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Old 11-29-2013, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Info or Experience with NexGuard Flea & Tick

It's not on the market yet, but our clinic is part of a trial for it. I'm intrigued; Google has so little to say about it, and I'm not aware of any other type of flea and tick oral medication that uses the active ingredient (afoxolaner). The packages we got were free from our distributor and they only come in two weight sizes with dogs over 60lbs having to take two tablets.
I'm intrigued by this because of the added tick component. Topical preventatives don't work well for our lifestyle so oral is preferred.

Anyone else part of the trial? Have y'all heard anything? Any experiences with afoxolaner or what its actual action is against fleas and ticks?

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One of the clinics that I work at is also a part of the taste testing that they're doing for it. They don't have much information on the box, and I don't think they really want it getting out just yet. From what I saw on the back, it seems to kill fleas and the only tick that it mentions being effective against is the American Dog Tick. I definitely am interested in more information about it.

But as far as taste goes, we've had only 1 dog refuse and no one has seemed to have any adverse reactions lol. Both my dogs participated.
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I'm taking my dogs in for an exam and getting this today. Its made by frontline and I trust them. A couple vets have said that they are offering a decent rebate if one buys nexguard and heartguard together. Most vets haven't got it yet and the ones that do have it have a very limited supply and its on back order. They also say that doggie dermatologists have been using it for a while and its very popular. I like that its safe enough that if they eat 10 it won't hurt them, just like heartguard plus. They also said that the American Dog Tick is the hardest tick to control and they are pretty confident that all other ticks would be covered to.
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