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Chewable tablets Bravecto ("Braveco") for dogs: reviews, instructions, prices

The drug "Braveto" is designed to combat mites and fleas. This tool has relatively recently appeared on our market, so it still causes a lot of controversy. Basically, they are related to the effectiveness of the drug and the degree to which it is harmful to the animal. So, let's try to deal with these issues, referring to the instructions and reviews of those who managed to apply the tool in practice.

general information

The trade name of the drug is Bravecto (Bravecto).

The instruction indicates that the preparation is available in tablets for oral use in 5 different versions, depending on the weight of the dog.

The composition of the drug includes:

  • Fluralaner, which is the main active substance;
  • Sucrose;
  • Flavoring;
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate;
  • Aspartame;
  • Magnesium stearate;
  • glycerol;
  • Polyethylene glycol;
  • soybean oil;
  • corn starch.

The drug "Braveco" (manufactured by the Austrian company Intervet GesmbH) is available in the form of chewable tablets of brown color, from dark to light shades, slightly rough or smooth.

Tablets are packed one by one into an aluminum blister and placed in packs of cardboard along with the instruction. Store the drug in a dry dark place away from food at a temperature of 0 ° C - 30 ° C. However, it should not be easily accessible to children and pets. The drug remains valid for 2 years from the date of manufacture.


It helps "Braveto" from ticks and fleas due to the active substance fluralaner, which is part of the product. The drug works as follows: it blocks glutamate-dependent and GABA-dependent receptors of arthropods, leads to hyperexcitation of neurons, disruption of nerve signal transmission and, as a result, paralysis and death of the parasite.

After entering the intestine of the dog, the drug is quickly absorbed and enters the circulatory system. If the product is given along with the feed, the suction process will accelerate. The greatest concentration in the plasma is reached on the first day of use, then the percentage gradually decreases. Nevertheless, the drug remains active and dangerous for fleas and ticks for 85 days, as fluralaner is excreted from the body very slowly, mainly with urine and feces.

After taking the drug, fleas already found on the dog die after 8 hours, and the mites - after 12. Then another 12 weeks protects the animal against repeated infection (infecting insects) "Braveto". Demodecosis and pyroplasmosis - these are the diseases that often affect dogs infected with ticks and fleas. And it is to protect your pet from these diseases using drugs like Bravecto.

According to the degree of impact on the body, the drug is classified as a 4 hazard class, that is, low-risk substances.

Application rules

"Bravecto" (the instruction of which is presented here) is usually prescribed to dogs for the prevention and treatment of apanipterosis (infection by fleas and ticks), as well as to prevent allergic dermatitis caused by fleas and acaroses caused by ticks.

"Braveto" is given to the dogs orally during feeding, or shortly before or after it. Dosage is calculated on the basis that 1 kg of dog weight should account for 25-50 mg fluralanera. The tablet of the drug has an attractive taste and aroma for the dog, so there is usually no problem in order to give it to the animal, it does not arise. If the dog refused to eat the drug, then the pill should either be given with food, or put in the mouth on the root of the tongue, so that the animal swallowed it.

The only thing you need to remember - you can not break the pill, choosing the right dosage for the pet. You need to immediately take the drug for your dog's weight category. Otherwise, it can lead to either a lower dose or an overdose, the consequences of which are very severe.

If necessary, the drug should be repeated after 12 weeks.

Perhaps the simultaneous use of "Braveto" and anti-mutant drugs, insectoakaricidal collars, corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Limitation of use

Despite the fact that the instruction indicates that the drug can be given to nursing and pregnant dogs, as well as puppies from 2 months, many veterinarians do not advise it. "Bravecto" for dogs - the testimonies testify to this - is not so harmless for animals, as the company-manufacturer presents it. Therefore, do not give it to dogs, from which the offspring are soon expected, or nursing bitches. The more dangerous it can be for puppies, since their gastrointestinal tract by two months is still incapable of digesting certain substances. Therefore, the tablet can cause severe poisoning and chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Side effects and overdose

Let's talk about what can cause side effects of the "Bravecto" tablets for dogs. Reviews dog breeders, by the way, greatly expand this list in comparison with the official information from the instruction.

So, among the side effects the manufacturer notes vomiting, increased salivation, decreased appetite, weakness of the intestine, lethargy. As for the opinions of the owners of dogs themselves, they add to this list various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and poisoning of varying severity.

If the dog has vomiting after taking the pill, do not try to feed her again. Perhaps in this way you will save her health.

In the case of an overdose, a depressed mood is observed in the animal, a lack of appetite. The manufacturer promises that these symptoms will pass by themselves.


