Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats, 13.8-27.5 lbs (Purple Box), slide 1 of 1

Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats, 13.8-27.5 lbs, 1 treatment (Purple Box)

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Bravecto is a topical solution for cats prescribed by veterinarians to help provide 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks and 8 weeks of protection against Lone Star ticks. It may also help to prevent and treat flea infestations. This topical medication is designed with an easy applicator that makes application extra easy for you and your cat. This medication also comes in a topical and a chewable tablet version for dogs.


Bravecto is used to kill fleas and prevents flea infestations for 12 weeks. Bravecto kills black-legged ticks for 12 weeks and American Dog ticks for 8 weeks.

Possible Side Effects

The most common side effect reported in cats are vomiting, pruritus, diarrhea, alopecia and erythema, decreased appetite, and lethargy.

Drug & Food Interactions

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


Use with caution in cats with a history of neurologic abnormalities as these have been reported in cats receiving Bravecto, even in cats without a history of neurologic abnormalities. Bravecto has not been shown to be effective for 12-weeks duration in kittens less than 6 months of age. Bravecto is not effective against American Dog Ticks beyond 8 weeks after dosing.

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Dosage Chart

Color on BoxWeight RangeStrengthDosageProduct Page
Green2.6-6.2 lbs112.5 mg/tube FluralanerOne tube administered every 12 weeks✓-Click Here
Blue6.2-13.8 lbs250 mg/tube FluralanerOne tube administered every 12 weeks✓-Click Here
Purple13.8-27.5 lbs500 mg/tube FluralanerOne tube administered every 12 weeks✓-Click Here
  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Lifestage
    Adult, Senior
  • Breed Size
    Medium Breeds
  • Product Form
  • Strength
    500 mg Fluralaner
  • Health Condition
    Fleas, Ticks
  • Drug Type

Active Ingredient: 500 mg Fluralaner.

Recommended Dosage

Bravecto should be administered topically as a single dose every 12 weeks according to the Dosage Schedule below to provide a minimum dose of 18.2 mg/lb (40 mg/kg) body weight.

Bravecto may be administered every 8 weeks in case of potential exposure to Dermacentor variabilis 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.


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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    A lifesaver in many ways!

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    My cat has a super sensitivity to flea bites. Even a single flea bite results in promptly chewing off half his fur. Unfortunately his skin ALSO violently reacted to EVERY over the counter flea brand possible (red, irritated, sometimes almost burned skin). Topical, collar, bath... didnt matter. A vet's vet-friend recommended this and I can't thank them enough for it. No reaction on his skin at all. My cat gets his flea treatment he needs, and the fur is growing back. Couldn't be happier.

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    Chewy is way to slow

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    The prescription product works great if you can get it from the merchant. I ordered a prescription and it literally took 2 weeks to get. One of the slowest online purchases I have ever experienced. Some blame is put on the vet as well but there was zero effort by Chewy to push the vet to sign off on the prescript.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    different, but better than other treatments

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    I have a 15 pound, long-haired domestic cat who got fleas when we moved 6 months ago. I tried another product first, but after two treatments, the fleas were not eradicated. The vet suggested this product. I could tell it was different when I applied it. It stayed where I put it better than the other stuff. It was slightly oily. I don't think it irritated the cat as much as the other stuff, although after he realized it was there kept trying to lick it. After 24 hours, it appeared that the fleas were all gone. He wasn't scratching as much, and there were no tell-tale black specks on his bed. The only negative is that his fur still feels a little oily after a week.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended.

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    This does not do anything for my cat. I definitely do not recommend it for this price. It's like throwing my money in the trash. Two weeks later and I'm shopping for something that will help my cat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great stuff

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    have used this product for quite a while now .great that it lasts 3 months have 6 cats and we do them all with very well no fleas.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This stuff really works!

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    I was using Revolution and it stopped working for flea prevention so my vet prescribed this and Chubbs had been flea free ever since.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Covid-19 delivery

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    I figured my delivery would be a little longer because of the covid-19 issue and it was but not as long as I expected everything seemed fine considering the situation. Thank you for being a responsible and reliable company.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    It works just like all flea stuff

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    I bought from my vet the first time, my dog gives my indoor cats fleas. For the people that say it irritates the skin, yes they ALL DO, but I put on the hair then rub my finger up and down their back. Unfortunately it’s a risk but it’s better than flea infestation like I have had before, you need to treat dogs if you have also. I use sarento collar on my Belgian malinois and dachshund.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best by far

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    A Vet friend put me onto this product. My young cat became badly infested with fleas even with expensive collars. This is what she uses on all her cats and dogs. It WORKS!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    This works great! First time it was used on my cat the vets office put it on him! Very impressed with how well it worked. When the three months was almost up and time for another dose I almost didn't buy it because it is on the pricey side but why waste money on something that I wasn't sure was gonna work. $20.00 cheaper at Chewy as well!

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