Calling all Chatty Cats!

Bayer HealthCare wants to know what keeps your cat healthy and happy…



Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division's Advantage® II for cats’ Chatty Cat Challenge gave cat owners across the nation the chance to tell the world what their cats would say keep them healthy and happy. And the winner is… String Bean, a female, black short-haired cat who hails from Berkeley, California, where she lives with her owner, Shelly Mandel.

String Bean let the cat out of the bag by chatting about how well her owner treats her. “She's actually pretty great, serves a mean meal, knows just where on my belly and behind my ear to scratch, and brings home all the best toy mice,” wrote String Bean.

When asked what the win meant to her, String Bean didn’t hesitate to say, “Meow, meow meow meow, meow meow!”

In addition to being proclaimed “America’s Chattiest Cat,” String Bean will receive a three-year supply of Advantage® II for cats to kill fleas through contact, a premium cat carrier to travel to the vet in style, and an iPadTM mini to watch the latest viral cat videos. According to Mandel, String Bean will have to wait in line to make good use of these prizes—particularly the iPadTM mini—since she is one of four felines in the household! Mandel, who volunteers with a local nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting feral cats, notes String Bean, herself, is a rescued feral cat who quickly became accustomed to the good life!

The Chatty Cat Challenge is sponsored by Advantage® II for cats, a monthly topical flea preventive that works through contact. Fleas don't have to bite to die. A single flea can bite up to 400 times per day1, and Advantage® II helps prevent misery-causing biting fleas. Read the official contest rules here.

About Advantage® II

  • Advantage® II for cats is a once-monthly topical solution for cats and kittens 8 weeks and older.
  • Advantage® II kills ALL flea life stages.
  • Advantage® II kills fleas within 12 hours of initial application.
  • Advantage® II kills re-infesting fleas within 2 hours for up to one month.
  • Advantage® II works through contact. Fleas don’t have to bite to die.
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1. Taking the bite out of fleas and ticks. FDA website. Available at: