Bravecto vs Nexgard: Which to consider, when, and why?

By | June 4, 2021

Merial (Boehringer Ingelheim) is a manufacturer of Nexgard, while Merck makes Bravecto; both are in the same chemical family. These treatments kill fleas and ticks by creating uncontrollable activity in their nerve systems. People have a lot of doubts regarding these two. This is why we have this blog to assist you in determining whether any of these products is right for your dog.

Nexgard and Bravecto both treat fleas and ticks using a pesticide from the same “laners” family. Nexgard uses Afoxoflaner, which eliminates all fleas in 24 hours. Fluralaner is used by Bravecto, which kills fleas in as little as 2 hours. For up to 8 weeks, Bravecto kills a variety of ticks, including the lone star tick.

Which dogs can take it?

Dogs must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 4 pounds to be considered for Nexgard.

Dogs must be at least 6 months old and weigh at least 4.4 pounds to be considered for Bravecto.

What are the safety concerns?

Both products are safe for dogs when used according to the directions. NexGard has not yet been studied for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs, unlike Bravecto.

Can the treatment be used on cats?

Nexgard chewable tablets are not available for cats. However, Bravecto is available as a topical treatment which provides an added benefit of being able to repel fleas and ticks.

Nexgard for Dogs
Bravecto for Dogs

Final word:

Bravecto has a lower dosage frequency. In comparison to the monthly amount required for NexGard, one pill can last up to twelve weeks. The convenience of a once-a-quarter flea and tick treatment is worth it for some pet owners. Puppies must, however, be at least 6 months old before being started on Bravecto. On the other hand, Nexgard can be safely delivered at the age of eight weeks.

Overall, Nexgard and Bravecto are around the same price. Some pet owners may begin with Nexgard and then transition to Bravecto as soon as they are able. Some pet owners may also choose to switch to safeguard breeding, pregnant, or breastfeeding dogs.

If you’re still having trouble deciding, we recommend consulting your veterinarian. Furthermore, you can only acquire these Chewables at a discount if you shop from BestVetCare. Hurry Up!

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