I read an insider in a dog magazine, written by a doctor and labrador owner. She raised the fact that Bravecto has been tested on dogs but not on so many dogs that we know today what will happen to our dogs if we continue to give them Bravecto.
That part of Bravecto I have already thought about, but what struck me this time was that Bravecto has been tested on dogs. Beagles, more precisely. That has been raised to do experimented on and then they get killed when they are no longer needed. I can not stop thinking about the beagles who have given up their short life so that we can put drugs in our dogs. 32 puppies and 40 big dogs have apparently been part of the safety study before approval.
Let us all take a moment and send a thankful though to those dogs, for what they have endured.
It also turns out that Bravecto has only been tested for a couple of months, bitches were given the drug and then the pharmaceutical company mated the dogs. The puppies then later got killed and autopsied. Some puppies had some defects like enlarged heart or spleen.
Sometimes it feels like we don’t want to see the reality of the world we are living. We would love to have this drug to be the answer to all our problems with ticks, but is it not a high price to pay? The pharmaceutical company clearly celebrates. They have sold over 34 million doses. That is a lot of money for a drug they don’t need to validate as safe. Lets us just have the EMA at MSD Animal Health to go in and do their job.