• How does NexGard® kill fleas?

    NexGard® contains the ingredient afoxolaner, which kills fleas by over-stimulating their nervous system.

  • How long does it take NexGard® to kill fleas?

    NexGard® will kill existing fleas within 8 hours of initial administration.1

  • Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after administering NexGard®?

    NexGard® stimulates the fleas' nervous system, causing them to rise to the top of your dog's haircoat as they die.

  • How long does NexGard® keep my dog protected from ticks?

    NexGard® will protect your dog from ticks (including the deadly Paralysis tick*) for a full month

  • How long after administering NexGard® can my dog be bathed or go swimming?

    NexGard® can be administered directly before or after bathing or swimming. Because NexGard® is an oral product, your dog's coat can get wet straight after taking NexGard® and your dog will remain protected from fleas and ticks.

  • Can I use it if my dog is on medication?

    In well-controlled field studies, NexGard® was used at the same time with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (for arthritis), anaesthetics, and antihistamines with no adverse events.

  • is NexGard® safe to use for any breed of dog?

    NexGard has been shown to be safe and effective in various breeds of dogs (including Collie breeds) when used as directed and can be given to puppies from 8 weeks of age, providing they weigh at least 2kg.
    Afoxolaner, the active ingredient in NexGard, is part of the isoxazoline family of chemicals. Adverse reactions to this family of chemicals are rarely observed but may include vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, inappetence (loss of appetite), itching and very rarely, seizures. Most adverse reactions are self-limiting and of short duration. Use with caution in dogs with a history of epilepsy or any other seizure disorder. If you have any concerns, please speak to your veterinarian or contact Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health on 1800 808 691. See product label for full claim details and directions for use.

  • Can NexGard® be used for cats and other pets?

    No. NexGard® should be used for dogs only.

  • Does NexGard need to be given with food?

    NexGard does not need to be given with food. Pet owners can choose to give the chew at any time that suits them – with or without a meal.

  • What if I'm unsure if my dog has taken the entire dose?

    Treated dogs should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, then treat again with another full dose of NexGard.
    In a large scale field study, it was found that the incidence of vomiting with NexGard was 3 times LESS compared to a popular oral flea tablet.2

  • Do dogs like the taste of NexGard?

    In Australian field studies, more than 95% of households felt that NexGard was well accepted by their dogs.3
    Based on taste, Nexgard was preferred 19:1 compared to a popular flea-only tablet.4

  • Why is monthly treatment the best choice?

    NexGard's simple monthly dosing ensures an easy-to-remember treatment regimen which may help drive compliance.

  • Can I administer it more than once a month?

    NexGard® should only be administered on a monthly basis. It's recommended that NexGard® is given to your dog on the same day of every month.

  • Where can I get NexGard®?

    NexGard® can be purchased at selected vet clinics or pet stores. Refer to our 'Find a Vet' tab to find your nearest stockist, or click here.

  • How old does my dog need to be in order to take NexGard®?

    NexGard® can be used in puppies 8 weeks of age or older and weighing 2 kilograms or greater.

  • Are there any side effects of NexGard®?

    NexGard has been shown to be safe and effective in various breeds of dogs (including Collie breeds) when used as directed and can be given to puppies from 8 weeks of age, providing they weigh at least 2kg.
    Afoxolaner, the active ingredient in NexGard, is part of the isoxazoline family of chemicals. Adverse reactions to this family of chemicals are rarely observed but may include vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, inappetence (loss of appetite), itching and very rarely, seizures. Most adverse reactions are self-limiting and of short duration. Use with caution in dogs with a history of epilepsy or any other seizure disorder. If you have any concerns, please speak to your veterinarian or contact Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health on 1800 808 691. See product label for full claim details and directions for use.

  • When shouldn't i use NexGard®?

    Do not give NexGard® to dogs under 2 kg or less than 8 weeks old. NexGard® is for dogs only and hasn't been evaluated for use in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs.

* Talk to your vet about minimising the risk of tick paralysis for your dog
1. NexGard Product Label
2. Freedom of Information Summary, NADA 141-406, NEXGARD.
3. Merial data on file: PR&D 0234301
4. Merial Data on File: VS-USA-72401. VS-USA-72402.

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