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Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies is a monthly chewable tablet for dogs and puppies that kills fleas and ticks. See Allivet's Flea and Tick chart to find which flea and tick product is best for your pet.

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What is Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies?

NexGard is the only FDA approved chewable that kills fleas and ticks. Prevent flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and treat and control American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater, for one month. NEXGARD is sold with the package inserts and instructions but does not include the box.

Who is Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies for?

Dogs and Puppies

Why use Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies?

- NexGard kills fleas & ticks
- NexGard is given orally, easy to administer
- Excellent efficacy at a low dose
- NexGard is the only FDA approved chewable that kills fleas & ticks

How does Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies work?

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), thereby blocking pre-post synaptic transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes.

Manufacturer:

Merial

Active ingredient(s):

Afoxolaner

How is Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies sold?

NEXGARD is sold with the package inserts and instructions but does not include the box.
Nexgard is available in four sizes of beef-flavored soft chewables: 11.3, 28.3, 68 or 136 mg afoxolaner.
Each chewable size is available in color-coded packages of 3 or 6 beef-flavored chewables.

What are the side effects of Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies?

The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, dry or flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy and anorexia.

What special precautions are there?

Its safety in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated, and veterinarians are advised to use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies?

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

Helpful Tips:

Treatment with NEXGARD may begin at any time of the year. In areas where ? eas are common year-round, monthly treatment with NEXGARD should continue the entire year
without interruption. To minimize the likelihood of ? ea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved ? ea control product.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.
NEXGARD is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg).
 
NEXGARD can be administered 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 a dose is missed, administer NEXGARD and resume a monthly dosing schedule.
NEXGARD (afoxolaner) is available in four sizes of beef-? avored, soft chewables for oral administration to dogs and puppies according to their weight. Each chewable
is formulated to provide a minimum afoxolaner dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg).
 
Afoxolaner has the chemical composition 1-Naphthalenecarboxamide, 4-[5- [3-chloro-5-(tri? uoromethyl)-phenyl]-4, 5-dihydro-5-(tri? uoromethyl)-3-isoxazolyl]-N-[2-oxo-2-[(2,2,2-
tri? uoroethyl)amino]ethyl.

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What is the weight range for puppies?1 Answer

How many pills? Months does this cover?1 Answer

Can i use this for my 15 year old cushings dog?1 Answer

What is the weight range for puppies?1 Answer

I have a six-pound MaltiPoo. Is this right for her?
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According to the manufacturer, Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies: the age and weight range for puppies is 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater. Important: this is information is accurate as of the writing of this reply..
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How many pills? Months does this cover?1 Answer

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According to the manufacturer, Nexgard for Dogs and Puppies comes with 3 chewable tablets per box. It should be administered monthly or as prescribed by a veterinarian. This information is accurate at the time that this reply was written. This medication requires a prescription from a veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian before administering. Use as directed..
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Can i use this for my 15 year old cushings dog?1 Answer

I have a 15 year old cushings dog. I was curious if anybody else had use this for their own.
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According to the manufacturer, Nexgard’s safety in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated, and veterinarians are advised to use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. This information is accurate at the time that this reply was written. This medication requires a prescription from a veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian before administering. Use as directed..
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According to the manufacturer, Nexgard is for dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater. For a diabetic dog, please consult with your veterinarian. This information is accurate at the time that this reply was written. This medication requires a prescription from a veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian before administering. Use as directed..
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