A brown and white dog at a veterinarian's office.

If you have a dog, chances are your furry friend will spend plenty of time outdoors, especially if you take them for long walks. Unfortunately, time outdoors comes with fleas and ticks, and it’s critical that you protect your dog from those pesky bugs. Bravecto is a chewable flea and tick medication for dogs, so the next time you visit your veterinarian, you might want to ask about it if you don’t already administer flea and tick medication to your dog already.

What is Bravecto?

Bravecto is a chewable tablet medication prescribed to scare off fleas and ticks in cats and dogs.

Is Bravecto safe for dogs?

Yes, in some cases. Ask your dog’s veterinarian if this medication would be safe to administer to your pet. They will be able to assess any potential risks in starting treatment with Bravecto.

Dosage

Please note: Bravecto dosage will always differ depending on your dog’s weight, as well as any other medication(s) they take or medical conditions they have. Always ask your veterinarian for the best and safest dosing advice for your dog.

Side Effects

Your dog may experience side effects from Bravecto, including but not limited to:

  • Allergic reaction(s)
  • Appetite change
  • Digestive problems
  • Behavior changes
  • Seizures

Please note: this medication is NOT safe for dogs with a history of seizures, according to 1-800-PetMeds.

If your pet experiences any side effects during treatment with Bravecto, call a veterinarian immediately.

Final Thoughts

There are many flea and tick medications available. If you are curious about which medication is the best for your pet, it’s important to talk to their veterinarian for personalized advice. Remember to make your pet’s veterinarian aware of any health conditions your pet has before starting treatment with Bravecto and always follow up with any concerns.

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute professional medical advice, nor can it replace the advice of a licensed professional.

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