Fleas and ticks are a cause of worry for every pet household. You do all kinds of things to get rid of them, but somehow they come back. Thankfully, there are a plethora of anti-parasitics such as oral treatments, topicals, sprays, shampoos, and washes available that aid both in the treatment and prevention of these pests.
Most of these flea and tick treatments require monthly administration; which sometimes gets a bit of a task to remember to dose them every month. To address this very issue, Merck Animal Health came up with a chewable treatment for dogs, Bravecto Chewable. The significant thing about this treatment is, it lasts longer than regular monthly treatments.
Bravecto Chewable: The Long-lasting Protection
Bravecto Chewable for dogs provides three times longer protection than regular monthly flea and tick treatments; i.e. a single dose of Bravecto Chewable will keep fleas and ticks away from your dog for 12 consecutive weeks.
Bravecto Chewable is composed of the active ingredient, fluralaner. The substance acts as ‘ectoparasiticide’ which means it eliminates the insects that live on or in the skin of your pet, such as fleas and ticks.
The ingredient kills these parasites by acting on their nervous systems. It blocks the movement of nerve cells which results in uncontrolled activity of the nervous system causing paralysis and death of the parasite in the end.
The active substance fluralaner kills fleas before they can lay eggs and thus diminishes contamination of the dog’s surroundings.
Quick to Act
Bravecto Chewable for dogs is a quick-action formula. This oral flea & tick treatment starts killing fleas within two hours of administration, achieves over 85% flea efficacy within four hours, and 100% efficacy within 12 hours post-treatment.
Bravecto achieves over 98% tick efficacy within 12 hours and maintains its effectiveness for up to 12 weeks. It is known to achieve more than 92% effectiveness for 12 weeks against Black-legged ticks, American dog ticks, and Brown dog ticks, and over 90% efficacy against Lone Star ticks for 8 weeks.
Bravecto-Chewable should be given as a single dose orally for chewing once every 3 months. For Lone Star Tick infestations, Bravecto should be administered once every 8 weeks. Alternatively, it can be given with the food.
Bravecto Chewable for dogs comes in different dose packs as per dog weight. Here’s the list of available packs:
Bravecto for Toy Dogs 4.4 to 9.9 lbs (Yellow)
Bravecto for Small Dogs 9.9-22lbs (Orange)
Bravecto for Medium Dogs 22- 44 lbs (Green)
Bravecto for Large Dogs 44-88lbs (Blue)
Bravecto for Extra Large Dogs 88-123lbs (Pink)
For over 123lbs dog, an appropriate combination of chews should be given
Depending on your budget and requirements, Bravecto Chewable for dogs provides you with buying options in terms of a number of doses that include one chew, two chews, and three chews. So, you can choose one that best suits your needs.
- Easy-to-administer, tasty chew
- Begins protecting puppies from 6 months of age
- Provides long-lasting protection
- Kills adult fleas and prevents flea infestations
- Treats and controls a variety of tick infections including black-legged ticks, American dog ticks, and brown dog ticks for 12 weeks
- Treats and controls Lone Star ticks for 8 weeks
- Starts working within two hours
- Safe for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs
Bravecto Chewable is one of the few flea and tick treatments that offer long-lasting protection as it remains effective for as long as 12 weeks (3 months). The oral formula treats and controls fleas as well as a variety of tick infestations for non-stop three months. Plus, its palatable chewable composition makes administration simple and easy. This is why Bravecto Chewable is considered to be a breakthrough invention in veterinary medicine.