Did you know the world is home to over 2,000 species of flea and the most common is the cat flea? They’re not just a problem for your pets, but immature fleas can infest your carpets and beds, they’re a problem almost everywhere. Even pets that never go outdoors are at risk from fleas that find their way inside the house – and once they’re in, they’re notoriously hard to get rid of. To stop repeat infestations, you need to break the flea life cycle once and for all.

The NZ Cattle Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) is endemic in New Zealand, and is commonly found in warmer regions. This tick will attach to and feed from a variety of domestic animals including cattle, sheep, deer, dogs, cats, and horses, as well as the occasional human, wildlife and bird species.

Tapeworms, or cestodes, are long flat worms with a ribbon-like body comprised of many repeating segments, usually found in the small intestine of the host. Tapeworm infestations usually do not cause clinical signs, however egg packets (proglottids) may be visible in the faeces or around the animal’s anus. Species, such as Dipylidium caninum can infest children.

Dipylidium caninum affects dogs, with part of its life cycle occurring inside a flea. Reinfection of the dog is by ingestion of fleas containing tapeworm larvae (cysticercoids). Good flea control with Bravecto Chew or Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs can prevent infestation with the flea tapeworm.

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These Bravecto products protect your cats and dogs against parasites - fleas, ticks and worms.

Easy, long lasting flea and tick protection. An oral dose offering 3 month flea and tick protection in a single chew dogs love.

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For owners who prefer the convenience of a spot-on treatment.

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Protect your cats and dogs from parasites with Bravecto.

Convenient, safe, and long lasting flea and tick protection for cats in one simple spot-on.

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Easy, long lasting flea and tick protection plus a worm treatment in one convenient spot-on applied to the skin.

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BRAVECTO QUANTUM requires vet authorisation, ACVM no: A011993. Bravecto ACVM No’s: A011019, A011261 & A011446.