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NexGard for dogs

NexGard for dogs by Merial

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NexGard 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 a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days. That means, you don't have to worry anymore about messy topicals, or accidentally washing your dogs preventative off while bathing! Also, it can be taken alongside your dog's heartworm medication, without interruption. 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. Plus, it kills the American dog tick, which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease. For: Dogs

Benefits:

  • First-ever flea and tick preventative from the makers of Frontline that comes in a tasty beef-flavored chew
  • No more messy topical preventatives, and no more worrying about washing off your dog's flea protection
  • Safe, effective, FDA-approved, and lasts for 30 days

Can be taken alongside heartworm medication How it Works: NexGard contains a brand new ingredient not used in any other flea and tick protection. Afoxolaner, the ingredient in NexGard, works by absorbing rapidly and safely into your pet's bloodstream and causes uncontrolled activity the flea's and tick's central nervous system, which causes death. Afoxolaner is slowly excreted through your pet's metabolism, which allows NexGard to continue to provide effective treatment for a full 30 days. This means amazing protection in a tasty morsel! NexGard is a prescription-only medication, so talk to your vet.

Cautions:
NexGard is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions 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.

Afoxolaner
(NexGard)

Common Drug Name
Afoxolaner

Common Brand Names
NexGard
Generic products are not available.

Storage
Store at or below 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Uses
NexGard is a beef­flavored soft chewable. NexGard kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and the treatment and control of Black­legged (deer) Tick, American Dog Tick, Lone Star Tick and Brown Dog Tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) infestations in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, and weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater.

Dose and Administration
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
Give by mouth once a month. NexGard may be given with or without food. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or refused. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, or if vomiting occurs within two hours of administration, re­dose with another full dose.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember, then resume a monthly dosing schedule. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once. If you are unsure whether to give a dose, contact your veterinarian. In areas where fleas are common year­ round, monthly treatment with NexGard  should continue the entire year without.

Drug, Food and Test Interactions  
There are no known contraindications for interruption. To minimize the likelihood  the use of NexGard. As with any 
of flea re­infestation, it is important to medication, notify your veterinarian of any treat all animals within a household with  other medications, including vitamins and an approved flea control product. This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed. 

Signs of Toxicity/Overdose 
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose contact your veterinarian immediately.

Possible Side Effects  
The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy or lack of appetite.  Keep this and all other medications out of  the reach of children and pets. Consult your veterinarian if you notice any of the above side effects. 

Precautions 

NexGard is for use only in dogs. 
Do not use in dogs less than 8 weeks of age or less than 4 pounds. 
Not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to afoxolaner. 
The safe use of NexGard in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evauated. Consult your veterinarian before 
using in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs. 
Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. Consult your veterinarian before using NexGard in dogs with a history of 
seizures.  Consult with your veterinarian to see if any physical examination and/or laboratory testing is recommended for 
your pet prior to and during treatment with this medication. 


This information may not cover all possible uses, directions, side effects, precautions, allergic reactions, drug interactions, or withdrawal times.  Always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

 

 

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