Is Nexgard Safe For Dogs?



Nexgard, an oral flea and tick treatment, manufactured by Merial that is now acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim, doesn’t need any introduction. The flea and tick treatment has already established itself in the market because of its effectiveness and safety. Vets around the world are recommending this treatment, and dog parents around the world are using it, and are happily satisfied.

However, if you are a new dog owner or looking to switch to another treatment and Nexgard is on your list, but are having certain apprehensions before going ahead, then read the below information to get your confusions cleared.

What Is Nexgard?

Nexgard is a beef-flavoured monthly flea and tick treatment that not only treats fleas before they can lay eggs, but also terminates several types of dangerous ticks that can cause several fatal tick-borne diseases.

The treatment starts working within 8 hours and kills almost 100% adult fleas within 24 hours of administration. And, as far as ticks are concerned the treatment eliminates ticks like Black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) within 48 hours of administration.

It is a palatable beef-flavoured chew that can be easily administered by giving the treatment directly into the mouth of your pup. Thus, as a dog parent, you are relieved from the mess or hassles of administering the topical treatments.

The treatment is also very efficacious in preventing flea allergy dermatitis.

 Nexgard Rating:

4.5 Star

Nexgard Packs Sizes:

Nexgard comes in 4 pack sizes, which are divided according to the weight of your furry pal:

  • Nexgard for Small Dogs 2-4KG (Orange) Pack
  • Nexgard for Medium Dogs 4.1-10KG (Blue) Pack
  • Nexgard for Large Dogs 10.1-25KG (Purple) Pack
  • Nexgard for Extra Large Dogs 25.1-50KG (Red) Pack


Is Nexgard Safe?

According to a study done by the company to check for any adverse reactions, Nexgard was tested safe –

The test as given in the product label-

In a well-controlled US field study, which included a total of 333 households and 615 treated dogs (415 administered afoxolaner; 200 administered active control), no serious adverse reactions were observed with NexGard. Over the 90-day study period, all observations of potential adverse reactions were recorded. The most frequent reactions reported at an incidence of > 1% within any of the three months of observations are presented in the following table.

You can read more about the test and safety -


Furthermore, the active ingredient, Afoxolaner in Nexgard is tested and concluded safe in dogs 8 weeks of age and more by NCBI, a USA based health care research organization.

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After going through all the tests it can be said that Nexgard is safe to be administered on dogs and there are almost no adverse reactions observed apart from vomiting or nausea, which is very rare.

Nexgard Safety Tips:

  • Store it in a cool and dry place
  • Do not administer on cats, the treatment is only for dogs
  • Keep it away from children and pets
  • Some dogs may show adverse reactions like vomiting, lethargy, weight loss, flaky skin, diarrhoea, etc
  • Immediately contact your vet for this
  • Nexgard’s safe use in pregnant, lactating, and breeding dogs has not been evaluated yet
  • Please consult your vet before giving this treatment to dogs having any history of seizures, tremors, ataxia, or epilepsy


Where to Get Nexgard?

You can Buy Nexgard from any online platform. There are many websites that are offering Nexgard chewable at considerable rates. One of those websites is BudgetPetSupplies.co.za. You can get the flea and tick treatment at an affordable rate with many extra discounts.

Or if you have any query, email us on - support@BudgetPetSupplies.co.za.

 You can also check product reviews by our esteemed customers on our website.

Choosing flea and tick treatment is a task for a dog parent because there are many aspects that as a parent you need to take care of. And to help you take the right decisions for your pooch’s healthcare, BudgetPetSupplies will always be there for you.


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