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My 6.5-month-old puppy is taking NexGuard as a flea and tick prevention, but I keep seeing bite marks on her belly. Is there anything that I could give her in addition that would prevent the bites?
 

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Its possibly one of the meds that kills the fleas when they bite but doesn't repel them. Have you got fleas in the house do you think?
 

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Well yes, that's what NexGuard is for, anything I can use to repel them?
Not in the house, but for sure in the yard or when we go hiking.
 

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Fleas need a host animal to live, so if your dog keeps getting bites, so if you think they are not in your house, your dog must be coming into contact with another animal who has them. Do other animals share the yard with her? If so, they would all need to be treated to stop the fleas just repeating their life cycle - if you can kill off the fleas, that would be more effective than most repellants
 

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Awkward - you can't treat them obviously.

I don't know what products are available in the US but maybe your vet could recommend an alternative. You don't want to double dose her with NexGard and something else.
 

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It might not be fleas causing the bites. If you are taking her hiking, or different places with high grass or sand, and she's laying down, she may be being bitten by bugs there.

NexGard does not repel fleas, but will kill them within 4 hours of them being on the dog, unless your dog found a pile of fleas I really don't think that's what's causing the bites you are seeing on her belly.

If you want something to repel fleas you'll likely have to wait for the month to be up on the NexGard and switch her to Advantix II. It not only repels fleas but also repels ticks, biting flies, and chewing lice. The drawback is it is a topical so it's a bit messy and to me at least it stinks.
 

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I would not suggest additional medication while the NexGuard is still active, or certainly not before you check with your Vet and get his or her OK. For this stuff to work, it has to be toxic, so you want to be careful about levels of toxin in your pups body.
 
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