It has been my experience that ticks are on the rise here in the Northeast US. I cannot vouch for other parts of the country, but I have picked off more ticks on my dogs in the last 2 years than I have in 20 years previously. Prevention of ticks seems to be a “no brainer”, but it isn’t that easy when one is concerned about the possible consequences of putting poisons and chemicals on our pets. Did I ever mention that I hate ticks?
I am not sure how I feel about this and I have not had the chance to do much research, but I thought it was worthy of an announcement. Please do your own research and check with your vet before changing treatments for your pets.
The U.S. FDA just approved a new chewable flea and tick treatment for pets. BRAVECTO, from Merck Animal Health, is the first chewable tablet for dogs that has been shown to quickly and effectively kill fleas and multiple tick species for 12 weeks in a single dose. BRAVECTO is a flavored chew treat that is only available through veterinarians, so we will not be selling it on ShopForPuppy.com. Merck claims there are no known complications, and the most common side effects are mild and transient gastrointestinal effects.
If it works and has no side effects or risks for your dog, then this may be a solution to help prevent and treat ticks!