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“I almost killed my cats, at least one of them”

Written on: 17/08/2021 by Zoska (1 review written)

Recommended by vet. Almost killed my cat. Without many details: salivating, vomiting with foam, lack of apetite, lethargic. Recovered after 48 hours, however, slight changes in behaviour, would not come back home for 11 hours today. And still ... was told by another vet to observe if any neurological symptoms would occure. After reading some reviews here I am getting anxious that my cat is not out of the woods yet as there could be more problems on the horizon even after two weeks. And the… Read Full Review

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“bad as it gets”

Written on: 17/03/2021 by andej001 (1 review written)

my cat has fleas so got advocate from pet shop .put on advocate on cat about an hour later cat looked like a rag doll took her to vet he said advocate should be band .she died 2 days later DONT USE ADVOCATE YOU WILL BE SORRY SO WILL YOUR CAT.Also have a few other people i know said it did not work and cats got very sick… Read Full Review

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“DO NOT USE. Permanent neurological disturbances in cats”

Written on: 10/12/2020 by hgHenderson259 (1 review written)

DO NOT USE! We regularly deworm our cats but the vet tried us with Advocate - let me tell you Advocate is not safe for our cats. After just one treatment it has permanently left them terrified, lethargic and depressed. PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND LOOK FOR AN ALTERNATIVE, I wish we had, but it is too late now. This stuff is literally poison… Read Full Review

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Cayla0's Comment

Written on: 05/01/2021

I wish I had seen reviews like this before, our poor dog is exactly the same and its also burnt his skin!!!
Hes gone from a bouncing full of life Joy to a sad depressed dog who doesnt want to leave his bed. Absolutely heartbreaking to see him like this. This should not be sold !

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Sweetangel1966's Comment

Written on: 30/09/2021

just been given this by my vet glad ive seen this i will not use it ty for sharing

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“Does not work for fleas.”

Written on: 15/09/2020 by BenMeredith (1 review written)

We have used frontline to rid our cat of fleas as he had them when we got him. Signed up to a pet plan with the vet and they gave us advocate. The cat as if to show it doesn't work has within a week of application got fleas and brought them in to the house so we are both now suffering. Not sure how long to leave it before applying frontline again. The vet will be getting an ear full on our our next visit… Read Full Review

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“Advocate does not work”

Written on: 25/11/2019 by Graham178 (1 review written)

I had a flea problem and tried natural treatment first, I was finding one or two fleas every few days after 6 months of this so agreed to try a chemical treatment. I put it on my dogs for 6 months and didn’t check them- sure that it would work. One day I thought my son had headlice and then realised he had 3 fleas in his hair! He had been sat with the dogs. I checked them and they were literally crawling with fleas! 6 months of advocate and we had a major infestation. I believe fleas are… Read Full Review

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“Advocate nearly killed our cat”

Written on: 28/09/2018 by Moggyland (1 review written)

A few hours after treatment with Advocate for cats , our cat became very ill- later developing symptoms of neurological disturbance. He didnt seem to be aware of what was going on around him as he continued circling, stumbling & bumping into things. Later, he started convulsing. he then went rigid,& i thought he had died.We rushed him to our vet,but took him home to keep under observation following n anti-inflammatory injection. Three days later he had started to improve rapidly… Read Full Review

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“Never again”

Written on: 08/03/2018

I have never liked using any of these flea spot ons on my cats as I know they are powerful neurotoxins. Several of our cats have responded negatively to Frontline, Advantage and Advocate. Others have not. However we have a Bengal on chemo and steroids and our vet told us when we saw her with Cleo this week and she found a flea on her that if Cleo was hers she would use the Advocate. Fleas can carry blood parasites which are particularly dangerous to cats on high doses of steroids as we… Read Full Review

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“Possibly some cats are allergic?”

