Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ticks Are No Fun! #12Bravecto

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What grosses you out? Makes your skin crawl? Gives you the heebeejeebies? Makes you run from the room, arms flailing, squealing like a little girl?

For me, it's bugs. And snakes. And spiders. Lizards. Frogs. Basically, I'm not a fan of anything creepy crawly. They just freak me out! Worst of all might be ticks! They're so small, burrow into skin and their heads can detach! The lingering sensation of them, even after removal, their memory is the stuff of nightmares! It's scary to think of how such a tiny little creature can cause so much sickness, for humans and our fur babes!

When I think of Nola's dark coat and how hard it is to spot those little tiny nasty ticks, and of just how difficult it is parting and moving her fur to search for them after walks in the park, woods or even just a romp in the yard, and of just how quickly she could become sick, I get very nervous. Let's not even mention how hard it is to search Pike's dense locks! Here in FL we have so many varieties of ticks. You can check to see what your state has here.

I wanted the very best protection for Nola. I also wanted a safe product that was easy to give, long lasting and most important, effective. So, I spoke to my vet about the best way to protect her and she recommended BRAVECTO (fluralaner)® flea and tick prevention. The chewable tablet is safe for dogs over 6 months, lasts up to 12 weeks protecting against fleas, flea infestations, black leg ticks, American dog tick, and brown dog ticks. BRAVECTO protects against lone star ticks for 8 weeks. BRAVECTO  starts killing fleas within two hours and kills 100% of fleas in 12 hours - yay for fast acting! Best of all, it is so easy to give and Nola thinks it's a treat!

BRAVECTO is FDA approved and available from your vet. My vet let me know that the most common adverse reactions in clinical trials were vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, polydipsia, and flatulence. For more information, look here.

Remember, if you do find a tick, here's how to remove it.

You can check for ticks just by petting and loving on your pup. Ticks like to hide behind Nola's ears!

And sometimes between her toes. Let me tell you, those are hard to get out!

Find out more info at BRAVECTO and keep your dog safe like Nola!

- Dachshund Mommy

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  1. We are likely going to switch to Bravecto!

  2. That is the one good thing about living in the North of England where it is cold, there are very few bugs. I really think it would tip me over the edge if I found a tick on anybody, LOL.
    Lynne x


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