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Bravecto vs Revolution

Protecting your dog from fleas, ticks, and heartworms can be a head scratcher (pun intended). Luckily, we've compared two of the most common products - Bravecto vs Revolution. 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 Revolution

Revolution, a topical application, protects against fleas, ticks, and heartworm. It also repels fleas. Bravecto protects and kills fleas and ticks. Where Bravecto shines bright is that it is a chewable tablet that you give once every 3 months to your dog.

However, puppies must be at least 6 months old before you can start them on Bravecto. Revolution can be safely administered at 6 weeks.

Bravecto uses Fluralaner and begins to kill fleas in as little as 2 hours from the inside out. No need to worry about pesticides on your dog's skin. However, it does mean that fleas must bite your dog to ingest the toxins. Revolution's active ingredient is Selamectin which interferes with the parasite's nervous system and begins to kill fleas within 12 hours.

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

Both Bravecto and Revolution require a prescription from your veterinarian before they can be purchased. If you have any questions or concerns about giving these medications to your dog, you should speak to your vet.

Final Thoughts on Bravecto vs Revolution

There is going to be a minimal cost difference between Bravecto and Revolution for a 3 month application. However, with Bravecto you will need an additional medication to treat heartworm. If you prefer one treatment to cover everything, then Revolution might be the treatment for you. If you prefer a flea treatment that you have to administer less frequently, then Bravecto would be your best option.

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 Revolution
Kills Fleas Yes Yes
Repels Fleas No No
Kills Flea Eggs and Larvae Yes Stops development
Kills Ticks Yes American Ticks
Repels Ticks No No
Repels Mosquitoes No No
Prevents Heartworm No Yes
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 Begins to kill fleas within 12 hours
Taste Tasty flavor N/A
Active Ingredient Fluralaner Selamectin
RX Required Yes Yes
Application Type Chewable Tablet Topicalt
Dosing 1 tablet lasts up to 12 weeks Once per month
Age Dogs ages 6 months and up Dogs 6 weeks and older
Manufacturer Merck Animal Health Zoetis
Safety Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs may use. Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs may use