Written on: 01/03/2018 by ataloss (1 review written)

I am a bit concerned after reading some of the reviews. We had two kittens 5 months old (not related). Applied Advocate to both. During the night they ripped open a pack of catnip. The next morning one vomited up a lot of catnip and also clear fluid. He was very listless all day and slept in one spot most of the time, we thought he was 'hung over' from the catnip. In the evening he was very floppy and seemed to have trouble with his back legs when walking a few steps. This was Saturday night. I… Read Full Review

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“Very unhappy cat”

Written on: 29/07/2017 by Bennettnk22 (1 review written)

I have used Advocate on my 2 cats recently as advised by the vet. Other treatments were not effective at that time. The first couple of times, both cats were 'low' for a couple of days, I put it down to sulking. The last time I used it, about a week ago, one cat is ok, but the other has been very poorly ever since. She is not eating, her behaviour has changed dramatically, she looks at me listlessly & appears depressed. She has always been a very lively, sociable cat, she usually visits… Read Full Review

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Zelanordin's Comment

Written on: 26/09/2017

Hi, may i know the current condition of your cat? Did she recovered after the bad side effect of using advocates? My cat has been showing the similar response to advocate as your cat. I am very worried

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“This can kill ”

Written on: 27/11/2016 by Francesca66 (1 review written)

OMG wish i had read the reviews before hand,my cat 6 years old was perfectly healthy yesterday when i took her to the vets about flea treatment,was advised that frontline cats are amune to and should try advocate,later that day my cat was listless with no appetite ,went out at night ,next morning was DEAD outside the door ,my vet said it must have been some toxins the cat has eaten ,but its very questionable after reading all these reviews ,just wish i had asked more information about this… Read Full Review

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“Burned My Cats Fur”

Written on: 06/10/2016 by uaRegan347 (1 review written)

We use Advocate regularly for our 3 year old cat without any issues. I like that it treats heart worm and other parasites that are not treated with other products. However, we treated him 2 days ago and within a few hours we noticed a bald patch where we had placed the drops. His skin was exposed and looking very irritated. His fur had fallen out! I feel terrible that I have put him through this. We trusted this product would be helping him NOT harming him. I read in other reviews that… Read Full Review

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“Afraid to use agaain”

Written on: 21/05/2016 by asMunn298 (1 review written)

My cat is 10 years old,just. I don't use flea treatment very often as she is a stay at home cat,her choice. We are putting her in a cattery so used Advocate, have used it on her before with no problems, this time she has not been herself very bad twitching down her back which causes her to dash about and lick and bite herself. Her head and paws twitch too at separate times, been sick and is very loose when she uses her tray.We have been very worried about her, she is very nervous too. We're on… Read Full Review

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Sahr's Comment

Written on: 24/08/2016

I won't be using Advocate again either. My cat now has a bald patch where I applied it and my 2 Chihuahuas were completely wiped out for 24 hours after treatment. I was worried sick! I trusted the vets to give my pets the treatment I pay for but I feel ripped off.

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“Would not risk using Advocate again”

Written on: 05/05/2016 by Leonardos151 (1 review written)

My vet prescribed Advocate. Unfortunately, after the first administration, my 8 year old cat changed from being lively and fun-loving to only wanting to lie on my bed. He stared fearfully and flinched at nothing as if he was seeing things. He also suffered from some tremors in his paws. At one stage he was lying sadly on his back as if all his life-force was spent with just his paws twitching and I thought I was going to lose him. This lethargy lasted for about 8 days. Thank goodness after… Read Full Review

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“Was it Advocate, you decide”

Written on: 24/04/2016 by Shields280 (1 review written)

We administered Advocate as prescribed by our vet to our 2 young cats 3 weeks before boarding them at a cattery. The first 2 weeks seemed fine, but they had a low appetite which was unusual for our 2 very active cats. The day before we were to board our cats, one of our cats became very unwell with a high fever, he was lethargic and could barely move, his belly had become very swollen as well. We rushed him to hospital where they discovered his bowel was shutting down. He was given meds to… Read Full Review

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Mick.clark's Comment

Written on: 04/10/2016

We're having the same problems with our 12yr old cat. We took her to the vets for a flea/ worm consultation the vet said that ADVOCATE was the best to use. So as we had used it before we went with it. The vet commented how healthy the cat looked for her age. Well. That's were the problems started after the first aplication the cat slowly lost her apitite, really lathargic, panting, extremely bad diarrhea. She's now had 2 lots of antibiotics 1 lot of penicillin she's lost 1/4 of her body weight. Tomorrow we are taking her to have a scan of her stomach an maybe a 2nd lot of blood tests. It's so sad to see her so I'll. I would preferre her to have fleas than be as poorly as she is. So please don't use AVOCATE Even if you have used it before.

