You might be relieved and curious both at the same time after reading the title. Relieved because you now have a treatment that can last longer and curious because you want to know that is it actually true? Or it’s just a catchy title? and if it’s true,” what was the research like? “
Yes, it’s true that a study has confirmed the long-lasting effect of Fluralaner as a flea and tick preventive. Although there were treatments effective for 4 weeks but still there was a need for a long-lasting treatment. Fluralaner has come as savior and sufficed the need which is a great relief for pets and their parents. The advantage of long-lasting treatment is that it improves your schedule adherence as well because you just have to administer it 4 times a year if your vet has recommended a year-round treatment.
Fluralaner is a member of isoxazoline class. This anti-parasitic drug is an active ingredient of a 3 monthly treatment, Bravecto. Fluralaner treats (Ctenocephalides felis) flea and ticks such as American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), and brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) for 12 long weeks. It also provides 8 weeks of protection against lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) infestations.
Let’s go through the Assessor-Blinded Studies on dogs and cats that were conducted by Parasites and Vectors.
The study for dogs was conducted on 28 healthy male and female beagles aged more than 6 months and weighing between 8.1 to 13.1 kg and for cats it was conducted on 26 domestic shorthair and domestic longhair male and female cats more than 14 weeks of age and weighing 2.2 to 5.6 kg. Both dogs and cats were provided a simulated home environment (SHE) that supported flea and tick life cycle. The carpet was provided as bedding in each cage and a medium for flea infestation was applied to the carpet.
After getting them accustomed with the cage and allowing the flea infestations for 64 days in dogs and for 35 days in cats Fluralaner was applied at a single spot with dosage quantity of 0.7ml-1.2ml /dog and 0.3ml to 0.8 ml /cat.
After applying the treatment both dogs and cats were observed for any side effects or reactions. And then they were again sent to their respective cage.
In Dogs : 2 fleas were located in a dog just after the day of treatment and 3 fleas were found on another dog after 14 days of treatment and after that, all dogs were found flea free for 84 days.
In Cats: All the cats were flea free for 84 days except for the first day of treatment when the efficacy was 96.1%
Hence, this study proves that Fluralaner is effective for 12 weeks and can be used safely on dogs and cats.
So, now you know which product to choose if you want a long-lasting and effective treatment for your pet. Bravecto which contains Fluralaner as an active ingredient is available on our website budgetpetworld.com. It comes in a tasty chew for dogs and as spot-on for cats just administer it once and forget the worries for 12 weeks.
Pets are always the one who control the vibe of your house it’s time that you control the vibe of their health.