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Bravecto - beware...

Post by Caryll on Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:33 am

I don't think this is available in the UK, but just a heads up.....

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153281793905709&id=129890255708


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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Eleanor on Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:53 am

Yikes!
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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Lorraine on Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:01 pm

Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by LyndaW on Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:14 pm

Thank you Caryll for the heads up; what a tragic story - poor dogs.

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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Caryll on Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:18 pm

Bravecto have denied any problems and say that it is totally safe - but they would say that, wouldn't they?

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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Lorraine on Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:25 pm

Of course! But water is totally safe - until you drink too much, or too little of it! There will always be some circumstances where nothing is safe, the key is to make it as safe as possible and it doesn't matter how many trials are had there will always be outliers in any population. I don't know enough about this particular drug, or the safety tests it has been through, to make specific comments, but I would err on the side of caution for my own dogs.
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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Eleanor on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:57 pm

I think you hit the nail on the head, Lorraine. Couldn't agree more!
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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Shisa on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:31 pm

There's no proof to the statements made in that post. The owners can't be found, the vet can't be traced...
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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Caryll on Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:06 am

Whilst I'm not saying that Bravecto is dangerous, per se, I'm not convinced that it's quite as safe as they say it is. ALL powerful drugs/chemicals WILL produce bad reactions, and them continually saying that it doesn't just isn't plausible. I know they have to defend their product, but until the couple of bad reactions have been totally researched I wouldn't use it. Plus, of course, the ticks they cover just aren't found in the UK, apart from the brown dog tick, which is the least common over here!

Mind you, I don't use them anyway!

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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Eleanor on Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:39 am

They're conducting more tests on it due to the allegations, so at least that can give people peace of mind either way.
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Re: Bravecto - beware...

Post by Caryll on Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:22 pm

Yes, and I hope it works out well. But it's still no good for the UK market - a complete waste of money as it doesn't cover the ticks prevalent here.

Plus, if you live in an area with little or no tick problem, then why use anything? Also, only a small minority of ticks carry the disease so infection isn't common.....

From the NHS help site...

It's thought only a small proportion of ticks carry the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, so being bitten doesn't mean you'll definitely be infected. However, it's important to be aware of the risk and seek medical advice if you start to feel unwell

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