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Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats, 6.2-13.8 lbs, 1 treatment

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Description

Bravecto is a topical solution for cats prescribed by veterinarians to kill adult fleas and ticks including black-legged ticks and American dog 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.

Uses

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 adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, itching, diarrhea, hair loss, decreased appetite, lethargy, and scabs/ulcerated lesions.

Drug & Food Interactions

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

Precautions

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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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146046
  • Brand

    Bravecto

  • Common Brand Name(s)

    Bravecto

  • Dosage Measure

    12 weeks. 8 weeks for American Dog tick.

  • Generic Name

    Fluralaner

  • For Use With

    Cats

  • Brand

    Merck

  • Product Form

    Solution

  • Health Condition

    Fleas, Ticks

  • Drug Type

    Parasiticide

Ingredients
Ingredients

Active Ingredient: 250 mg Fluralaner.

Instructions
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.

Dosage Schedule

Body Weight Ranges (lb) Fluralaner content (mg)/tube Tubes Administered
2.6 – 6.2 112.5 One
>6.2 – 13.8 250 One
>13.8 – 27.5* 500 One

*Cats over 27.5 lb should be administered the appropriate combination of tubes.

FAQ

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?

No.

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

Yes.

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 inserts 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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  • Lingering Grease Spots

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    I have three indoor only cats. However, I have frequent contact with other animals thus flea control on my cats is a must. I typically use Revolution but decided I wanted to try Bravecto since it lasts for 12 weeks. My cats hate topical flea preventatives and in reality I do too due to the difficulty to apply. However, Bravecto's applicator made application "easier" as my cats did not hear the "click" of the Revolution tube being opened. Bravecto is, however, MUCH greasier than Revolution and 7 days later my cats still have very noticeable grease spots. On the plus side, there was very minimal odor associated with Bravecto (unlike Advantage Multi which I will NOT use due to the awful smell I have three indoor only cats. However, I have frequent contact with other animals thus flea control on my cats is a must. I typically use Revolution but decided I wanted to try Bravecto since it lasts for 12 weeks. My cats hate topical flea preventatives and in reality I do too due to the difficulty to apply. However, Bravecto's applicator made application "easier" as my cats did not hear the "click" of the Revolution tube being opened. Bravecto is, however, MUCH greasier than Revolution and 7 days later my cats still have very noticeable grease spots. On the plus side, there was very minimal odor associated with Bravecto (unlike Advantage Multi which I will NOT use due to the awful smell). As an additional bonus, while Bravecto is only labeled for treating/preventing fleas and ticks, it has also been shown in numerous studies to be effective against mites. I appreciate the earmite coverage due to my frequent contact with young kittens and feral cats. Ultimately, I probably will return to using Revolution for several reasons. First, the lingering grease spot, the fact my indoor cats don't need tick control and lastly, the lack of Heartworm prevention that Revolution will provide. … more

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  • Worked Right Away!

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    We took our cats to the vet after finding fleas! The vet had Bravecto and explained that it has been used on dogs for years and is new to the market for cats. The vet applied it topically to our cats and I was finding dead fleas the very next day. It is important to understand what type of fleas medication you are using. This product works when a flea bites the animal. You might find a flea or two on your animal after use as it requires the fleas to bite the cat in order to kill them. The nice thing is that it breaks the flea cycle as fleas must bite the host in order to lay eggs. The best part is that it lasts for 12 weeks!

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  • Maine Coon

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    This product works .....BUT with a Maine Coon’s thick double coat it is pretty much impossible to apply it directly to the skin....unless one has a military backup to hold/ restrain cat, a person to carefully (and quickly) separate the layers of fur, and another person to quicky apply the Bravecto. Currently looking for volunteers :-)

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  • Best Treatment! Actually Works!

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    I rescued a cat from outside... I was foolish enough to think my inside personal cats wouldn't be effected. It was awful I had lost control of the situation. I treated the cats and the house and it was over. Then I have never missed a does. Works unlike the older brands. Unfortunately living in Florida it's very important to keep up with treatment.

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  • The best flea treatment for animals

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    We battle fleas all the time. Once when my older cat was sick the vet sold us Bravecto. It works within a day, and it didn't make my cat sick. And, it actually kept working for months. Awesome product.

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  • So far, so good!

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    I am from NEPA and the ticks are terrible here. So far, one dose of Bravecto for each cat has worked and I will keep them on it. Well worth it!

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  • Perfect for not remembering every month!

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    Love the fact that I don't have to remember to order and place this on my cats evey month. Have this on auto to remember for me!

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  • Good for three months? Yeah. Try one week

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    Chewy made the choice to ship this in a bubble mailer instead of a box, so it arrived smashed but still sealed. I read all the instructions and followed them carefully in applying the solution. Six days later, I picked a live adult flea off my cat. Super-expensive, super-flop product, and Chewy get an F on packaging.

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  • Good Option

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    I like it because you only need to apply every 3 months. Great if you have squirmy cats. You need to replace at exactly 3 months.

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  • Product works great

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    My cat was having flea problem for last several months and non of medication works. So my vet recommended Bravecto and finally my cat is fleas free.

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