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Credelio vs NexGard The Better Product for Dogs

  Feb 16, 2021

Credelio vs NexGard The Better Product for Dogs

It's common for a dog to get infested by fleas and ticks. It is the prior duty of every pet parent to help their lovely canine friend to stay protected from these nasty parasites. But, when it comes to choosing the right treatment for flea and tick protection it becomes quite difficult, isn't it? Don't worry; we are here to help make this task easier for you.

Credelio and NexGard are the two popular flea and tick treatments for dogs. Each of them is efficiently effective at getting rid of both fleas and ticks. However, treatments by these two renowned brands have minimal different features, effects, and benefits. The below brief descriptions and table will help you choose the best effective product for your canine's flea and tick protection.


Credelio is an oral tablet treatment for dogs in a chewable form manufactured by Elanco. It provides complete protection against fleas and ticks for a whole month. If required, it can also be used to treat flea infestations. On administering this potent tablet it starts working in 4 hours and has shown 100% efficacy against fleas and 97% efficacy against ticks. It is easy to disguise in your dog's food and if you have a picky eater dog then we recommend hiding this tablet in wet food. It is highly palatable and easy to administer for dogs and puppies that weigh over 4.4 pounds and are at least 8 weeks of age.

Safety Information:

Lotilaner-the member of the isoxazoline class of drugs is present in this treatment. It is associated with neurological adverse reactions including tremors and seizures. Use with caution for dogs with a history of seizures and neurological disorders. Severe or worsening side effects are advised to be consulted by your vet.


NexGard is also a convenient chewable tablet for treating fleas and ticks. That means it has also similar tablet benefits as Credelio. Moreover, while giving this treatment monthly helps to prevent flea infestations in dogs. NexGard is a remarkable oral treatment by the makers of Frontline, Merial/Boehringer Ingelheim. It kills adult fleas before they lay eggs while protecting dogs against ticks as well. This treatment prevents various kinds of infections that might lead to Lyme disease in your beloved dog. Apparently, it removes ticks and prevents tick infestation caused by black-legged ticks, American dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, and brown dog ticks. It comes in a soft beef-flavored chew form that makes this medicine a tasty treat for dogs. Moreover, it is safe for dogs and puppies above 8 weeks of age and weighing more than 4 pounds.

Safety Information:

Afoxolaner as an active ingredient is used in this treatment; it is for use in dogs only. Frequently reported negative side effects include vomiting, itching, lethargy, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. It should be used with caution for dogs having a history of seizures and neurological disorders. These side effects are mild and less common compared to Credelio.

Table Comparison for Credelio and NexGard

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Overall, it can be clearly seen that both products are quite similar. It's difficult to make a choice as both oral treatments are excellent against flea and tick for dogs. But for instance, you can consider the required supply for the treatment and protection for your dog. Credelio is available in 3 and 6 doses of supply whereas NexGard comes in 1, 3, 6 and 12 doses of supply. So, you may prefer accordingly. After all, it comes down to a matter of convenience.

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