Among the main contraindications are:

  • Individual intolerance to animals of the components that make up the medicinal product;
  • The drug is prohibited to be given to animals whose weight is less than 2.25 kg;
  • Is prohibited for puppies under the age of eight weeks;
  • It is not recommended to give "Braveto" to animals that have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, or who have chronic gastrointestinal diseases.


"Braveto" - a pill against fleas and ticks, which have a number of significant benefits, which are often referred to by veterinarians and distributors when the drug is recommended. So, we list them:

  • The drug begins to act within 4 hours after ingestion;
  • Protects the entire body of the animal, and not its individual parts, such as drops or collars;
  • The manufacturer guarantees protection against ticks and fleas for 12 weeks;
  • Fleas, if they were already on the dog at the time of taking the drug, die after 8 hours;
  • Mites die after 12 hours and fall off themselves, they will not have to be pulled out of the animal's skin;
  • The fleas that have fallen on the dog die before they can lay eggs, which prevents the dog from re-infecting the dog with parasites;
  • In the room where the dog lives, there are no eggs and larvae of fleas and ticks;
  • The manufacturer guarantees the death of ticks in 99% of cases, and fleas - in 100%;
  • Ticks do not develop resistance to the drug;
  • Suitable for all breeds of dogs;
  • The preparation is characterized as low-risk for all warm-blooded animals.

Safety regulations

There are simple rules of personal hygiene, which must be observed when working with a drug. So, you can not drink, smoke and eat at a time when you give the drug to a dog. In addition, it is necessary to wash hands with soap after direct contact with the tablet.

If you have hypersensitivity or an allergy to a component of the drug, do not directly contact him, but wear a medical glove, for example. If you still have an allergic reaction, or the drug has somehow got into the body, immediately seek medical help. Be sure to bring the instructions from the drug.

In no case do not use the packaging from under the "Bravecto" for domestic purposes. It must be disposed of immediately after use with other household waste.

Braveto: reviews of veterinarians

What swings the veterinarians, they often recommend this particular drug, despite the fact that it is relatively recent in the Russian market. The main argument for the hosts is that the "Braveto" really protects the dog from fleas and ticks.

Nevertheless, not everything is so perfect with the drug "Bravecto". Veterinary reviews also suggest that tablets can cause various side effects and even serious consequences for the health of the dog. Thus, cases of drug poisoning and infection with pyroplasmosis are noted. Although these are isolated cases, nevertheless one should not forget about them when the veterinarian advises you to use this medication.

Now let us turn to the opinion of the owners of dogs who gave their pets "Braveto".

Positive reviews

Quite a lot you can find laudatory speeches about the "Braveto" tablet for dogs. The responses of the owners indicate that the drug protects the pet well from fleas and ticks and does not cause any side effects. Among the important advantages is the safety for the family and children. The fact is that ordinary drops from ticks and fleas are applied to the dog's scruff and are not washed off, since after bathing their action ceases. Therefore, after each contact with the pet, it is advisable to wash your hands, otherwise you can get poisoned. Especially it is dangerous for children. "Bravecto" is taken inside and can not damage the health of the owners.

Negative feedback

But a lot and negative about the tablets "Braveto" for dogs. Comments on the forums abound with complaints and warnings. The most harmless of them indicate that the drug does not protect against ticks. There are no problems with fleas, but if you go with a dog to nature, where there are a lot of ticks, then the probability of pyroplasmosis is high (the disease caused by Babesia blood parasites is transmitted through ticks).

But this is not the worst thing that a dog can expect. There are cases of poisoning of the drug in both large and small breeds of dogs. It is also possible the occurrence of such diseases of the gastrointestinal tract as gastritis, reflux esophagitis, pancreatitis. In addition, problems with the liver and gallbladder can start. And this is not to mention the high enough price of such tablets.

"Braveto": the price

The price of the drug varies not only depending on the region and the pharmacy network, but also on the weight of the dog. The fact is that the package contains one tablet. It is designed for a certain weight. For example, 2-4.5 kg, 4.5 to 10 kg, 10 to 20 kg, 20 to 40 kg and 40 to 56 kg. Therefore, the larger your pet, the more expensive it will be for the Braveto tablet. The price, therefore, ranges from 1,200 to 1,700 rubles.

Thus, the drug "Bravecto" has a very mixed reviews, which do not guarantee the absolute safety of your pet. Many dog breeders refer to "Braveto" sharply negatively, calling it "poison", while others consider the drug "miracle pill." Perhaps this is due to the fact that the drug is not so long ago on the Russian market, and perhaps it all depends on the organism of the dog itself. And yet, it's better to think carefully before giving the drug to your pet.

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