I wonder what the cost will be compared to using Advantage or Frontline. Those both go for around 30 days before another dose is needed. The drug is made by Merck and it says the dogs will like the taste. BD
(RTTNews.com) - Merck Animal Health, the global animal health business unit of Merck & Co., Inc. ( MRK ), said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Bravecto or fluralaner chewable tablets for dogs (112.5 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, 1400 mg).
The company noted that Bravecto is the first and only treatment that has been shown to quickly and effectively kill fleas and multiple tick species for 12 weeks in a single dose. Bravecto also is effective for eight weeks against Amblyomma americanum ticks.
The active substance of Bravecto, fluralaner, a new ectoparasiticide belonging to the isoxazoline group, is systemically active against fleas and ticks. Bravecto is presented as a flavored chew that dogs accept readily. The product can be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis or FAD as a direct result of eliminating flea infestations. The most common side effects are mild and transient gastrointestinal effects, the company noted.