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Old 07-14-2014, 07:47 AM
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NexGard?

Just saw a commercial for this yesterday, and wonder if anybody has used it or has any experience with it? Last year my dog has a pretty bad reaction to Frontline Plus. This was after using it for about 5 years every summer without issue. This year I am trying Canine Advantix, but I just brought him home from "doggie daycare" (aka my BF's parents) where he was all weekend only to find several fleas crawling on him. I had treated him a few days prior to taking him there in anticipation that fleas had been an issue before.

Also, ever since the episode last year he tends to freak out, snap at me, growl, etc when he sees me coming for him with the flea applicator. After treatment he tends to go right to his crate and cower in it for a few hours.

NexGard sounds like it could be a solution to his dislike of his monthly flea treatment, but I wonder how effective it is.
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Hi from Michigan !!!

I just stared using the Nexguard tablet on Chewy... not sure how effective it as yet. Haven't seen any fleas so far, and he's been on it for two months. WAYYYY easier to just feed him this vs chasing him around to squirt that liquid on him.
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WAYYYY easier to just feed him this vs chasing him around to squirt that liquid on him.
I was thinking that also until I started reading all the side effects and I ended up staying with front line plus. I guess we are fortunate no negative side effects in over 8 years. Make sure and read through all side effects so you know what to look for when using any new product.
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@Dawnben I cant use anymore topical flea preventatives because of his medicated baths every Tuesday. Comfortis is too expensive for me so Im giving this Nexguard a shot. Know any other flea tablets I could look into??
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@Dawnben I cant use anymore topical flea preventatives because of his medicated baths every Tuesday. Comfortis is too expensive for me so Im giving this Nexguard a shot. Know any other flea tablets I could look into??
You can bathe dogs using frontline you just have to wait a few days after it is applied for it to be water resistant. I wanted to change to the new chewable but could not find one I felt comfortable using because of all the side effects. Just make sure to read so you know what to look for.
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The side effects are why I was asking about it. There seems to be several, but Frontline has several as well. I love that Frontline kills the fleas instead of just repel them. That makes me feel a little better when I do go places or am in areas where I know fleas are an issue. I use Frontline on my cat without issue. With the dog I always end up with a little bit on my hands. Haven't gotten sick or had a bad reaction yet, but it always freaks me out as the package says "wash hands for 15 minutes and call poison control." Yikes!

I asked my vet about the NexGard, but she didn't seem to really know anything about it. The only kinds readily available in my area are Frontline, k9 Avantix, Biospot, and PetArmor.
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Hi! I have had my dog on Nexgard for three months now with zero side effects. I have to use an oral medication as she has severe adult onset allergies and I am not willing to risk a flare up using something topical. When I got her she had been on Comfortis and I stuck to that until this year in February when she started to show side effects. She got two more treatments to verify that the symptoms were indeed side effects and my vet recommended the Nexgard.Triflexis was not an option as it of course contains same ingredients as Comfortis and my previous dog was one of the few who had side effects and that was too nerve racking. So she gets Nexgard and Sentinel as my only complaint is that Nexgard only kills adult fleas and ticks, not eggs.
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Hi there, I'm having a hard time finding other reports an adverse Nexgard reaction like my dog is having.
I work at a veterinary hospital as a technician- I'm up to date on the details of all the latest products: nexgard being the most recent addition to our supplies (among parastar, k9advantix, sentinel, trifexis, scalibor collars etc) other staff members, a few clients have already successfully implemented Nexgard for their dogs monthly flea/tick prevention.
This morning about 10am I gave my 1 yr old, 25lb mix breed his monthly sentinel(has been on for 6mo) and his first nexgard dose (I'd previously had him on k9 advantix). Around 12pm I noticed he seemed just a little itchy, no lesions or redness I could see at that point. As the day has gone on he's gotten progressively itchier. At this point he is panting, totally agitated, and cannot stop scratching all over! Head/ears, armpits, groin, sides etc. his skin twitches all over when I touch him. No hives, but he's now inflamed all over, bright red, and from scratching himself is bruising and starting to break the skin!
I've already given him 2 doses of Benadryl, a cool bath, held ice packs and nothing Is relieving the itch. I spoke to my vet earlier when the itching had started to worsen and he said I'd be safe continuing Benadryl every 8hrs.
It's 11pm now and he's finally falling asleep- exhausted from itching I'm sure. I plan on bringing him into the office in the morning for some injections(antihistamine possibly steroid if he's as bad tomorrow).
Im really curious as to why this sort of thing was not encountered or listed in their adverse reactions! And I mean, this is no "dry/flaky skin"... My lil guy isn't particularly sensitive either.
I realize a dog can end up allergic to absolutely anything at any time, but I felt fairly confident in the research I've been heard and read about Nexgard, and I'm concerned that this reaction hadn't been reported or at least documented to my knowledge- hence my trip to the message boards. Anyone else experience this??
Needless to say I won't be using it again.
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Sorry can't give feedback on Nextgard as I haven't used it.

But when I finally run out of my large supply of Activyl tick plus, which my vet convinced me to buy, I will try Bravecto - new product.

Merck Animal Health | News | 2014-5-20 Merck Animal Health Announces FDA Approval of BRAVECTO™ (fluralaner)

Oral flea and tick prevention and kill. Its effects last 12, so the price reflects this. The manufacturers MSD Animal Health are so confident that you will be flea free for 12 weeks that they offer the Big Flea Guarantee - money back if it doesn't work or your dog vomits up the tablet. Your vet should be able to give you more details.

Good luck finding something that works for your dog.
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I had been using FrontLine Plus (FL+) on my Belgian Tervuren for over two years. He would always get his Heartworm meds and FL+ on the first of each month. We took a trip to the Northern California coast early October. When we came home, I thought Shiloh had come in contact with something he was allergic to, but it turned out to be fleas he got at the beach. FL+ was dosed on the first of the October and Shiloh picked up the fleas around the tenth October.

Shiloh's vet told me that FL+ doesn't work anymore (at least for fleas). She gave me to samples of NexGard and within two days, Shiloh's flea problem was gone.

My issue is that I'm more concerned about ticks than I am about fleas. I live in the Eastern Sierra Mountains, far from the coast, and deer ticks and brown ticks are what really concern me.

I've read that NexGard will control dog ticks, but haven't been able to determine if it is effective against ticks in my area. Guess I could ask the vet, but they are the ones that kept selling me FL+, which they admitted didn't work (on fleas)

Any information or thoughts about this would be greatly appreciated.
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