Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats is a medication containing fluralaner that is applied directly to your cat’s skin. It is designed to kill adult fleas and prevent and treat flea infestations, as well as treat and control Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick) infestations for 12 weeks in cats and kittens 6 months of age and older weighing 2.6 pounds or more. Additionally, it is indicated for the treatment and control of Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick) infestations.
- Long-lasting flea and tick protection: Bravecto is effective in killing fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks, providing extended protection for your cat.
- Easy to administer: Bravecto is a topical solution that can be easily applied to your cat’s skin, making it a convenient option for pet owners.
- Fast-acting: Bravecto starts working quickly, killing fleas within two hours and ticks within 12 hours of application.
- Prevents flea infestations: Bravecto not only treats existing flea infestations, but also prevents new flea infestations from occurring.
- Reduces the risk of tick-borne diseases: By eliminating ticks, Bravecto helps to reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
- Waterproof: Once applied and dried, Bravecto remains effective even if your cat gets wet or is bathed.
- Fewer doses required: Because Bravecto provides 12 weeks of protection, it requires fewer doses than monthly flea and tick treatments, reducing the chance of missed doses.
How to use Bravecto for Cats
- Check the packaging to make sure you have the correct dosage for your cat’s weight.
- Remove the Bravecto Spot-on pipette from its packaging and hold it upright.
- Snap the tip of the pipette away from your face and your cat’s face.
- Part your cat’s fur at the base of their skull, until the skin is visible.
- Place the tip of the pipette directly against the skin and squeeze gently to empty the contents onto the skin.
- Repeat at one or two other spots along your cat’s spine, working your way towards their tail.
- Discard the empty pipette and any unused product.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when using Bravecto for Cats, and to avoid bathing your cat for at least two hours after application to ensure the product has been fully absorbed. If you have any concerns or questions about using Bravecto Spot-on for Cats, you should consult your veterinarian.
To ensure safety for both you and your cat when using Bravecto, it is important to wear gloves during application, avoid getting the product in your cat’s eyes, wash your hands after use, prevent your cat from licking the treated area, and avoid applying the product directly to any skin lesions your cat may have.
The most frequent adverse effects of BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats are vomiting, itching, diarrhea, hair loss, decreased appetite, lethargy, and scabs/ulcerated lesions. It is ineffective against American dog ticks after 8 weeks of use, and it is only intended for topical application, not oral consumption. The safety of BRAVECTO has not been established for breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. Cats receiving isoxazoline class drugs, even those without prior neurologic disorders, have reported neurologic adverse reactions. Exercise caution when administering to cats with a history of neurologic disorders. Bravecto Prescribing Information
Frequently asked questions about Bravecto for Cats
Bravecto Spot-on for cats provides 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks with a single application.
How long does Bravecto Spot-on for cats take to work?
Bravecto for cats starts to kill fleas within 12 hours and ticks within 48 hours of application. However, it is important to note that if your cat is already infested with fleas, it may take some time to completely eliminate the infestation, as adult fleas can continue to emerge from cocoons in the environment for several weeks.
Is Bravecto Spot-on for cats safe?
Bravecto Spot-on for cats is generally considered safe when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. However, as with any medication, there is a risk of side effects. Consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your cat’s health.
Can I use Bravecto on kittens?
Bravecto can be used on kittens that are at least 6 months old and weigh at least 2.6 pounds. Consult with your veterinarian before using Bravecto on kittens.
How does Bravecto for cats work?
Once administered, BRAVECTO quickly enters the tissue fluids located just below the skin of your dog or cat, and when fleas and ticks feed on your pet, they ingest BRAVECTO, which results in their death.
Can I use Bravecto on pregnant or nursing cats?
The safety of Bravecto Spot-on for cats has not been established in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. Consult with your veterinarian before using Bravecto on pregnant or nursing cats.
Can I bathe my cat after applying Bravecto Spot-on?
It is recommended to wait at least two hours after applying Bravecto Spot-on for cats before bathing your cat to ensure that the product has been fully absorbed.
What should I do if my cat experiences side effects after using Bravecto Spot-on?
If your cat experiences any side effects after using Bravecto Spot-on, such as vomiting or lethargy, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How long after applying Bravecto can I touch my cat?
After applying Bravecto for cats, it is recommended to avoid touching the application site on your cat’s skin until the area is completely dry, which typically takes about 2 to 3 hours. This will help to prevent the medication from transferring to your skin or clothing, which could potentially cause skin irritation or other side effects.
What is the difference between Bravecto and Bravecto Plus for cats?
Bravecto for cats is a medication that is designed to kill fleas and ticks, while Bravecto Plus is a combination medication that is designed to kill fleas and ticks, as well as prevent heartworm disease and treat intestinal parasites.
Do vets recommend Bravecto?
Many veterinarians do recommend Bravecto for their feline patients, as it is considered to be a safe and effective flea and tick preventative. Bravecto has been extensively tested and has been shown to provide long-lasting protection against fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks with a single dose.