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Max was on Frontline Plus for a couple of years, it stopped working about 3 years ago for us. I put him on K9 Advantix and that worked, but I didn't like the way he acted for a couple of days after the application. He would be tired, and depressed, and just not himself. I haven't noticed any of that with the Bravecto.

Can I ask how long Max has been on it?


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Linda, you are right, Bravecto is not labeled for deer ticks, we have a lot of deer ticks as well. Deer ticks are the ones that transmit Lyme disease. Brown dog ticks are the ones that transmit Ehrlichia - which I am more concerned with at this point. My vet said he has only seen one case of Lyme disease since last year, so it is not as big of an issue. But he did say dogs test positive for Ehrlichia daily.

I posted the same question in another thread about Bravecto and somebody answered saying that their dog is getting Bravecto and she has found dead deer ticks on him.
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This article, and my vet, say that Bravecto does kill deer ticks:
New flea/tick medication by Merck just approved: Bravecto | A WordPress Site

Max had his second dose last month. He's had no ill effects at all.
There was a tick crawling on him the other night but hadn't bitten - I smashed it with my big orange hammer.
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I talked to the rep at the SAVMA symposium last weekend, and he did confirm that Bravecto does cover deer ticks (always a concern of mine, as well, with Lyme disease).

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Great to hear that is does indeed kill deer ticks!
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If it does kill deer ticks, why don't they say so on the website? Because it doesn't and that concerns me.

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It might be something that just hasn't gotten approved to be on the label yet, but the studies have been done. I'd have to go dig out my literature and see what it says.

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I'm confused-I don't see deer ticks listed on the Bravecto site as one of the type of ticks it kills. Here in Wisconsin, deer ticks are my biggest concern.
It doesn't state it kills deer ticks, however, I found several dead deer ticks last year when Riley was on it. I don't know why it wouldn't kill them unless they are tougher than other kinds of ticks.

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I worry every time I try something new, which leaves me grasping on to Frontine Plus and Vectra that simply doesnt work anymore. I am scared this new product will give my Tally cancer and then I will hate myself for my bad choice. On the other hand the ticks are drastically bad.

I am having a big struggle with the decision currently.

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I worry every time I try something new, which leaves me grasping on to Frontine Plus and Vectra that simply doesnt work anymore. I am scared this new product will give my Tally cancer and then I will hate myself for my bad choice. On the other hand the ticks are drastically bad.

I am having a big struggle with the decision currently.
I struggled with it too.
I guess what finally decided me was the realization that we can't constantly fault ourselves for making choices based on what we know at the time we have to make the choice.
I had Max neutered at 6 months - because that was what we were always told was best. Now I hear it's wrong.
There was just a post about some treats that I fed him a few years ago, they're now supposedly causing seizures.
I just do what I think is best - and hope that I'm right.

You have to do the same - and if your right isn't the same as mine, that's okay too.
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