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Bravecto vs Seresto

Tired of applying flea prevention month after month? You're not alone. Many dog owners love the convenience of Bravecto Chewable Tablets or Seresto Flea and Tick Collar because of the duration that each product lasts. 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 Seresto

Bravecto is a chewable tablet that lasts up to 3 months whereas Seresto is a collar that your dog wears that provides protection for up to 8 months. In addition, the collar helps repel fleas whereas Bravecto require the flea to bite your dog before it can kill the flea.You can begin your dog's flea treatment with Serest at just 7 weeks old where with Bravecto you need to wait until your dog is 6 months or older.

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. Seresto's collar contains the active ingredients of Flumethrin and Imidacloprid which are slowly released in low concentrations that kill fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 6 hours.

Both products are safe for dogs when following directions and also safe for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Bravecto is available as a topical treatment - which provides the added benefit of being able to repel fleas and ticks.

Bravecto will require a prescription from your vet and need to be validated before you can purchase online. Seresto can be purchased over-the-counter from us. Consult with your veterinarian if you have any questions concerning using these products and your dog's health.

Final Thoughts on Bravecto vs Seresto

Seresto will cost you less as it lasts up to 8 months. The downside is that your dog will be wearing the collar for 8 months and you'll need to consider if you have childen that could potentially touch the collar often. The collar contains the insecticides used to kill fleas. Bravecto works from the inside out so there is no mess or external insecticides for kids to come in contact with. Both Bravecto and Seresto offer the convenience of month long protection at great prices while providing protection against fleas and ticks.

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 Seresto
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 No
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 Kills fleas in 24 hours and repels or kills re-infesting ticks within 6 hours
Taste Tasty flavor N/A
Active Ingredient Fluralaner Flumethrin and Imidacloprid
RX Required Yes No
Application Type Chewable Tablet Collar
Dosing 1 tablet lasts up to 12 weeks 1 collar lasts up to 8 months
Age Dogs ages 6 months and up Dogs 7 weeks and older
Manufacturer Merck Animal Health Bayer Animal Health
Safety Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs may use. Breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs may use.