Reviewer Photos & Videos
My poor cat is losing hair in clumps!
Went with this brand as recommended by vets and it’s horrible! We assumed he’d gotten into some sort of fight or something but then we put two and two together and realised it’s the treatment! Never again I hope the vet can give me something to counteract it
Purchased in September 2021 at PetStock for $80.00.
Do not buy this ever!! my cat has died from it
48 hours post a get giving my girl this treatment my cat got serious blood poisoning. I happened to be working from home that day, had I not she would have died before I made it home. A few months later she had blood cancer which in the end caused her death. Please do not buy this stuff - I’m devastated. Vets get a commission to sell you this stuff snd say it is safe - there’s so many horrific stories out there. I’m still figuring the fight to get it banned.
My healthy 5 yr old cat had it on Sunday and today (Thursday) I fear that he won’t make it.
Loss of appetite, lethargic, very sick. Doesn’t want to be touched at all. Not himself. I will never use this again. Vets go this so wrong. Don’t use it please
Purchased in September 2021 for $60.00.
Avoid at all costs
0/10 would not recommend.
The first time I used Bravecto Plus both cats seemed fine, however after the second dose one was super lethargic, spaced out and confused with dilated pupils and unsteady on his feet. He's now got a large sore and hair loss where it was applied which is only getting worse by the day. The other cat freaked out when it was applied, trying his hardest to run away. He's never had this reaction to Advocate before. I reported these symptoms to the Bravecto call line and was told they're normal. Anything that causes cognitive issues, open sores and hair loss is not something that should be anywhere near an animal.
Turned my cat aggressive
I have one mother cat and her two kittens, who are now almost 6 months old. Got Bravecto applied to all 3 yesterday at the vet. Straight after we got home, mumma cat turned aggressive towards her kittens, she has attacked them several times now. I have scratches all over me from trying to protect the kittens from her. This is the first time she has ever done this, and I can only link it to the Bravecto. I will be looking for alternatives.
Purchased in July 2021 at Greencross Vet for $35.00.
Four cats treated - one cat has bald spot on top of head where product was applied. Watching other three, noticed oil spot still lingers on one kitty.
Vet recommended after taking all four kitties for annual check-up. I mentioned another product wasn't effective and asked for "best" recommendation, voila everyone received treatment given at vet's office on top of their heads. That was Saturday, today's Thursday and when I noticed adverse reaction to one kitty as mentioned above. Full on bald spot!
Paws crossed everyone will be okay! I'll be informing vet and WILL NOT take anymore chances with any additional applications.
Update: a total of 3 cats ended up with bald spots. More than a coincidence I'd say!
Purchased in June 2021 for $55.00.
My two beautiful cats had to be put to sleep today
Started Bravecto for small cats treatment on my 2 beautiful Singapura cats ( 11 and 12 years old) 1/1/2021 and gave 1 more dose 1/3/2021. Almost immediately after this dose both started "drunken walking," mild to severe seizures, severe scratching around their heads and hugely dilated pupils with obvious loss of vision. They would fall over when grooming and both stopped "talking" in the same week, as well as becoming extremely clingy and anxious. Visits and calls to various vets put us in debt and from not treating at all but still charging $...520.00 for blood tests - to suggesting change in diet and Vitamin B injections when they were in obvious agony, we decided to put them to sleep today. Their suffering was distressing and agonising and the fact that nobody would "hear" What we said about the link to the treatment makes our pain worse. We thought we did the right thing by trying to protect them from parasites, but it seems the companies who develop these "protective treatments" and everyone subsequently selling them, are deaf to the side effects that it causes in innocent healthy animals.
My cat immediately started having hair loss the day after applying Bravecto. By day two he had two bald spots and his hair continues to fall out. I wish I had read the reviews prior to using it!
Purchased in May 2021 for $80.00.
- Bravecto for Cats Medium Cats
One of our two cats has serious side effects after applying (as per VET recommendation)
14 days ago (8th May 2021) we treated both our cats with Bravecto (supplied by our vet). Administered to the upper back of the neck under their collar so they could not lick it.
I was previously using Frontline Plus, but the vet said to switch to Bravecto because fleas have become resistant to Frontline, and one of the cats had brought fleas inside (YUK). Apart from the fleas, BOTH cats were healthy, having been checked by the vet approximately two weeks prior to the application of Bravecto.
Both cats were very inactive for the first week afte...
Purchased in May 2021 at Balwyn Veterinary Surgery. 185 Whitehorse Rd Deepdene. Vic 3103 for $88.05.
Hopeful but a disappointment!
Sounded to good to be true, 12 weeks! No result in relief of fleas from my big 17lb cat. After three weeks of continuous itching I will seek other medications.
Purchased in April 2021 for $52.00.
