Dog got fleas? We need to have a serious talk about fleas! Any fleas you do see are a small percentage of all the fleas infesting your dog and your home! It’s not a pretty subject, but one I feel the need to cover!
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The basics of BRAVECTO® (Fluralaner)
You may recall, last month I visited my veterinarian to get my dose of BRAVECTO® (Fluralaner). I posted about how BRAVECTO works to kill fleas and ticks for up to twelve weeks with just one tasty chew tablet. Have you been to your veterinarian to get your own prescription? You can find a veterinarian near you with the handy locator tool. Visit Merck® on Facebook and Twitter too!
Dog got fleas, what does that mean
Many dogs get fleas if they are not using a proper flea prevention product or not using one regularly. I’m happy to say I have no photos of fleas because thankfully we have never had fleas at my house. Fleas happen, but if you find fleas on your dog, your problem is much bigger than what your eyes can see! Sure, you can easily kill off the fleas you find, but what about all the ones you don’t see, and the fleas that have taken up residence in your home?
The truth about fleas
The number of fleas you see on your dog and the number buried in their fur can vary widely! For example, if you see 10 or so fleas, there are most likely 40 or more hiding that you don’t see! If you have 40 hidden fleas, there are roughly 80 pupae (cocoons), 280 larvae, and 400 flea eggs hiding in your carpet, bedding, couches, and even in the floor boards! Fleas can carry serious diseases, some can even be life-threatening. The flea life cycle is long, and monthly treatments may leave gaps in protection, allowing reinfestation in your home. Even if you find just a few fleas, you need good fast acting flea control in a hurry!
Fleas, BRAVECTO will kill them
If your dog has fleas, a dose of BRAVECTO will start killing fleas within 2 hours and will kill 100% of the fleas within 12 hours! The flea lifecycle can last for several months, making it important for your dog to continue consistently with flea prevention. Just 1 dose of BRAVECTO offers 12 week protection* against fleas and ticks on your dog!
Never miss a dose
BRAVECTO makes is so easy to never miss a dose. Because it lasts for 12 weeks, you only need to take 4 doses a year. BRAVECTO provides you with sticker reminders for your calendar, you can also subscribe to text and/or email reminders! Just one super tasty chew tablet will protect your dog from fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks! BRAVECTO is FDA approved, which means you will only find it at your veterinary clinic.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: The most common adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, polydipsia, and flatulence. BRAVECTO has not been shown to be effective for 12 weeks’ duration in puppies less than 6 months of age. BRAVECTO is not effective against lone star ticks beyond 8 weeks after dosing.
*BRAVECTO kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.
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