We Now Carry Bravecto For Cats
by | Jan 27, 2017 | Health
Brodheadsville Veterinary Clinic is proud to announce that we now carry Bravecto for cats!
BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis) and the treatment and control of lxodes scapularis (black-legged tick) infestations for up to 12 weeks in cats and kittens 6 months of age and older, and weighing 2.6 lb or greater. It is also indicated for the treatment and control of Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick) infestations for 8 weeks in cats and kittens 6 months of age and older weighing 2.6 lb or greater.
AN INNOVATION IN FLEA AND TICK PROTECTION1-3,8 brought to you from Merck Animal Health
In a well-controlled European laboratory study, Bravecto killed 100% of fleas 8 hours after treatment and reduced the number of live fleas on cats by > 98% within 12 hours after treatment or post-infestation for 12 weeks. In well-controlled laboratory studies, Bravecto demonstrated > 94% effectiveness against Ixodes scapularis 48 hours post- infestation for 12 weeks. Bravecto demonstrated > 98% effectiveness against Dermacentor variabilis 48 hours post-infestation for 8 weeks, but failed to demonstrate ≥ 90% effectiveness beyond 8 weeks. In a well-controlled U.S. field study, a single dose of Bravecto reduced fleas by ≥99% for 12 weeks. Cats with signs of flea allergy dermatitis showed improvement in erythema, alopecia, papules, scales, crusts, and excoriation as a direct result of eliminating flea infestations.