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Bio Spot Active Care Flea & Tick Spot On for Dogs
|Kills Flea eggs and Larvae
|Bravecto also kills newly emerged fleas before they can lay eggs.
|Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes
|Other Parasites Information
|Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness)
|No, wait 24 hours before shampooing
|Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets
|Do not use on pregnant or nursing animals or on animals known to be sensitive to pesticide products without first consulting a veterinarian.
|Safe for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.
|How long does it take to work
|Starts to kill fleas in 2 hours.
|Applied to skin
|Etofenprox, Piperonyl Butoxide, N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (MGK 264®), Pyriproxyfen (Nylar®), (S)-Methoprene
|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.