This is about Bravecto flea and tick chews. Paco says:
I bery allergic to flee medicine. One time Mom gabe me a pill and I felt bery bery terrible and Mom tink I had a stroke. I did not hab stroke, but I was in lala land for a long time. Den Mom put some flee medicine on my back and I got bery irritated and my skin was red. Den Mom put a bery 'spensive flee collar on me but dat didn't do much to help with my flees. Flees are mean and give me skin infections and den I hab to go to da doctor and get a shot and pills. I don't like dat, but I do like it when da doctor gives me special cheese from a can afterward - he's my new best friend.Finally, after years of struggling to control the fleas on Paco because he seemed to be deathly allergic to just about every form of flea medicine out there, a miracle came about in the form of Bravecto chews. We were at our monthly visit to the vet (seriously, I spend more on this dog than on Jeff and I each year for medical), getting yet another steroid shot for his extreme itchiness, along with medicine to treat yet another skin infection caused by the fleas and his licking and chewing because of the irritated skin, when the doctor, who was a fairly recent addition to the vet staff, went over Paco's history and suggested trying Bravecto - he said that it seemed to be well-tolerated in dogs who normally have bad reactions to flea medicine. I was hesitant, because I worried that I'd kill Paco with this (if you'd seen how badly he reacted to a flea chew a while back, you'd understand - I watched him and thought "I've just given my dog something that is killing him right before my eyes"), but after talking more with the vet and getting some pretty strong reassurances, I went ahead and gave him the Bravecto.
Da doctor told Mom to try a new flee medicine on me called Bravecto. It was 'spensive but I don't care, I'm not paying for it and anyway Mom just hands ober a plastic card so dat's not real money. I gobbled down da Bravecto chew and wanted more but cheapo Mom said dat's it. Hmpf. All of my flees went away. Da end.
Over the next few days, it was like we had a new dog. He got his bounce back, he slept better, and the fleas were GONE! It was like he Benjamin Buttoned it - our 11-year-old dog acted like a teenager, wanting to chase the ball and the Frisbee, and he was much happier overall. I am so pleased to have finally found something that works for Paco's fleas! Life is better for all of us.
Bravecto is a 12-week chew, and it will be time for Paco to get another dose in a few weeks - this go-round? I will gladly hand over my plastic to pay for it! I realize that Paco's experiences with flea medicine have probably been on the more extreme level with side effects and reactions, but I wanted to share our story and outcome in case any of you have a sensitive dog as well.
This is mostly how we play Frisbee - I throw it, Paco runs to get it after it lands, then brings it back to me so we can play tug-o-war before starting the process all over.
Have a great weekend!