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Old 05-09-2016, 03:52 PM
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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.
I actually gave my Pei a dose in January. Extreme lethargy and loss of appetite. Now it is May. Appetite started to return, but no longer likes his peanut butter (which I use to give him other medication, daily, for last 5 years. Now he is drinking excessively . I fear kidney problems. I have taken good care of this breed for over 30 years, so I am VERY familiar with them. Off to the Vet, again, who recommended this poison...grrr... I hope it hasn't killed my boy (around 9yrs old). The older (13 yr) girl seems to have recovered, somewhat, after many bouts with anxiety and lethargy.

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Old 05-09-2016, 04:02 PM
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We tried nexgard on Samantha, her reaction, an almost complete loss of appetite, very lethargic, and a lack of interest in anything going on around her. We are back to Frontline, no perceptible adverse reaction, yesterday at our daughters, saw several fleas on Samantha, today no sign of any, so it must be working.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:25 PM
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I gave my 8 year old German Shepard nexguard. About a hours later Anxious and agitated and itchy. I gave him 4 benadryl. Still itchy and anxious after four hours. HELP???
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The problem I have with trying any of the oral meds that last for 30 days or more, is if your dog does have a reaction, you can't get rid of it for 30 days. If I am going to try something new on Samantha, I want a small dose that lasts 24 or 48 hours, then I can make a more informed decision about the long(er) lasting dose. I wish the drug manufactures would supply samples that lasted no more than 24 or 48 hours.
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Today ( a few hours ago), I gave my dog a single dose of Nexgard, which I received as a free trial. She is itching and biting her tail, worse than from fleas. Since Nexgard is a 30 day dosage, how can I flush this from her system? I will call the veterinary office tomorrow, as this seems like an allergic reaction., but I am not comfortable giving her any other meds to reduce itching as she is 11 years old. I don't want to stress her system.
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I've used it on my dogs a couple times before, and it worked great, with no side effects. However, all of our dogs get Bravecto now, and have for about a year, so that could be another good option for you!
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:54 AM
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I have 2 cavaliers. I was using Advantage 2 with good results for years but it was slipping. I gave my dogs two monthly doses of Nexgard. One dog was fine but the 4 year old has become quit ill. A very active happy playful dog several days after giving her Nexgard she started acting like she was inflamed and in a great deal of pain. She yelps when she walks or is touched She has stopped playing and doesnt want to walk she just sits down. She acts like she is in total body pain. She also acts like she is having trouble seeing. She appears not totally blind but unsure of herself and afraid to walk around like she cant see her surroundings and is confused. This all started within days of taking Nexgard and was made worse with the 2nd month dose. The vet said he had not heard of this and did not believe it but she is on Rimadyl and pain meds which help. t has been several weeks and she does not appear to be getting worse or better but she is not the same dog and looks like she is in trouble. This stuff is new. I would hold off for now and give it more time to develop a safety/ risk profile. I will not use this again and I hope my dog recovers.
My cavvy is 6 and has been on Nexgard all summer but after last dose has been itching on face, ears, feet, everywhere all day. She also had a day last month when she just laid down all night and morning whining and acting like she was in pain. Vet found nothing wrong - had bloodwork, ultrasound, x-rays. Seemed fine next day, but since then took a month before she would climb stairs or jump onto couch, bed, or into car. Had to lift her, seemed weak in hind legs. We don't know, but took her off Nexgard and now using Advantix II.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:53 PM
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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.
-Lauren
I am sorry your dog went through this, but glad to read your account as my dog experienced nearly the same thing. She had taken it for almost a year before having negative reactions. When she had her last dose in June 2016, within an hour of taking it her skin was scarlet. She is a shorthaired white dog and it was easy to see the change. Hives, followed by eruptions, hair loss, twitching skin, swelling in lymph nodes. It took until the end of July for her skin to get better again. Meanwhile, she has been on a homemade diet because the vet suggested it was the soy base of the nexguard and the green pea in her grain free dog food. I'll know a little more when I try to go back to dog food in 3 weeks. I feel like I am tempting fate living in Florida and not using a flea preventative, the other two fur kids are on a plan. All the best.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:57 PM
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We had Samantha on triflexis for about six months, and suddenly after a dose, she had practically no control of her rear legs. It was really frightening, fortunately she recovered in several days, but needless to say no more triflexis. I guess they can have no initial reaction, then develop a sensitivity to some meds over time.
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