With so many vet products as pet supplies on the market to control fleas on your pet, how do you choose? You shall start by asking your veterinarian or close friend who is also a pet owner. They should be competent to tell you about which pet supplies products are most effective in your area. They will also be able to feature in the other pets in your home, how often your pet is bathed, tick exposure, and what other parasites you need to be afraid about?
Nexgard Chewables Flea Control Treatment
Nexgard is a monthly chew that has been in the market for dogs to treat and prevent fleas and ticks including paralysis ticks.
Nexgard is the first oral product we have had available to us that will control ticks for the whole month. It contains a novel compound called afoxolaner and is manufactured by Merial.
What are NexGard Chewables?
NexGard is a monthly soft beef-flavoured chewable used to kill adult fleas and indicated for the prevention and treatment of flea infestations in dogs and the treatment and control of American Dog Tick infestations on your pet.
It is protecting your dog from harmful parasites (nasty fleas and ticks) which were never been so easy! NexGard Chewables are a brand new, revolutionary flea and tick preventative and #1 choice of veterinarians. It is the first chewable flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored yielding chew that protects your dog from a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days.
You shall not worry anymore about messy topicals, or accidentally washing your dog’s preventative off while bathing! Also, it can be taken alongside your dog’s heartworm treatment, without interruption.
NexGard Chewables keep 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. Nexgard Flea and Tick kills 3 types of ticks (the American dog tick, the black-legged (Deer) tick and the Lone Star tick), which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease.
Formulation of Nexgard Preventative
The Nexgard is a tasty chew. They are present in boxes of either in a single dose, 3 pack or 6 pack as per your requirement. Inside the packet, the Nexgard flea chew is contained in a package which has a peel off backing. The actual chew is not a bad size, it is not so big that it would be difficult to get a dog to munch through it if it didn’t like it. It has quite a beefy smell to it a bit like a beef stock cube and attracts your pet. It feels moist to touch but doesn’t fall apart easily.
How Do NexGard Chewables Work?
NexGard Chewables contains a brand new ingredient (Afoxolaner) not used in any other flea and tick protection. Afoxolaner, the ingredient of NexGard Chewables, works by absorbing quickly and carefully into your pet’s bloodstream and causes uncontrolled activity the fleas’ and ticks’ central nervous systems, which causes death. Afoxolaner is gradually excreted through your pet’s metabolism, which allows NexGard Chewables to continue to grant effective treatment for a full 30 days. This means remarkable protection in a tasty morsel!
Advantages of Nexgard Chewables
- Superb flea and tick killing activity for the whole month
- Exceptional palatability, most will eat it.
- Can be used in puppies from 8 weeks of age
- Very low incidence of side effects including vomiting
- Not affected by bathing or swimming
Disadvantages of Nexgard Chewables
- Can’t be given to cats
- Can’t be used in pregnant or lactating bitches (it hasn’t been tested in them)
- Has to be chewed, dogs can’t just swallow it whole as tablet
- Can take up to hours to kill the fleas on the animal when first administered
- As with any tick control product you still need to check your dog daily for ticks.