Nexgard for Large Dogs 24.1-60 lbs (Purple) 68mg
- Nexgard FAQ
Treatment ForFlea & Tick
Health BenefitsExternal Parasite Protection
Product TypeChewable Tablet
Parasites CoveredFleas, Ticks
Minimum Age8 Weeks
Minimum Weight4 Pounds
Protects ForOne month
Can Be Given Without FoodYes
Safe For Pregnant DogsNo
Recommended For8 weeks and older puppies
Time to take effectKills insects within 24 hours
Nexgard Purple for Large Dogs (24.1-60lbs)
Nexgard Purple is a vet-recommended, monthly flea and tick treatment for large dogs. It comes in a delicious beef-flavored chew that kills fleas quickly, even before they can lay eggs, and prevents flea infestations. Nexgard flea and tick prevention treatment for large dogs (purple pack) is suitable for puppies and dogs as young as 8 weeks and weighing between 24 and 60 lbs.
Nexgard Chewables for Large Dogs (24.1-60lbs) Powerful Flea & Tick Prevention Treatment
- #1 vet-recommended flea and tick chewable treatment
- Highly palatable, bite-sized, beef-flavored chew
- Kills fleas before they lay eggs
- Prevents fleas infestations
- Kills ticks and mites quickly
- Kills Black-legged ticks that cause Lyme disease
- Lowers the risk of flea and tick borne diseases
- Can be given to your dog as a treat or with food
- Lasts for the entire month
- Safe for puppies as young as 8 weeks
- Contains 68mg afoxolaner
Nexgard Large Dogs Ingredients
Nexgard is a unique formulation of afoxolaner that causes hyperexcitation and uncontrolled activity of the central nervous system of fleas and ticks, resulting in their death.
- For different dog weights, Nexgard is available in different packs.
- According to your dog weight, select the pack.
- Administer Nexgard directly into the mouth or mix it in dog’s food.
- Ensure your pet completes the meal for full dosage.
- Repeat the treatment every month on the same date.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
- Store it in a cool and dry place.
- For dogs use only.
- Hyper sensitive pets may show adverse reactions like vomiting, lethargy, weight loss, flaky skin, diarrhea etc. Immediately consult a vet for this.
- Avoid giving to pets allergic to pork.
- Do not use in pregnant, lactating and breeding dogs.
- Do not administer if the pet is allergic to any of the ingredients of the chew
- In case, your dog is having a history of epilepsy or seizures or ataxia or muscle tremors please administer Nexgard only after a vet’s advice.
Nexgard: Key Takeaways
- Bite-sized flea and tick treatment
- Fast acting formula kills both fleas and ticks
- Safe and effective for full 30 days
- Destroys existing adult fleas within 8 hours of administration
- Prevents flea allergy dermatitis and flea infestation
- Safe for all dog breeds including collies
- Tasty beef-flavoured chew is liked by dogs
What is Nexgard?
Nexgard is a tasty, beef-flavored ectoparasitic oral treatment for dogs that provides protection against fleas and ticks for one month
How soon can I start treating my dog with Nexgard?
Nexgard for dogs is recommended for use in 8 weeks and older puppies and dogs, weighing 4 lbs or greater
What does Nexgard for dogs contain?
Nexgard for dogs contains Afoxolaner as an active ingredient and the minimum recommended dosage is 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg)
How does Nexgard work?
Nexgard Chewable contains afoxolaner as an active ingredient which is an ectoparasiticide. After administration, this active component is quickly absorbed into the dog's bloodstream. As soon as parasites (fleas and ticks) take the blood meal from the host dog, they ingest afoxolaner which causes over-stimulation of the parasites' nervous system causing paralysis and death of these insects in the end
What does Nexgard protect against?
Nexgard for dogs kills fleas and ticks for one month
It kills fleas before they can lay eggs and thus prevents flea infestations. This oral formula also treats and controls Black-legged tick (Deer tick), American Dog tick, Lone Star tick and Brown dog tick infestations
Due to its Black-legged tick (Deer tick) killing ability, Nexgard is also useful in the prevention of Lyme disease
How often should Nexgard be given to dogs?
