Is Bravecto safe for dogs?

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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


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Kimberly Alt (Admin)
I wanted to share my experience with Bravecto. We gave it to our dog Sally this spring per our vet’s recommendation. (FYI, we absolutely love our vet and she has been absolutely fabulous with Sally.) It was a chewable tablet that offered ~4 months of protection I believe. At the time, I hadn’t heard any of the side effects that pets were experiencing or I would’ve asked my vet for more information.

As one of the comment moderators for Canine Journal, my heart breaks reading all of our readers’ comments about what Bravecto has done to your pets. Fortunately, our Sally has been completely healthy and happy and didn’t get sick from the Bravecto. In the future, I will ask more questions up front about potential side effects of medications and do research on what my vet recommends for my dog. I consider us to be very lucky that nothing bad happened to our sweet Sally.

I want to express my sorrow for those of you who have given Bravecto to your dogs and they have gotten ill from it. I can’t imagine how it feels to be in your shoes and I want to thank you for sharing your experiences with our community so other pet parents can be more informed.

Please never take it for granted that your dog will always be ok on Bravecto. After all, what you are doing is topping up the poison every few months ! then one day !!!!! there’s no turning back, its like playing Russian Roulette, I have battled saving my dogs life for months. After the first Bravecto she collapsed totally unconscious, I didn’t make the connection, until 3 months later after her next Bravecto she went into full blown seizures. I have battled, I’ve detoxed her and still have her on CBD oil, she is alive but sadly struggling still.
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Thank you for the reminder. I plan on asking my vet about alternatives at our next appointment for my dog. I’m so sorry your dog had a terrible response to Bravecto.
Neota Howard
Am so sorry about your dog. Bravecto was just recommended by the vet, because they no longer sell, advantage 2. After reading the packaged information and reviews, am afraid to use it. My baby is 17 years old with kidney and liver issues, that aren’t a problem now, so I don’t want to create a problem.
DO Not do it! I hope you didn’t. Look up Springtime Inc and Bug Off Garlic instead.
Sick of all the chemicals
I know people will say, no! Garlic is toxic to dogs! But I have read only if in super large quantities, depending on the size of your dog. I know that I have given my dogs people food spiced with garlic and they’re just fine. I can’t imagine the little garlic in these tabs are any worse that the dang chemicals and pesticides that are laden Ed in Adventist’s,frontline, bravecto etc. every time I go to use frontline on my one labs, he looks at it and runs. He is so sad to have it on him, makes his skin crawl. I’m afraid he will have a seizure one day. Vets are brainwashed by their distributors, and lets face it, they make a lot of of off these. But, what is the safest to give? I have young living oils and they have recipes for anti- flea and tick. I may uptey that?
My dog got very sick eating a couple of spoonfuls of pulled pork with bbq sauce on it. I will no longer give him any garlic or onions.
Pork is what did it. Pork will give animals pancreas. Think about it, do you ever see pork in dog food?
David Barry
The pancreas is an organ that’s a part of the digestive system. No food of any kind can create an organ.
She obviously meant Pancreatitis.
Justin M Smith
Yup I have seen pork dog food, Lotus sells Pork Loin dog food cans.
Prine Karen Lee
In Canada as of April 2019 vet visit…there is no warning about seizures after administration of Bravecto ….I just read the entire package insert. This company should be charged!
Same happens in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. No warnings and even more… they prefer this other than the liquid you put in the neck of the dog once a month. The dose they gave me is for dogs between 10 and 20 kilos. Mine has 10 so… is on the limit and will get higher toxicity than a 20 kilos dog. Fortunately I entered here BEFORE giving this poison to my dog and I will throw 80 dollars to the trash NOW so no other dog get this. Something inside of me told me don’t do it.
Janet Smith
I am in Canada…No warning. Here is my time line Apr 24 gave brafecto…May 4th my male mutt had his 1st ever GM Seizure. May 9th our Goldendoodle died…autopsy inconclusive, May 26th had to put our older healthy Labradoodle down as she could not eat or stand. May 27th the male mutt had 3 GM Seizures. Started phenobarbital and 3 month later the phenobarbital destroyed his bone marrow and his white blood cells have dropped to a very concerning level. He has been weened off of the pheno and onto Keppra but his white blood cells have not moved up. Fingers crossed next weeks blood test is better. It is a wait and see game now. Thank you very much you F’en Brafecto! One day karma is going to get your stupid company!!!
Loretta Harris
Janet Smith, have you tried using essential oils? Lavender oil has been proven to raise white blood cells, in a human study. When applied to the skin and massaged the results of the blood study were very interesting. Not sure on which site I read about it but have a look. Also, coconut oil and frankincense are excellent immune system boosters. I use lavender and frankincense externally to help relax my nervous 11 year old pup and it helps alot. I dilute it in coconut oil.I also add a little virgin coconut oil to her food. I hope you win the battle with your little one. P.s. I purchased Bravecto yesterday on the advice of out vet- needless to say, I will NOT be giving this to my fur baby!
Pauline, I am so sorry for what your dog is going through. Sadly, we lost TWO of our dogs after giving them a dose of Bravecto this past fall. Before that, they were healthy, active and had good appetites. We had given them Bravecto before and one of them got very sick. Our vet thought it was a brain infection, so that’s what he treated her for. She got better and was released to come home. She never fully recoverd to her old self, but we thought it was residual effects of the ‘brain infection’. Then four months later we gave them anoter dose of Bravecto. And they both died of organ failure,caused by the active ingredient in Bravecto, Fluralaner.

