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Bravecto vs K9 Advantix II

Choosing the best flea and tick solution for your dog can be hard. Luckily, offers all the top options and we're here to answer any questions you might have. Two of tje more common selections are Bravecto Chewable Tablets and K9 Advantix II. Each treatment 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 product to buy.

What are the differences between Bravecto and K9 Advantix II

Bravecto and K9 Advantix are different on many levels. Bravecto is a chewable tablet that you administer once every 3 months whereas K9 Advantix II is a topical prevention that you apply monthly. The topical administration kills and prevents fleas whereas the Bravectochewable tablet only kills fleas once they bite your dog - thus ending the cycle. In addition, you can begin to administer K9 Advantix II when your puppy is 7 weeks old and at least 4 lbs.

Both products are safe for dogs when following directions and safe for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.

K9 Advantix II is not available for cats. However, Bravecto is available as a topical treatment - which provides an added benefit of being able to repel fleas and ticks.

Bravecto requires a prescription from your veterinarian before it can be purchased. K9 Advantix is available to be purchased over the counter. Your vet should be able to answer any questions related to side effects, precautions, or special care for your dog.

Final Thoughts on Bravecto vs K9 Advantix II

The cost for K9 Advantix II is going to be less than Bravecto over a 6 month period. You can also start your dogs on K9 Advantix earlier than you can Bravecto. On the other hand, Bravecto comes in a convenient chewable tablet that provides protection for 3 months - instead of monthly doses. Either choice is going to provide relief from fleas and and provide protection against ticks -- it just depends on your preferences,

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 K9 Advantix II
Kills Fleas Yes Yes
Repels Fleas No Yes
Kills Flea Eggs and Larvae Yes Yes
Kills Ticks Yes Yes
Repels Ticks No Yes
Repels Mosquitoes No Yes
Prevents Heartworm No No
Protects Against Other Parasites No No
Waterproof Yes - taken orally Yes
How Long to Work 2 hours to kill fleas and 12 hours to kill ticks 12 hours to kill fleas
Taste Tasty flavor N/A
Active Ingredient Fluralaner Permethrin, Imidacloprid, and Pyriproxyfen
RX Required Yes No
Application Type Chewable Tablet Topical
Dosing 1 tablet lasts up to 12 weeks Monthly application
Age Dogs ages 6 months and up Puppies 7 weeks and older and weighing more than 4 lbs.
Manufacturer Merck Animal Health Bayer Animal Health
Safety Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs may use. Don't apply to cats.