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We finally have the newest generation of oral Flea and tick control.  Bravecto® (fluralaner) is a tablet that is administered as a chewable treat to your dog EVERY 12 WEEKS!  The tablet is SAFE and EFFECTIVE at treating and preventing FLEAS AND TICKS.

Fleas are the #1 cause of skin disease in dogs.  Most dogs are allergic to flea bites; much like people are allergic to poison ivy.  Dogs will scratch and chew at their skin causing rashes, hot spots, hair loss, and skin infections.  Ticks are the leading cause of infectious disease in dogs.  Lyme disease is only one of many diseases transmitted by ticks.  Other common tick transmitted diseases can affect blood cells, kidneys, and other organs.  Tick prevention is essential to prevent these serious and common diseases.

Topical (spot-on) products can be messy, and wash off when your pet gets wet.  Also, many dogs do not get complete head to toe coverage because of their size, variations of hair coat, or the presence of skin infections or other skin diseases.  With flea collars, the coverage is often incomplete, and children and adults can be exposed to the active insecticide.

With Bravecto® there is no risk to children or adults that might touch the dog, and because the medication is in the blood stream, your dog’s entire body is protected.  Imagine; give a tablet in May and your pet is protected until August.  We can even send you an email to remind you when to give the next tablet.

Bravecto is effective.  Bravecto kills 98% of fleas and ticks within 12 hours of administration and continues that protection for up to 12 weeks.

Bravecto is safe.  It was shown to be safe when given to MDR1 Collies at 3 times the normal dose.  MDR1 Collies have a genetic defect which makes them much more sensitive to multiple drugs and insecticides.   It was also shown to be safe when given with some other types of topical flea/tick preventatives.  Always ask your veterinarian before using combinations of drugs.

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The tablet comes in five sizes based on your pet’s weight.  It is a tasty chewable treat.  The cost is comparable to topical over the counter products, and there is a REBATE if you purchase two or more tablets.  Merck has a SATISFACTION GUARANTEE on Bravecto®.  Because Bravecto® is a prescription medication, your pet will need a recent check-up so that your pet’s doctor can prescribe it.

This is a breakthrough in safe and effective flea/tick control.

Dr. Delaney