What are the Key Benefits of NexGard?
Vet-recommended flea and tick control that kills fleas fast, before they can lay eggs
The only FDA-approved product for the prevention of infections that cause Lyme disease. NexGard kills infected black-legged ticks before Lyme infections can be transmitted.
Quickly kills fleas and ticks for a full month
Each beef-flavored chew is easy to give because dogs love the taste.
Safe for dogs and puppies as young as 8 weeks, weighing 4 pounds or more.
Can be given with or without food, and remains effective for a full month.
How does NexGard kill fleas?
NexGard contains the ingredient afoxolaner which targets and kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs.
Does NexGard also kill ticks?
NexGard also kills the Lone Star tick, Black-legged tick, American Dog tick and Brown dog tick.
How old does my dog need to be in order to take NexGard?
NexGard (afoxolaner) is safe and effective for use in puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4 pounds or more.
How long does it take NexGard to kill fleas?
In a study, NexGard killed 100% of fleas within 24 hours.
Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after administering NexGard?
NexGard stimulates the flea’s nervous system, causing them to rise to the top of your dog's haircoat as they die.
Does NexGard have an expiration date?
Two years from the date of manufacture. You can locate the expiration date on the outside of the package of NexGard.
How long after administering NexGard to my dog can he be bathed or go swimming?
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.
Can I use it if my dog is on medication?
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.
Is NexGard safe to use on any breed of dog?
NexGard is safe and effective in any breed of dog when used as directed.
Can NexGard be used on cats and other pets?
No. NexGard should be used on dogs only.
Can I administer it more than once a month?
Don't re-administer NexGard before the month is through. It keeps working for a full 30 days.
Are there any side effects of NexGard?
The most commonly reported adverse reactions found in NexGard for Dogs include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
What is the best number to call regarding any specific product questions?
For any specific product questions, please call Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s customer service line number at 1-888-637-4251.