Nexgard is a monthly flea and tick treatment for dogs. One chewable every month should be given to dogs throughout the year to achieve optimum flea and tick control
How soon does Nexgard begin killing parasites?
Nexgard for dogs acts fast. It starts killing fleas within four hours and achieves over 95% flea efficacy within eight hours after administration. It is known to kill more than 90% of ticks within 48 hours post-administration
I treated my dog with Nexgard; why am I still seeing fleas on this dog?
Adult fleas found on pets only make up 5% of the total flea population and the rest 95% include flea-developing stages such as flea eggs, larvae, and pupae, Flea eggs, larvae, and pupae can be seen anywhere in the house where the infested pet spends time. As your pet moves through these areas, newly emerged fleas jump on the pet. Nexgard will kill these fleas before they can reproduce
To prevent new fleas from infesting your dog, it is recommended to continue using Nexgard throughout the year
Is there a specific season or time of the year I can start using Nexgard on my dog?
There’s no particular season or time to start treating your dog with Nexgard. In fact, the treatment with Nexgard can begin at any time of the year after consulting with a veterinarian
My dog doesn't go outside. Do I still need to give Nexgard to this dog?
Dogs are always at risk of flea and tick infestations
Dogs can catch fleas and ticks when they go out for their business. Also, fleas get free rides into your home from people going out and then jump on your dog to infest them. The infested pet spreads flea eggs all around the house which later mature into adults and cause problems for your pet
Is Nexgard safe for my dog?
Yes, Nexgard for dogs is highly effective and safe when used in puppies and dogs aged 8 weeks and older, weighing 4lbs or more in body weight
How long before a dog can go for a swim or be bathed after being treated with Nexgard?
Since Nexgard is not a topical treatment, a dog can go for a swim or be bathed right after being treated with Nexgard as it will not impact the efficacy of the treatment
What is the best way to give Nexgard to my dog?
Nexgard should be given orally, directly into dog's mouth for chewing, once every month. Alternatively, it can be given with the dog food as well. However, it needs to be ensured that the dog finishes the meal and completes the dose
My dog vomited after having Nexgard dose; what should I do?
If vomiting occurs within two hours of Nexgard dosage administration, give another full dose. If your dog vomits after two or more hours, reach out to your veterinarian for help
Can I use Nexgard with other treatments?
A study reported that Nexgard can be used in conjunction with other treatments including vaccines, antibiotics, NSAIDS, etc. without any adverse reactions in dogs
Can I give my dog a flea bath while on Nexgard?
Flea bath can be used to eliminate the fleas that are on your pet however, this may not have a residual effect on fleas that are present in the environment. Consult a veterinarian and discuss concurrent treatment options you can use with Nexgard to control the environmental flea population
How long does Nexgard last?
A single dose of Nexgard protects your dogs against fleas and ticks for one month
My dog is less than 2kg (4lbs), can I use Nexgard or Nexgard Spectra?
Nexgard and Nexgard Spectra can be administered to puppies and dogs from 8 weeks of age, weighing at least 2kg in body weight
My dog is pregnant; can I treat him with Nexgard for fleas?
The safe use of Nexgard has not been evaluated in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs. Consult a veterinarian for expert advice about this
Are there any specific storage guidelines for Nexgard?
Yes, Nexgard chewable should be stored at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F)
I have a cat and a dog. Can I use Nexgard on my cat too?
No, Nexgard for dogs is not recommended for use on cats
I missed a Nexgard dose on my dog; what should I do now?
If you miss administering a dose, give one Nexgard chew as soon as you recall dosing and continue with the monthly dosing schedule
My dog had an adverse reaction to Nexgard; what should I do?
In case of any adverse reactions after using Nexgard, immediately consult a veterinarian