BRAVECTO protects your dog nearly 3 times longer than any monthly treatment.
By prescription only at your vet.
IS BRAVECTO RECOMMENDED BY VETERINARIANS?
Yes. BRAVECTO Chew and BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Dogs is vet recommended for puppies and dogs 6 months of age or older who weigh at least 4.4 lb.1,2 BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats is vet recommended for kittens and cats 6 months of age or older who weigh at least 2.6 lb.3
HOW SAFE IS BRAVECTO?
BRAVECTO has a wide margin of safety in dogs who weigh at least 4.4 lb. and cats who weigh at least 2.6 lb. It is also approved for puppies and kittens aged 6 months or older.1-3
BRAVECTO Chew is approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.1,4
HOW IS BRAVECTO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CHEWABLE OR TOPICAL FLEA AND TICK TREATMENTS?
BRAVECTO is the only flea and tick treatment that lasts 12 weeks* with 1 convenient chew or topical dose.1-3 Compared to any monthly treatment, your pet is protected nearly 3 times longer with BRAVECTO.
The long-lasting protection of BRAVECTO effectively eliminates flea infestations on pets with just 1 dose.7,8 Plus, BRAVECTO kills ticks faster-killing 100% of attached ticks in 12 hours. Other treatments can take over 48 hours.9
WILL BRAVECTO KILL TICKS AND FLEAS THAT ARE ALREADY ON MY DOG OR CAT?
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.
HOW QUICKLY DOES BRAVECTO WORK AND FOR HOW LONG?
BRAVECTO Chew starts killing fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) within 2 hours, and kills ticks (Ixodes ricinus) within 12 hours.*1 BRAVECTO Chew kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO Chew also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.1
BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Dogs reduces fleas by ≥99% and 100% within 24 and 48 hours, respectively, post-infestation for 12 weeks.* It kills ≥93.3% of black-legged ticks, American dog ticks and brown dog ticks after 48 hours for 12 weeks* and kills ≥90% lone star ticks 72 hours post-infestation for 8 weeks.2
BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats kills 100% of fleas within 8 hours. Applied to the base of the skull, your cat will have full-body protection for 12 weeks*-killing fleas, preventing flea infestations, and killing black-legged ticks. BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats also kills American dog ticks for 8 weeks.3
MY DOG OR CAT IS TAKING SOME MEDICATIONS FOR ANOTHER CONDITION AS WELL RIGHT NOW. IS IT SAFE TO GIVE HER BRAVECTO?
There are no problems reported in field trials in dogs and cats that received BRAVECTO alongside other commonly used medicines.1-3, 12 However, your veterinarian is your pet’s healthcare expert, so it is always best to discuss all of your pet’s treatments with them, whether prescription or over-the-counter supplements.
WHERE CAN I BUY BRAVECTO?
BRAVECTO is only available by prescription from your veterinarian or veterinary clinic.
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.1
CAN THE BRAVECTO CHEW BE BROKEN UP OR CRUMBLED AND GIVEN WITH FOOD?
BRAVECTO Chew should be given with food. If a chew is broken or crumbles, make sure your dog still receives the whole dose.
DO BRAVECTO CHEW TABLETS CONTAIN WHEAT OR GLUTEN?
DOES WATER, GROOMING OR HAIR LENGTH HAVE AN EFFECT ON HOW A BRAVECTO CHEW WORKS?
No. Even immediate bathing, shampooing, or swimming won’t affect how well BRAVECTO Chew works because it’s not a topical treatment. Coat length and grooming or brushing also have no impact on how well it works.
IS BRAVECTO CHEW APPROVED FOR USE IN BREEDING/PREGNANT/LACTATING DOGS?
Yes. BRAVECTO is approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.1,4
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.11
MY DOG RECEIVED HIS DOSE EARLIER THAN THE 12 WEEKS. IS THAT OKAY?
It is always best to discuss your pet’s 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 5 times 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 12 weeks, but please contact your veterinarian.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY DOG VOMITS AFTER TAKING THE BRAVECTO CHEW?
If vomiting occurs, check with your vet to decide whether to redose or not; however, if an otherwise healthy dog vomits within 3 hours of receiving BRAVECTO , it is recommended that the dog be redosed. To help ensure that the dog does not vomit again, it is suggested to wait 24 hours until redosing.
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.1