NexGard? - Page 4

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

NexGard?

This is a discussion on NexGard? within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; Not a fan of oral flea/tick medications. The reason is once ingested if there is a reaction harder to treat. Topicals can be removed more ...

User Tag List

Like Tree3Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2016, 12:28 AM
  #31
Senior Member
 
agility collie mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mt Lebanon, PA
Posts: 378
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Not a fan of oral flea/tick medications. The reason is once ingested if there is a reaction harder to treat. Topicals can be removed more easily. Have always used frontline plus with great success. Seresto collars can be an option too. At least if a pet has a reaction you can remove the collar. Capstar is great for a quick knock down of a flea infestation but does nothing to control them after about 24 hours.
Capstar Flea Medication (Nitenpyram) For Cats and Dogs.
agility collie mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2016, 10:12 PM
  #32
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Hi,

I intuitively feel that the a NexGard dose was the reason my dog became violently ill and we are still in the midst of it...shaking, wincing, lethargy, glossy eyes and almost convulsing. I can't figure out what else could have caused it. It comes and goes randomly. It started two days after he infested the meds and was going strong for two days and is lessening dramatically in frequency but coming on in unpredictable bouts. He has been checked out by the vet and they have no idea what it could be.
zippymoo2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 02:03 PM
  #33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I am trying to find out from your folks whose dogs had problems with Nexgard, specifically the itching and took the dog off Nexgard. How long did it take for the itching to stop?

AND can anyone recommend something that works on fleas that they have used on a 15 lb dog for at least a year or two. I am leery of these newer drugs that do everything seems to be scary reactions.

Thanks to those who take time to reply
Dian is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 03-07-2016, 02:05 PM
  #34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Itching problems and Nexgard

I am trying to find out from your folks whose dogs had problems with Nexgard, specifically the itching and took the dog off Nexgard. How long did it take for the itching to stop?

AND can anyone recommend something that works on fleas that they have used on a 15 lb dog for at least a year or two. I am leery of these newer drugs that do everything seems to be scary reactions.

Thanks to those who take time to reply!
Dian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 10:28 PM
  #35
Senior Member
 
Rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,646
Mentioned: 359 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dian View Post
I am trying to find out from your folks whose dogs had problems with Nexgard, specifically the itching and took the dog off Nexgard. How long did it take for the itching to stop?

AND can anyone recommend something that works on fleas that they have used on a 15 lb dog for at least a year or two. I am leery of these newer drugs that do everything seems to be scary reactions.

Thanks to those who take time to reply!

My boy is 11.4 lbs and 3 years old, for nearly 2 years now I've used Advantage Multi on him without any side effects that I've noticed. It treats fleas and prevents heartworms along with some intestinal worms.
Rain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2016, 12:23 AM
  #36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Dian, I've used Brewer's Yeast with great success since last summer. We apparently had a bad flea season here, but Fin didn't get a single one on her. Side effects are thicker/shinier coat.
Cynna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2016, 04:51 AM
  #37
Senior Member
 
agility collie mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mt Lebanon, PA
Posts: 378
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I have also used Advantage Multi on my two little Maltese Hercules 5# and Squeak 6# for at least the past five years. I have never had an issue. Product is easy to apply and effective.
agility collie mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2016, 02:18 AM
  #38
Senior Member
 
raffles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: France
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm another that switched to Seresto collars when Frontline stopped working. Raffles for 2 seasons and Ginny for one, with no problems. If any ticks do attach it seems to kill them quickly and does seem to repel them as well - I only ever find live ones walking around or dead ones attached. We don't have a big flea problem here so I can't say whether it's effective or not for fleas (or perhaps that's why we don't have a flea problem!).
Like anything, they seem to cause reactions in some dogs, luckily they haven't in mine.

Last edited by raffles; 03-09-2016 at 02:21 AM.
raffles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2016, 09:00 AM
  #39
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: CT
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Hello, new to the forum and found it when doing some research on Nexgard after experiencing alot of the side effects. Our family is very outdoorsy and we live in CT, ticks around all-year round really. We had our 1yr old pit mix on Andvantix and noticed he was a itchy for a day or so after application, but then was fine. The Advantix worked well other than the itching, but after a recent visit for 1 year exam our vet referred Nexgard. He told us his dogs were on it and it was great. We thought we'd give it a try.

Everything was fine until a week and a half later. We started noticing excessive licking and chewing his paws, very itchy, excessive shedding, eye mucus (so heavy that he would wake up with one of his eyes almost crusted shut), diarrhea, and then swelling. His eyes were almost swollen shut a day after all of the other side effects began. We are fortunate enough to spend all day with our pup as we own our own business and have very flexible schedule. We always have an eye on him. We are very confident that it wasnt something he ingested and nothing else had changed for him other than the Nexgard. On the way to the emergency vet that night I (of course) took to Google and saw that all of his side effects were experienced by others as well, but that they experienced it from one hour to one day after the dose, not a week and a half.

The emergency vet told us that he was having an allergic reaction (we figured that much) but that they weren't sure to what. They asked us about his diet and home factors and nothing has changed and we are sure he is not allergic to his food as he has been on it just fine for the last 8-10 months. They gave him a shot of benedryl and sent us home. He then started getting hives all over his body once that wore off, and even with the benedryl dosage the emergency vet gave him and we continued to give for the next day.with us continuing the benedryl for the next day (our normal vet is closed on Sunday so we had to get through this day on benedryl and rice and egg meals for his diarrhea.)

The next morning we took him to our normal vet and sure enough, he thinks it is the Nexgard even though the symptoms began a week and a half later. He ruled out his diet, ingestion, and enviromental out. The only thing left was Nexgard, he felt confident in that it was his reaction to that. He explained to us that the Nexgard disperses through his blood system over the course of the month so a reaction a week or so in, instead of immediately, is very possible. It varies with every dog of course. He prescribed us stronger allergy meds (I am sorry I do not remember the name off the top of my head but can get it if anyone would like) with a schedule that decreases the dosage over the course of the next three weeks. Just one day after giving him this medication and he was doing much better. A week into it now and he is almost 100% back to normal, the meds make him drowsy. All of the side effects I listed are gone, now we have to wait out and hope that as the dosage decreases they do not come back. We are definitely not giving him Nexgard again. My boyfriend and I joked, we do not have children but could not imagine what it would be like if we did and they were feeling like he did. It was the most stressful and helpless feeling in the world watching him suffer for those few days. We are very relieved that he is doing better and will update once the course of the meds is over.
jackee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2016, 09:03 AM
  #40
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: CT
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Has anyone else experienced side effects a few days after the dose?

Last edited by jackee; 03-11-2016 at 09:07 AM.
jackee is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.