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E.Hatch 07-10-2014 05:54 PM

Bravecto
 
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Anyone used it or know anything about it?

Mary Beth 07-10-2014 10:23 PM

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.

Momto2GSDs 07-11-2014 09:30 AM

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

MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDERIntervet International B. V.
Wim de Körverstraat 35
5831 AN Boxmeer
The NETHERLANDS
http://ec.europa.eu/health/documents..._127740_en.pdf

carmspack 07-11-2014 10:24 AM

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 .

E.Hatch 07-12-2014 02:12 PM

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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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Mary Beth 07-12-2014 06:26 PM

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.

islandtek 05-31-2016 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by E.Hatch (Post 5767850)
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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Hi there, I was doing some research on Bravecta today and came across your post from 2014 that you had tried it, are you still using it with any issues? I received some today from my vet for my 6yr old GSD and havent liked what Ive read about it so far....

E.Hatch 05-31-2016 07:50 PM

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No I am not using it anymore. My dog acted so strangely after taking it - hyper, foamed at the mouth a bit, followed by lethargy and a limp for days - that I couldn't justify using it again. Even if the symptoms he experienced weren't actually related to the drug or not, it wasn't worth the risk to me.

Hineni7 05-31-2016 08:18 PM

Huh.. Have been using essential oils and that has worked, but we are on five different County teams for SAR and you can't always have time to 'oil up' the dogs. I tried Bravecto this May for both and had zero adverse reactions and zero ticks.. And they are bad bad this year... Full gsd female and a gsd/malamute male 2yrs both of them

islandtek 05-31-2016 09:51 PM

Im still on the fence about it...its still seems to new to the market...my boy is healthy now and fed a raw diet. Last year he had a severe case of lyme disease and it took 6 months to get him clear of it so I do need to do something this summer...the eseential oil you use, is it the rose geranium?


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