Has Anybody Used NexGard (afoxolaner) for Flea/Tick Prevention?
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Thread: Has Anybody Used NexGard (afoxolaner) for Flea/Tick Prevention?

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    Senior Member copterdoc's Avatar
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    Default Has Anybody Used NexGard (afoxolaner) for Flea/Tick Prevention?

    It's a monthly chewable.
    I gave up on topicals, since they only seemed to last a few days before being washed off during water training.
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    Senior Member DoubleHaul's Avatar
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    I have heard a lot of buzz about it and know one pro who plans to switch as soon as his current supply is out. A big advantage over topicals if it works.

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    Is it comparable in terms of price?

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    Senior Member frontier's Avatar
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    I do not plan to use it because:
    "The safe use of NEXGARD in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated.
    Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures".

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    We've been using it for several months now, and my wife is a vet. We are happy with it. It is correct that pregnant and lactating bitches were not in the study, but they are not pregnant or lactating all the time. Only three dogs were in the study that had had seizures. One did have three more, one had one, and one had none.

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    Senior Member Jennifer Henion's Avatar
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    Had a check up with new pup last week and the vet sent us home with NexGard after trying to send home Trifexis (sp?). She said Trifexis is best on fleas and weak on ticks, but also kills worms. My concern was ticks this spring, rather than fleas, so she recommended NexGard, saying it really does great with ticks, but is not a wormer. Though we talked about potential future plans to breed my female and use the pup for breeding, I doubt she connected those thoughts with the NexGard. Now that Terrie brought up the concern, I'm wondering if it may hinder reproduction potential...
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