International Association of
Assistance Dog Partners
IAADP Membership Benefits
Advantage, a Flea Control Product available to IAADP Partner Members!
By Toni & Ed Eames
Have you seen those adorable television commercials in which dogs and cats implore their human guardians to keep them flea free by rushing to their veterinarian's office to obtain ADVANTAGE? Now, our beloved assistance dogs can receive this parasite protection with no cost to us. At a press conference at the Central Veterinary Conference in August 2001, Chris Jacobi, Director of Marketing at Bayer, re-asserted his company's commitment to the welfare of assistance dogs by announcing the availability of ADVANTAGE to IAADP members partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.
How it Works:
When visiting your veterinarian, present your IAADP MEMBERSHIP CARD to your veterinarian and request a free supply of ADVANTAGE. Ask him/her to call Bayer at 800 Number printed on your IAADP Membership Card* to request a replacement supply of the product. If you live in a high density tick area in the United States, ask your veterinarian about Bayer's new combination product K9 Advantix.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Be sure to have the veterinarian copy both sides of your Membership Card and keep it in your dog's file for future reference! We suggest you bring this article too as a good way to introduce the clinic's staff to this generous gift from Bayer to IAADP Partner Members.
Bayer will authorize your veterinarian to give you a six month supply of Advantage when he or she calls. Bayer will then mail a replacement supply to your veterinarian.
If you request K9 Advantix, Bayer typically will authorize your veterinarian to dispense a four month supply of K9 Advantix.
You may return to your vet to request another package of Advantage or Advantix when your supply runs out if needed, but may not request it more than twice a year.
Members in the unusual situation of having more than one assistance dog can only receive Advantage and other products through IAADP for one dog per year. You must designate which dog is your primary canine assistant by listing his/her name and birth date on your membership application each year, for verification purposes.)
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