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Fleas. We perhaps only see them as itchy pests that make our dogs miserable. I’ve been there. A lifetime ago, we had a wired hair fox terrier named Cricket. We also lived on the parameter of a golf course. Cricket loved to run through the grassland that separated our apartment from Hole 10. Then one day I noticed fleas on her belly!
My husband and I binged watched television as we picked the fleas off Cricket and put them in a glass of soapy water.
That glass nearly caused a divorce because my husband, rather than dispose of it properly, left it on the counter, fleas and all. In the middle of the night, I awoke needing water something fierce and drank a few chugs of that glass! It was gross. I want to say this was the biggest problem with fleas; however, what you don’t see is the toughest part of the problem.
We were picking adult fleas from our fur baby. By the time we saw the fleas on our dog, we had an infestation of the immature stages in our home. It was out of control. We needed serious flea protection.
To illustrate this: The number of fleas on our dog and the number hiding under all her fur was just the iceberg. For every ten fleas, there could be another 40 hiding. Those 40 meant approximately 80 pupae (cocoons), 280 larvae, and 400 flea eggs were hiding in our carpet, bedding, couch and even between floorboards.
Within a month, our unsuspecting found us with an infestation of fleas that was out of control. Fleas were biting us! We tried everything; we tried flea dips on Cricket and vacuumed two or three times a day. Nothing helped. Even with good flea control, we had to cycle through all the life stages as they matured, which played out for several months.1
The best way to prevent a flea infestation on your dog is to use flea control regularly, on time, and never miss. One of the most convenient options for your busy lifestyle is to use BRAVECTO® (fluralaner) a tasty oral chew, the only chew that kills fleas for 12-week protection with just one dose.2
Had we known about The BRAVECTO Difference: BRAVECTO starts killing fleas within 2 hours and kills 100% of fleas within 12 hours, we’d have made progress much quicker and eliminated all the work that went into trying to stay on top of the problem.
It also would have given us extra security as BRAVECTO kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks*. BRAVECTO also kills lone star ticks for eight weeks. BRAVECTO chew kills fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks. That’s nearly three times longer protection than monthly treatment.
BRAVECTO is approved only for dogs six months or older. This is because BRAVECTO is prescribed based on weight. Puppies under six months of age grow rapidly, and their weights change too much over the 12-week treatment period.
If you’re looking for something easy, without compromising high-end parasite control, BRAVECTO® could be right for your dog. Ask your veterinarian about BRAVECTO® today.
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1CAPCvet.org accessed May 10th, 2016
2Bravecto [product information]. Summit, NJ: Merck Animal Health; 2014. Copyright 2016 Intervet Inc., d/b/a Merck Animal Health, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. All rights reserved