Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies
Nexgard Chewables (afoxolaner) are a monthly flea and tick control tablet that kill pesky fleas and ticks and prevents infestations in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older. NexGard Chewables are the only FDA approved chewable that kills fleas and ticks on dogs to prevent infections that cause Lyme disease in dogs. They also help prevent and control flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations for one month.
For use by Dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older. Nexgard chewables should not be used on dogs or puppies that weigh less than 4 lbs.
The only FDA approved chewable to kill fleas and ticks, Nexgard chewable tablets are easy to administer and have great efficacy at low doses.
NexGard is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). The main ingredient in NexGard, afoxolaner inhibits insect and acarine ligand-gated chloride channels, in particular those gated by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), blocking pre-post synaptic transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes.
Potential side effects of Nexgard include:
Dry or flaky skin
Veterinarians advise to use NexGard with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
NexGard Chewable tablets have not been evaluated for use in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs.
In case of NexGard overdose, contact the closest emergency animal hospital.
Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F).
You can begin NexGard treatment at any time. You should use monthly in areas where fleas are common year-round.
To minimize flea infestation, it’s important to treat all animals in the house.