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What is NexGard?

Protecting your dog from harmful fleas and ticks has never been so easy! 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 dog's 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 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. NexGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs and Puppies 8 weeks of age and older

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 fleas' and ticks' central nervous systems, 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.

Brand Name:

NexGard

Active Ingredient(s):

Afoxolaner

What is this product used for:

NexGard kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the black-legged (deer) tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) infestations in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater, for one month.

Availability:

NexGard requires a prescription.

How this product should be used:

Give appropriate dosage based on your dog's weight. (See How to Use). 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 a dose is missed, administer NexGard and resume a monthly dosing schedule. NexGard can be administered with or without food. NexGard should be administered all year-round. Treat all the pets in your home to reduce the risk of a flea infestation.

What are the side effects:

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.

What special precautions are there:

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.

How should I store this product:

Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F).

How to Use
Directions:
  • Administer appropriate dosage per month based on your pet's weight.
  • Talk to your veterinarian for his or her dosage recommendation for your pet.
  • Treatment may begin at any time of the year, and should continue the entire year without interruption.
  • Can be administered with or without food.
  • To reduce the risk of a flea reinfestation, you must treat all pets within your household with NexGard or an approved flea control product (for cats).
Tip:

For best results, make sure that your dog eats entire chew.

Dosage:
Dogs/Puppies: (over 8 weeks of age)
Weight
Dosage
4-10 lbs
Administer one chew
10.1-24 lbs
Administer one chew
24.1-60 lbs
Administer one chew
60.1-121 lbs
Administer one chew
Over 121 lbs
Administer the appropriate combination of chewables
Cats
Do not use!
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F).

