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The following FAQs can help answer any questions you may still have about Bravecto.® If there is something more you want to know, you can always contact us for more information – or ask your veterinarian.
Bravecto® is the only flea and tick treatment to last at least 3 months with one convenient chew or topical dose. The Bravecto® Spot-on for dogs last for 4 months for ticks and 6 months for fleas. That means at least 3X longer lasting protection than common monthly treatments. The long-lasting efficacy breaks the flea life cycle and drives fleas into extinction with one dose.3 And, Bravecto® kills ticks faster, killing 100% of attached ticks in 12 hours – whereas other treatments can take over 48 hours.4
Your cat doesn’t need to go outside to be at risk for fleas and ticks. Cats can be exposed to fleas and ticks from dogs within the household. However, even cats without dog siblings can be at risk. You can carry fleas inside on your clothes and shoes – and the larvae and pupae can hide within your home for weeks before hopping on your cat. If you live in an apartment complex, fleas can move from one apartment to the next. And, certain ticks are now known to survive indoors throughout their lifecycles,5 so they can come in with you from outside, and hang around to attach to your pet.
After you give your pet Bravecto®, it quickly reaches tissue fluids just under your dog’s or cat’s skin. When fleas and ticks feed, they ingest Bravecto® and die. Bravecto® Chew for Dogs starts killing fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) within 2 hours, and kills ticks within 12 hours. Bravecto® Chew for Dogs kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks 12 weeks. Bravecto® Spot-On for Cats kills 100% of fleas within 8 hours. Apply Bravecto® Topical Solution for Cats to the base of the skull for full-body protection for 3 months. Bravecto® Topical Solution for Cats kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks for 3 months.1,2
In a US field study where dogs were treated at home, over 93% of dogs ate the chew voluntarily – either by itself or with food.1
Bravecto® has a wide margin of safety in dogs who weigh at least 2 kg. and cats who weigh at least 1,2 kg. It is also approved for puppies from 8 weeks of age and kittens aged 11 weeks or older.1,2
Bravecto® Chew for Dogs is approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.1,6
Bravecto® is only available from your veterinarian, vet shop or online vetshop. Find a vet today.
There are no problems reported in field trials in dogs and cats that received Bravecto® alongside other commonly used medicines.1,8 However, your veterinarian is your pet’s health care expert, so it is always best to discuss all of your pet’s treatments with them, whether prescription or over-the-counter supplements.
Immediately bathing, shampooing, or swimming should not affect how well Bravecto® Chew works, as it is not a topical treatment. Coat length and grooming or brushing also have no impact on how well it works.
Yes. Bravecto® is approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.1,6
The product insert states that Bravecto® should be administered orally as a single dose. In the case that a chew is broken or crumbles, it should be assured that the dog still receives the whole dose.
Bravecto® Chew for Dogs should be given with food. If a chew is broken, it should be assured that the dog still receives the whole dose.
Not at this time.
Apply the dose to one spot on the skin on the back of the neck (push back fur if necessary). This will provide full body protection for 3 months. See product insert for complete application instructions.
In a well-controlled laboratory study, Bravecto® was shown to be safe in Collies known to be MDR-1 gene deficient. Collies with the defect were administered 3 times the deliverable dose and had no adverse events.7
If vomiting occurs, check with your veterinarian to decide whether to re-dose or not; however, if an otherwise healthy dog vomits within 3 hours of receiving Bravecto®, it is recommended that the dog be re-dosed. To help ensure that the dog does not vomit again, it is suggested to wait 24 hours until re-dosing.
If 4 or more hours have passed before the vomiting occurs, it is likely that the medication has been absorbed and the dog is protected. If the vomiting repeats again, do not give a third chew, and call your veterinarian.
If you suspect that a side effect has taken place as a result of giving the dog Bravecto®, please report it to Merck Technical Services at 1-800-224-5318, please report to MSD Animal Health Technical Services at +27 (0) 11 923 9300, and follow any advice that they provide.1
It is always best to discuss your pets’ medical treatment with your veterinarian. However, Bravecto® has a high margin of safety. In safety studies, Bravecto® was tested in healthy dogs and puppies at up to 5X the recommended dose at 8-week intervals for 3 treatments.1 Therefore, no adverse effects are expected if dogs are inadvertently treated twice with the recommended dose within 3 months, but please contact your veterinarian.
Yes. Bravecto® Chew for Dogs is vet recommended for puppies and dogs 8 weeks of age or older who weigh at least 2 kg., and Bravecto® Spot-On for Cats is vet recommended for kittens and cats11 weeks of age or older who weigh at least 1,2 kg1,2
A single Bravecto® Chew treatment lasts for 12 weeks in dogs, while the Spot-On lasts for 4 months for ticks and 6 months for fleas. In cats, Bravecto® Spot-On provides 3 months of protection against fleas and ticks. Compared to other products which must be given every month. That makes Bravecto® a cost-effective option for keeping your pet protected as it also won’t wash off.
Try Bravecto® and experience the difference it makes in the lives of you and your pet. Bravecto® provides 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks in dogs with the tasty Chew.1,2 The Bravecto® Spot-On in dogs provides 4 months of tick protection and 6 months of flea protection. In cats, Bravecto® Spot On provides 3 months of protection against fleas and ticks. That’s easy and convenient treating, fewer chances to forget and a better experience for you and your pet, all taken care of with just one dose.
FIND A VET NEAR YOU
Bravecto® is only available through your veterinarian. Find a veterinarian near you today to protect your pet with Bravecto®.
WHERE CAN I GET BRAVECTO®?
For technical assistance or to report a suspected adverse drug reaction, contact MSD Animal Health at 0119239300.
Bravecto® Reg No G4083 (Act 36/1947) each chew contains 25 mg Fluralaner per kg body weight . Bravecto® Spot-On Reg. No. G4292 (Act 36/1947) each 1 mℓ of Bravecto® Spot-On contains 280 mg fluralaner.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Bravecto® Chew: Commonly observed adverse reactions in clinical trials (1,6 % of treated dogs) were mild and transient gastrointestinal effects such as diarrhoea, vomiting, inappetence, and drooling. Adverse events reported to date are classified as rare. Convulsions and lethargy have been reported very rarely in spontaneous (pharmacovigilance) reports
References: 1. Bravecto® Chew package insert, MSD Animal Health, 2017 2. Dryden et al. Parasites & Vectors (2013) 6:126. 3. Burgio et al. Parasites & Vectors (2016) 9:626. 4. Companion Animal Parasite Council. CAPC Recommendations: Ticks. www.capcvet.org/capcrecommendations/ticks. Accessed January 21, 2015. 5. Walther FM et al. Parasites & Vectors (2014); 7:86. 6. Walther et al. Parasites & Vectors (2014) 7:481