What Is Bravecto?
Dec28

What Is Bravecto?

Bravecto (Fluralaner) is a parasite treatment (ectoparasiticide) for dogs in chews form. Each chew is formulated to contain a minimum dosage of 11.4mg/lb (25 mg/kg) body weight. Bravecto for dogs provides a 12-week span of protection from fleas and ticks with a single dose. The product is safe for consumption for breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs. It is safe for puppies at least six (6) months old and for any dog weighing at least 4.4 lbs. It has no known contraindications and must be given with food. Parasites that can be killed and controlled by Bravecto include: • Black-legged Tick (Ixodes scapularis), in 12 weeks • American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis), in 12 weeks • Brown Dog Tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), in 12 weeks • Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum), in 8 weeks Bravecto comes in 5 available dosages: 112.5, 250, 500, 1000, and 1400 mg Fluralaner per chew. Each product may contain 1, 2, or 4 chews per pack. Does Bravecto Kill Ticks? Bravecto is known to kill several species of ticks. After administration, fluralaner (Bravecto’s active ingredient) will circulate among the fluid tissues beneath your pet’s skin. For the product to work, the ectoparasite must first bite on the dog and feed on its fluralaner-treated blood and fluids. Bravecto can kill black legged ticks, American dog ticks, and brown dog ticks within 12 weeks of treatment. Additionally, Bravecto can also get rid of lone star ticks within eight (8) weeks of oral administration. Where Can I Buy Bravecto Locally? Bravecto manufacturer, Merck, initially made the product only available from distributing veterinarians. The Bravecto site has its own veterinarian locator within your area which you can check here. Online purchase may also be done through sites like 1800petmed.com. Bravecto coupons may be available online as in the previously cited site. Where Can I Buy Bravecto for Cats? A topical solution of Bravecto is also available for cats. This product also controls and kills ticks and flea populations including Ctenophalides felis in cats within eight (8) hours of topical administration for 12 weeks. Bravecto Topical for Cats can be purchased from your distributing veterinarian. The site provides a vet distributor locator in your area which you can check here. For online purchases, you may also check 1800petmed.com. Bravecto Side Effects Based on laboratory testing, Bravecto has no recorded serious adverse effects. Its most common adverse effect is, however, noted as vomiting. Other adverse effects observed include: • Decreased appetite • Diarrhea • Lethargy • Polydipsia • Flatulence In at least one lab test of the product, one dog was also observed to develop edema and hyperemia of the upper lips....

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