NexGard Red 25.1-50kg Flea and Tick Treatment for Dogs
Fleas and ticks are a dog owner’s nightmare. These pests show up on your dog’s skin and in his fur, causing him to scratch incessantly. They can also infest your home and attach themselves parasitically to humans, who can also suffer from flea and tick bites.
The traditional remedies for flea and tick infestations, namely flea and tick collars and shampoos, are very limited in their effectiveness. That is because fleas and ticks are often picked up by exposure to flea- and tick-infested environments, which could be the local park or your own front lawn. Repeated exposure means your dog repeatedly picks up these pests.
NexGard Red protects your dog from fleas and ticks no matter where they spend their day. These chews are designed to kill any fleas and ticks on your dog for a period of 30 days from the day they are ingested. This offers dogs continued protection against fleas and ticks even when entering infested environments.
NexGard is easy to administer to dogs, since it comes in the form of tasty, beef-flavoured chews.
More than 70 tick types as well as numerous sorts of fleas thrive in Australia. Any dog that comes into contact with the outdoors is at a high risk of suffering from a flea and tick infestation. Some types of ticks such as the paralysis tick can have highly dangerous implications for your pet’s health. The use of NexGard puts your mind at rest when your dog is playing outdoors.
How does NexGard Red Work?
NexGard’s active ingredient, afoxolaner, is what protects dogs from fleas and ticks. The NexGard chews are ingested orally, with food or on an empty stomach. They then kill fleas and ticks by overstimulating their nervous systems until they die. The dead fleas and ticks become visible as they rise to the surface of your pet’s coat.
When Does NexGard Red Start Working?
Afoxolaner acts very quickly and is absorbed into the dog’s bloodstream once it is ingested. Within 2 to 6 hours, peak levels have been reached. Within 24 hours, all the fleas on your dog’s body will be killed.
How Safe is NexGard Red?
While NexGard Red is generally safe for dogs, do monitor your pet closely for any reactions such as vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, lethargy or dry and flaky skin. Do not administer NexGard to animals other than dogs.
Is NexGard Red Waterproof?
Feel free to let your dog have a swim or take a shower immediately after ingesting NexGard. Since NexGard is swallowed by your dog, getting wet will not affect the effectiveness of the treatment.
Can Nursing Mothers take NexGard Red?
If your dog is pregnant or nursing, consult your veterinarian about whether he would advise the use of NexGard.
Do You Need a Prescription to Buy NexGard Red?
No, you do not need a prescription in Australia.
NexGard Red Flea and Tick Treatment For Large Dogs
Dogs can have wildly different lifestyles depending on their size. While smaller dogs may spend most of their lives indoors, large dogs tend to need to go outside often in order to stave off claustrophobia and get enough exercise for their size.
Time spent outdoors can drastically increase a dog’s chances of getting fleas and ticks, since these pests are often picked up from the environment.
NexGard offers various formulations depending on the size of the dog. NexGard Red is designed for large dogs weighing between 25kg and 50kg.
MSD Animal Health
MSD Animal Health are global manufacturers and developers of veterinary products and services. They are a well-regarded producer of medicines and products used by vets all over the world. Their products are wide-ranging and are used to curb, cure and control diseases occurring in all the usual types of pets and farm animals.