Long Term Flea & Tick Products: Bravecto and NexGard
2015 will go down in history as the year we saw the release of some amazing new flee and tick prevention products for dogs.
Firstly, we had the launch of NexGard (Merial) with a great tasting beefy chew that kills fleas and ticks for one whole month. Sales went through the roof and Merial sold a whole year’s supply in just one month. Shortages followed with desperate pet owners wanting to get their dogs protected. NexGard comes in singles, 3 or 6 packs to suit your budget.
In April 2015, MSD launched Bravecto, a beefy chew that kills fleas for 3 months and ticks for 4 months. It comes only in single dose packets with a nice tasty beefy chew.
The 2 products use a new type of insecticide that has been thoroughly tested on dogs before the Australian Veterinary Pesticides and Medicine Association (AVPMA) would allow their sale. Dogs had hundreds of ticks and fleas placed on them, and regular insect counts were performed over several months. Some of the trial dogs were given 5-10 times overdosing in case a dog decides to eat a whole packet when the owner’s back is turned. No ill effects were seen in these dogs.
So we now have 2 safe and effective products for tick and flea prevention. No more fortnightly spot ons, tick collars or daily rinsing.
Daily Searching Still Important
We still recommend daily searching for ticks just in case your dog spits out a chew unknown to you or happened to have an upset stomach prior to treatment, and either vomits the chew up in the backyard or has the “squirts” and it goes out the rear end before it is fully absorbed.
Beware of Counterfeits or Short Dated Stock
Get the original product from BHVG and avoid wasting money and endangering your dog’s life by purchasing elsewhere. Crooks are pretty savvy these days, can whip up a pretty good looking counterfeit in no time.
3 MONTHLY INTESTINAL WORMS, TICK AND FLEA PROGRAM AT BHVG
We can setup an automatic SMS reminder system for you, so at the change of each season, you drop into BHVG and purchase your dog’s 3 monthly intestinal worming and 3 monthly flea and tick product. It could not be easier.