Bravecto for Dogs provides protection from fleas and ticks. This FDA-approved prescription protection comes in chews as well as a topical application. One dose protects your dog from ticks and fleas for up to 12 weeks, which is three times longer than most (monthly) flea and tick treatments.
Bravecto for Dogs kills fleas and it prevents flea infestations for up to 12 weeks. The product comes in two varieties: Bravecto Chew and Bravecto Topical Solution. Both the chew and topical solution kill ticks (including the black-legged tick, the American dog tick, and the brown dog tick) for a maximum of 12 weeks. However, the chew and the topical solution will protect your dog from lone star ticks for 8 weeks. In product reviews and testimonials from product users, some of the words and phrases often repeated are “easy to use,” “convenient,” and “long-lasting.”
If you decide to use the chew form of Bravecto, a single dose should be given to the dog by mouth along with another form of food. The dosage depends on your dog’s weight, so make sure to read the instructions on the package carefully.
If you choose the topical solution, simply part your dog's hair and apply the product directly to the skin between the shoulder blades. Again, the dosage will depend on your dog’s weight, so follow the directions on the package carefully.
If your dog weighs more than 123 pounds, your veterinarian may recommend a combination of topical skin treatment and oral chews.
Age and Weight Restrictions
Bravecto is approved by the FDA. It is certified to be safe and effective for dogs and puppies that are 6 months or older and weigh 4.4 pounds or more. If your dog is younger than 6 months old or weighs less than 4.4 pounds, do not use this product.
The active ingredient in Bravecto for Dogs is Fluralaner. Fluralaner is part of the isoxazoline class of drugs. This type of drug has sometimes been associated with tremors, ataxia, and seizures. With the chew form of Bravecto, the most common adverse reactions are vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, polydipsia, and flatulence. Veterinarians urge caution when using Bravecto on dogs with a history of seizures.
With the topical solution, the most common adverse reactions are diarrhea, hair loss, vomiting, lethargy, decreased appetite, and skin rash. Avoid letting your dog ingest the topical solution. Veterinarians also urge caution when using the topical solution on dogs with a history of seizures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Bravecto a prescription medicine?
Yes, Bravecto is recommended by veterinarians and it does require a prescription.
Is Bravecto safe for my dog?
Yes, Bravecto is safe for dogs at least 6 months old, weighing at least 4.4 pounds. Additionally, the Bravecto chew is approved by veterinarians for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.
If my dog already has fleas, will Bravecto work?
Yes. When you give your dog the chew or the topical application, it penetrates your dog’s tissue just under the skin. When fleas and ticks try to feed on the skin, they eat Bravecto and are killed immediately.
Will my dog like the flavor of the chew?
It is very likely. 93% of dogs voluntarily ate the Bravecto chew along with their food. However, if your dog does not like the chew, there is a topical solution available as well.