Are you familiar with Nexgard? Nexgard is an oral product given once monthly to kill fleas & ticks. It has been around for a few years, but it is gaining in popularity and for good reasons. It is a great alternative to the topicals that can be hard to open, may be difficult to apply, and leave a residue on your pet’s coat. Not to mention, these products lose some efficacy with multiple baths between applications, for those of you that bathe your pet frequently. It is approved for dogs, 8 weeks of age & older.
The molecule in Nexgard, afoxolaner, is actually derived from a sea sponge. Side effects are rare (vomiting the most common – 4%). A similar product, Comfortis, we haven’t carried because the side effects are not only much higher (12%), but it only kills fleas and we see a lot of ticks in our area. Since most of our clients need protection from both fleas & ticks, Nexgard is definitely a product to consider, especially as we're entering the pesky bug seasons. Please check out the link to the manufacturer’s website here.