THE 12-WEEK* DIFFERENCE IN FLEA AND TICK CONTROL

Fleas and ticks are a threat to pets everywhere. Discover the differences between fleas and ticks – and learn why you should keep your pet protected with a long-lasting treatment.

PET OWNERS FIND FLEAS AND TICKS EVERYWHERE

Providing pets with continuous flea and tick protection is essential – whether the pet goes outside or not.

Most of the pet owners we surveyed1 have dogs that are very active, so it's not surprising that, before using Bravecto on their dog, pet owners that used a monthly treatment:

41% Encountered Fleas

Encountered Fleas

31% Encountered Ticks

Encountered Ticks

Even if pet owners hadn't seen pests on their dog, many of them have seen fleas and 19% have seen ticks in one of these places:

In Bed
On Family Members
Indoors

Fleas are the most common parasite found on dogs and cats2 and can be a significant problem if your pet becomes infested. Fleas can carry serious diseases and some can even be life-threatening. The flea lifecycle is long, and monthly treatments may leave gaps in protection, allowing reinfestation in your home, driving you and your pet apart. Bravecto® covers the entire duration of the flea lifecycle to prevent fleas from re-infesting the home, so with just one treatment, fleas are all taken care of.

THE FLEA LIFECYCLE

NEARLY 3 MONTHS3

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
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
<36 Hours3

After treating your dog, Bravecto starts killing fleas within 2 hours and kills 100% in 12 hours.4 After treating cats, Bravecto kills 100% of fleas within 8 hours.5

Stage 2
12 DAYS3

The flea eggs hatch as larvae, burrowing into your carpets, down cracks in floorboards, and under furniture, unaffected by some monthly treatments.3

Stage 3
≈23 Days3

Larvae turn into pupae, which stay well protected in a cocoon.3 One dose of Bravecto resolves current infestations and prevents new ones for 12 weeks.4,5,6

Stage 4
≈3 MONTHS3

In 3-8 weeks or sometimes more, adult fleas emerge from their cocoons, ready to feed on your pet.3 By this time, your monthly treatment is losing, or has lost effect. Bravecto provides 12 weeks4,5,6 of flea protection.

WHY 12 WEEKS* MAKES A DIFFERENCE

It can take several months2 to rid your pet of fleas, which is why your pet needs protection that lasts just as long. Bravecto is the longest-lasting flea and tick protection available in a chew or topical, delivering 12 weeks*4,5,6 of flea and tick protection in a single treatment. Bravecto protects your pet against C. felis (cat flea) for 12 weeks.4,5,6

The potential risks ticks pose to pets can be stressful to pet owners wanting to ensure their pet receives effective coverage. Bravecto kills 4 different species of ticks commonly found on dogs and 2 species found on cats to protect your pet for 12 weeks.*4,5,6

PROTECT YOUR PET AGAINST THESE TICK SPECIES4,5,6

SAVE MORE WITH BRAVECTO

A single Bravecto treatment lasts for 12 weeks* compared to other products which must be given every month. That makes Bravecto a cost-effective option for keeping your pet protected. But now, you can save even more.

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Try Bravecto and experience the difference it makes in the lives of you and your pet. Bravecto provides 12 weeks* of protection against fleas and ticks with a single treatment.4,5,6 That's easy and convenient treating, fewer chances to forget and a better experience for you and your pet, all taken care of with just one dose.

START TREATING TODAY AND GIVE YOUR NEXT TREATMENT 12 WEEKS* LATER ON

February 14, 2018

FIND A VET NEAR YOU AND START TODAY

Bravecto is only available through your veterinarian. Find a veterinarian near you today to protect your pet with Bravecto.

For technical assistance or to report a suspected adverse drug reaction, contact Merck Animal Health at 1-800-224-5318.

Bravecto kills fleas and prevents flea infestations for 12 weeks. Bravecto Chew and Bravecto Topical for Dogs 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 Solution 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 Dogs: The most common adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, hair loss, diarrhea, lethargy, decreased appetite, and moist dermatitis/rash. Bravecto is not effective against lone star ticks beyond 8 weeks of dosing. For topical use only. Avoid oral ingestion. Use caution in dogs with a history of seizures. Seizures have been reported in dogs receiving fluralaner, even in dogs without a history of seizures. Bravecto Topical Solution 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. Lavan et al. J Vet Sci Technol 2017, 8:439. 2. CAPCvet.org web site. Accessed March 23, 2016. 3. 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. 4. Bravecto Chew for Dogs [prescribing information]. Madison, NJ: Merck Animal Health; 2014. 5. Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats [prescribing information]. Madison, NJ: Merck Animal Health; 2016. 6. Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs [prescribing information]. Madison, NJ: Merck Animal Health; 2016.

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