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post #101 of 105 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 10:32 AM
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I've been using Bravecto on Jackson who is 16 months old since he was 6 months old. My vet recommended it. He doesn't really like the taste so I break it up into smaller pieces and hid it in his canned limited ingredient food [he also eats Fromm adult large dog dry food too] my vet said it was OK to break it up. I like that it's a 3 month dose and I plan on giving it to him 4x a year for full year protection. He has had no ticks or fleas. Someone above said it didn't kill the deer tick, it does. I live in Connecticut, which is the original Lyme state in a rural area where there are herds of deer! Below is a short product description from Allivet, which is where I get the Bravecto and his heartworm medicine. Much cheaper than the vet and other vendors. He has had no side effects and has had a sensitive digestive system since he was a puppy, no pizza crusts for him! Pure pumpkin mixed with cut up chicken is a miracle ‘drug’. I freeze the canned pumpkin in an ice cube tray so I can have it on hand when needed. He won’t eat the pumpkin on his food, only from a bowl with the chicken. Mr. Fussy!

From Allivet - ‘Bravecto is a convenient tasty chew that kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick i.e. Deer tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. Bravecto works fast, stays strong, lasts long. 1 chewable tablet per package. See Allivet's Flea and Tick Chart to find which flea and tick product is best for your pet.’

Allivet has a flea and tick chart along with a heartworm chart, which is very helpful when selecting products. Plus, there are a lot of customer reviews.

Hope this helps

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I don't know if anyone has posted this - but if you buy two doses at once, there's a $15 rebate. You just have to register on the website, I think you get the form from the vet. I got the check very quickly.
Max is on his third dose, with no side effects, and no ticks on him. I live in the woods, and the deer play in our fields, along with rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, etc. I would take dozens of ticks off Max in previous years. Since the Bravecto, nothing
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I don't know if anyone has posted this - but if you buy two doses at once, there's a $15 rebate. You just have to register on the website, I think you get the form from the vet. I got the check very quickly.
Max is on his third dose, with no side effects, and no ticks on him. I live in the woods, and the deer play in our fields, along with rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, etc. I would take dozens of ticks off Max in previous years. Since the Bravecto, nothing
Hmmm I wonder if we have this rebate also in Canada?!?!

Must investigate!!! =)
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I posted about this previously (not to be redundant) . My 2 dogs got into a LOT of deer ticks (nymphs maybe), while camping a little over a month ago. Their legs were covered, in spite of being treated w/advantix II a week and a half earlier. I was a little panicked about tick borne disease, and bringing them into my home (the ticks). I am very leery of any oral preventative, but my vet recommended it, and I did some internet research. I did end up using it, because it was impossible to remove every one. My dogs have had no reaction/side effects, and I have not seen a flea or tick on either one. We live in area where there are a lot of fleas and ticks, so we have to use something.
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I know this thread is old, but I just wanted to chime in. A vet, much like a medical doctor is not going to tell you to do something with medication that is not recommended to be done. Like splitting nexgard in half. It's not meant to be done and I would imagine if a vet told you to do that and then there were some adverse reaction then they could be held liable. I'm not sure but just guessing. Now with that said, I used Frontline for years, and it was so expensive to treat 8 cats and 4 dogs, and everyone told us not to split the frontline. and they also said that the frontline for cats was different than for dogs. But it was our vet who told us to just buy the largest tube of frontline and measure out the dosage for cats from the large tube. and that frontline was the same for cats and dogs. I was able to treat 6 cats from one tube of the large breed dog tube. and then use one large tube each on the large dogs. and it worked out great for years. Never had a flea. Until last year when frontline out of nowhere just started to be ineffective. So my vet said to switch to nexgard. And once again people and other vets are saying not to split it up. and my vet once again said to just split it up, and that's what we've been doing. No fleas, and no bad effects. So vets are not going to tell you to do something that's not recommended by the manufacturer. But our vet is an old school country vet, and I don't think he worries about things like that lol. and he's right, we've had no problems and nexgard works perfectly. I am sure they are only recommending not to split it up because of money. The prices are ridiculous especially if you have a lot of pets. There's no way I'd be able to afford to treat all the animals that I do if I wasn't able to split it up like that. I'm not recommending that anyone split it up. You should listen to your vet. But from my experience and with my vets advice both Frontline and nexgard now have both worked perfectly when split up.
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