Hey, all new dog parents out there. It feels amazing to be called as a dog parents. Isn’t it? It’s a day of celebration when you bring home a new dog. Make your dog feel special. Cook some delicious food for your dog. Make him a part of your family. But make sure you take proper care of your dog’s overall health. Keep the surrounding clean and safe so that your dog doesn’t get any infection or disease.
As a new dog parent, you need to know the most common diseases that your dogs suffer from and the product that you can use on your dog to get rid of that disease.
The most common and seen in many dogs is flea and tick infestation. Fleas and ticks are considered to be the bloodsucker of dogs. Fleas and ticks not only suck a dog’s blood but it also makes a dog uncomfortable leading to over itching and scratching of skin and as a result the skin of your dog gets dull.
The best and affordable product that you can use against those bloodsuckers is Nexgard.
Nexgard is a chewable tablet given to the dog suffering from flea and tick infestation. When given to dogs, the active ingredients AFOXOLANER spread through the bloodstream of the dogs. As the bloodsucker (parasites) sucks the blood the drug spread in their body causing the death of the parasites by overloading the nervous system.
How Much Time Does It Take To Kill The Fleas And Ticks?
The drug initiates the killing of fleas within 8 hours and kills almost all the adult flea in 24 hours. It kills the tick within 48 hours of administration.
How Many Types Of Tick Do Nexgard Kills?
- Black-legged tick
- Lone star tick
- American dog tick
About Nexgard Dosage
The dosage varies according to the weight of the dogs. The Nexgard chewable tablet comes in 4 different colored code packs.
Things To Keep In Mind Prior Using The Product
- Weigh your dog before selecting the product.
- Give the dosage accordingly
- Give one tablet in a month
- Avoid giving the medicine to the dogs weighing less than 4lbs or dogs less than 8 weeks of age.
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- Do not give the product to any other animal or human.
- Avoid using the product on hypersensitive dogs.
- Do not use on dogs that are allergic to any ingredients.
- Do not use on pregnant or lactating dogs.
Rarely Seen Side Effects
Though the product is highly recommended and widely used by dog parents. Rarely, the side effects are seen in dogs. They are:
- Loss of appetite
- Dry skin
Above information has covered all the important points that new dog parents should know about the Nexgard for their dogs before using it.