NexGard Frequently Asked Questions

What is NexGard?

NexGard is a chewable tablet that treats dogs for flea and ticks for one month per tablet.

What kind of dogs can use NexGard?

All breeds of dogs over 8 weeks of age can use NexGard. The safe use of NexGard in breeding males and females has not been evaluated.

What ingredient does NexGard use?

NexGard uses the active ingredient Afoxolaner. It uses it a at rate of 2.5 mg Afoxolaner per kg bodyweight or 2.5 mg per 2 lbs bodyweight.

How often can I use NexGard on my dog?

NexGard should be used monthly, however you can use it fortnightly if necessary.

How long does it take for NexGard to work?

It will kill fleas by 8 hours of administration. It will begin controlling ticks within 24 hours of administration.

How long after use NexGard can my dogs swim or be bathed?

Your dog can be bathed or swim right away after dosing with NexGard, this will not effect the medication at all.

How old does my dog need to be to start using NexGard?

NexGard can be used on dogs from 8 weeks of age.

How should NexGard be stored?

It should be stored below 30°C (Room temperature), away from light and out of the reach of children.

Can I use NexGard on my cat?

No, you cannot use NexGard on your cat.

If I miss giving my dog a dose of NexGard, what should I do?

If a dose is missed, administer the tablet and just resume a monthly schedule. You will use it again in another full month from when it was just given last.

Do you Ship NexGard to the United States?

No, we do not ship this product to the USA. This product is only available to customers in Australia.


What should I do if my dog has a negative reaction to NexGard?

If your dog has any kind of negative reaction to NexGard, you should contact your vet ASAP.

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