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Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets - Bravecto Chews
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Bravecto Chews
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets
Kills Fleas checkmark checkmark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae Bravecto also kills newly emerged fleas before they can lay eggs. X mark
Kills Ticks checkmark X mark
Repels Ticks X mark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark X mark
Other Parasites Information X mark X mark
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) N/A Not Applicable
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets Safe for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs. checkmark
How long does it take to work Starts to kill fleas in 2 hours. Kills fleas in 30 minutes.
Taste Tasty Chew Unflavored Tablet
Active Ingredient(s) Fluralaner Nitenpyram
RX Required checkmark X mark
Dosage
Usage Bravecto Chews Usage Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Usage
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Vet Review An exciting new development in the fight against fleas and ticks is the long lasting chewable tablet called Bravecto, The active ingredient fluralaner, is a very effective ectoparasiticide, which acts on the nervous system of the parasite, without affecting the dog's nervous system. When given to dogs, this product starts killing fleas within 2 hours, and ticks a short time after that. Protection will last for approximately 12 weeks for fleas, and 8-12 weeks for ticks. In fact, clinical experience has shown it to be effective in treating and controlling 4 species of ticks, many of which are involved in transmitting disease to both dogs and people. It is even safe to use in pregnant and lactating animals, as well as most pets over the age of 6 months. I would use caution in using this or any other pesticide in sick, geriatric or pets with chronic immune mediated disease. Another minor drawback is that the fleas or tick must be ingesting a blood meal or feeding on your pet before becoming effective, thus there is still a remote possibility of transfer of certain tick born illnesses on rare occasion. Unlike most topical products that can potentially be washed or bathed off, the added benefit of giving a pill minimizes pesticide exposure for human family members, as well as being effective within a very short period of time. I give this product an overall rating of a 5 with an ease of use, and efficacy a 5 as well. This is a wonderful quick kill short duration flea adulticide that begins killing adult fleas within 30 minutes. It does not leave pesticide residue on the pet or in the home, and when combined with its sister product Program, offers an excellent non-pesticidal alternative for all around flea control to topical pesticides that some clients are concerned about. I have rarely seen any side effects in my clinical experience in using this product. I have used it up to once daily in flea infested animals, but more commonly I use it once or twice weekly during flea transmission season along with the once monthly Program product. Another wonderful advantage of this product is its safety in administering it to pregnant or nursing dogs, who can often be a big source of fleas to their nursing puppies or kittens. The biggest disadvantage to this product is that it only kills adult fleas, but this problem is easily circumvented by combining it with the Program product.
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