Topical flea medications
My dog has been on oral Bravecto. It works for fleas and ticks, but gives him a terrible blisters skin condition, so I’m not going to use it anymore. The vet thinks we should switch to topical Bravecto as it only needs to be applied every three months. They think he’s allergic to something in the oral med other than the active ingredient. I’m not sure. The drug company refused to give out ingredient information on their chewable so it’s impossible to know what it might be. It’s made from pork liver and that is all I could get out of them. So, now I don’t know what to do. If I get the topical, the vet doesn’t sell it so I have to get it on my own.
They also suggested Nexgard oral tablets. I researched and found many complaints that it caused seizures in dogs. Mine hates Advantage, or anything applied to his back, plus it doesn’t work on ticks and for a while didn’t work on fleas either.
Flea collars are out because he scratches at collars and I don’t want to stress him by adding another one.
Two questions. Has anyone used Bravecto topical flea medication? If not that, does anyone have suggestions about what I could do? The vet said it’s my decision and is not giving further inputs.