Break the flea life cycle

Fleas are the most common parasite found on dogs and cats1 and can be a major problem for the whole family. Fleas can carry serious diseases and some can even be life-threatening. The flea life cycle is long, and monthly treatments may leave gaps in protection, allowing reinfestation in your home and driving you and your pet apart. Give your pet the extraordinary treatment he or she deserves and enjoy more moments together, with BRAVECTO.

Flea life cycle

Nearly 3 months1

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Stage 1: After dosing, Bravecto starts killing fleas within 2 hours and kills 100% of fleas in 12 hours.*
Stage 2: The flea eggs hatch as larvae, burrowing into your carpets, down cracks in floorboards, and under furniture, unaffected by some monthly treatments.
Stage 3: Larave turn into pupae in approximately 11 days which stay well protected in a cacoon until they get close enough to your pet to emerge as fleas
Stage 4: Adult fleas emerge from their caocoons, ready to feed on your pet. By this time, your monthly treatment is losing effect

Stage 1

After dosing in dogs, BRAVECTO starts killing fleas within 2 hours and kills 100% in 12 hours.3 After dosing in cats, BRAVECTO kills 100% of fleas within 8 hours.4

Stage 2

The flea eggs hatch as larvae, burrowing into your carpets, down cracks in floorboards, and under furniture, unaffected by some monthly treatments.2

Stage 3

Larvae turn into pupae, which stay well protected in a cocoon.2 One dose of BRAVECTO resolves current infestations and prevents new ones for up to 12 weeks.*3,4

Stage 4

 In 3-8 weeks to months, adult fleas emerge from their cocoons, ready to feed on your pet.2 By this time, your monthly treatment is losing or has lost effect. BRAVECTO provides up to 12-week*3,4 flea and tick protection.

It can take several months1
to rid your pet of fleas—
You need protection that lasts just as long

BRAVECTO is the longest-lasting flea and tick protection available in a chew or topical solution, delivering up to 12 weeks*3,4 of flea and tick protection in a single dose.

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Bravecto kills fleas and prevents flea infestations for 12 weeks. Bravecto Chew kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks and also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. Bravecto Topical for Cats kills ticks (black-legged tick) for 12 weeks and American dog ticks for 8 weeks.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Bravecto has not been shown to be effective for 12-weeks’ duration in puppies or kittens less than 6 months of age. Bravecto Chew: The most common adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, polydipsia, and flatulence. Bravecto is not effective against lone star ticks beyond 8 weeks of dosing. Bravecto Topical for Cats: The most common adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, itching, diarrhea, hair loss, decreased appetite, lethargy, and scabs/ulcerated lesions. Bravecto is not effective against American dog ticks beyond 8 weeks of dosing. For topical use only. Avoid oral ingestion. The safety of Bravecto has not been established in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats. Use with caution in cats with a history of neurologic abnormalities. Neurologic abnormalities have been reported in cats receiving Bravecto, even in cats without a history of neurologic abnormalities.

References: 1. CAPCvet.org web site. Accessed March 23, 2016. 2. Blagburn B, Dryden M. Biology, treatment, and control of flea and tick infestations. Vet Clin N Am Small Anim Pract. 2009;39(6):1173-1200. 3. Bravecto Chew for Dogs [prescribing information]. Madison, NJ: Merck Animal Health; 2014. 4. Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats [prescribing information]. Madison, NJ: Merck Animal Health; 2016.

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