For the control of flea and tick infestations on cats for 3 months
Bravecto is available as a spot-on flea and tick treatment for cats – providing 3 months protection. For optimal control of tick and flea infestation, the Bravecto spot-on should be administered at 3 monthly intervals. Bravecto spot-on can be administered all year round. For use in cats from 11 weeks of age and over 1.2kg.
This is a single treatment pack suitable for large cats weighing 6.25-12.5kgs.
Bravecto spot-on solution contains fluralaner, a systemic insecticide and acaricide with a long duration of action that provides immediate and persistent tick (adult and juvenile Haemaphysalis longicornis (NZ endemic tick) and flea (Ctenocephalides sp.) killing activity for 3 months.
Fluralaner has a high potency against ticks and fleas by exposure by feeding, i.e. it is systemically active on target parasites. Fluralaner is a potent inhibitor of parts of the arthropod nervous system by acting antagonistically on ligand-gated chloride channels (GABA-receptor and glutamate-receptor).
Flea Treatment, Control and Prevention
The flea lifecycle is broken due to the rapid onset of action and the long-lasting efficacy against adult fleas on the animal and the absence of viable egg production.
The product contributes towards the control of the environmental flea populations in areas to which treated cats have access.
Newly emerged fleas on a cat are killed before viable eggs are produced. An in vitro study also demonstrated that very low concentrations of fluralaner stop the production of viable eggs by fleas.
Bravecto spot-on solution reduces the flea challenge experienced by the animal and aids in the treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis.
To obtain maximum flea control, it is recommended that all cats and dogs in the same environment are treated. Cats and dogs may be exposed to fleas when they go outside and they can carry these back into the home.
Where do I place the Bravecto spot-on solution on my cat?
The product should be applied in one spot (cats up to 6.25 kg body weight) or two spots (cats greater than 6.25 kg bodyweight) at the base of the cat’s head.
It is important to deliver the solution onto an area that cannot be easily licked by the cat. As cats are fastidious groomers, they may inadvertently ingest product if easily reached. Ingestion may cause adverse reactions, and will remove product from the coat.
If multiple cats are treated and may mutually groom, it is recommended that cats are separated while product dries.