I don’t know how to get people to understand that just because their dog or cat tolerated it “just fine” the other times they took it, doesn’t mean they won’t eventually suffer a painful, agonizing death. My husband and I did a lot of research on this after they died because Bravecto was the only common factor in their deaths. And what we learned is that hundreds of thousands of pets have died or are now suffering agonizing organ failure or seizures, or both.

I had no problems with my babies. Put them on Bravecto after a nasty scare with a tick with one of them and within months my amazing girl who had no issues before was diagnosed with a mass n her liver. The specialist said he had seen this with a few dogs but to have gotten so big was hnqiue, not unheard of though unique. Since surgery I stopped using this Bravector or like and she has ongoing issues. My girl was 11 and half and had no issues. JUST after 6 months into using bravecto she has problems. Huge warning. This stuff needs alot more testing on indecent human beings.
Prine Karen Lee
Us too. This issue needs to exposed
Rosina Malone
We have just lost our totally beloved Doxie boy , he went into resp failure two weeks after bravecto , vets could give no reason , I ( as a human nurse recognised his almost poisoned symptoms , foaming at the mouth and complete respiratory failure , we feel as if we have murdered our own child , he was so treasured . Please please don’t believe all you are told .
This breaks my heart for you! We have 2 Doxies and we just gave them the Bravecto last night and haven’t seen any issues. I pray nothing happens to them. 🙁
Leticia Galdiano
I just gave my Gordo a bravecto that the vet recommended and now I’m freaking out…I wish I could just pump it out of his stomach after reading these reviews
Please watch them closely! I gave my healthy Maltese ( she had just had a complete physical just days before at the vets) a dose of Bravecto and with in days she started having respirator problems. Heavy labored breathing so I took her to the veterinary and she was diagnosed with heart failure. I’m heartbroken! If she pulls through she will have to take meds for the rest of her life.
Prine Karen Lee
Our dog has suffered seizures since on Bravecto. Went to vet and they still prescribed it. Anyone with half a brain would not prescribe a medication that could cause seizures to a patient that is having seizures with no yet diagnosed cause!
mj dell
My 2 year old Australian labradoodle has had 8 seizures since July 3rd 2019. He had taken 2 doses of Bravecto in 2018 and one dose in May 2019. I’ve been to emergency 5x and still no diagnosis. He’s been on Keppra for 3 weeks. Possibly epilepsy, but after talking to my breeder there’s me no history in her line.
Bravecto is the best
Have been giving this to my dogs for years and have never had a problem.
What breed of dog and how much does he/she weigh?
David Gray
ARSENICUM ALBUM in large doses to clean the organsand system .
Megan Meyers
I wish I had known before I gave Huxley his first chewable on July 12 2018.

The damage isn’t always immediate, it can develop slowly and then hit like a tubesock full of nickels.