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“Do not use”

Written on: 22/02/2016 by 450Kane (1 review written)

A dose of Advocate for Cats was administered to my cat by the Vet duriong a routine yearly check. When I took my cat to the Vets she was healthy and lively as usual. After returning home my cat went to sleep and slept for several hours. When she woke up she was listless and unsteady on her back legs and was finding it difficult to walk. It only lasted a day and I reported it to the Vet.Who of corse was none commital.When I looked it up on line I was shocked to see that so many people had had… Read Full Review

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Tweena's Comment

Written on: 16/03/2016

My cat had this flea treatment for the first time several weeks ago, she was sick for a week and more worryingly has lost large patches of fur around her neck and also some on her body. DEFINATELY won´t be giving her this again

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“Not safe - will never use again”

Written on: 11/12/2015

I took my cat to the vet as she had an allergic reaction to frontline. My vet recommended Advocate. She hasn't stopped scratching and licking since. Her fur is falling out all over and she is bald on her tummy. The fur she still has is dull and she is very lethargic Would never use this product again… Read Full Review

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Susieblue67's Comment

Written on: 17/01/2016

Hi, can i ask how you got it sorted for your puss cat please. Mine is very poorly first dose of Advocate he was fine, day after second dose, he's dreadful, don't know what to do :( Vet wants huge amounts of money to do blood tests etc., but I think it's her fault..she gave my Smokey A1 health and he's a house cat so no danger of picking anything up outside :/ I blame the vet entirely for this :(

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Kittycat2A's Comment

Written on: 09/02/2016

My cat is doing exactly the same thing. To begin with I thought she had fleas ! but then I thought well how could she when she doesn't go out and has had the advocate so I thought that I would review the product. Can I ask how long this lasts and what the final outcome is ? Hope your cat is ok now.

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“My cat went psycho ”

Written on: 02/12/2015 by Murphy-Alt313 (1 review written)

I just put advocate on my three cats. The first two didn't like it but my third cat went absolutely crazy when I was applying it. It obviously reacted with his skin straight away… Read Full Review

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“Cat subdued, lathargic and depressed”

Written on: 27/10/2015 by RainaCrowley (1 review written)

I have two cats and I give them Advocate that is perscribed by the vet. One cat is fine with it but my other one obviously hates the smell, starts to overally groom herself and the next day is very lathargic, not a great appetite and is generally very depressed :( going to monitor her for a couple of days then off to the vet I go!… Read Full Review

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“Kitten now has large bold spot ”

Written on: 20/09/2015 by AniyaDrew (1 review written)

I parted my kittens fur as directed and put advocate on the back of his neck. Within 5 minutes of applying it my kitten was scratching, irritable and acting weird. The by the evening he had greasy sticky fur and the next day a bold patch. His fur just comes away anywhere near where it was applied. It's awful I won't be using it again. God knows how much more fur will come out and how long this will take to grow back. Disgusting that this is given by actual vets. I feel awful for ever putting… Read Full Review

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Emilyturner's Comment

Written on: 05/01/2016

I have the same issue, I have two cats own it did nothing too and the other had the same reaction hair fell out and she had a sore from where it was put

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Kooshlash's Comment

Written on: 05/01/2016

Oh no, sorry to hear that. Its so awful.

I had to take him to the vets and he had antibiotics and i also had to apply cream to it but he wouldn't leave it alone so i made him a little jumper from a sports sock (he wont wear the cone) so that did the trick and after about a week it had healed enough for me to comb out and scabs and then leave the jumper off. Took awhile for his coat to grow back, poor little guy. But its very thick and shiny now.

I wouldn't ever use the spot on treatments again.

I hope your little sweetheart gets better soon.

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“Cat and daughter ill”

Written on: 04/09/2015

Administered Advocate to my two year old cat 10 days ago (live in Nepal but vet says he purchases it from the U.S.). Symptoms didn't appear until three days later, when he stopped eating and drinking (for four days). He wouldn't come in to the house, became very listless, wouldn't play with children as usual. 24 hours after administering the drug, he was cleaning himself when he started drooling and slobbering like a dog. When taken to the vet on day five nothing could be found wrong with him… Read Full Review

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