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At Metro Vet, we offer both NexGard® and Bravecto for flea and tick prevention for dogs. For cats, our office offers REVOLUTION.

NexGard® and Bravecto, as well as REVOLUTION, work quickly to help manage fleas, as well as kill the egg and adult stages of the lifecycle. Our veterinarians can help determine the best course of action for flea, tick, and heartworm prevention for your dog or cat.

NexGard® for Dogs

  • Given monthly
  • Can be used on dogs from eight weeks of age, weighing four pounds or more
  • Kills both fleas and ticks quickly, and keeps killing for a whole month
  • Kills the Lone Star tick, Black-legged tick, American Dog tick, and Brown dog tick
  • Can be taken alongside your dogs’ heartworm medication without interruption
  • Kills fleas within 24 hours of ingestion

Bravecto for Dogs

  • Given every three months
  • Can be used on dogs from six months of age, weighing 4.4 pounds or more
  • Starts killing fleas within two hours and kills >98% of fleas within twelve hours for twelve weeks
  • FDA Approved and safe for pregnant, breeding, and lactating dogs
  • Protects against the Black-legged tick, American dog tick, Brown dog tick, and Lone star tick


The biggest difference between NexGard® and Bravecto is that the former is given once a month, and the latter is given once every three months. Some pet owners like the consistency of once a month, while some like the convenience of once every three months. 



  • Kills grown fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and keeps eggs from hatching
  • Prevents heartworm disease cuased by Dirofilaria immitis
  • Treats and controls ear mites
  • Treats and controls roundworms and hookworms
  • Kills adult fleas and eggs
  • Protection from most internal and external parasites
  • Applies in just one spot due to low-volume dosage size
  • Can bath pet as quickly as two hours after application


You can take both NexGard® and Bravecto alongside a heartworm preventative, which is available at our office as well. Heartworm is a serious condition that is often spread by mosquitoes. It is widely common in the U.S. and has been identified in all 50 states. Treating this condition can be costly, complex, and highly involved. This makes prevention a more desirable option.

If you have questions, we are here to help! Please call MetroVet at 312-583-1921 to schedule an appointment to discuss flea and heartworm prevention for your pet.