Pet parents, please please please don’t ignore the outcries. Bravecto and Nexgard are very popular options that are being PUSHED hard by vets, PUSH BACK.

Please talk to your families and friends, the risk isn’t worth the “reward”. I’d rather bathe in parasites before giving my babies anymore of this flavorful poison.

Catherine A Garcia
OMG! My girlfriends 4 year old dog is dying right now as I write! The vet pushed this pill on her daughter to give her dog this. I can’t believe how this dog is dying in front of their eyes!
My 4 year old boxer is the same as we speak. Gave him this poison vet crap a week ago.
Erika AleidAns
So did my boy he was 4 .This is pure poison and the company should remove it from the market .
So true! Its not always immediately. Over a few days to a few weeks they can become deathly ill.
Also, it is the Vet’s responsibility to understand the potential side effects and to educate us about the toxic drug. But, then again if dogs become ill, it’s more money for the Vets; right?
Is there anybody who can tell us what to do when they first show signs 3-4 days later, of taking this stuff. Shivering, hiding, and refusing to walk. Over munching on grass.
Just put 2 and 2 together, saw my mom had given her a dose, and left the package on the counter. Could not figure out why she is acting so weird. Won’t go back to her conventional doctor. Should I fast her, put her on something to flush her system, she has been on raw food for 4 years, but gets the typical conventional shots, and vaccines.
Will have to find a holistic vet in the Vancouver BC area. Until then any suggestions? Good luck everybody.
Geri DeYoung
My 3.5 yr.old Golden Doodle had her first dose of oral Bravecto 4/19 & second dose 7/19 (and LAST DOSE). In July, it was suspected she had a hearing impairment. After three local vet evaluations, it was determined that she was deaf. This was sudden & without known cause. There have been no health problems until the Bravecto dosing. I took her to the MSU VET CLINIC in Lansing for a thorough evaluation by several Doctors & medical staff. Two days of tests were done including neurological workup, labs, complete ear scoping under general anesthesia, CT scan, spinal tap, brain stem evaluation-all results normal. Doctors said this is the first case they ever had seen at MSU in a healthy dog this young. I have no doubt in my mind it was a result of the toxicity of Bravecto. Proofing it is another issue. I feel responsible for giving her this poison & saddened that she is restricted in some of her daily routines. She is not the happy dog I once knew. My heart aches for those owners who have gone through worse scenarios & even death of their pets. I am hoping that even if only one pet/pet owner is spared the agony that so many have gone through, this attempt to take Bravecto off the market is well worth it. Our pets are family & deserve to be given that same love.
This drug is toxic, poisonous & in too many cases lethal.
Been giving my dogs brave to for awhile now, probably a few years, no problems until this last dose, my oldest Doxie started foaming at the mouth and vomiting blood. I thought she woui pull through. There’ll be no more brave to given to my babies.
Jenny S
It just killed our neighbor’s 2 dogs. Vets toxicology tests proved there was nothing else in their systems. PROVEN IT KILLED THEM BOTH!!!
Clare mccormack
This has caused my dog so much pain. She had an allergic reaction to it 2 months ago. Since then she last 3 kg in weight, has had constant diahorrea, lethargic, her coat lost its shine and today another £90 bill as she still isnt right after taking it. Avoid it at all costs.
Brittany S
Our vet had suggested Bravecto to us a month ago and we decided that we would try it for our dogs. Our dog Buck is fine, however our Bella is not. She started deficating blood and vomiting blood(A lot of it)! We were really stumped and didn’t even think of Bravecto until $3,000 later. We have taken her to 3 different vets and unfortunately they don’t recognize Bravecto as the source. She has not stopped deficating blood and is losing weight quick. Does anyone know of a detox? We are trying one now, but in case it does not work. She is slowly dying and it is devistating to watch. Our family will not be complete without her. My heart goes out to those who have fallen victim to this awful pecticide. I wish vets would address it for what it is a PECTICIDE!
Michael Brits
I just gave my two dogs and one cat Bravecto. My one dog is acting strangely so I Googled and found this site. I am worried. What can I give her to mitigate any of the side affects discussed here. Thanks Mike
