The world is full of flea and tick myths, please don’t believe everything you hear! Next time you visit your veterinarian, why not discuss fleas and ticks? Your veterinarian can guide you to the correct product for your dog and help you to get the truth about fleas and ticks! I know my own veterinarian is very helpful in answering all our questions about flea and tick preventatives!
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Let’s look at some common flea and tick myths!
It’s fall – the ticks are gone!
One common flea and tick myth is that ticks are only out in the spring and summer. This is false! Last week, I asked my vet if I needed to take Bravecto® (Fluralaner) tick prevention all year or only in the warmer months. She told me right now, in the midst of fall, there has been a spike in dogs with ticks. The cooler weather gets dogs out and about more. Many people wrongly assume the ticks are no longer out, but they are! Make sure your dog is winning the war on ticks every season by giving them easy to use BRAVECTO!
It’s winter – the fleas are gone!
Tiny fleas are a nasty problem! When it gets too cold outside, fleas look for a cozy warm place inside. If your dog brings in a flea, they will multiply and infest your entire home in the winter just as easily as they do in the warmer months! Fleas can carry serious diseases, some can even be life-threatening! BRAVECTO starts killing fleas within 2 hours and will kill 100% of the fleas within 12 hours! The flea life cycle is several months long, which means your flea control treatment needs to be continuous all year long.
One product for all dogs!
Flea and tick protection is not a one for all! The type of protection your dog needs can vary, and is something to discuss with your veterinarian. For Bailie and me, BRAVECTO is the perfect fast acting product! BRAVECTO provides 12 week* protection against fleas and ticks for your dog! Our veterinarian says, BRAVECTO is not for puppies under six months of age. Little sister Madison will start on it in the spring after she turns six months old.
Dog owners never forget flea and tick preventative!
Truth of the matter is, many dog owners miss flea and tick preventative doses, or apply them late because remembering twelve doses a year is a lot! BRAVECTO is one tasty, beef flavored chew tablet taken every twelve weeks, or about four times a year! Talk about a convenient option! 93% of dogs ate their chews alone or with food, and the tablets contain no grain or gluten if your dog is sensitive to those ingredients. Each package comes with handy stickers to post on your calendar as a reminder when the next dosage is due, or you can subscribe for text and email reminders too!
*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.
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.
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