Ingredients
NexGard - For small dogs 4-10 lbs:
Active ingredients(per chew)
Amount
Afoxolaner
11.3 mg
NexGard - For medium dogs 10.1 - 24 lbs:
Active ingredients(per chew)
Amount
Afoxolaner
28.3 mg
NexGard - For large dogs 24.1 - 60 lbs:
Active ingredients (per chew)
Amount
Afoxolaner
68 mg
NexGard - For extra large dogs 60.1 - 121 lbs:
Active ingredients(per chew)
Amount
Afoxolaner
136 mg
Customer Reviews
NexGard Chewables is rated 4.1528662420382165 out of 5 by 157.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chews for flea control I was using the skin liquid for my dog for the past three years and after my vet and groomer recommended the chews for flea control are awesome! My Angel Joy is now comfortable and so is our home and yard. No more fleas!!
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work on an inside dog I bought a four month start and my mini Yorkie still has fleas I bathe her every other day and still pick live fleas off after four months not impressed
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MDR1 Mutant / Normal Miniature American Shepherd Tried this for the first time on August 12, 2016. Switched from Bravecto (which was very effective) based on Vet's recommendation since my dog is MDR1 Mutant/Normal. He had absolutely no ill affects from the medication and no fleas or ticks! I live in a rural setting with deer in the yard daily and woodlands all around. Excellent product!
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT TRUST THIS PRODUCT! I gave my 12 week old german Shepherd pup his first dose of Nexguard, dosed based on his weight of course. After 10 days, of the product being in his system, I pulled an engorged tick out of his ear. To make matters worse, he was diagnosed yesterday with Lymes Disease. DO NOT TRUST THIS PRODUCT Not pleased at all with this product, and would never recommend it, nor would I use it again.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Border Collie We got Boomer when he was 6 weeks old. We were so excited. About a month later his hair fell out on his face and head. Took him to the vet. Demodex is what he has. After several dips, him getting sick and not to mention the odor he became well. We went through three rounds of this. The vet gave us Nexgard because he had been reading about it being effective with Demodex. He has been on it for 9 months now and we have had no problems. Not to mention the medicine also takes care of fleas and ticks.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps fleas and ticks at bay! We like this chewable because the dogs actually seem to enjoy it and don't spit it out! We have used it for several months, all through the summer months and it has done a great job of keeping both fleas and ticks away. We did notice a few ricks crawling on the surface hairs of one of our longer haired dogs when we were due for the next dosage, but they never latched on. The only issue with the medication itself is that it seems I have made our dogs very itchy and they will scratch a lot more often when on this medication for the first few days after the new dose. Otherwise it is great! We were sent the chewable a in their foil and paper packageing in a large mediation bottle that was rolled up which caused some of the chews to be broken up- this was a bit frustrating. I do wish PetMeds would reconsider this packaging method as it was harder to give the dogs the chews in several tiny pieces and hoping they were still getting all the medication.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NexGard for my Two Catahoulas Bought this about a month ago and it is working very well. The dogs have short hair and are large. One is anxious about trying to remove ticks from him and they are outside dogs (they like to run everyday). They also play fight and pull each others' collars so topical medicine and/or collars weren't an option. I have noticed no side effects.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jury Still Out 1-800-PET-MEDS has been my go-to company when it comes to purchasing items for my animals. For years they have been consistently thorough in their product knowledge, sending me what I ordered in a timely fashion. They really are good at what they do and that makes my life a lot easier. Nexgard: My long hair Dachshund is on it. I believe it's equivalent to Frontline but more expensive, approximately $19 a cube, or one month. The 'treat' cube is of no value because he won't eat it. If I had dogs that were licking off each other's newly applied Frontline (I've personally never had dogs that thought Frontline was yummy) or if my kids were grabbing the dogs neck with the newly applied Frontline, then maybe I'd be more likely to jump on this band wagon. So for me, it's not any more convenient. My biggest concern is feeding an insecticide to my dog. Nexgard not only gets in his bloodstream like Frontline, which is bad enough, this is processed by his internal organs. That's basically like taking away my Cutter bug spray and telling me to take a pull. Hmmmm, No. I'd like to see some scientific data on testing prior to putting this medication on the market, as an educated animal owner I can weigh the benefits vs. risk. Is this medication really better for my dog who's only 1.5 years old or does it have the capability to be stored or build up in his organs? It's our job to do the best we can for our pets and that means wading thru all the marketing rah-rah these pharmacutical companies put out to convince us to make a change. Basically what they did with Frontline years ago. So I'm going back to Frontline for my dogs. You may not agree with me, that's fine. Thank you for at least considering my concerns. No matter what you decide, buy it from 1-800-PET-MEDS. They really are good at what they do!
Date published: 2016-08-13
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Q&A

Is it recommended to administer this drug with food? I searched but couldn't find this question posted. Perhaps giving it with food will reduce likely-hood of vomiting.

Asked by: KaylaLover
This medication can be taken with food which could decrease the liklihood of vomiting.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-18

Do I need a prescription

Asked by: marie60
Yes a prescription is needed for NexGard.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-18

Does it kill fleas in every stage of the life cycle or just adult fleas? 

Asked by: Olivia
It doesn't attack all the stages. It attacks the adults to prevent the other stages from appearing.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-17

Hi,  Will Nexgard kill eggs? Also, what about chewing lice?

Asked by: Jen7
No NexGard does not kill eggs or chewing lice. It kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-17

Is there a generic for NexGard?

Asked by: Nancy Nurse
There is no generic for NexGard at this time.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-17

Do you need a prescription? 

Asked by: Robinnlea
Yes a prescription is neded for NexGard.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-12

Is this like the comfortis? My dog can not take comfortis it makes her sick. 

Asked by: Nik Nik
It's similar in the sense that they both protect against fleas and ticks, and are oral chews. However, they do not have the same ingredients.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-12

Is there a difference between NexGard and FrontLine for dogs, do they work the same?  Is one better than the other?  Any information you can provide would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Asked by: lucy
They have different ingredients but both work to prevent fleas and ticks. Frontline also kills chrewing lice. NexGard is an oral chew and Fronline is a topical ointment. They both work for a month.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-12
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