For most of us, times are tough. We’re being more careful about how we spend our money, and we’re cutting corners and saving wherever we can. And to save money, many pet owners are trying to cut costs with pet medications by splitting them. It’s especially common with flea preventives and similar meds, but we don’t recommend it.
We know you love your pets as much as we love ours, so we’d like to share with you why it’s not a good idea to split pet meds.
Splitting flea preventatives between pets leads to inadequate dosage, causing the medication to lose effectiveness against fleas and other pests. Reduced effectiveness leads to an increased chance that your pet will end up with fleas (or ticks), and you’ll end up with an infested house. Fleas and ticks are not only annoying and itchy; they’re also carriers of many diseases – some that can be serious and even deadly for both you and your pet.
The bottom line is that splitting flea medications puts your pet at higher risk for getting fleas, which could end up costing you a lot more than you’ll save by trying to split meds. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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The Bravecto data sheet clearly states: “The chewable tablets should not be broken or divided“. This is because the active ingredient can not be guaranteed to be evenly mixed throughout tablet and so half a tablet may contain less or more than half the total tablet dose.
Can you cut Bravecto in half for smaller dog?
The Bravecto data sheet clearly states: “The chewable tablets should not be broken or divided”. This is because the active ingredient can not be guaranteed to be evenly mixed throughout tablet and so half a tablet may contain less or more than half the total tablet dose.
So if you’re using tablets, such as Comfortis, Sentinel, or Program Tablets, to prevent and kill fleas, don’t split them unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so.
When fleas and ticks feed, they take in Bravecto and die. Bravecto starts to kill fleas after 2 hours and provides effective control within 8 hours for fleas and within 24 hours of attachment for ticks.
Can you cut Credelio in half?
CAN CREDELIO TABLETS BE SPLIT? Elanco does not recommend splitting Credelio tablets because they are not scored for splitting. A variety of tablet sizes are available to allow for accurate dosing according to a dog’s weight.
Can I mix Bravecto with food?
Since BRAVECTO® is better absorbed by the body when it is taken with food, the tablet should ideally be given with a meal.
Can Bravecto be broken up?
Can you crush Bravecto for dogs?
Can I give my dog half a flea pill?
Can I mix Bravecto with food?