Anyone used it or know anything about it?
The FDA approved it FDA Approves First Oral Drug for Fleas and Ticks in Dogs with Three Month Duration Chewable tablets instead of the topical applications or collars seems to be a welcome improvement.
This was only a 24 week study done on Beagles.
Done in Ireland. Parasites & Vectors | Full text | Safety of fluralaner chewable tablets (BravectoTM), a novel systemic antiparasitic drug, in dogs after oral administration
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take some time and read the information in the link provided in the "Irish" study .
vomiting , diarrhea, gastroenteritis ,
significantly lower mean rectal temperatures than the control group (metabolism?)
plus this in the other "Netherlands" report --
"Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your veterinary surgeon how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures should help to protect the environment. "
Plus the repeated warning to thoroughly wash your hands with soapy water immediately after handling the tablets .
I can just see it now . Who reads the precautions on the label ? People handling the tablets as if they were some tasty liver flavoured treat . Fortunately the product targets insect neurons and not mammalian (?)
plus one of the excipients is aspartame .
Thanks for the replies :)
We've been having an issue with brown ticks despite using K9 Advantix, Bug Off Garlic and Wondercide Cedar Oil. I've pulled them off the dog and have found them inside the house.
I went ahead and gave the Bravecto on Thursday evening (I actually do read package inserts so I was sure to wash thoroughly, although when handling meds/drugs that really should go without saying). About 10 minutes later Eugene was pretty hyper, running around the yard as if chasing a bunny and was salivating more than usual. It didn't last long, he was back to normal pretty quickly.
He's developed a slight limp Friday and seems a little less energetic. I'm thinking this isn't related to the drug at all. Tick related? Coincidence? What do you think? He seems to be better today but I'm wondering if I should take him back to the vet anyway..
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I think he'll be fine and he is already better. Seems to me that the limp and fatigue could be caused by his hyper running around the yard in the heat and humidity the evening before when you gave him the dose. Hope it works against the ticks.
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