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Is Bravecto safe for dogs?

Hello. I am writing for your opinion on using Bravecto, the pill that provides 12-week flea & tick protection. My vet is keen on it. My concern is that one of my two dogs has had cancer twice; also she reacted badly (vomiting) to a similar pill when she was a puppy. What is your advice? Thank you

–Gwen

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Cheryl Gwen McAlpine
Cheryl Gwen McAlpine

Thank you both very much. I am going to look into this collar. And yes, there does seem to be a great deal of concern for profit among many vets. Sad.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Strangely enough, we were presented with new flea options by our vet office last week too and they suggested either Bravecto or Seresto collar. The vet claimed that fleas are growing immune to Frontline and Vectra after years of pet owner use to fight them. After the info Gwen shared here, we decided to go with the Seresto collar but have not started it yet as I want to do more research. Has anyone heard of this? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Len Chel
Len Chel

Vets are keen to Bravecto because its new and a real cash cow for them (expensive). I’ll admit I got it for my 2 Siberians but will decline future use. I’ll go back to my tried and true Petzlife: Herbal Defense Powder.
As for the monthly spot application products on the back, every northern breed dog I’ve by owned by the stuff drives them weird with panting, pacing etc. etc. That stuff is a toxin great for killing fleas and ticks but it still affects them too.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

More info from Gwen:
I ask my dog’s cancer vet. She said that she did not like any of the flea prevention pills. She said only to use the liquids: either Advantage Plus or Vectra. The problem now is that our dogs have buzz cuts & roll on rugs, leading to their rubbing off the flea liquid just after it’s applied.

My young dog had awful symptoms from a flea pill as a puppy. Our vet actually posted a sign about it because so many dogs vomited from it. Since then, our dog has had cancer twice. So we are cautious.

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