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Bravecto for Dogs - An Overview Of Its Mechanism

 01/27/2020

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Flea and ticks are those major issues in your pet’s life that require a constant solution. And, pet parents always want to find the best flea and tick prevention to keep those creepy creatures away from their pets. However, it can be overwhelming to choose the right product for your dog despite the availability of a myriad of flea and tick treatments in the South African market. The persistent advancement and innovation in the flea and tick treatments have made it relatively easier for pet parents to protect their furry pal, all thanks to the oral treatments. You no more have to deal with the messy task of applying topical treatments to the pet as it can now be done conveniently by administering one Bravecto chewable to your pup.

However, it might still confuse many pet parents as to why they should choose Bravecto for their pets. If you are a pet parent looking to get a fair and precise answer to how Bravecto works, then this is what you need to check out. 

From the house of Merck Bravecto for dogs  is a unique flea and tick control formula. This potent flea and tick treatment is administered orally, which comes in a chewable form. It eliminates all forms of fleas within 3 hours of administration. The newly enhanced formula destroys a variety of ticks, including brown legged ticks, American dog ticks, black-legged tick, and lone star ticks, remaining effective for 8 weeks for the lone star tick. The monthly treatment destroys flea and tick infestation and controls re-infestation for 12 weeks.

 

How Does Bravecto Work?

Bravecto is a vet recommended flea and tick treatment that contains ‘Fluralaner,’ which isn’t found in any other flea and tick treatments. This active ingredient is an insecticide that reaches the pet’s body system and easily gets into the tissue fluids under the dog’s skin. It dissolves and distributes itself throughout the pet’s body. Fluralaner has an inhibitory effect on the nervous system of fleas and ticks by blocking the nerve impulses to the cell membranes. 

Fluralaner has an affinity for the GABA (y-aminobutyric acid) and glutamate receptors. The chloride channels open in the cell membranes of the nerves and cells by controlling these receptors. The active ingredient attacks the central nervous system of the insect and causes hyperactivity, which ultimately kills the parasites. Bravecto is the only flea and tick treatment that lasts 12 weeks with 1 convenient chewable.


What Research Has to Say about Bravecto for Dogs?


Benefits of Bravecto for Dogs

  • It starts working and kills fleas and ticks within 2 hours of administration. 
  • One dose of Bravecto is enough for 12 weeks.
  • The advanced formula kills 4 species of ticks altogether.
  • Requires just 4 doses for 1-year prevention and treatment of fleas and ticks.
  • It comes in a chewable form, thus it is easy to administer.
  • It destroys adult fleas and thus, avoids flea reproduction and re-infestation.
  • After treatment, your pet has no restrictions for grooming with other pets.

 

What Could Be the Potential Side-effects?

No fatal adverse reactions have been found yet, and the chances of such cases are 0.01%. The possible side-effects in some dogs whose immunity is compromised may include:

  • Flatulence 
  • Decreased Appetite 
  • Lethargy 
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
  • Increased Thirst 
  • Seizures in dogs that have seizure disorder history

You must always consult a vet before administering the product to always be on a safer side.

Bravecto is a great oral chew that can eliminate flea and tick infestation successfully. It works efficiently and does what it claims to do. Therefore, Bravecto for dogs is proved to be useful and highly effective on dogs and the most preferred flea and tick treatment in South Africa.

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