The original product, Bravecto (fluralaner) for dogs is a flavored chewable tablet designed to kill fleas, the black-legged tick, the American dog tick and the brown dog tick for 12 weeks at a time. The medication is effective against the Lone Star tick for eight weeks.
The new topical formulation for cats will provide 12 weeks’ protection against adult fleas and black-legged ticks and eight weeks against American dog ticks, Merck stated. The solution may be used on cats ages six months or older and weighing at least 2.6 pounds.
The spot-ons will come in single-dose “Twist’n’Use” pipettes.