I come across your Forum, while searching for Bravecto side effects.
In you are in Facebook please look for the group "Does Bravecto kill dogs" before feeding this "treat" to your puppy! Same with Simparica and Nexgard.
I have a dog that does not tolerate many flea treatments. She has seizures that are set off by synthetic pyretheroids. She has no problem with Bravecto (or Frontline, which is a based on a similar active ingredient. Unfortunately, Frontline no longer works in our area).
It's good to hear, that your dog, especially with this condition, tolerates Bravecto. Many other dogs don't. Seizures are often mentioned as a side effect, someone countries now have a warning on the leaflet to be careful, when using for a dog with a history of seizures. Most dogs obviouslly tolerate one or more doses and then suddenly fall ill. Once inside the body, if your dog has a reaction, there is nothing to you can do, no "antidote". You wouldn't swallow a pesticide yourself, without proper research, would you?
Did you read the Snopes pages? Can you provide a single incidence where post mortem has shown Bravecto poisoning? These sorts of scares go around for many products. Who knows why. Maybe started by someone whose dog died, coincidental to starting a new treatment. Maybe industrial sabatoge. Maybe, as in the false news in the US Presidential election, people who are making money off getting clicks on facebook. I would recommend the following discussions http://www.dogpages.org.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=272508
Sure, I read your provided link. There is no proof, because it it not possible up to now to proof it. You can read the stories of hundreds of people, who lost their dog or have a seriously ill dog after giving Bravecto. if you think all these People are wrong and everything is coincidence, your choice. The Facebook group is almost 30.000 members and growing - including vets.
Why, if these people are for real, do they not go through with having their veterinarians report the incident? http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm055305.htm Anecdotal evidence reported on Facebook is not a responsible way to deal with a problem of toxicity. Much better to link in through regulatory bodies so that, if the medicine is truly a hazard, it can be removed from the market, or at least restricted in its use.
The only EMA report I can find http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm055305.htm
In total, five TAS studies were conducted, of which two were reproductive safety studies. Fluralaner
appears to be well tolerated when administered to Beagle puppies at up to 5X the maximum exposure
dose on three occasions.
At the recommended dose, Bravecto was in general well tolerated with common mild transient
gastrointestinal events (diarrhoea, vomiting, inappetence and drooling). An appropriate warning has been included in the SPC (section 4.6). The product is safe for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating
My browser blocked the blog you cite, and I'm not keen on going against my browser's advice. I've tried the EMA database on adverse drug reactions and nothing is listed for Bravecto. http://www.adrreports.eu/en/search.html#
The FB-Group Admins are helping and encouraging people in the Group to report. Many people don't know how and where to report. Unfortunately vets are often not very helpful. It's clear that one dying dog prooves nothing - many dogs with the same issues is alarming.
If you look the breeding study, you will find that it is terratogen and everthing else but safe. I wrote to the EMA myself about this study and the conclusion, that Bravecto is safe during pregnancy. As a breeder myself and as a breed warden for several years, I have never seen nor heard of that many deformities. There are also reports of breeders, who had similar experiences.
We personally do not use any chemical tick or flea treatments in our dogs.
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