Administering different preventative treatments to stave off parasites like fleas, ticks, and worms in dogs has always been stressful for pet parents. Fortunately, with the introduction of the all-new NexGard PLUS Chews, the latest addition to the NexGard portfolio, it is easier than ever to safeguard your dog from common internal and external parasites.
NexGard PLUS is a one-and-done, delicious chewable from the makers of Heartgard Plus, the #1 vet-recommended heartworm treatment. Within a short period of time, this ground-breaking treatment sprang to prominence as a leading dog parasite prevention option. You will learn more about NexGard PLUS in this blog as we go into the nitty-gritty of this product.
NexGard PLUS – Product highlights:
- Beef-flavored soft chewable for easy administration
- Kills adult fleas quickly before they can lay eggs
- Kills four common tick species on dogs
- Helps in the prevention of heartworm disease
- Treats and controls 3 hookworm species
- Treats and controls 2 roundworm species
- Approved for dogs and pups as young as 8 weeks
What is NexGard PLUS?
Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, NexGard PLUS is a multispectrum parasitic treatment designed to provide comprehensive protection for your dog for an entire month. This powerful oral treatment gives you the power to protect your dog from fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms. It works against various internal and external parasites in dogs from 8 weeks of age, weighing 4 pounds or more.
It is designed to be easy to give, beef-flavored, soft, and chewable, which makes dosing a delight—and never a chore—month after month. Dogs love this chewable, and they readily accept it, so you will never need pill pockets, peanut butter, or cheese while administering NexGard PLUS.
Which parasites does NexGard PLUS cover?
NexGard PLUS is a monthly chewable treatment that provides complete protection against parasites for your dog. It protects your dog from external parasites like fleas and ticks. It prevents flea infestations and kills multiple tick species, including deer ticks or black-legged ticks, brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, and lone star ticks. On top of that, it also works against intestinal parasites like roundworms and hookworms.
Know in detail about : Intestinal Worms In Dogs: Things You Need To Know
How does NexGard PLUS work?
NexGard PLUS is a ground-breaking formulation of three active ingredients: afoxolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel.
Afoxolaner: Afoxolaner, an isoxazoline family insecticide, induces hyperexcitation and uncontrolled activity of the nervous system of insects like fleas and ticks.
Moxidectin: Moxidectin is an endectocide that prevents heartworm disease by paralyzing and killing immature stages of heartworm.
Pyrantel: Pyrantel is a nematocide, meaning it kills nematodes or worms dwelling inside the dog’s body. It is a neuromuscular-blocking agent that kills roundworms and hookworms by causing paralysis or expulsion.
Is NexGard PLUS chewable effective and long-lasting?
NexGard PLUS for Dogs is a fast-acting treatment that begins killing fleas within 4 hours of treatment and provides more than 99% effectiveness against fleas within just 8 hours. It has also demonstrated 95% effectiveness against ticks for a month. It successfully eliminates adult roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense, and Uncinaria stenocephala). Moreover, NexGard PLUS chew is a reliable heartwormer treatment as it is highly effective in the preventing heartworm disease caused by D.immitis.
#1 Is NexGard PLUS safe for dogs?
NexGard PLUS is a brand-name product manufactured by the globally recognized company Boehringer Ingelheim. All their products, including NexGard PLUS are approved for sale only after passing stringent evaluations. Therefore, it is completely safe for dogs when used as directed.
#2 Can I use NexGard PLUS with other medications?
No adverse reactions associated with the concurrent use of NexGard PLUS and other medications have been found. However, we recommend consulting your vet before using it with any other medication.
#3 Can I give NexGard PLUS chewable to my cat?
No. NexGard PLUS chews are for dogs only. For cats, you can consider using NexGard Combo.
#4 Is NexGard PLUS safe for pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs?
The safe use of NexGard PLUS has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.
#5 In what sizes and options are NexGard PLUS chews available?
NexGard PLUS chews come in packs containing 1, 3, or 6 beef-flavored soft chewables. One chew is effective for an entire month. It is also available in 4 different weight sizes :
- NexGard Plus extra-small dogs (4-8 lbs)
- NexGard Plus small dogs (8.1-17 lbs)
- NexGard Plus medium dogs (17.1-33 lbs)
- NexGard Plus large dogs (33.1-66 lbs)
- NexGard Plus extra-large dogs (66.1-132 lbs)
#6 What is the correct time to start using NexGard PLUS treatment?
NexGard PLUS treatment may begin at any time of the year.
#7 Where can I buy NexGard PLUS at the best prices?
You can buy NexGard PLUS from your veterinarian or a pet supplies store like BudgetVetCare at reasonable prices.