Oral Pesticides are Poison
Our beautiful 7 1/2 year old boxer, Sophie, had to be euthanized yesterday after suffering from a series of grand mal seizures as a direct result of Nexgard. It was a prolonged, catastrophic neurological event that went on throughout the day and night (even with a continuous IV of anti-seizure medicines). She was blind, lame and barely responsive at the end (20 hours later). She weighed 60 pounds and took the NexGard dose for dogs 60 - 125 pounds approximately 45 minutes before the seizures began. I will never forgive myself for giving her a toxic oral pesticide and not doing my due diligence.
Go to flea and tick treatment
We moved to Nexgard after having issues with another brand. I had read reviews and was hesitant to try it on our Greyhound and our Lab/retriever but as we needed a tick treatment as well as a flea treatment I decided to try the monthly chews. We have been very happy with this product and they dogs have not suffered any bad reactions.
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Don't chance it
Our dog went from healthy, active and happy, to dead this summer. The start of symptoms corresponded with giving the NexGard this spring. There's no way to know for sure but if I could turn back time, especially after reading the review on this site, I would never have given this medication. Our wonderful family member's death may have been prevented if I had not given this medicine. I will never chance it again.
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Don't do it
My year old pit broke out in sores everywhere. I'm talking from her jaw to her tail. Back, legs chest face everywhere. And guess what still has fleas. It's been a little over a month. My Maltese had no reaction to the med thankfully but now I have vet bills out the $$$. To try and get my pit healthy again and we are still dealing with the sores... she cant stop scratching them, they bleed, puss etc. Terrible I will go back to frontline. It costs bit actually works and isn't slowly killing our animals from the inside out.
I gave nexgaurd to my mini Assie shepherd 10/6/18 at 11:00am at 12:42pm I was getting a phone call at the salon to come home something was wrong. He was fine at 10am running around giving love playing gave this medicine to him and boom he’s in icu at the vet hospital. He couldn’t walk he was having seizures eyes rolling back in his head this medicine is poison. We need it off the market. It’s about the company making money and harming our pets well we wouldn’t give our kids certain meds so we shouldn’t give them to our animals. I’m contacting t...he company the fda and I’m not stopping till something is done. I have 2 teenage boys and 3 dogs that are my my babies and this medicine will never be used again one them. The dog that it was used on is 1 yr and 4 months. Time for us to protect our fur babies.
Bad for my dog
The pill had him vomiting all the time as soon as he took it, I thought the vomiting would go away but it stayed the same he laid around and didn’t play.the vet charged me 123 dollars to make my baby sick I called them and told them what was going on I wanted a refund, I was told to bring in thepills I had left but no refund..I am afraid they would give it to another unsuspecting owner so I won’t.
If this neurotoxin doesn't kill your dog it's doomed to vet visits to treat the damage for the remai
3 of our puppies have died as a direct result of Nexgard. Lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting and Diarreha. Terrible what the manufacturer will do to make money. Horrible nightmare when vets charge a small fortune to treat the damage these neurotoxins do.
This product killed my dog!!
This product killed my dog! After taking it just once, she lost so much weight, lost so much hair, she would vomit every now and then, and her eyes would frequently blink. We’ve done several blood tests and everything was good. And after 3 months of losing her, i figured out that this product killed my beautiful dog. THIS PRODUCT KILLED MY DOG!!
Gave my dog Nexgard and he started throwing up multiple times a day, lethargic, and not eating. Here it is 6 weeks later and same issues, he has lost so much weight and won’t play. I can barely get him to eat anything!!! Do not give this to your dogs!! It should be taken off the market!
This product is dangerous !!.and it doesn't work
It made my older lab very sick!..To the point I took him to the emergency vet ..fleas are bad this year in the mid Atlantic states..We tried something different ..We will never buy any oral flea killer..or anything from merial inc ever..Yes I will look for your name..on everything and warn others..You all should have never let this product out..I do feel bad for the animals you tested it on..You are sorry people hope you can sleep at nite...no not really
October 6th 2018 Update: This product does not work
It did make my dog sick....Its ex...pensive of which I wouldn't have minded... provided it worked..It doesn't..!!....I will give a shout out to my vet who won't sell it..Said it made alot of dogs sick ..Should have called them first .also to 1800 pet meds ..They gave us our money back promptly with no hoops to jump through ..Still a little mad that this stuff is still on the market ...with all the complaints about it
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My dog is lethargic after NexGuard from vet!
