Advocate Spot-on Solution for Dogs & Cats

Advocate Spot-on Solution for Dogs & Cats
40 Small Cats Up To 4kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes
40 Small Dogs Up To 4kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes
80 Large Cats 4-8kgs » Pack Of 3 Pipettes
100 Medium Dogs 4-10kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes
250 Large Dogs 10-25kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes
400 Extra Large Dogs 25-40kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes
400 Extra Large Dogs 25-40kg » Pack Of 6 Pipettes

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  • 40 Small Cats Up To 4kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes £23.99
  • 40 Small Cats Up To 4kg » Pack Of 6 Pipettes £37.99
  • 40 Small Dogs Up To 4kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes £24.49
  • 80 Large Cats 4-8kgs » Pack Of 3 Pipettes £23.99
  • 80 Large Cats 4-8kgs » Pack Of 6 Pipettes £38.49
  • 100 Medium Dogs 4-10kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes £27.49
  • 100 Medium Dogs 4-10kg » Pack Of 6 Pipettes £41.99
  • 250 Large Dogs 10-25kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes £27.99
  • 250 Large Dogs 10-25kg » Pack Of 6 Pipettes £44.99
  • 400 Extra Large Dogs 25-40kg » Pack Of 3 Pipettes £31.99
  • 400 Extra Large Dogs 25-40kg » Pack Of 6 Pipettes £53.99

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Advocate is a spot-on treatment used to control internal and external parasites affecting dogs, cats and ferrets. The contents of one pipette are applied to the skin on the back of the neck between the parted hair. The area is then left to dry, which might take a few hours. One of the active ingredients, moxidectin, is absorbed through the skin and travels around the body, treating internal parasites such as worms. The other active ingredient, imidacloprid, transfers across the surface of the body, dissolved in the oils on the surface of the skin and hairs. Surface living parasites such as fleas are killed on contact.

Of all the products available, Advocate probably kills the broadest range of parasites affecting dogs, cats and ferrets

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Reviews (235)

Summary of Reviews for Advocate Spot-on Solution for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
233 out of 235 (99%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (190 reviews)
4 stars (41 reviews)
3 stars (3 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (1 reviews)

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55 Same product better price
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By on 24 October 2021

Dogs have used this since we had them as rec by vets covers multiple problems

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55 A must for my dog!
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By on 4 July 2021

Great product, works really well

Customer recommends this product

55 Advocate
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By on 9 June 2021

Does the job

Customer recommends this product

35 Advocate Spot on worming solution
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By on 18 April 2021

It is great to have drops rather than tablets as my cat won't eat tablets. However, she is still ravenously hungry so Im not sure what to do next.

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55 Surolan ear drops
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By on 3 March 2021

Good product, has helped with my pets sore paws.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Advocate Spot-on Solution for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

6 August 2021 at 11:15am

Advocate 2.5 ml


Advocate select a product when I open it for dogs
It says 40 small dogs
100 medium dogs etc ??????

  • VioVet Staff

You should pick whichever size your vet has written on your prescription as this will be the appropriate option for your pet.

2 February 2021 at 8:54am

Cats grooming

Susan T

  • VioVet customer since 2021
  • From: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Product leaflet says not to allow “recently” treated cats to groom each other. Any idea what “recently” means - 1 hour? 12 hours? 24 hours?! I have two very affectionate kittens who love to groom one another and forcibly separating them is quite difficult

  • VioVet Staff

The product will need to be completely dry before you allow the cats to groom each other again. This can vary greatly depending on the humidity and warmth in the environment your cats are in. I recommend waiting at least 2 to 3 hours, if the area still appears wet then wait longer.
You can allow your cats back together but if any grooming signs occur they must be separated immedately. Issues arise if your cats ingest a significant quantity off of each other unsupervised.

17 October 2020 at 6:21am

Does this kill lung worm and tape worm?

Gary Johnson

I'm trying to find out which works this is like to be effective against, particularly lung and tape worm. Thanks

  • VioVet Staff

Advocate is effective against fleas, mites, lice and roundworms including lungworm. It will not prevent against tapeworm.
I recommend using a tapewormer every 3 months alongside Advocate, such as Droncit.

12 February 2018 at 6:38pm



Can I purchase advocate without a prescription please

  • VioVet Staff

No, I'm afraid not. You must have a prescription from your vet to purchase Advocate. Once you have a prescription we would be very happy to supply you with it.

15 November 2017 at 1:06am

Safe to use on Shetland Sheepdog or Collie ?

