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


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I have a 8 yrs old pom, had her annual check up done on a Friday, gave her Bravecto, Sat morning and was called back in for a new blood check up her ast and alt and cpk was three times more than the Fridays blood work up. The vet told me not to give her anymore, which i will not ever give her Bravecto, again. She has always been healthy and active. I am giving her Milk thistle and we will do more blood work up in 5 months, if she lives.
Bravest will kill your dog it also causes liver failure and kidney failure. After second dose of my boxer, the other two so far are ok but I am detoxing them would rather live with the fleas than five bravecto.
I believe it’s been mentioned, but Facebook has an entire page devoted to this topic. It’s called does bravecto kill dogs. I would be immensely concerned with a product known to kill dogs! Scary stuff. We use K9 advantage II for the last 8 months (our puppy is 10 months old.) I’ve been told that Frontline isn’t quite working on killing fleas. We are going to try putting food grade diatomateous earth outside to control fleas. My neighbors have fleas badly and I’ve seen some in our backyard as a result. I know that the K9 advantage repels the fleas so your dog does not need to be bitten to prevent fleas. It also repels mosquitos quite well. I’ve seen the mosquitoes get close to my pups fur and just fly off. Hope my comment helps. The one problem with the advantage is it does not work against ticks. I believe there is a tick only collar however which we will use for camping.
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
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
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.
the vet , unless he or she has stock in bravecto does not make any money on bravecto unless it is sold to you via the clinic . you can order it on line thru heartland .you fill out the info , they contact your vet , they ok it , and its a lot less of a price . if your vet wont ok it , yet sells it , its time to change vets now .
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.

audrey leow
I fed my 3 dogs bravecto. One with only one dosage. The 2nd one vomited blood after 2nd dosage .The oldest dog vomited for days .She suffered seizures as well. Sent her to the vet for check up. Did blood test, Ultra scan and cushing disease test ,Utra scan shows no tumor but she has enlarged liver and adrenal gland and with very high liver values. Vet said most likely it is Toxicity. I only gave her Bravecto. She stays indoor with no access to other poisonous stuff.
Please do check the FB group Does bravecto kills dogs or Is bravecto safe?
I will never ever feed them that.
Side effects like seizures was stated in the information leaflet on the topical application but not the Oral one.