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Bravecto vs Advantage Multi

When looking for the right treatment option to protect your dog against fleas, heartworm, ticks, and other parasites, you will find many different options ranging from chewable tablets to topical ointments to solutions that cover it all or cover just fleas. In this review, we'll help you break down two of the more popular choices in Bravecto Chewable Tablets and Advantage Multi for Dogs. The table and info below will help you make an informed decision on which product to buy.

What are the differences between Bravecto and Advantage Multi

Advantage Multi is a product designed to hit all the key areas, heartworm, fleas, roundworms, hookworms, and mites. It does the job as a topical ointment that you apply once a month. However, it does not break the cycle of flea infestations like Bravecto. In addition, you'll need to apply Advantage Multi monthly whereas Bravecto is given once every 3 months.

Advantage Multi can be started when your pup is just 7 weeks old and at least 3 pounds. Bravecto shouldn't be administered until your dog is at least 6 months old.

Advantage Multi's active ingredients Imidacloprid and Moxidectin work to prevent heartworm disease and kill fleas within 12 hours. Bravecto uses Fluralaner and begins to kill fleas in as little as 2 hours. Bravecto kills many types of ticks including the lone star tick for 8 weeks. However, Bravecto does not provide protection against heartworm.

Both products are safe for dogs when following directions. Bravecto is safe for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. You should speak with your vet about risks with using Advantage Multi in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.

Advantage Multi and Bravecto both will require a prescription from your vet before you can purchase them online.

Final Thoughts on Bravecto vs Advantage Multi

Cost wise, Bravecto and Advantage are similar for a 3 month treatment plan. Bravecto will provide additional protection against fleas but won't provide any protection for heartworm. If you opt for more flea protection, we recommend choosing a heartworm prevention medication as well for complete protection for your beloved doggie. As always, with any flea treatment, we recommend treating your house and yard for any flea infestations in conjunction with topical or oral treatments.

If you still have questions on which oral flea and tick treatment is best for your furry friend, our pharmacists are standing by to offer pet parent consulting.

Feature Bravecto Advantage Multi
Kills Fleas Yes Yes
Repels Fleas No No
Kills Flea Eggs and Larvae Yes No
Kills Ticks Yes No
Repels Ticks No No
Repels Mosquitoes No No
Prevents Heartworm No Yes
Protects Against Other Parasites No Ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms
Waterproof Yes - taken orally Yes
How Long to Work 2 hours to kill fleas and 12 hours to kill ticks Begins to kill fleas within 12 hours
Taste Tasty flavor N/A
Active Ingredient Fluralaner Imidacloprid and Moxidectin
RX Required Yes Yes
Application Type Chewable Tablet Topical
Dosing 1 tablet lasts up to 12 weeks 1 application per month
Age Dogs ages 6 months and up Dogs 7 weeks and older that weight at least 3 pounds
Manufacturer Merck Animal Health Bayer Animal Health
Safety Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs may use. Speak to your vet about risks associated with breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.