NexGard Flea & Tick Chewables for dogs is a brand new, revolutionary flea and tick preventative from the makers of Frontline®, the #1 choice of veterinarians. It's the first flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored soft chew that protects your dog from flea and tick infestations for a full 30 days. That means you no longer have to worry about messy topicals or accidentally washing it off your dog while bathing! It can also be taken alongside your dog's heartworm medication without interruption for your convenience.
NexGard keeps your pet protected from adult fleas by killing them before they have a chance to lay eggs, which reduces the possibility of a flea infestation. It also kills the American dog tick, which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease.
NexGard contains a brand new ingredient not used in any other flea and tick protection. Afoxolaner, the ingredient in NexGard, is rapidly absorbed into your pet's bloodstream where a good concentration makes your pet's blood toxic to insects without affecting your pet's health. The Afoxolaner is metabolized gradually to ensure that it remains in your pet's bloodstream in the appropriate concentration for a full 30 days.
When a flea or tick attempts to feast on your pet's blood, Afoxolaner acts on their Central Nervous System by impeding an important neurotransmitter, which causes instantaneous death. This means your pet receives amazing protection in one tasty morsel! NexGard is a prescription-only medication, so talk to your veterinarian about using it for your pet.
NexGard is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions to include vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
|Weight||Afoxolaner (per chew)|
|4 - 10 lbs (Small Dogs)||11.3 mg|
|10.1 - 24 lbs (Medium Dogs)||28.3 mg|
|24.1 - 60 lbs (Large Dogs)||68 mg|
|60.1 - 121 lbs (Extra Large Dogs)||136 mg|
NexGard is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg).
|Body Weight||Chewables Administered|
|4.0 to 10.0 lbs||One (Orange)|
|10.1 to 24.9 lbs||One (Blue)|
|24.1 to 60.0 lbs||One (Purple)|
|60.1 to 121.0 lbs||One (Red)|
|Over 121.0 lbs||Administer the appropriate combination of chewables|
Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F). Keep away from children and pets.
The most frequently reported adverse reaction was vomiting. The occurrence of vomiting was generally self-limiting and of short duration and tended to decrease with subsequent doses. There are no known contraindications for the use of NexGard.
There are no known contraindications for the use of NexGard.
How long does it take Nexgard to kill fleas? NexGard has been shown to kill fleas four hours after initial administration and demonstrated >99% effectiveness at eight hours. In a separate well-controlled laboratory study, NexGard demonstrated 100% effectiveness against adult fleas 24 hours post-infestation for 35 days.
Does Nexgard have an expiration date? You can locate the expiration date on the outside of the package of NexGard.
How long should I wait to bathe my dog (or let my dog go swimming) after giving Nexgard? Because NexGard is an oral product, swimming or bathing has no effect on it. Your dog’s coat can get wet immediately after a dose.
Is Nexgard safe to use on any breed of dog? It is safe and effective in any breed of dog when used as directed.