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Advantage II - Bravecto Topical for Dogs
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Advantage II
Bravecto Topical for Dogs
Kills Fleas checkmark checkmark
Repels Fleas X mark checkmark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae checkmark Bravecto also kills newly emerged fleas before they can lay eggs.
Kills Ticks X mark checkmark
Repels Ticks X mark checkmark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark X mark
Other Parasites Information Treats, Prevents, and Controls Lice Infestations N/A
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) checkmark Remains effective against fleas and Ixodes ricinus ticks following bathing or swimming (if dog hasn't bathed or swam less than 72 hours after application).
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets Consult your veterinarian Safe for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.
How long does it take to work Kills fleas in 12 hours Starts to kill fleas in 2 hours.
Taste Applied to Skin Applied to Skin
Active Ingredient(s) Imidacloprid/Pyriproxyfen Fluralaner
RX Required X mark checkmark
Dosage
Usage Advantage II Usage Bravecto Topical for Dogs Usage
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Vet Review The non-greasy, non-odor formulation is a definite plus when used on sensitive patients, especially cats. I find that advantage kills fleas and larvae more quickly than some of the other products out there,  often resulting in quicker relief of flea allergy dermatitis symptoms in dogs and cats. Overall I have found it quite safe and have seen the fewest topical or rare systemic reactions in my practice over the years.  The main disadvantage I have found is that in heavy flea infestations that the efficacy may wear off in less than one month, necessitating some vets to recommend more frequent off label use of this product every few weeks.  It also does not control ticks as well on dogs and cats.  I find that advantage works most effectively when combined with good environmental flea control at home. The makers of the flea and tick preventative oral tablet Bravecto have come up with a new formulation to use topically. With the same main ingredient, Fluralaner, which selectively affects the nervous systems of fleas and ticks, the topical formulation continues to provide reliable protection with the ease of once every 3-month application. Even after bathing or swimming the product remains effective BOTH as a repellent and rapid killer of most stages of the flea life cycle, as well as the additional benefits of killing and repelling ticks. The topical formulation gets around the occasional digestive upset seen with the oral formulation. Rare side effects include itching/irritation at the site of application and even rarer neurological reactions. However, overall the product is quite effective with an overall rating of 4.5 with ease of application of 5.
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