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NexGard flea tablets for dogs is a new treatment against fleas and ticks. It is available as a beef-flavoured chewable treat to be given once a month. As dogs have been found to love the taste, NexGard makes it very easy to provide safe and effective treatment for both of these important parasites. NexGard is for use in dogs only.
NexGard contains the active ingredient, afoxolaner, a recently discovered insecticide. The ingredient is FDA-approved and safe for use in dogs and is extremely effective against fleas and ticks. 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 Advantage or Advocate spot-on flea treatment, which kill parasites on the skin’s surface, NexGard flea tablets for dogs only works when the flea or tick takes its blood meal, meaning 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.
So, why choose an oral treatment over a topical one?
NexGard is different to other oral flea treatments on the market that are unflavoured and need to be disguised in food, as NexGard is both chewable and palatable. A recent study showed that 89% of dogs would readily consume it. NexGard beef-flavoured chew offers full-body protection against fleas and ticks, gets to work quickly, and eliminates parasites for a period of 30 days.
Being an oral treatment, NexGard flea tablets for dogs is convenient for several reasons. Firstly, topical preparations can be messy and difficult to apply, but with NexGard, administering the treatment couldn't be easier. Spot-ons contain oily insecticide which tends to leave greasy residue on the coat. In some cases, hair loss is evident on the scruff of the neck where flea treatment has regularly been applied. Oral treatments eliminate mess and won't leave grease patches behind.
Secondly, using an oral rather than topical treatment is also safer when it comes to exposing your children and/or cats to it. Some spot-ons contain the potent ingredient permethrin, which is toxic to cats and can be fatal. The risk to your cats might be small, but it's not worth chancing it when there are so many different products on the market that don't contain permethrin. Administering a tablet won't leave a slimy residue on your hands or matt your dog's coat together — what's more, your dog won't be trying to rub it off as soon as it's been administered!
Thirdly, NexGard and other oral treatments have the added benefit of being unaffected by baths and washing your dog. Topical treatments usually come with instructions not to bathe your animal for 48 hours after use, but with NexGard, there is never any need to worry about your dog getting wet and having to re-apply the product.
NexGard is a safe and effective treatment for infestations of fleas and ticks, killing them before they have chance to lay their eggs. The treatment can be used in puppies from the age of eight weeks and in dogs weighing over 4 lbs. NexGard is for use in dogs only.