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Bravecto Topical for Dogs - Bravecto Plus
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Bravecto Plus
Bravecto Topical for Dogs
Kills Fleas checkmark checkmark
Repels Fleas X mark checkmark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae Bravecto also kills newly emerged fleas before they can lay eggs.
Kills Ticks checkmark checkmark
Repels Ticks X mark checkmark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark X mark
Prevents Heartworm checkmark X mark
Other Parasites Information N/A
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) 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 Safe for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.
How long does it take to work Kills fleas and ticks within 48 hours Starts to kill fleas in 2 hours.
Taste Applied to Skin Applied to Skin
Active Ingredient(s) Fluralaner and Moxidectin Fluralaner
RX Required checkmark checkmark
Dosage
Usage Bravecto Plus Usage Bravecto Topical for Dogs Usage
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Vet Review Because of the difficulties in client compliance in using multiple preventatives in cats for internal and external parasites, a new and comprehensive topical has been developed for kitties. Like the Bravecto Topical product for dogs, this topical for cats is labeled to work selectively on the nervous system of the fleas/ticks rather than mammalian species like the cat. However, on rare occasions even in cats with no prior history of neurological reactions, very rare neurological reactions have been observed in the field, which highlights the cat's unique sensitivity to any pesticide and drug. With the addition of moxidectin to this formulation, this particular product offers additional protection against both roundworm and hookworm intestinal parasites and heartworms, which is an important feature, particularly for outside kitties. While this product rapidly kills adult fleas and ticks who bite the cat, unlike the sister product, Bravecto for Dogs, this product does not repel these external parasites. Another important difference is that the Bravecto Plus product should not be used in pregnant or nursing kitties. The only other issue I have seen with this product is the occasional irritation at the site of application with even rarer digestive tract upset. With all that being said, the product offers excellent coverage against most major internal and external parasites in the cat. I give this product an overall rating of 4 with ease of application of a 5. 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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