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NexGard FAQs

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    Q: How does NexGard kill fleas?

    A: NexGard contains the ingredient afoxolaner. Afoxolaner kills fleas by overstimulating their nervous system.

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    Q: Does NexGard also kill ticks?

    A: NexGard also kills the Lone Star tick, Black-legged tick, American Dog tick and Brown dog tick.

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    Q: How old does my dog need to be in order to take NexGard?

    A: NexGard® (afoxolaner) is safe and effective for use in puppies 8 weeks of age or order, weighing 4 pounds or more.

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    Q: How long does it take NexGard to kill fleas?

    A: In a study, NexGard killed 100% of fleas within 24 hours.1

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    Q: Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after administering NexGard?

    A: NexGard stimulates the fleas nervous system, causing them to rise to the top of your dog's haircoat as they die.

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    Q: Does NexGard have an expiration date?

    A: Two years from the date of manufacture. You can locate the expiration date on the outside of the package of NexGard.

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    Q: How long after administering NexGard to my dog can he be bathed or go swimming?

    A: Because NexGard is an oral product, swimming or bathing has no effect on NexGard. Your dog's coat can get wet immediately after taking NexGard.

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    Q: Can I use it if my dog is on medication?

    A: In a well-controlled field study, NexGard was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anesthetics, and antihistamines.

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    Q: Is NexGard safe to use on any breed of dog?

    A: NexGard is safe and effective in any breed of dog when used as directed.

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    Q. Can NexGard be used on cats and other pets?

    A. No. NexGard should be used on dogs only.

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    Q. Can I administer it more than once a month?

    A. Don't re-administer NexGard before the month is through. It keeps working for a full 30 days.

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    Q. Where can I get NexGard?

    A. NexGard is a prescription product. Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Only at your vet can you get expert advice and special savings.

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    Q: Are there any side effects of NexGard?

    A: NexGard is for dogs only and hasn't been evaluated for use in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs. Reported side effects include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.

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