FDA Approves NexGard Chewables for prevention of infections that cause Lyme disease in dogs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved NexGard for the prevention of Borrelia burgdorferi infections by this medication killing Ixodes scapularis, a type of Black-legged tick that carries the bacteria. The Borrelia bacteria is an infectious bacteria that causes Lyme disease in dogs. The black-legged tick is also known as the deer tick. Lyme disease can cause serious illness in both animals and people. Fever, loss of appetite, lameness, joint swelling, and lethargy are common warning signs in dogs. In severe cases, Lyme disease can affect the kidneys, nervous system, or heart. Learn more about Lyme disease on our blog.
NexGard is a prescription flea and tick preventative for dogs contains afoxolaner. This medication works by absorbing into the dog’s bloodstream to treat and prevent flea infestations and kill ticks. Effective against Black-legged tick, American Dog tick, Lone Star tick, and Brown dog tick.
NexGard is formulated to give protection for 30 days and is a soft, beef-flavored chew. Dogs can also be bathed or go swimming at any time because it is given orally and does not create a residue on the skin or hair coat. It is also designed for safe administration alongside heartworm and other medications. NexGard chewables can be given to dogs 8 weeks of age and older and weighing 4 pounds or greater. It is available in four sizes: 4-10 lbs, 10-24 lbs, 24-60 lbs, and 60-121 lbs and three, six, or 12-month quantities.
NexGard Chewables Approved by Dog Owners
Check out what other dog owners are saying about it. We’ve included some reviews straight from our website.
Convenient Marianne Verified Buyer
My golden had Lyme disease a few years ago and this product, Nexgard, has kept her protected. We have a large deer population in our neighborhood and I feel confident using Nexgard
Works great! Jack Verified Buyer
My German shepherd is 2 years old and he has yet to get a tick because l have given him nexgard since he was a puppy.
Awesome, fast results Kim Verified Buyer
We have been having such a difficult time with ticks this year even though we’ve been using both a topical treatment along with a Seresto Flea collar. Our golden retriever has been on NexGard since the beginning of the month and we are thoroughly pleased with the results, not 1 flea since we started and no itching either. We’ll definitely continue to use both VETRX Direct and NexGard, I highly recommend it.
For more information about the NexGard FDA approval, visit their website.