Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#12Bravecto Don’t Hesitate with Treatment for Fleas or Ticks

Hi. It’s me, Cinnamon. One time I was at the veterinarian’s office and I saw something really scary. A woman came in with her fluffy little poodle. What scared me wasn’t the poodle. It was the lady’s legs. They were filled with ugly red fleabites. That doesn’t have to happen if you use BRAVECTO® (fluralaner) like Francesca and I do.
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When I was at the shelter, I’d see dogs come in itching and looking pretty miserable. They were what we dogs call, flea ridden! Now things are probably different with your pets who have their forever home. They wouldn’t be like that. Or would they?

If you see a flea or two on your dog, keep in mind that what you see is only the tip of the iceberg. What you don’t see is the toughest part of the problem. You can pick off and kill those visible adult fleas. But by the time you see fleas on your dog, it’s likely you also have an infestation of the immature stages in your home. That’s what happened to the lady at the vet. I think she was more miserable than her dog!

So as an example, you might find ten fleas on your scratchy dog but there could be 40 or more in hiding. So then (get scared here!) with 40 fleas you can expect about 80 pupae, 280 larvae and 400 flea eggs hiding in your carpet, bedding, furniture and even between your floor boards.

So if you get good flea control started you’ll still continue to see fleas for several months as these life stages mature.

So now, I know you’re scared! So what to do? If you see one or two fleas on your dog, it’s not too late. Visit your veterinarian and see if you can start your dog on BRAVECTO®, the flea prevention I told you about in my last article. It’s a tasty chew and the only chew that kills fleas for 12 weeks with just one dose.*
Francesca and I both get our flea and tick prevention in the mail just at the right time when the dose is due. We encourage dog owners to take their dog to the vet so that they can begin flea and tick prevention with BRAVECTO® and ask your vet if they work with a service that sends it out automatically.

One reason I think I don’t get fleas is because BRAVECTO® is long lasting. The flea’s life cycle is long and those monthly treatments may leave gaps in protection, allowing a re-infestation of your dog and your home. It can take several months to get rid of those little buggers once you get them. Yuck!

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I have more time for squirrel hunting because I'm not worried
about fleas or ticks!
Remember, the sooner the better!

* Disclaimer: 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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1 comment:

  1. Ticks are gross especially when fully fed. We're done fighting with these pests and I sure hope they won't come back.


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