Topical flea & tick medications can be great for your dog, but they can also be messy. Not only that, but it can be tricky to remember to apply topical flea & tick medication monthly.

But don’t underestimate the importance of flea and tick prevention. Ticks can spread debilitating diseases, and fleas can infest your home!


In Windham County, 1 in SIX dogs test positive for Lyme disease.

Lyme is transmitted by ticks, and can greatly damage your pet’s vital organs, joints & quality of life. Getting your dog vaccinated for Lyme and using tick prevention can lessen their risk of infection.

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What can you do if you don’t like topical preventatives, but want to keep your dog safe from fleas & ticks?

Try Bravecto chews! These chewy treats are a prescription that prevents fleas & ticks for 3 months at a time. The chewy Bravecto treat is a pork flavor. Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital’s dogs are loving it!


What does Bravecto do?

Bravecto kills fleas, prevents flea infestations & kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick & brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. (Reference: Bravecto [prescribing information]. Summit, NJ: Merck Animal Health; 2014.)

Is it safe?

Bravecto is safe for dogs that are 6 months or older and at least 4.4lbs. It is also approved for use in pregnant and nursing dogs. This is a prescription-only medication, so one of our doctors must prescribe it for your pet.

What does it cost?

Bravecto can cost you as little as $13 a month (based on July 2016 pricing)! Each chew is $52 and lasts 3 months, plus we have a coupon that will save you $25 on a year (while supplies last).

How can I order Bravecto?

You can get Bravecto at your next visit to our office, or you can order online now. (We’ll even ship it to you!)

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