Product Review: Bravecto, a long lasting chew for fleas and ticks | Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital

Product Review: Bravecto, a long lasting chew for fleas and ticks

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It's an exciting time in the world of parasite control at the moment. First we had a new novel compound available to treat fleas and ticks for a month. Now we have Bravecto, a chew that will kills fleas for 3 months and ticks for 4 months. Controlling fleas and ticks just keeps getting better!

Bravecto is ideal for fitting in with your three monthly worming dose and can be given with other medications such as worming tablets without any issues.

Three months is a fantastic period of time for the product to work. If you have a heavy flea infestation it can take 3 months to get the fleas under control. This treatment length exceeds the flea's life cycle length. So 1 single dose should get rid of the flea infestation. 

TICKS THE AUSTRALIAN PARALYSIS TICK SEASON RUNS FROM AUGUST TO MARCH1 FLEAS A FLEA STARTS FEEDING ON BLOOD WITHIN 21⁄2 HOURS A SINGLE FLEA AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL THE PARALYSIS TICK (IXODES HOLOCYCLUS) IS THE SINGLE MOST DANGEROUS PARASITE FOR DOGS WITH JUST AND MAY SUCK BLOOD FOR UP TO TICK CAPABLE OF CAUSING PARALYSIS AND EVEN DEATH1 A SINGLE FEMALE PARALYSIS TICK CAN LAY UP TO 40-50 3,000 EGGS AT A TIME THAT’S UP TO EGGS A DAY IN A LIFETIME! 100% OF AFFECTED DOGS WILL DIE FROM TICK PARALYSIS3 REFERENCES 1. Wing KD, Sacher M, Kagaya Y, Tsurubuchi Y, Mulderig L, Connair M, Schnee M. Crop Protection. 2000;19:537-545. 2. Atwell RB, Campbell FE, Evans EA. Prospective survey of tick paralysis in dogs. Aust Vet J 2001;79:412-418. 3. Ilkiw JE, Turner DM. Infestation in the dog by the paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus 5. Treatment. Aus Vet J 1988;65:236-238. WITHOUT TREATMENT ALMOST LAYS OVER CASES OF TICK PARALYSIS OCCUR YEARLY IN AUSTRALIA2 10,000 IT CAN TAKE A STAGGERING OR MORE TO REMOVE A FLEA INFESTATION ONCE IT IS ESTABLISHED IN A HOME. 

Can I use it?

  • you need to be a dog
  • you must be at least 8 weeks of age
  • you need to weigh at least 2 kg
  • If your pregnant or lactating, that's NOT a problem!!!! (finally something that's tested and safe)

Treatment interval

I recommend treating every 3 months year round at the same time as worming. 

If you'd like to give it a try grab a voucher to get $10 off and call in and pickup a box. We have Bravecto in stock. Bravecto is sold in single dose boxes. 

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