With fleas and ticks becoming more resistant to the existing treatments, the makers of frontline plus has come up with the new product – Nexgard for dogs. It is an oral parasitic treatment for pets protecting them from harmful external pests. It kills both fleas and ticks apart from keeping pets free from infestation. Seeing its effectiveness, most vets are recommending this oral preventive for dogs. It is a first beef-flavoured chew for killing parasites and yet easy to dose. When it comes for pricing, it takes highest score due to its affordable pricing.
This fast acting formulation is both safe and effective for full 30 days protecting dogs from harmful flea and tick infestation. The soft chew is approved by FDA and proven to be safe to use in dogs.
The oral treatment is also safe to use on puppies from 8 weeks of age or above and weighing 4 pounds and above. It is also effective and safe to use in any breed of dog or any size of dog.
Key Ingredient and How It Works?
Afoxolaner is an active ingredient in this oral chew. This compound kills external parasites by over-stimulating their nervous system. When the ingredient stimulates the fleas’ nervous system, this action causes them to rise to the top of dog’s coat as they die. The continued activity for 30 days controls fleas and ticks as well as reduces the chances of re-infestation.
It is highly effective in treating paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks and bush ticks. Inhibiting the production of flea eggs, it prevents fleas to multiply and controls newly acquired adult fleas. Target Animal Safety carried studies on this chew – approved for dogs and stated that the ingredient is well tolerated by dogs at the therapeutic dose. Beagle dogs treated at up to 5 times the therapeutic dose showed no signs of intoxication.
Nexgard starts working within 8 hours of administration, and the rapid action starts killing fleas and ticks. The oral treatment kills 100% fleas within 24 hours of dosage.
The dosage varies according to the weight of a dog – 2.7 / 6.9 mg/Kg is a recommended dose. Available in four different packs marked by different colours, you can buy one according to your pet size. The tab can be given directly into the pet’s mouth or can be mixed with dog meal. For total protection, treatment with Nexgard should be repeated every month, precisely on the same day.
Important Safety Information
One thing to remember is that Nexgard is specifically for dogs only. It is not for cats use. Some of the adverse reactions may be dry/flaky skin, vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy and lack of appetite. It is also important to be careful when treating dogs with history of seizures. Usage of this product in pregnant, breeding and lactating dogs has not yet been evaluated.
Confirming these facts, most vets recommend monthly treatment with Nexgard for protecting dogs from flea and tick infested disease. It is advisable to start the dosage only after your vet’s consent.