A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANOTHER CHEWABLE MEDICINE TO FIGHT AGAINST FLEAS AND TICKS: BRAVECTO VS. COMFORTIS

Bravecto and Comfortis both are neurotoxins which interrupts the life cycle of fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks are two different parasites which bother your pets a lot. It sticks to your pet’s body and makes a living on your pet’s blood. Both the medicines work by getting mixed to the tissue fluids of your pets and by reaching to the parasites while they suck your pet’s blood.

Though the medicines belong to the same class, they have noticeable differences which make them either a pick or a reject to its users. I personally prefer Bravecto because it suits my pets. Doesn’t mean that you have to follow what I say. You must read the article before you go for any medication for your pets.

WHAT ARE THE KEY DIFFERENCES: BRAVECTO VS.COMFORTIS?

Bravecto and Comfortis, both are the chewable, oral solution for your pet (especially for dogs). Comfortis has a chewable solution for cats too, but Bravecto has a topical spot-on solution for cats. Both the medicines come in flavors and are proven to be very useful while fighting against the parasite on your pet’s body. Have a look at some common factors and their differences in the two medicines.

BRAVECTO:

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Fluralaner is the active ingredient of Bravecto. Fluralaner is a parasiticide which is very useful while interrupting the life cycle of fleas and ticks. The component is not keen on repelling insects but on those who live on your pet’s blood. This FDA approved medicine paralyzes the insect who ingest the medication indirectly from the host’s body. It doesn’t affect the nervous system of your pets, but it harms the insect and kill it from roots.

The side effects of the medicine include;

  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy etc.

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

This is an oral and chewable pill. The medicine can be ingested to your pet’s body by giving directly to them. You can even prefer to mix the dose with food and administer to your dog. The spot-on solution for cats is to be applied to your cat’s skin. It works similarly by mixing to the tissue fluids and reaching to the insect’s body.

COVERAGE:

Both the form of medicines, the chewable and the topical one give the same coverage from fleas and ticks. It works for three months while fighting against the insect. 

Flavor:

The Bravecto chewable pill comes in a pork flavor which is a savor to relish for your dogs. My dogs especially loved the taste of the medicine. As per the study, 91% of the dogs who have been ingested with the medication take the medication happily, without any hassle.

LIMITATIONS:

There are some limitations while ingesting Bravecto to your pets. Your cats and dogs have to be at least six months old to be able to digest the medication. The dogs must have a minimum weight of 4.4 pounds, and the cats must weigh 2.6 pounds minimum.

COMFORTIS:

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

A natural substance named Spinosad is the active ingredient of Comfortis. It prevents the insects from eating and causing death to them. The material is found in the soil and is less harmful to the environment. The side effects may be like;

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach issues
  • Diarrhoea
  • Lethargy etc.

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

This is an oral and chewable pill. The medicine can be ingested to your pet’s body by giving directly to them. Comfortis chewable is available for both; cats and dogs too. There is no topical solution available for Comfortis.

COVERAGE:

A single dose of Comfortis lasts for a single month. It is active on the fleas and ticks for one month.

FLAVOUR:

Comfortis comes in a beef flavor for both; cats and dogs too.

WHICH IS CHEAPER: COMFORTIS VS. BRAVECTO?

Bravecto costs you around $60 for a single dosage. Whereas Comfortis costs you approximately $90 for six months. A single use of Bravecto lasts for 3 months. Thus if you count per month, it costs you $20. Comfortis costs you around $15 per month. Therefore Bravecto seems to be a bit more expensive than Comfortis is.

But you will get an extra coverage form ticks if you choose Bravecto over Comfortis. I will give a winning vote to Bravecto as I am pretty much satisfied with the medicine. I don’t have to worry for three months once applied for the dose on my pet’s body.

WHICH IS BETTER COMFORTIS VS. BRAVECTO?

If you are looking for an oral medication for your dog, then I will recommend Bravecto because of its more extended protection. No other medicine will last as long as Bravecto does. Bravecto releases the toxins slowly which protects your pet while affecting the insect. Comfortis has oral medication for cats too. But if you want to apply the topical solution on your cats, you can still stick to Bravecto. For the cats also it gives a three months protection.

Comfortis can be given to your pets who are as young as 14 weeks. Thus if you want a medication to start earlier, then you may prefer to have Comfortis. But the minimum weight range is 5 pounds for your dogs and 4.1 pounds for your cats.

To get started, both the medicine will need a veterinary prescription, and you must go with what your doctor suggests.

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