This Spring’s hot new product for canine flea and tick control is an oral chewable treat from Merial named “NexGard” (Afoxolaner), it promises a tasty, no fuss or messy solution to the problem keeping parasites off your dog while keeping insecticides off your furniture and your family.
It is for use in dogs only, in 4 sizes for different weight ranges. It is licensed to kill fleas and the American dog tick, with labeling for addition tick-effectiveness pending it kills 99% of fleas within 12 hours and 100% within 24 hours, and for 35 days thereafter. Fleas on treated dogs are unable to lay eggs in their environment.
It kills the American dog tick with 97% effectiveness with 48 hours, which is considered to be fairly effective at preventing the transmission of Lyme Disease.
The most frequent adverse reaction may be vomiting, in less than 1% of doses administered. If vomiting occurs within 2 hours od dosage, the dose should be repeated.
The chewable tablet is available in packets of 3 or 6 and at Basic Pet Care we offer a free dose with purchase.
If you have any questions about this product, call Dr. Lugten at Basic Pet Care.