What is Nexgard?
Nexgard is a tasty chew that protects your dog from fleas, ticks and mites for a full month. It comes as a soft, tasty beef-flavoured chew which your dog will love. It is required to be given monthly.
What parasites does Nexgard protect against?
NexGard provides protection against fleas, ticks, and mites. It does not provide protection against intestinal worms, heartworm, or the hydatid tapeworm.
Should I use this product? Nexgard is:
- Highly recommended for dogs who live in a high risk TICK area (such as the Eastern Coastline of Australia)
- Safety information: Not suitable for puppies under 8 weeks of age, pregnant or lactating animals.
- Is extra coverage required? Nexgard does not protect against intestinal worms or heartworm. To keep your dog protected, we recommend combining with an intestinal wormer such as Drontal if your dog receives a heartworm injection annually, or Milbemax or Interceptor if your dog does not receive a heartworm injection annually and therefore requires heartworm prevention at home, too. Alternatively, you may wish to swap to Nexgard Spectra which includes added intestinal worming and heartworm prevention.
Why is Nexgard important?
Ticks: Tick paralysis can be fatal, so prevention is essential if you live in a tick area or are planning to visit one. Paralysis ticks are found in most areas of the east coast of Australia and can be active year-round in warmer climates. NexGard is highly effective at killing ticks on dogs, offering tick control for a full month.
Fleas: Fleas are small wingless insects which bite your dog, feeding on their blood. This can cause a persistently itchy dermatitis, particularly in dogs with Flea Allergy Dermatitis.
Flea Tapeworm: The flea tapeworm is transmitted by fleas. Dogs become infested by ingesting adult fleas carrying the tapeworm larvae. Effective flea control with NexGard prevents flea tapeworm infestation.
Mites: Infestation with mites can cause severe irritation to your dogs skin and ears. NexGard is an effective ear mite treatment for dogs and also treats and controls sarcoptic and demodectic mange.