My heart is broken. He's been gone for 9 months
I have talked to many. This bravecto is poison. I will not stop trying to let all of you who love your family. Do not use. look at the rating. Not even a 1 star. We got a powder which is natural and on all our 4 kittys all the ticks and fleas are gone. Its called vets best and they have sprays for lawns. Been using this sense my big boy kitty was killed with bravecto. SO BE AWARE. Braveto is made in China.
Purchased in August 2020.
Wish I researched first. I never would have purchased.
April 27, 2021, I took the medication out of the plastic bag, put my gloves on as suggested by vet tech and then applied the Bravecto to the back of my cats neck. Told everyone in the house not to touch the cat were his neck is wet as the medication is toxic to the touch (RED FLAG). I should have known better.
Same day, clumps of hair were falling off of my cat, unusual but possibly a reaction and no bald spot to worry, so I kept an eye. Next couple of days, he starts losing energy, I chalked it up to maybe age as he is 17years old. Six days in...
Purchased in April 2021.
Will he die?
I purchased Bravecto for the first time almost two weeks ago. I have used other topical monthly flea drops but never this. This said 6 months. That was my first red flag it was strong. My 15yr old has beginning stage adrenal failure but very healthy still UNTIL THIS! He's was fat and never missed a meal. He even would steal the dogs food...that was before this poison. From 18lbs to 8lbs. He first hid. Then slowly walked out. i didn't really notice for a week. A week later he is increasingly worse! His body aches, his jaw hurts, his coat is fal...ling out, he eats only wet food on a dish presented where he is sleeping because he walks squatting down. He has to be carried to the litter box or will pee where he lies. I called the vet 4 days ago and washed the area. I asked how to reverse this. There is NOTHING! I bring him in today for fluids and any other support they can give him. I had a gut feeling when buying this I ignored because of the savings. Now that 30$ a month may kill my boy.
Purchased in April 2021 for $52.74.
Never use again!
My 5yr old cat has sensitive skin and is allergic to flea bites so I use a flea treatment regularly. Used Bravecto for the first time supplied by her vet..never again! She panicked when it was first applied and seemed frightened and in pain for a day, I’ve spotted a burn mark on her neck and I now understand why. Will go back to using Advantage, never been an issue in the past
Purchased in April 2021 for $80.00.
Brave for cats
A vet prescribed and I paid for it. How ridiculous is that? I read the directions I put it on as followed split the Hair applied to the skin behind the neck and shoulder blades and within 20 minutes my Persian cats hair was falling out. And again the next day. Very lethargic I would not recommend this
Purchased in March 2021 for $36.00.
Questions & Answers
This is the second time after giving my cat the 3mth. Bravecto treatment for worms etc. she has been throwing up . What is the cause?
Honestly I’d take your cat to the vet. My cat has only had one dose of bravecto but has lost all his hair on his neck and I’m now having to use antibiotic cream as it got infected from him scratching at the stuff burning his skin. I’m so mad at this brand and how they can even be recommended by vets
Bravecto plus was used on my 13 yr old cat by the Vet in NZ. Not long after at home he became weird. He was wobbly when walking, he stopped eating but drinking a lot of water, his pupils were dilated, he looked like he was having a stroke, he was very confused. I took him back to the Vets who took a lot of blood tests. The Vet thought he had meningitis with the symptoms he had. He turned 14yrs in March 2021 and my daughter gave him another dose of Bravecto when I was away, he developed the same symptoms as before. He seems very confused when I call him he doesn't appear to know where he is. I am worried now that it is the Bravecto as I know the Vet did not test him for toxity. I phoned the Vet last week and the Receptionist tells me Bravecto is safe but I have a gut feeling it is Bravecto that has caused him to be like this. Not sure what to do now. shouls I contact Merc?
Yes I would. I called and the representative took my information, provided action number, and said to call them if any additional concerns and/or I needed to take my cat to the vet. Luckily, the 3 cats that lost hair didn't have any further issues. Good luck and no more of this toxic dangerous product!
He is a beautiful intelligent Pedigree Birman and now when he walks his head tilts to the side. He gets confused when outside not knowing where to go. Hes not eating much but drinks a lot of water.
Will large cat size Bravecto Topicle harm an 11 pound cat?
I would say yes! My cat was ick named Garfield. 4 days after I gave it to him, he started to stop eating. We went to the vet. They took blood. It was all over the place. His routine check up had been just 8 day's prior, thats when I bought the Bravecto. We tested his Urine. No problems there. He is now home and on an IV fluid bag. He eats only when I carry the smooshed food to him. He drinks if I carry water to him. I wish I had stayed with monthly doses.
Get an answer from our members
|Category||Tick & Flea Control Products||Tick & Flea Control Products||Tick & Flea Control Products|
|Reapplication Period||Every 2-3 months||Every 2-3 months||Every 2-3 months|
|Minimum Pet Age||9 weeks||11 weeks||11 weeks|
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.