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Bravecto vs Credelio

Two of the most popular flea and ticket treatment options are Bravecto Chewable Tablets and Credelio Chewable Tablets. Each tablet option offers strengths and will ultimately help protect your furry friend from fleas and ticks. The table and additional information below will help you make an informed decision on which flea and tick treatment to buy.

What are the differences between Bravecto and Credelio

The primary difference between Bravecto and Credelio is the frequency in which you have to administer to your pet. Credelio will need to be administered once per month to maintain efficacy whereas Bravecto is once every 3 months. Credlio can be started when dogs are at least 8 weeks old whereas you have to wait til 6 months old to start with Bravecto.

Both Credlio and Bravecto use a pesticide from the isoxazoline class to treat fleas and ticks. Credelio uses lotilaner and kills 100% of fleas in 12 hours. Bravecto uses Fluralaner and begins to kill fleas in as little as 2 hours. Both Bravecto and Credelio kill ticks as well.

Both products are safe for dogs when following directions and have been approved by the FDA to treat and prevent flea and tick infestations. However, unlike Bravecto, Credelio has not yet been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.

Bravecto and Credelio will both require a prescription from your vet. Consult with your vet if you have any questions related to side effects, precautions, or special care for your dog.

Final Thoughts on Bravecto vs Credelio

Overall, the costs for Credelio and Bravecto are about the same when factoring in that Bravecto lasts for 3 months. Since you can't start Bravecto until 6 months, some pet owners may start with Credelio. Additionally, some pet owners may opt for Bravecto to protect breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.

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 Credelio
Kills Fleas Yes Yes
Repels Fleas No No
Kills Flea Eggs and Larvae Yes Yes
Kills Ticks Yes Yes
Repels Ticks No No
Repels Mosquitoes No No
Prevents Heartworm No No
Protects Against Other Parasites No No
Waterproof Yes - taken orally Yes - taken orally
How Long to Work 2 hours to kill fleas and 12 hours to kill ticks Kills 100% of fleas in 12 hours and 98.7% of ticks in 8 hours.
Taste Tasty flavor Beef flavored
Active Ingredient Fluralaner Lotilanern
RX Required Yes Yes
Application Type Chewable Tablet Chewable Tablet
Dosing 1 tablet lasts up to 12 weeks 1 tablet per month
Age Dogs ages 6 months and up Dogs 8 weeks and older that weigh at least 4.4 pound
Manufacturer Merck Animal Health Elanco
Safety Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs may use. Has not been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs.