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to treat your dog
Dogs need to be treated throughout the year to be sure they don’t pick up
fleas or ticks. Dogs generally carry only a few fleas at any given time, while 95%
of fleas are present in the environment, as flea eggs, larvae and pupae.
Ticks can be found in many of the outdoor locations your dog loves best,
such as fields, parks, or woodland. Even your garden can be a haven for
ticks, especially if you’re seeing hedgehogs or live close to a park.
A single treatment will not protect your dog against future re-infestation
by fleas and ticks: they need regular protection at the correct intervals.
Your vet knows your dog and will advise you on the right timing to suit
his/her lifestyle. If your dog does become infested, rapid treatment is
essential to protect him against parasite-related diseases and contamination
of your home by fleas.
Make sure you don’t forget to treat your dog at the right time. Ask your
Which parasites does NexGard protect against?
A single treatment will protect your dog against fleas
and ticks for 1 month. Regular treatment throughout
the year will protect your home from flea infestation.
NexGard does not provide worm control and should
be used alongside a worm product recommended
by your veterinary surgeon.
What happens if my dog doesn’t take the chew?
NexGard is highly palatable and will be taken
voluntarily by most dogs. If your dog is a picky
eater and decides not to eat the chew by itself,
you can try mixing it with his/her favourite treat.
How often can I give NexGard to my dog?
NexGard should be given every month to protect
your dog against fleas and ticks. Just because
you are not seeing parasites on your pet doesn’t
mean that they are not being exposed to them
whenever they go outdoors and gaps in treatment
can lead to home infestation
vet practice about a treatment reminder service.
What do I need to know about NexGard
and parasite control?
NexGard starts to kill fleas quickly by causing
stimulation of the flea nervous system. You may
start to see increased flea activity within 2 hours of
treatment. These fleas will rise to the surface
of the coat and will fall off and die within 8 hours.
If there are already flea eggs and larvae in the
home before starting treatment, it can take up to
3 months of monthly treatment before the home
infestation starts to resolve.
Most ticks take up to 10 days of feeding before
they detach from an untreated dog. NexGard will
kill ticks within 48 hours. The ticks will need to attach
and ingest some blood before they die so you may
still see some ticks from time to time. Once dead
you can carefully remove them using tweezers
or a tick hook if they don’t detach on their own.
This document has been provided to you by your
veterinary surgeon as you have been prescribed
NexGard for your dog.
NexGard 11 mg chewable tablets for dogs 2–4 kg; 28 mg chewable tablets for dogs > 4–10 kg; 68 mg chewable tablets
for dogs > 10–25 kg; 136 mg chewable tablets for dogs > 25–50 kg. Mottled red to reddish brown, circular or rectangular
chewable tablets containing afoxolaner. For treatment of flea infestation in dogs for at least 5 weeks, can be used as part of
a treatment strategy for the control of flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). For treatment of tick infestation in dogs (D. reticulatus, I.
ricinus, R. sanguineus) for up to one month. Fleas and ticks must attach and commence feeding to be exposed to the active
substance. For fleas, the onset of effect is within 8 hours of attachment. For ticks, the onset of effect is within 48 hours of
attachment. Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients. Parasites need to start
feeding to become exposed to afoxolaner; therefore the risk of the transmission of diseases cannot be excluded. Treatment of
puppies less than 8 weeks of age and/or dogs less than 2 kg bodyweight should be based on a benefit-risk assessment by the
responsible vet. To prevent children from getting access to the product, remove only one tablet at a time from the blister. Return
blister with remaining chewable tablets to the carton. Wash hands after handling the product. The safety of the veterinary
medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and lactation or in breeding dogs. Use only according to the
benefit-risk assessment by the responsible vet. For oral use. The product should be administered at a dose of 2.7–6.9 mg/
kg bodyweight. For dogs above 50 kg body weight, use an appropriate combination of chewable tablets of different/ same
strengths. The tablets should not be divided. If the dog does not accept the tablets they may be administered with food. Treat at
monthly intervals throughout the flea and/or tick seasons, based on local epidemiological situations.
NexGard contains afoxolaner. Further information is available from Merial Animal Health Ltd., CM19
5TG. Advice on the use of this or alternative medicines must be sought from the medicine prescriber.
Legal category: POM-V (UK), POM(Ireland). Use medicines responsibly –
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NexGard has been specially designed to
be delicious to dogs.
It can be given simply as a treat or with
food if preferred
Fleas and ticks are more than just a minor
It kills fleas for 5 weeks and all major European tick
irritation for pets. They can cause anaemia
species for 4 weeks.
Because it is an oral product, you can
stroke or bathe your dog immediately
your dog against fleas and ticks
after it has taken the treatment. Regular
It is available in 4 different
shampoos or baths have no impact on
sizes to suit all types of dog.
its efficacy.
Check your dog’s weight to
ensure that you are using
If there have been gaps in treatment or
the correct size chew:
if you only treat your dog when you see
fleas on him, there may already be tiny, hidden flea
pupae in your home when you start treatment with
Chew size
Dogs 2–4 kg
0.5 g
Dogs >4–10 kg
1.25 g
Dogs >10–25 kg
Dogs >25–50 kg
NexGard is intended only for dogs.
1 step ahead
of fleas and ticks
NexGard acts fast against fleas (before they can lay eggs).
It should be used once a month, to treat
soft chew
Newly hatching fleas will then continue to jump
onto your dog for several weeks after you
start treatment. But don’t worry, these
new fleas will die very quickly and the
home infestation will be eliminated.
Some home infestations can take
2–3 months to resolve so make
intense scratching can result in hair
loss and sore skin conditions. Fleas
also transmit tapeworms and ‘cat
scratch disease’, both of which can
affect humans.
Ticks hide themselves in long grass,
parks and gardens, waiting to attach
themselves to your pet. When they do,
the ticks feed off your pet’s blood and can
transfer serious diseases such as Lyme disease,
both of which can affect can also affect humans.
To minimise the risk of disease you should use a
product that kills ticks within 48 hours of them
attaching. Ticks should drop off once they’re
dead, but if not, try gently pulling them off with
a pair of tweezers. If you can’t remove them, ask
your vet for help.
sure you continue to treat your
Fortunately there are steps you can take to
dog monthly.
protect your pet, family and home from these
unwanted intruders.