twice but is mostly indoor.

Thanks,

B

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Sallyflood's reply to Bk1's Comment

Written on: 10/11/2014

Visit to the vet cost me £47 today. My cat has a hypersensitivity to the Bob Martin all clear spot on. It has been reported that she has allopecia and lesions all over the body. Temperature of 39.3 and anxious. No flea dirt evident but combed out a lot of dried skin. Given colvasone steroid injection and another visit and I guess more money on Friday. I shall definitely be taking this further in all directions and looking at other posts and reviews there are plenty people who feel the same.

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★★★★★

“SUPER PRODUCT”

Written on: 03/10/2013

Was advised to use advocate on all my cats because of the one that has allergies. I have two cats already a domestic short hair who has skin allergies,rodent ulcers and a siamese cross british short hair both girls. I religiously used frontline until I got my ginger kitten who is fourteen weeks old, he came to me covered in fleas. I didn't realise how bad until the vet treated him and literally within the first few hours the fleas were dying and falling off. By morning the advocate had killed… Read Full Review

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Sylvialyall's Comment

Written on: 27/01/2014

I used Advocate on 4 of my cats for years without problems, adopted another cat last November. Used advocate on her as she had fleas (not a great infestation). She reacted by scratching herself raw where I had applied the advocate. Developed a nasty rash. I spoke to the vet who doubted that the Advocate caused the reaction, but she did start scratching where I had applied it on the back of her neck so there is no doubt in my mind that it was the advocate causing this. I guess some cats have a bad reaction to it. Have not used advocate on her since, but will continue to use advocate on my other cats as they have never had a reaction to it.

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★☆☆☆☆

“NOT A GOOD PRODUCT”

Written on: 07/07/2013

My cat has burns and scabs all around his neck from his reaction to this product . I will NOT be using it again nor will I be recommending it to anyone… Read Full Review

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Sallyflood's Comment

Written on: 10/11/2014

Visit to the vet cost me £47 today. My cat has a hypersensitivity to the Bob Martin all clear spot on. It has been reported that she has allopecia and lesions all over the body. Temperature of 39.3 and anxious. No flea dirt evident but combed out a lot of dried skin. Given colvasone steroid injection and another visit and I guess more money on Friday. I shall definitely be taking this further in all directions and looking at other posts and reviews there are plenty people who feel the same.

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★☆☆☆☆

“burns skin”

Written on: 02/06/2013

this product has burned my cats skin so much she has large burns and scabs all over her neck.we want a safe product what kind of testing did this company do.explain to the general public the truth if you sell it make it safe.i don't like this product because you have damaged my cat and made her unwell… Read Full Review

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Sandy22's Comment

Written on: 10/06/2013

My cat also has fur burned off behind his neck and reacted badly when the treatment was applied - we wont be using Advocate again.

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Sallyflood's Comment

Written on: 10/11/2014

Visit to the vet cost me £47 today. My cat has a hypersensitivity to the Bob Martin all clear spot on. It has been reported that she has allopecia and lesions all over the body. Temperature of 39.3 and anxious. No flea dirt evident but combed out a lot of dried skin. Given colvasone steroid injection and another visit and I guess more money on Friday. I shall definitely be taking this further in all directions and looking at other posts and reviews there are plenty people who feel the same.

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Kayley0130's Comment

Written on: 19/10/2013

we have two kittens and used advocate for the first time after being given it by the vets but the male kittens fur fell out and his skin is scabby and red. my female kitten it must of touched her collar as it melted the safety catch shut also sticking her fur to it so it pulled every time she moved, luckily we noticed and cut it off. both have really red patches now, will definitely be sticking to frontline in the future.

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Tiglet's Comment

Written on: 29/06/2013

My five month old kitten also lost fur at the site where the product was applied within 8 hours. She seems mostly ok otherwise, but I think her skin is itchy and sensitive. I definitely agree that this should be a side effect mentioned and explained by Bayer.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Not as good as Frontline”

Written on: 26/04/2013

I have always used Frontline which I got from the vet and it was great. Never had any trouble with fleas on my cat. The vet has now changed to Advocate and I am covered in bites. I have had to spray the furniture and soft furnishing which I have never done before. I can only think that the vet has now gone for a cheaper option, but it simply does not work. I will be using Frontline in future… Read Full Review

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Sylvialyall's Comment

Written on: 27/01/2014

Cheaper? Advocate is more expensive that frontline at my vets.

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★★★★★

“Amazing!”

Written on: 14/02/2013 by Shanny05 (1 review written)

Have 2 cats, one who has severe allegy to fleas and makes herself bleed from scratching - tried Frontline from the vet and it just made her sick/foam at the mouth and still have fleas! Vet said to try Advocat....BRILLIANT! Fleas dead within 2 days and she was back to her normal self. Have used this product for over a year and very pleased with the results having tried all the pet shop cheaper ones and Frontline… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic Product!”

Written on: 12/01/2013

I have an 8 year old persian who had fleas when we bought him at 10 weeks old. Because of his colour we didn't realize until he went to the vet for the first time how bad the infestation was. We have been battling ever since using Frontline (both the liquid on neck and spray which we bought in France where you can buy it without a prescription). We also have household spray, flea bombs and flea shampoo - all used regularly. NOTHING WORKED! We started to get bitten too and I was talking to… Read Full Review

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Maybelineclark's Comment

Written on: 19/04/2013

I also agree that this product is amazing, I have tried other products also an it works but this product is one of a kind, not only that works but it works fast and the smell is also friendly to human smell.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Cat freaked out”

Written on: 28/12/2012

I got this from the vet for our 6 month old kittens. One cat was fine but the other immediately freaked out, is hissing at us, running around the house very distressed. It's very odd behaviour for him and I will be keeping a very close eye on both of them tonight… Read Full Review

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“I used advocate for cats on my two teenage cats. The...”

Written on: 12/11/2012 by chloec (1 review written)

I used advocate for cats on my two teenage cats. The treatment did not work at all so i repeated the dose the following week and still they have fleas! I have never used advocate before and will not be using it again… Read Full Review

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Sallyflood's Response to chloec's Review

Written on: 10/11/2014

Visit to the vet cost me £47 today. My cat has a hypersensitivity to the Bob Martin all clear spot on. It has been reported that she has allopecia and lesions all over the body. Temperature of 39.3 and anxious. No flea dirt evident but combed out a lot of dried skin. Given colvasone steroid injection and another visit and I guess more money on Friday. I shall definitely be taking this further in all directions and looking at other posts and reviews there are plenty people who feel the same.

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