My beautiful 2 year old Boston suffered 3 violent seizures after taking Bravecto. My vet told me that Boston’s are prone to seizures and probably shouldn’t be given that again. That Bravecto lowers the seizure threshold in certain pets. Um, no. It CAUSES seizures in pets with no history. I have had Boston Terriers for over 20 years and not one has had a seizure. So, I googled Bravecto and what I found gutted me. I poisoned my baby. To poison the flea and ticks you have to poison the host, your pet. No one is telling people this. I called Merck and contacted my vet, who has ghosted me. Luckily, my baby seems to be ok, for now. So sorry for the less fortunate pet owners that have had to have their baby die. Make your voices known, the drugs in the Isoxazoline class are poison. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the memo. Was sold to me with a smile, thank you, and enjoy your weekend.
Jennifer Fike
NOOOOOOO this killed my healthy Pug!! Horrible
My dog is currently at the vet after having 2 seizures today. I gave her a dose of bravecto, yesterday(7/15/19). I’m so worried about her. DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR ANIMALS. No doubt it’s the direct result of giving her this flea medication. Poor thing. The vet asked if she had taken it before, and it was in the notes on her chart that she had. But this dose ending up really hurting her. Poor koti.
David Gray
STOP USING THIS. You are killing your dogs and the vets are pushing it for the BIG PHARMA KICK BACKS. If you have used it. DETOX your pups now. Use ARSENICUM ALBUM In high dose and put them on a fried beef liver diet. Use coconut oil to fry. Not butter , Margarine , or Veg oil. Give them the ARSENICUM every other day and the liver 5 times a week. Mix the liver with reg dry food. OR DONT AND PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE.. You also may want to use the CBD oil as well.But make sure its real and not a gas station special.. RANT OVER.
Marcus McDonald
We have a Yorkie approximately 1-1/2 years old and weighs 5.4 lbs. To give you a little history, she was abandoned and I found her on a construction job very sick. After treatment for infection in her reproductive system, she has been very healthy and active for the last 9 months. I asked her vet (who by the way is a very good vet) for flea preventative and was given Bravecto on 6/17/19.I administered the pill on 6/18/19 (Thursday). She did well on 6/19/19 (Friday) but on 6/20/19 (Saturday) began vomiting and digressing for no apparent reason. This continued 6/21/19 (Sunday) and on Monday I brought her to the vet in poor condition. She was diagnosed with inflammation of the stomach and colon and had some kidney issues as well. The treatment was IV fluids and two medicines to help the intestinal tract. Her blood work indicated infection and or inflammation but the kidney and liver levels were normal even though the ultra sound showed problems in the kidneys. I was asked what we had given her to eat or that she had eaten different from the normal routine and the Bravecto is the only thing. I know this doesn’t prove that the Bravecto caused the issues especially with her early past, however, she will not be using any internal flea preventative going forward. To be fair, my other dog who is 50lbs was also give the same treatment for his weight and has not had any adverse reactions. He will not be receiving this any longer. You will have to be the judge. I don’t believe it has the same effect on every dog, but I believe everyone should be aware of the potential reactions.
Would any of you swallow anti mosquito repellent to keep yourself free from mosquito bites for 3 months? Just think about it if you have brains …
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Kimberly Alt (Admin)
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Ralph P.
My heart goes out to all that have lost their fur babies to this poison, I have a 5 year lab that has been on Bravecto for about a year now without any sign effects thus far thank God!, but after reading these stories she will not be getting another dose! My question for those of you that have stopped using Bravecto what are you using now? I know many of you are asking yourselves the same question. I, we all want to keep our pets healthy and with us for as long possible, but who do believe, who do trust? thanks in advance for your comments !
Melissa Beach
I was in the same boat as you with my 55lb husky where I gave it to her for about 6 months but I read how bad it was for her and stopped. It’s been about a year now and she now has fleas :/ Someone above posted about Springtime Bug Off Galic and I’m going to give that a shot. I looked up the reviews for it on Amazon too and it’s not too bad. I’m going to try the Chewables first. I’ll spread the word if it works out:) Please do the same if you find something else that works!

