Penbay Vets offers new flea & tick preventative

In the past few months there has been an exciting development in flea and tick prevention for our canine patients.   We now recommend a new product, Bravecto, that is taken orally and lasts three months. With the fall tick season rapidly approaching, we are pleased to offer  a product that is both safe and effective. Bravecto has some signifcant advantages over other available flea and tick products:
  • Taken Orally– systemic distribution to all skin areas for more effective protection
  • Lasts three months
  • No toxicity – despite testing, a toxic dose has not been established
  • 99-100% kill within 12 hrs for the entire three months (before a tick can begin feeding/transferring disease)
  • Extremely well tolerated – fewer dogs vomited on Bravecto than off of it
  • Bacon flavored, hypoallergenic treat-like chew = easy to give
  • Contains a new compound (Fluralaner) that fleas and ticks have never been exposed to – no tolerance or resistance

Other Products – “Topicals”

  • Topical – many reasons that distribution can be incomplete. More prone to skin irritation and reactions
  • Lasts for one month
  • Most effective products contain Pyrethrins, a pesticide with toxic effects if ingested
  • Variable speed of kill (12-24 hrs) depending on the product used
  • Possibility of topical reactions, especially in smaller dogs. Toxic to cats
  • Topical application – can be messy and expose owners/family members  to the product

We  began recommending Bravecto in early August and have received great feedback from our clients.  Dogs are loving the bacon flavored “treat” , no side effects have been reported, and everyone is telling us that “It works!”

To provide excellent parasite protection for your pets we recommend the following “preventative regime:”

For Dogs:

  • Bravecto taken orally once every three months for flea and tick protection year round
  • Sentinel Spectrum taken orally once a month year round for heartworm, round worm, hook work, whip worm, tape worm, and flea protection

For Cats:

  • Revolution applied topically once a month year round for fleas, ticks, feline heartworm, ear mites, skin mites, round worms, and hookworms

Please feel free to call us at 594.8300 or stop in if you have questions.

 Thank you,

 Dr. Lee, Dr. Pierce, Dr. Church, and the staff at PenBay Vets


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