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Nexgard for Dogs is a monthly flea and tick treatment for dogs that offers a month-long protection against fleas and ticks. It is a flavoured chews that treats and controls mange and mites (demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange and ear mites) in dogs. NexGard kills adult fleas and ticks; especially Paralysis ticks, Brown dog ticks and bush ticks. NexGard is a highly palatable beef-flavoured chew that is helpful for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and for the control of newly acquired adult fleas.
Method of working
NexGard contains afoxolaner as the active ingredient. Afoxolaner is an ectoparasiticide, meaning it kills external parasites (fleas, ticks and mites). Afoxolaner kills fleas before they lay eggs and helps to reduce contamination of the dog's environment. Afoxolaner is also a highly effective tick treatment for dogs (paralysis ticks, bush ticks, and brown dog ticks). Moreover, afoxolaner prevents flea tapeworm infestation with its rapid action on their primary intermediate host, the fleas.
Nexgard Spectra for Dogs
Nexgard Spectra is an advanced, multi-spectrum treatment for fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. It also prevents heartworm disease in dogs. The oral treatment provides 100% protection against the parasites for almost a month and is highly palatable for dogs. Learn More
NexGard can be used in all dogs from 8 weeks of age and greater than 2 kg, and is available in both 3 and 6 month packs. With 4 convenient weight ranges, there is a NexGard parasite solution for small, medium, large and even very large dogs.
For dogs over 50 kg use the appropriate combination of chews for complete coverage.
The dosage of Nexgard for dogs varies in accordance with the weight of the canine. 2.7-6.9 mg/Kg body weight is the recommended dosage. These chewable tablets are available in four different packs marked by different colours. Refer dosage table for details.
To administer, put the tablet directly in the pet’s mouth. If the dog resists then you can mix with his food. In this case, make sure that the pet completes his meal so as to intake the entire dosage. Repeat after 30 days (one month), precisely on the same date.
Dosage table for NexGard
|Dog Weight||Pack Color||No. of tablets||Tablet strength|
|2-4 Kg||Orange||One||11.3 mg|
|4.1-10 Kg||Blue||One||28.3 mg|
|10.1-25 Kg||Green||One||68.0 mg|
|25.1-50 Kg||Red||One||136.0 mg|
|>50 Kg||Give appropriate combination of tablets|
Note:- Safety of Nexgard in breeding, pregnant and lactating dogs has not been approved. So, follow your vet’s advice if your pet is in any of these stages.
Do not give to pets allergic to any of the ingredients of Nexgard.
|Target species||8 weeks and older puppies and dogs weighing at least 2 Kgs|
|Mode of administration||Oral|
APVMA Approval Number
|Nexgard Chewables For Very Small Dogs (2 - 4 Kg) Orange||67942/57146|
|Nexgard Chewables For Small Dogs (4.1 - 10 Kg) Blue||67941/57145|
|Nexgard Chewables For Medium Dogs (10.1 - 25 Kg) Green||67940/102732|
|Nexgard Chewables For Large Dogs (25 - 50 Kg) Red||67939/57142|
|Nexgard Spectra for Very Small Dogs (2-3.5kg) Orange||81008/102149|
|Nexgard Spectra for Small Dogs (3.6-7.5kg) Yellow||81010/102155|
|Nexgard Spectra for Medium Dogs (7.6-15kg) Green||81011/102157|
|Nexgard Spectra for Large Dogs (15.1-30kg) Purple||81012/102161|
|Nexgard Spectra for Extra Large Dogs (30.1-60kg) Red||81055/102246|
I was looking for such a flea formula that our dog could enjoy and this Nexgard has got the perfect flavor for him.
I was new to this treatment but our dog responded well to it.
I was really worried about flea protection for our dog and Nexgard has solved the issue for us.
The active ingredient works directly on adult fleas I imagine.
The product offers a sense of protection against fleas.