Suki Man

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: New Territories, Hong Kong

Is it Safe to use on Shetland Sheepdog or Collie ?
My baby is a 11 years old female Shetland sheep dog

  • VioVet Staff

This product contains Moxidectin, a Macrocyclic Lactone, in the same class as Ivermectin. Advocate was tested on Ivermectin sensitive collies at 5 times the recommended dose with no adverse effects so it is unlikely to cause a problem for your dog. However it is important that she doesn't lick it. Please see blurb from the data sheet below:

"When the product is applied in 3 to 4 separate spots in larger dogs, specific care should be taken to prevent the animal licking the application sites. Oral uptake by Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crossbreeds should be prevented.

During treatment with Advocate no other antiparasitic macrocyclic lactone should be administered. This product contains moxidectin (a macrocyclic lactone), therefore special care should be taken with Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crossbreeds, to correctly administer the product as described above. In particular, oral uptake by the recipient and/or other animals in close contact should be prevented.

Ivermectin-sensitive Collie dogs tolerated up to 5 times the recommended dose repeated at monthly intervals without any adverse effects, but the safety of application at weekly intervals has not been investigated in ivermectin-sensitive Collie dogs. When 40% of the unit dose was given orally, severe neurological signs were observed. Oral administration of 10% of the recommended dose produced no adverse effects."

3 October 2016 at 8:58pm

Advocate used but still got a couple of fleas

Lyndsay Luciano

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

I use advocate on my spaniel every month but gave just noticed a couple of fleas on her . Her last treatment was Wednesday and Friday I noticed fleas on her Sunday what do you suggest thanks

  • VioVet Staff

Advocate is generally very good and should be effective if you have applied it properly. What you might have is a problem with fleas in the house. Fleas can reside in the environment and jump onto your dog. The advocate should kill the fleas once they are on your dog but not instantly hence why you have seen a few on your dog. You should use a flea spray such as Virbac Indorex to treat the house- carpets, furniture, bedding, curtains etc.

26 March 2016 at 9:00pm

Can you get a tablet instead of advocatt spot on


My dog Hates me putting the advocart
On his neck. Is there a tablet that covers the same lung worm ect?
We do also worm him as normal with the tablet for that .

  • VioVet Staff

There is a tablet which acts against the same type of lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) but it is best given more frequently and needs to be prescribed by your vet. You could ask your vet about possibly using Milbemax as an alternative to Advocate, but for most dogs it is not a sensible alternative. For your dog it might make sense though.

27 September 2015 at 2:29am



Is it really necessary to apply advocate to my puppy every month. I am worried about over medicating him as I take my mini pinscher abroad with me three times a year and have to give him a tablet for worms each time so I can bring him back to the UK. He is a very happy and lively dog but quite skinny for my liking. I hope that's not due to all the poison I am forced to give him. Please advise urgently. Thank you.

  • VioVet Staff

If you travel abroad with your puppy, he is almost certainly at much greater risk if he is not treated with these things, than if he is treated. I understand your concerns about forcing "chemicals" upon him, but they are very thoroughly tested products and have been demonstrated to have no adverse effects when used as recommended. Dogs which are not treated are known to suffer a whole host of adverse effects from various parasites which are controlled very effectively by what you are using. (The tablets is for tapeworms which is just about the only worm not treated by Advocate, so they are good to be used together.) I think you are right to question giving these treatments and it does go against the grain somewhat. However I am sure that on average, treated dogs do significantly better than none treated dogs. On balance, your puppy is better off on treatment. Being underweight can be caused by so many different things, it is very unlikely to have anything to do with parasite treatments.

4 July 2015 at 12:37pm

I don't have a prescription for advocat


Why do I need a prescription for flea and worker?

  • VioVet Staff

If we are posting medication to an address in the UK, we have to follow relevant UK law. For reasons we are not involved in, some medicines are legally classed as POM-V which means a veterinary prescription is needed. We will always aim to follow the law. Please note that some other flea and worm treatments do not need a prescription, though at the moment Advocate seems to be an exceptionally effective and safe product. If in the fullness of time it is proven to be this safe, then its legal classification might be relaxed and it might then be available without prescription. Obviously we would like that very much, but it is not our decision. Usually this only happens after a new product has been used widely for a few years to allow time for a full assessment to be made. Advocate is still newer than many of the other products.

23 June 2015 at 11:21am



My springer/cocker seems to be very subject to ticks at the moment. Is this effective on ticks? I can't see any specific mention of it.

  • VioVet Staff

Advocate is not effective against ticks. (It is a great product and very effective against most parasites, but not against ticks or tapeworms.) There are a number of other treatments for ticks. You can use Frontline Spot-on or a Scalibor collar (the latter probably more effective, both are non-prescription). There are a number of prescription products for ticks, your vet would have to advise you on these. I would suggest the collar to use along with Advocate.

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