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    Looking for opinions on Nexgard. It's a new chewable flea and tick preventative. Apparently hit the market about 3 months ago. Made by same company that makes heartgard. Thanks
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    So far so good. There another thread about it a from a week or two ago.

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    I switched to nexgard from K9 Advantix and couldn't be happier. The Advantix was only lasting about two weeks then I started seeing ticks. Put my dog on Nexgard and haven't had a single tick on him. I think the Advantix would be fine if you kept the dog out of the water but who does that?

    Nexgard- effective, water proof, no greasy mess, no stinking smell.

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    It's new so I haven't had any feedback but bravecto is labeled safe for being animals and labeled for more than just the dog tick. I like the makers of heartguard but I wonder if they rushed an inferior product because they knew bravecto was coming

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    A friend of mine here in MD has been using Nexgard on her new Giant Schnauzer puppy this year. She has found no ticks, however, her one year old pup just tested positive for Lyme disease after showing lameness in both rear legs. Sadly, no product is 100% effective.

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    so far so good for me. only problem is instead of the ticks getting on the dog they're finding there way to me

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    Any information on Nexgard and breeding females yet? I know initially it stated that it had not been tested. I have been using Nexgard on my two older spayed females and it has been fantastic, but haven't used it on my young female yet as she will be a breeding female shortly.

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    thanks for the feedback guys. ordered a 3 month supply today.
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    Nexgard: kills fleas and 3 species of ticks for 30 days: American dog tick, Black-legged (Deer) tick, and the Lone Star tick. Kills within 48 hours.
    Bravecto: kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and 3 ticks for 90 days: Black-legged tick, American dog tick, and Brown dog tick, and the Lone Star ticks for 60 days. Kills within 12 hours.

    As far as what ticks to be concerned about - all of them have the potential to transmit disease. The best summary I have found for clients is this website: http://www.dogsandticks.com/ticks/
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    How much is the Bravecto?

    My vet quoted me $55 for 3 doses of Nexgard in the 60-121 lb dog size. They do not have Bravecto.

    I'm on the fence about using it. Ticks are worse than usual this year, but still I will find just a 2 or 3 per day, and TBDs are not common around here. So I am weighing the risk of the new drug vs the irritation of the tick bites.
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