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Bravecto side effects

I am not a breeder by any means but my SIL who is a vet told me that Bravecto (3 month flea preventative) can limit fertility and cause smaller litters or infertility. She called it anecdotal information from her decades' long vet practice. Just wanted to mention this.
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I gave it to my WL when we were desperate and nothing else worked in spite of all the negative publicity. It was a bad mistake and now this is even worse. Is it permanent or does it reverse when they stop using it? The problem with anecdotal evidence is that it is a small sample and could be biased, so it’s not scientific. But now I have anecdotal evidence that it caused skin eruptions and overgrowth of bacteria in my dog, which has not returned to that extent since he is off of it.
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All these chemicals we are told to put on or in our companion animals are poison in my opinion.
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All these chemicals we are told to put on or in our companion animals are poison in my opinion.
Right! It's a pesticide. You certainly wouldn't drink Roundup or any Ortho product. So why would it be OK for a dog, even though they've tested it? I'd love to see the studies done with the incidents of cancer (or any other disease/damage to organs) and the link to Bravecto and Nexxgard or any other oral medication. Those 2 are somewhat new products so I can't imagine there being a large enough sample size in the drug testing phases. I don't know.
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In our case, it was the inert ingredients which made mine sick. I found a better substitute.
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In our case, it was the inert ingredients which made mine sick. I found a better substitute.
Care to share your substitute ? I hate giving all the concoctions, but I am in the middle of tick country.
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Vectra 3 D. Topical. It has more liquid than Advantage and streams on wet so you need to follow directions, then exercise the dog to spread it around. It can run off so it needs to dry quickly.
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Vectra did almost nothing for us up here. Same with seresto. I just gave both my boys their first dose of Nexgard and no problems and no ticks. Fingers crossed.
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Interesting I wonder if it effects people near the dog also in regards to fertility. I do like Advantix plus it repels fleas , ticks and mosquitoes. I skipped one month of it and one of the dogs got limes disease. We have so many deers in the area and some months are worse then others. I have dogs and cats on it in the past when it was called advantage then advantage plus and they are all did live long lives. Passing away of old age. I do feel safe with it even though it is a chemical. Not sure how that tiny tube can do all that magic and not be smell offensively. It can not be any worse then all the dips, shampoos and flea sprays of the past. Wondercide is good but that is strong smelling.


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All these chemicals we are told to put on or in our companion animals are poison in my opinion.
I totally AGREE. I won't do any orals and limit the spot ons for this reason. They are ALL poisons.
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