Bravecto Chews for Dogs, 9.9-22 lbs, 1 treatment

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Protect your dog from ticks and fleas the easy way with Bravecto. These chews terminate adult fleas, help treat and prevent flea infestations and help treat and control tick infestations. Bravecto provides up to 12 weeks of against fleas and ticks and may terminate Lone Star ticks for up to eight weeks, and kills 98.7% within 24 hours. Best of all, each chew is flavored, so your dog will actually look forward to taking his medication for a change. Bravecto also comes in a topical solution for dogs and cats.


Bravecto is used to kill adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and the treatment and control of tick infestations. Bravecto is also indicated for the treatment and control of lone star tick infestations.

Possible Side Effects

Incidences of vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, polydipsia, and flatulence have been reported.

Drug & Food Interactions

No adverse reactions were observed from the concurrent use of Bravecto with other medications.


Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. Seizures have been reported in dogs receiving fluralaner, even in dogs without a history of seizures. Bravecto has not been shown to be effective for 12 weeks duration in puppies less than 6 months of age. Bravecto is not effective against Lone Star ticks beyond 8 weeks of dosing.

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    12 weeks. 8 weeks for lone star tick.

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    Dogs 9.9-22 lbs. Do not use on dogs under 4.4 lbs

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  • Breed Size

    Small Breeds

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  • Health Condition

    Fleas, Ticks

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Active Ingredient: 250 mg Fluralaner.

Recommended Dosage

Bravecto should be administered orally as a single dose every 12 weeks according to the Dosage Schedule below to provide a minimum dose of 11.4 mg/lb (25 mg/kg) body weight. Bravecto should be administered with food.

Bravecto may be administered every 8 weeks in case of potential exposure to Amblyomma americanum ticks.

Storage Instructions

Do not store above 77°F. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. The pouch should only be opened immediately prior to use.

Dosage Schedule

Body Weight Ranges (lb) Fluralaner content (mg) Chews Administered
4.4 – 9.9 112.5 One
>9.9 – 22.0 250 One
>22.0 – 44.0 500 One
>44.0 – 88.0 1000 One
>88.0 – 123.0* 1400 One

*Dogs over 123.0 lb should be administered the appropriate combination of chews.


How is Bravecto different from other chewable or topical flea and tick treatments?

Bravecto is the only flea and tick treatment to last 12 weeks* with one convenient chew or topical dose. That means nearly 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. And, Bravecto kills ticks faster, killing 100% of attached ticks in 12 hours – whereas other treatments can take over 48 hours.

Why should I treat my cat for fleas and ticks if it never goes outside?

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, so they can come in with you from outside, and hang around to attach to your pet.

How does Bravecto kill fleas and ticks

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 (Ixodes ricinus) within 12 hours. Bravecto Chew for Dogs kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto Chew for Dogs also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. Bravecto Topical Solution 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 12 weeks. Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats also kills American dog ticks for 8 weeks.

Do dogs readily eat the Bravecto chew?

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.

How safe is Bravecto Chew for Dogs and Bravecto Chew for Cats?

Bravecto has a wide margin of safety in dogs who weigh at least 4.4 lbs. and cats who weigh at least 2.6 lbs. It is also approved for puppies and kittens aged 6 months or older.

Bravecto Chew for Dogs is approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.

My dog is taking some medications for another condition as well right now. Is it safe to give him/her Bravecto?

There are no problems reported in field trials in dogs and cats that received Bravecto alongside other commonly used medicines. 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.

Does water, grooming or hair length have an effect on how Bravecto chew works?

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.

Do Bravecto Chews for Dogs Tablets contain wheat or gluten?


Will Bravecto kill ticks and fleas that are already on my dog or cat?


Is Bravecto Chew for Dogs approved for use in breeding/pregnant/lactating dogs?

Yes. Bravecto is approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.

Can the Bravecto Chew be crumbled?

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.

Can the Bravecto Chew be broken up and given with food?

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.

Is there a Bravecto Chew for Cats?

Not at this time.

How do I apply the Bravecto Topical to my cat?

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 12 weeks.

Can Bravecto be used in Collies?

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.

What happens if the dog vomits after taking the Bravecto Chew?

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, and follow any advice that they provide.

A dog received hid dose earlier than the 12 weeks. Is that okay?

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. Therefore, no adverse effects are expected if dogs are inadvertently treated twice with the recommended dose within 12 weeks, but please contact your veterinarian.

Is Bravecto recommended by veterinarians?

Yes. Bravecto Chew for Dogs is vet recommended for puppies and dogs 6 months of age or older who weigh at least 4.4. lbs., and Bravecto Topical for Cats is vet recommended for kittens and cats 6 months of age or older who weigh at least 2.6 lbs.

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    Honestly, Bravecto is an amazing product. Not only is it a safer alternative to most flea controls, it is extremely effective. This has helped my dog with itchy skin tremendously. As for my husky, who spends most of her time outdoors, it's such a must. Now we can take her for runs at the dog park or hikes in the mountains without worrying about her getting ticks or fleas.

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  • Highly recommend!

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    Nothing was getting rid of our dogs fleas. A friend recommended this product and within 1 hour, the fleas started dying and by the next day our puppies were flea free!. It was truly amazing! Shipping was free and fast!

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  • This Is Recommended By Our Vet! We Love It!!

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    Our two frenchies are on this recommended by our vet, and it's great, it works wonders for us!! Our girl Betty had Demodex mange mites over her eye lid and by the base of her ear...our vet dosed her with Bravecto and it's already going away. We really like the fact that our babies don't need it hidden in anything to eat it, as well as the fact that it last 3 months. Talk about effective and low maintenance! Thank you Chewy RX for helping us get this delivered on our autoship orders, you're the best! 5 STARS ACROSS THE BOARD!!

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  • Definitely recommend

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    I have been using Bravecto for over a year with my dog. He eats the medication like its a treat. No fuss. I like using Bravecto rather than the flea meds you apply because it lasts longer (up to 3 months) and makes it easy to bathe him. I don't have to worry about the medication coming off after a bath. I haven't had any flea issues with him and I live in California where fleas can be a big problem. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Bravecto Works Wonders!!

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    My dog was constantly digging and scratching due to fleas. After starting this, within a couple of days, she was not scratching at all. Summers have always been miserable for her but we didn't find one flea or tick all summer. It lasts for the full 3 months too!

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  • The Best For Fleas and Ticks

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    I live in Mexico half of the year. Our West Highland Terrier, Fausto, got a bad case of ticks one time when we were camping. After trying shampoos, etc. our vet suggested a new medication taken by mouth, Bravecto! Within an hour Fausto was free of ticks! That was 4 years ago and we have kept him on Bravecto ever since. I buy it from my vet in Mexico and now have a source in United States. Great product!

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  • Gread product, must mask

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    Although it is chewy, I still take it out of the package, cut it in half, and let it breathe for about 45 minutes. If my dog still won't eat it straight, I put it in a pill treat.

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    It serves its purpose for fleas and ticks. My dog does not like the taste of this at all; I have to force him to take it, but he's not going to like every medicine.

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  • Good for my dogs

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    Bravecto is what my vet recommended for my two dogs, so that's what they take. It doesn't upset their tummies or make them sick. I don't have to coat it in peanut butter or cheese to get them to take it, so I'm happy.

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  • Vet recommended

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    My dog hates taking it. I guess the taste must be bad. We use it though because our Vet highly recommends it. It is also about half the price at Chewy than it is at our Vet.

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