Be Very Clear on What Bravecto Does
Sure, you don’t want fleas and ticks attacking your pets. I get it. They are the definition of “pest!”
Not only bothersome, they can carry disease and cause anemia.
And this new drug called Bravecto sure sounds like a slick fix to keep these buggers off your Sadie.
But, let’s get real for a moment. Amid all the glorious Bravecto ads proclaiming flea “prevention” and “control,” you’ll also find the word “kill.”
You just have to dig a bit, and there it is.
*Bravecto kills fleas and prevents flea infestations. 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.”
In fact, the rapidity with which this drug kills fleas is one of its top selling points. The killing starts within two hours of your dog eating the chewable!
Now I can’t, in my heart of hearts call this a “preventative,” can you? It’s a killer of pests, in this case, fleas and ticks.
So, let’s use this word instead, shall we: Pesticide. [Read more…]