Nexgard Chewables Flea and Tick Control for Dogs
Purchase Quantity: 1 pack, 6 Tablets
NexGard is a new treatment against fleas and ticks for dogs. It is provided as a beef-flavoured, chewable treat to be given once a month. NexGard makes it very easy to provide safe and effective treatment for both of these important parasites and most dogs enjoy the tablets too. NexGard is for use in dogs only.
NexGard contains the active ingredient, afoxolaner, an insecticide that was discovered relatively recently. While the ingredient is FDA-approved and safe for use in dogs, fleas and ticks fare much worse against it. Afoxolaner is toxic to parasites, attacking their nervous systems and killing them within 24 hours (Note: ticks can take slightly longer to die). Once the ingredient is ingested by your dog, it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body.
Unlike spot-ons which kill parasites on the skin’s surface, NexGard only gets to work when the flea or tick takes its blood meal. This means your dog has to be bitten before NexGard can take effect. Whether or not parasites are killed before they have chance to transmit disease has not yet been determined.