Amazon for the reviews
Springtimes website

I have been giving my lab Bravecto for 5 years. March 1 I gave him his dose and about 2 weeks later he woke me up at night having head tremors. My vet said to watch him and keep him posted. Nothing happened until I gave him his next dose June 1. On June 14 he had another head tremor episode. I have noticed he has been lethargic for a few months but didn’t think too much about it since it was still during the winter time. My vet is stopping the Bravecto. Hopefully no long term effects will happen.
Gerald Austin
We just had our Yorkie put to sleep after taking one dose. As a 12 year old, he had is problems with aging, a heart murmur, little protein in his urine, and a long time large liver. He loved food and treats. After taking Bravecto, he threw up and from that point on he would take nothing but water by mouth. Usually he eats after a day or two when he is has gastrointestinal upsets but when 72 hours went by, we took him to our small dog specialist. We also have a cardiac pet doctor. His lungs were clear, his heart was strong, but the lack of food was taking a big toll on his strength. He was basically sleeping all the time and I had to carry out to potty. The chemistry was going crazy out of wack. To me, it looked like the effects of no food primarily. We hospitalized him. He was always taking water and peeing at the normal amount we observe but by the 7th day it was obvious he was suffering and death was inevitable. We had him euthanized Thursday. At this point there is no other obvious cause of his death like an infection or some pathological process. The only link to his death was having him take the Bravecto followed by the sad sequence I outline.
Jodi Severson Schmidt
I gave my four year old shitzu the spill on Memorial Day weekend. We noticed in the last few weeks that she’s just started to get lethargic and we were concerned that she possibly had Lyme’s disease as she has had it before. Took her to the vet and they said she had a tooth infection. Which I found Odd as we just had her teeth cleaned 4 months ago. They put her on an antibiotic and did a lot of blood work my concern is that she is sick from this pill. We are supposed to get the blood work back tomorrow and I would be surprised if they find anything as I am reading all these comments and it sounds like she’s been affected by this pill.
I have a 2 year old Shih-tzu who is allergic to the rabies vaccine. He swells up and now has to be given a dose of Benadryl prior to vaccination. I tried a topical flea treatment and he spent the entire night very restless and experiencing shallow and rapid breathing. What did you guys find in the blood work? What did you decide to use?
If I were you, I would get the titer test done for rabies instead of vaccinating. If you’re dogs numbers come back high enough then you won’t have to vaccinate, your dog is protected. Check again in 3 years. This option is allowed in most states where your dog has a illness or has other health issues to the vaccine.
Jill J
My 1- year old dachshund is in the hospital right now with Stage 3 kidney failure and the vets have absolutely no reason why this is happening… so as I was filling out the “rebate” form for Brevecto, it dawned on me that maybe there was a link between Bravecto and kidney failure. I found this website. This is unbelievable. The ER vets weren’t even concerned when I mentioned he was on it. I am definitely going to discuss it with them now. My dog has had a total of 3 doses of it- every 3 months since November. It appears the dose I gave him on May 1st is going to take his life. Please if there is even a suggestion that this could harm your dog, why give it?? His regular vet even recommended this crap! I am heartbroken…
I had been using Bravecto on my akita for almost 5 years now with no issues. He has his blood checked every year for the apoquel he’s taking, so I know his levels are normal and it seems like the bravecto isn’t affecting him. I had my Shiba on it before she died, and I just started giving my Samoyed bravecto this year as well. I use it all year round. I honestly thought all this talk about Bravecto killing dogs was nonsense, that it had to be coincidental. I read a few incidences where people gave their 17 year old dog with a history of medical issues bravecto and he died, or what have you, and I thought “That’s because your dog is 17 and he has a history of medical issues. Why would you blame the drug for that?”

But then I started reading some of the statistics. There are over a thousand complaints to the EMA about Bravecto in Europe, and about 800 to the FDA in the US. (Roughly, I can’t remember the exact statistics. I got it off of the “does bravecto kill dogs” Facebook group) That’s kinda scary to me. I also started reading a lot of stories of people who’s dogs started coughing after taking bravecto and they eventually died. And I started thinking about it. My shiba developed a cough shortly after we moved into our new house and started working on our basement. I attributed the cough to the dust from the drywall, but it never went away. She got xrayed at the vet, and they said they thought she might have collapsing trachea. About a year later, she started going downhill quickly. She was 12 (We thought. She was a rescue. She could’ve been older). It was to be expected because she was old. We were going to run some tests to see if it was old age or maybe something more malicious, but we never got that far. She collapsed after agility one night and we had to put her down. Abdominal Cancer. The tumor burst, and that’s why she collapsed.

