Bravecto, Nexgard And Simparica: Are These Chewable Flea And Tick Preventives Safe?
It's our responsibility to educate ourselves about medications we choose to give to our pets. They can't choose for themselves! Click on the link below for the full article. I'm certain you will think twice about simply taking the recommendation to give these to your dogs and puppies.
If you want to see the kind of effect Simparica can have on your dog, click on this video link. I warn you, though … the video is very distressing to watch. It shows a dog having a really long seizure after taking Simparica. This poor dog died a few months later because of his seizures.
Through our further research it appears the seizure activity associated with dogs may be related to dogs that already have an existing seizure condition. If you choose to use one of these products for heartworm, flea, tick and deworming, just go into it educated. Talk to your own Vet about any concerns you have.
Drug sensitivity can occur when a dog inherits a genetic variant in their ABCB1 gene, also known as the MDR1 gene. MDR1 is a mutation of the gene which can cause more severe reactions to medications and vaccinations. Although all of our breeding dogs are tested and clear of MDR1, dogs & puppies can still have reactions to medications.
***We use Seresto Flea and Tick Collars (Our First Choice) and Recommend either Frontline or Advantage (NOT Advantix) for a topical. We have also used Bravecto with no side effects although Bravecto does fall into the same category of Simparica. I have discussed this thoroughly with my reproductive vet and we feel comfortable with using Bravecto here at CCGS on our own dogs.
This information is for educational purposes only and should not take the place of any recommendations from your own Veterinarian.