My dog is sick to the point he can't turn his head quickly, he looks really dizzy and confused! I have to now carry him a lot and he loved being outside and now he can't handle eating and is barely drinking! I don't recommend any toxic flea treatments with these crazy chemicals in it and pesticides! Unless if your willing to take the chance with your animal!? Just go naturally as possible and save your pet!
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Made dog very sick.
Vet convinced use to give our dog Nexgard instead of a topical treatment like we wanted. He has ITP, an autoimmune disorder where his Immune System attacks his own platlets and can be life threatening.
He was stable on his current medication for over a month with platlets at about 400,000. Literally five days after taking Nexgard (which was supposedly safe according to the vet) his platlets dropped all the way down to 12,000 then 10,000 the preceding days.
This not only was at a point that was life threatening because of severe bleedin...g risk with any injury. His platlets were so low he started bleeding internally spontaneously making him lose a significant amount of blood. Luckily he's now stable because of an insane increase to his steroids that we've literally spent months and hundreds in Vet vists to get him weened down. Stuck now with hundreds in emergency care and much more to come that now we have to start all over again with his treatment. Horrible product.
What's the point? Doesn't kill ticks in time!!
I'm glad I do my research. I asked my veterinarian to contact the company itself since I had about four different answers when asked about how long it took for NexGard to kill black legged ticks (all "guesses" were under 18 hours). It wasn't in their product info (tho lots about fleas). They informed me that the company said that NexGard kills the black legged tick in about 48 hours and the Lonestar tick after about 72 hours. Definitely makes you question why you even use this product when Lyme disease is transmitted within 24 hours, mount...ain fever between 2 and 90 hours and for anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis, a tick needs to be attached for 24 to 50 hours. Waste of money, completely, if you're looking for tick transmitted diseases prevention!!! I don't use Bravecto because both my dogs had extremely severe reactions requiring vet care and medication and I cannot use Advantix because I have a cat. What options left??? None! Vets definitely need to be better informed on the products they sell. I feel like these companies are just trying to scam us. Sad! I guess I'll just keep them on Revolution for their heartworm preventative, seems to cause a lot less (visible) side effects than anything else I've tried. Both dogs had bowel issues for a couple days after the three times I have given them this product.
Will not is this product anymore
We have a 1.5 year old Lassie collie boy been giving him NexGare for 4 months and every month but one he has had a seizure shortly after, where he has never had one prior. It works fine on my other collie and border collie/great Pyrenees mix. It's taken me a while to connect the dots but I will not be using this product any longer
Wish I hadn't......
Our rottie has never had a problem with parasites as we have regularly wormed him with Milbemax, and used a Saretso tic collar. Nexgard Supra seemed a good way of ditching the collar and controlling the parasites in one treatment. He had loose stools for about 3 days, but suffered a personality change. From being a friendly, outgoing dog he has become anxious, and withdrawn, lip-licking. Then he nipped someone
HORRIBLE! TOTAL POSION!!
Gave this to my dog and by the next morning she became lethargic, Horace bark,and loss of some abilities in her hind legs. She can no longer jump on the bed. I have to help her. Check out Rowan's Nexgard Story on youtube. My dog is having the same symptoms. Rowan died 3 months after one dose. Im afraid I'm going to loose my precious baby because i didn't do my research first. The vet gave this to me so i thought it would be ok.i moved and went to one of the vets here in town. When i called my old vet she said she won't recommend or sell it beca...use of all the complaints on this product. I wish i had droven the hour and half to my regular vet. Any vet that sells or recommends this product do not go the them and run far far away as fast as you can!
Questions & Answers
Can the 60 lbs tablet harm a 48 lb dog
Our Standard Poodle doesn't like the NexGard chewable. He loves his HeartGard chewable. He will even sort it out of soft food after I break it into smaller pieces. Is there another flavor available? Any other ideas?
Can a overdose of nex gard cause paralysis of back legs and constipation.? It's been 10 days and he is barely walking and not going to the bathroom. Please help me. I only blame myself for giving him too much. Heartbreaking and hate myself.
I am no veterinarian or expert, but I have read dogs having similar symptoms from Nexgard. All flea treatments have chemicals in them that are potentially harmful to your animal. I opt for natural solutions, although not as effective and more work to maintain a flea free environment my dogs are not eating what I refer to as poison. I'm sorry to hear this has happened to your dog. Please see your veterinarian.
Irrespective of your statement about having given your dog "too much"??? These symptoms can also occur if your dog's been bitten by a mildly venomous snake such as a brown grass/tree snake or some of the whip snakes. It's quite common for such an attack not to show up in scans or x rays. One sign you will notice is if your dog frowns a lot as they get bad headaches from snake bite.
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