That cough developed right around the time I got my akita. That’s when they were really pushing bravecto at the vet. They had stopped carrying advantage, and I didn’t want to use advantix because we have a cat. So I put them both on bravecto. My shiba then developed a cough, and eventually cancer. Now maybe it’s not related. She was 12, maybe she just was old and got cancer. Maybe she did actually have collapsing trachea. But what if it wasn’t? What if I killed my dog with medicine? That’s the thought that made me switch.

I just gave my dogs Advantix today for the first time now that their bravecto has warn off. It’s a little bit scary switching medicines, honestly, because you never know how they’re going to react to something new. Plus I’m worried about my cat getting sick. But, I’d rather take extra precautions and separate my dogs and cat for a day or two to make sure my cat is safe, than to worry about whether or not my dogs are going to die because of some medicine I’m giving them. I’m sorry you guys had to go through this with your dogs. I hope I switched in time for them to not have any bad effects from the drug.

I gave my sweet little Chi, Chloe, Bravecto about five thirty this afternoon and about two thirty this morning I awake to her trembling in bed. I picked her up to put her blanket around her and noticed she was rigid and trembling. I turned the light on and she started slinging her head left and right. I put her down on the bed and she couldn’t walk. She was wallowing and slinging her head. I picked her up and held her close and was crying as I thought she was dying. I prayed for her and she stopped seizing and looked confused. I put her on the bed again and she could walk ok but clearly the seizure took a toll on her. I turned a night light on to keep watch on her. I will report this to my vet in the morning and will never give her another flea medication again. I only pray there are no lasting effects from this pill. It should be taken off the market in my opinion.
How is your dog?
In all honesty, I understand the concerns of pet parents on keeping our animals as healthy as possible. The only problem I have is when pet parents go against the science and the individuals that have studied for 10 years to treat/cure dogs. Veterinarians are no different than doctors, they have earned their right to recommend drugs and recommend the best course of treatment/preventions for our animals. If a doctor prescribed something to you, you would 100% not have anything to say but when it comes to animals we all become experts and think our knowledge is better than most vets. Most of the people on this forum have little to no scientific background and are making claims that have no evidence to back them. I have given my dog bravetco for the past 4 years and have never had an issue with it. I trust the veterinarian that recommends these products as they know better than most of the general populations. The % of cases that are seen of deaths using bravetco are so small compared to the amount of deaths that are seen with dogs that have been bitten by a flea or tick and have contracted diseases. The box that bravetco comes in, comes with a full pamphlet underlining the efficacy of the drugs as well as how it was studied and what the outcomes of the studies where. Every single drug that is on the market for any species has side effects and has cases where people die because of it, this is a risk we take because the possibility of becoming infected is much lower than the risk of death from the prevention drug. I understand everyones will to do the best for the animals but I think personally we should leave that up to the veterinarians that have dedicated their lives to improving animals lives.
That’s all fine for your pet Mike but when someone’s pet dies in their arms because of the “% of cases that have caused deaths” and it is one of your babies, maybe you would be posting something different.
I am not a veterinarian but a pet food store owner. I have been in this business for over 30 years. I never tried to pretend that I know more than the veterinarian but the past few years I had many customers complaining about food making the pet sick, seizure, fainting, things that was once in a blue moon before. Last year, I started to ask my customers that wanted to change food because of sickness or telling me about seizure if they by any chances had given the Bravecto or the Nexguard, specially the 3 months dose…well every time the answer was YES and why do you asked me that!!! I will not tell a customer not to listen to the veterinarian but I do recommend to my customers to give the 1 month dose.
Prine Karen Lee
In Canada as of my recent prescription for Bravecto (April 2019) there is no warning at all related to seizures! NOT ACCEPTABLE
You are saying that bravetco prevents dogs getting diseases from fleas and ticks, that is not the case, as parasites need to start feeding on the host to become exposed to fluralaner, therefore the risk of the transmission of parasite borne diseases cannot be excluded. If you were to read the instruction and warning given with this medication ( SPECIAL WARNINGS ) then you would not be saying this.
