As pet parents we always want the best for our pets. All we want is to be happy and protect our pets from all the harm in the world. This creates a hindrance in choosing the perfect product for them; today we will try to clear at least one of those confusions and aid you to decide on the perfect product for your dog’s flea problem.
Fleas and ticks are the most common problem for all pets and their pet parents and choosing a treatment is another. Few of the best treatments for fleas and ticks are Bravecto and Frontline Plus; the only thing remaining is to find which one is the best among these two. Let’s find out today.
Bravecto is one of the best flea-preventing products in the market that contains a substance called Fluralaner. It can kill adult fleas, flea eggs, and larvae, prevent flea infestation, and can kill ticks too. It starts showing effect within two hours of administration.
How Effective And Fast Working Is It?
One treatment can last up to 12 weeks, meaning you don’t have to worry about fleas or ticks for 12 weeks after administration of one dose of Bravecto. Bravecto comes in two forms- Bravecto Chews and Bravecto Topical. The chewable comes in tasty pork-flavored chews.
Bravecto Chewables for Dogs
Starts from $34.21
Bravecto Topical for Dogs
Starts from $31.09
Bravecto is suitable for puppies above 6 months of age and weighing at least 4.4 lbs. It is safe to be used for pregnant, lactating, or nursing dogs.
How To Administer Bravecto?
The Bravecto Chews are the easiest form of treatment you can give to your dog; it is like giving them treats. Bravecto Topical is applied on the shoulder blades of the dog against the skin. For larger dogs apply it at different spots along the backbone till it reaches the base.
What Are The Side Effects?
Although a very small percent of dogs show these, there are a few side effects associated with the use of Bravecto including vomiting, lethargy, or diarrhea.
Why Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus is another captivating flea and tick preventing treatment that is only available in topical form. It contains a combination of two substances called Fipronil and S-methoprene; these two active substances eliminate parasites within 12 hours. It kills fleas, eggs, and larvae and repels mosquitoes, stable flies, and lice.
Frontline Plus for Dogs
Starts from $23.91
How Effective And Fast Working Is It?
The treatment has to be given monthly for protection against parasites. Frontline Plus protects against external parasites and lice infestations, and can be given to puppies aged 8 weeks and weighing at least 5 lbs. It is safe to use on pregnant and nursing dogs.
How To Administer Frontline Plus?
Apply directly on the skin between your dog’s shoulder blades. Do not apply on hair coat or let them get wet for 24 hours after application. The topical is waterproof, so it is safe to give your dog a bath after the initial 24 hours are over.
What Are The Common Side Effects?
Some dogs can experience mild irritation and in severe cases have problems of vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. Though, the chances are very less; only 3% dogs have shown the side effects, so it is completely safe to use.
Both the products have their own benefits and drawbacks, it is upon the pet parent to decide which point they can let go and what is absolutely important for them to consider. In both cases, your pet will be protected from annoying pests. Both products are highly-recommended by vets and other pet parents.
David joined CanadaVetCare in 2013 as a product analyst and veterinary assistant. Being a passionate pet lover and keen animal health researcher, David had always found ways and solutions to help pet parents to improve their pets’ health. He is always happy to answer pet health-related queries and recommending pet parents for the right pet product for their furry companions.