Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby AverageGuy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:24 pm

I have given Bravecto to both of my dogs with no problems thus far.

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I have a 13 year old GWP who has a dense undercoat and heavy long outer coat. During the severe heat and drought in 2012 he developed some hot spots on his back for the first and only time in his life. My best guess was it was the combination of extreme heat, the deteriorating water quality in the lake where he swam daily and dead hair not letting air circulate to his skin. Has not happened since. Combing that dog periodically removes substantial quantities of dead hair which otherwise will not shed/fall off on its own.
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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby bp17oang » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:00 pm

I have used Bravecto for 2.5 years with no problems. I also have my dog immunized for Lyme but we have a ton of ticks where I live in Ohio. Starting now (yes, I already found one last week) until November there is not a day I go outside and don't end up with a tick on me or my dog or both. He's a WPG so I personally prefer the added prevention. I can't imagine having to go through him everyday and being responsible for trying to find every single tick in his coat.
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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby bhennessy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:01 pm

Bravecto has been working great for my 2 yr old Griff. No fleas, no ticks, nothing despite living in the stray cat capital of the world (New Orleans). And the other shoe drops...

I had Bear in for his annual shots last week and my vet said they were not going to carry Bravecto in stock any longer due to the fact that the price is going to more than double shortly. He said I could order it via their website and wait for it to come in, or switch back to a monthly, which would be in stock and much cheaper.

I may try Trifexis again as Bear is now 72 lbs. I switched him off of it due to a bad reaction last year when he was much lighter in weight.
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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:54 am

We've heard nothing about a Bravecto price increase. That's weird.
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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby Doc E » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:33 pm

jph wrote:enlighten us then Doc.


Lemon eucalyptus spray.

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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:52 am

Doc E wrote:
jph wrote:enlighten us then Doc.


Lemon eucalyptus spray.

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Dare you to try it in Maine...
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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby bp17oang » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:23 pm

bhennessy wrote:Bravecto has been working great for my 2 yr old Griff. No fleas, no ticks, nothing despite living in the stray cat capital of the world (New Orleans). And the other shoe drops...

I had Bear in for his annual shots last week and my vet said they were not going to carry Bravecto in stock any longer due to the fact that the price is going to more than double shortly. He said I could order it via their website and wait for it to come in, or switch back to a monthly, which would be in stock and much cheaper.

I may try Trifexis again as Bear is now 72 lbs. I switched him off of it due to a bad reaction last year when he was much lighter in weight.


My understanding Trifexis doesn't protect for ticks... just fleas and heartworm. I had my dog on Trifexis (for heartworm purposes) and Bravecto (for tick prevention purposes). The thing I didn't like about that was he was getting doubled up for flea prevention on those meds. So, I asked my vet why we were doubling up on the flea prevention and told her I was going to take him off Trifexis and go to using Ivomec (the injectable stuff for swine given to dogs orally). As expected, she nearly had a meltdown and told me I could stop Trifexis and use Interceptor. I agreed because Interceptor is way cheaper than Trifexis and actually treats/prevents more types of worms than Trifexs.

This was Saturday and she did not mention Bravecto increasing in price.
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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby orhunter » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:56 pm

I don't know what Ivermectin costs these days but when I bought a bottle, it was $36 at the local farm supply. That's enough to treat several dogs for a loooooong time.
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Re: Is Bravecto actually dangerous?

Postby bp17oang » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:13 pm

orhunter wrote:I don't know what Ivermectin costs these days but when I bought a bottle, it was $36 at the local farm supply. That's enough to treat several dogs for a loooooong time.


No disagreement there... still way cheaper than Interceptor. My vet guilt tripped me but like I said it's still better than Trifexis. Plus, I know the formula is .1 per ten pounds, I have the syringes to draw it, I do shots and meds for my farm animals. But I am still leery of mixing my own cocktails for my dog. I will probably get over that when I have a second... and third dog!
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