Um, Registered Nurse here. It is the Vet’s total responsibility to explain if the FDA has issued a warning about the drug. If dogs have died and are experiencing complications is it the pet owners responsibility to figure it out? No. I had to figure it out the hard way. The FDA issued a warning in September, do you think vets made pet owners aware? No. Was told after the fact. I appreciate all that vets do, but being silent on a BIG money maker is tacky and just immoral. Check your facts and have a little sympathy for those of us that thought that their baby might die, or those that have had a pet (family member) die. Hope you NEVER have to watch a pet have a full on seizure, where they foam at the mouth, are incontinent, are not in control of their bodies or mind, and you are scared shitless that they might die. Honestly, not certain why you are on this forum unless you are a Vet yourself. There is no excuse for this. But, keep doing you Mike. Hope you never never have to experience what I and countless others have.
Jenny Scotland
I have just received a petition to sign to stop Bravecto as it is killing dogs . We need true statistics.
RONA Miller
Can i sign this petition?
Carolyn Whittenburg
Where do I get this petition?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
judith jefferson
I gave my smooth collie her Bravecto last night with her dinner, she was find but late last night was sick then all night and this morning ,she was so clingy, to is wanted to be close to us, we were very concerned as we had no experinced this before ,this is our second time using this product on her , no issue last time, I just pray it’s done no damage as she is only 10 months, I will be calling vetthis morning to see if I should get her checked out I won’t be using this product again, especially reading all these comments ,
Jill J
Where to we sign this and get some answers from this company??
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Reading all these stories and comments about Bravecto is leaving me very very worried about my two dogs, an 8 year old Border Collie and 5 year old Husky. I’m deeply saddened that so many of you have lost your loved ones. My vet prescribed Bravecto after they both got their legs covered in hundreds of ticks, the vet said that was the only way to kill all the ticks and get them off. They got their first dose the summer 2017. They have had no side effects whatsoever and they received another dose the next summer and now this year too….still no signs of side effects. It is just now that I started hearing and reading the horrific stories of dogs dying after been given Bravecto. I am very concerned and worried that my two very healthy dogs will start showing signs of seizures, lethargy, kidney failure etc. Knowing better now I will never give my dogs Bravecto again!
If someones reading this and have had the same safe experience with Bravecto as I have (so far) but have had their dog showing signs after a few years of giving them Bravecto please let me know the signs to look out for!
Bonnie E.
I have read many of your comments on this string as I was pondering if I should give my girl the Bravecto the vet prescribed. She is a 17 year old Cairn/Westie mix who has been my wild child her whole life and very healthy. She had one dose in October 2018 and did not have any issues. She had her next dose Jan 1st this year. Strangely enough, we came home to her in the midst of a grand mal seizure, foaming at the mouth, rigid posture, and proceeded to urinate and defecate on me. We rushed her to the Emergency vet and she was still slightly seizing but coming out of it. They immediately started her on IV Keppra an anti seizure medication. I called the company to report the adverse effect. They contacted my vet but none seemed very concerned.
After reading all your comments I have made the determination to not give her either the Bravecto or the Interceptor. I cannot chance it, this dose may well kill her. I could not live with myself if anything happened. She does get her anti seizure medication three times a day.
Sorry so long but thank you all for your input into this medication so we can all be better informed.
My 13.5 y/o incredibly healthy cockapoo was vomiting and having bloody diarrhea within 9 hours after taking Bravecto. I am irritated with the vets because no one wants to admit or even consider that it’s Bravecto that did this. It’s been over 2 weeks, he’s been in and out of his vet and the animal hospital since. He has been hospitalized on IVs now for the 3rd time and the outcome is not looking good. He’s not getting better. Have done blood work, X-rays, sonograms, fluids, antibiotics, you name it. It is horrible. There are a lot of dogs that are fine; the company has dispensed a million of those chews, but for those with side effects, they’re deadly. I’m sorry for everyone that has had to go through this.

I have a 9yr old cocker spaniel and with an enlarged heart and heart murmur I used the flea and tick collar. I didnt want anything else introduced into her bloodstream because shes on heart medication. I thought this might be a safer route for her condition and age.