BRAVECTO BLUE FLEA AND TICK TREATMENT DESCRIPTION
Bravecto Blue is an oral chewy Flea and Tick Treatment for Large Dogs that lasts up to 12 weeks (Bravecto's efficacy varies depending on the parasite it is protecting against: treatment and prevention of flea infestations for 3 months, treatment and control of paralysis tick for 4 months, and treatment and control of brown dog tick for 8 weeks.)
Fluralaner is the active ingredient. It works by directly affecting and interrupting the insect’s neurotransmitter receptors leading to death of the flea or tick.
BENEFITS AND SAFETY OF BRAVECTO BLUE FOR LARGE DOGS
Dogs that spit out any sort of medicine will often treat Bravecto Blue as a tasty treat. This eliminates anxiety and frustration for both the pet parent and the dog.
Bravecto Blue flea and tick treatment can be given to dogs year-round.
It’s safe for puppies 8 weeks of age and weighing over 2kg.
There is no liquid spilling and being wasted on the ground as you attempt to put drops on skin under the thick fur coat of large dogs.
Dogs don’t suffer anxiety from being separated from the family pack while waiting for a product to dry on the skin or fur.
The chewy tablets are hydrolyzed so they break down quickly and start working fast. Bravecto Blue provides effective control of fleas on dogs within 8 hours of administration and effective control for infestation of paralysis ticks within 24 hours.
Bravecto Blue flea and tick treatment for large dogs is safe to administer to breeding and lactating dogs.
It is an adulticide, killing adult fleas and prevents females from reproducing.
Bravecto Blue can be safely given in tandem with heart worm prevention such as Interceptor or Milbemax.
In Australia, no prescription is required, a big convenience for those with large or working dogs.
THE DANGERS OF TICKS IN AUSTRALIA
Dogs pick up ticks easily when out for hikes and walks. If they happen to get away for a minute and go deep into wooded areas or brush, the dog is likely to come back with an overwhelming number of ticks, unless treated for prevention with Bravecto Blue.
Particular ticks dangerous to Australian dogs include the paralysis and brown dog tick. Bites from either one or both increases the risk of illness and death. One particular disease spread by ticks is Lyme Disease. Because Bravecto goes to work so quickly, interrupting the tick’s neurotransmitters, Lyme becomes much more difficult for the tick to spread.
Ticks are amazing survivors and are able to lay numerous eggs. During each stage of a tick’s lifespan, they are able to go several months without feeding.
Female adults will stay on a dog until it is fully engorged and then seek out a location to lay 4,000 eggs. Whether that is under leaves, old tires in your back yard or your easy chair is only a matter of where the tick was able to travel before time to lay eggs.
If you allow a tick infestation to increase to the point of seeing them crawling on the walls or furniture, you have a serious situation requiring immediate attention and action.
The best action possible is to be proactive in dealing with ticks and prevent an infestation. Treat all puppies, dogs and livestock as soon as possible and stay diligent. The old adage is true, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
FLEAS CONCERNS IN AUSTRALIA
Fleas are a parasitic pest seeking pets and their humans.
The bites of fleas cause itching and stinging sensations that will have your pet scratching and twisting around constantly trying to relieve themselves of the bothersome sensations.
Even worse than the physical irritation is the possibility of disease that could leave your beloved dog very sick or worse, dead.
Being proactive by using Bravecto Blue is the best defense again fleas and the dangers they pose. Bravecto interrupts the flea’s lifecycle by killing them as they emerge and before they have the change to reproduce.
DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO USE BRAVECTO BLUE FOR LARGE DOGS
Give chewable tablet or tablets at or near the same time as the dog eats.
If you have a particularly large dog, you may use a combination of two tablets that comes closest to matching total body weight.
Tablets are meant to be given whole to ensure a proper therapeutic dose. Do not break or divide. For dogs over 56kg, you will need to combine two chewy tablets that together, most closely match the weight of the dog.
Don’t skip doses even if it isn’t flea or tick season. Optimal prevention of infestation is best achieved by giving your dogs Bravecto Blue every 12 weeks.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF BRAVECTO BLUE FLEA AND TICK TREATMENT
As with any medication, side effects may occur but they tend to be mild and resolve quickly. The most common include upset stomach, decreased appetite, lethargy, gas or possible diarrhea. If you believe your dog is experiencing abnormal negative side effects, please see a vet.
EFFECTIVENESS of BRAVECTO BLUE FOR LARGE DOGS
When compared to other flea products such as Frontline, Bravecto Blue works faster with positive results for 85.7% of dogs versus 55.6%.
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