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Terrible reactions in all 3 dogs major hairloss
I have purchased nexguard for the past few years since finding that frontline and k9advanticsll were not longer effective.. I have not had any previous problems with our 7yr old 110lb black lab and nexguard although after buying nexguard and giving it to our lab and 2 akita/cane Corso mixes (sisters) who are 85lbs at 11 months old they have ALL had adverse reactions to it within 48 hours. One of my akita/cc mixes has extreme hair loss and blisters all over her body. She lost her appetite for 2 days and didnt want to do anything which is not lik...e an 11 month old puppy. My lab has one spot where the hair is gone because her hair just falls out now. And my other akita/cc mix is so itchy she can barely relax. This is the risk we take for administering poison to our pets but there must be a way for our pets to get prevented against fleas, limes disease, etc. while also being protected from possibly dying at the same time.. Why is it in the past 3 years or so that fleas and ticks have become immune to the preventative care thats out there? Cant we do anything to protect our animals?
Do not recommend this medication
Do not use this product! Gave nexgard to my cocker yesterday and this morning he lost control of his hind legs. He could not walk and was shaking unable to move for almost an hour. He acted like he was poisoned. I prayed he would be ok and he is now able to walk. It was very scary and I wondered want had caused this to happen to a healthy dog. Then I recalled giving him a dose about 6 months ago and he stated shaking for a few weeks. NO MORE of the medication. I am blessed he is still alive.
POISON!! DO NOT USE!!
Within 24 hours of giving our Pit Nexgard chewable, he became extremely lethargic, has extreme diarrhea, and just this morning, lost control of his back legs. We are rushing him to the vet right now, I feel like the Vet suggested this product when we didn't even ask for it. Kickbacks much?! DO NOT GIVE THIS PRODUCT TO YOUR DOGS, it is legit poison.
Does not work.
I bought 2 boxes of this medicine for my miniature chihuahua who is about 5lbs and then another box for my terrier mix who is 45lbs. It did not work for either of them. I gave it to them again the second month (I had a 4 months supply) and it STILL did not work. They still had fleas. I should have looked up reviews on this product before I bought it because most are terrible. Do not waste your money. I have some of the Nexgard chewable pills left over and will be tossing them in the trash. When I buy products like this from the vet, I expect them to work.
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Only looked at reviews because I was looking for information on the product
For those reading reviews before using it, and then deciding not to, your vet has already weighed the side effects and benefits of a product before giving it to you, just like any human doctor. This product doesn't hide the side effects, they are all listed on the site for their product, they also dont claim that the product is 100% effective. All the people saying their dogs almost died, are exaggerating because they love their dog, and the side effect scared them, so here they are writing bad reviews. Out of millions dog owners who have used ...this product, how many do you see in here making a post? Keep in mind that most reviews of any product are usually mixed and lean to the bad side of any product. This is because people with good responses, don't feel the need to post or even look up the pages to post a review because they give them their treat, and move along with their day, which by some of these reviews, most of these people dont know how to administer the product properly. I was given one chew for my 70 lb shepherd. That pill is good for 1 month. It's not meant to be given daily or even weekly. Some of you claim to give them it more often than needed and you're wondering what went wrong? Follow the instructions your vet gave you, this product should only be given once in a while depending on the type. For some 1 pill is good for 1 month, some one pill is good for 3 months. People giving their dogs this daily need to look back into the product...
We gave to our 2 Kuvasz 30 days ago and the watery diarrhea continues. No remedy has helped in the least. Multiple vets visits with no “ diagnosis”. Our third dog didn’t get this and she is fine.
Update... pure water diarrhea continued for 45 days, (despite continued attempts to treat) then finally went away. Both dogs reacted identical. What get me is how vet won’t concur that it’s Nexgard related.
Would be great if I could get the dog to eat it.
Dog won't eat it. Have tried giving it on its own, sticking it inside chicken loaf, covering it in gravy. , breaking it up and mixing it in his food . And its in pieces in the bottom of his bowl. And considering this is a dog that will eat Lego then it must taste awful. Waste of money if you cant get him to take it !!!. Very disappointing. Have never had a problem with other brands.
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This product does nothing to kill ticks! I spent $400 for months worth and just pulled 10 live ticks
This product is horrible! Nothing about being “effective” is true when it come to ticks! I have been applying it on my dog for 3 months, applying same day each month, and just pulled 10 live ticks off my dog! I am extremely angry and upset because I spent $300 on months worth because of the hype of this product being “effective” and it is horrible! I feel like both my dog and I have been ripped off! Never will I buy a product from this company ever again!
Gave my dog seizures
No fleas, no ticks, not easy, dog did not want it, ultimately chewed it. Four days later he was having seizures every 3 days for 5 weeks. Not a happy moment for either one of us. Afraid I would loose my dog. Side effect started on the first month. Six weeks later, as the med effect wore off, the seizures have stopped... at least for now. Never giving this to my dog ever again!!
I took my dog to the vet because he had swollen and inflamed ears. The vet found 6 ticks on him, said the ears were an allergic reaction to the ticks. Gave him an antibiotic and Nexgard. I haven’t had a tick problem since. For everyone saying their dog had a bad reaction well that’s the chance you take when you feed your animal poison. Unless it’s homeopathic all flea, tick, and heartworm meds are poison given in a controlled dose to kill parasites and do the least harm possible to the host animal.
Horrible. Wouldn't trust!!
Switched from a liquid product to nexgard because vet said to give it a try she since takes pills easily. Within a hour of giving it to my 88 pound German Shepherd. She started to act strange. Consistent scratching, crying, panting and walking around in a confused state. She couldn't seem to settle down. Ears and skin got red and inflammated. She almost sratched her ears raw. Vet was notified. I will Not be using this next month. I've even told my friends who have dogs not to use this product. I was afraid my dog was going to die.
Easy to use but our dog had seizures after using
We have a healthy 6 yr old Golden Retriever who had never had a seizure prior to taking Nexgard. We live behind a wooded area in the #1 county for Lyme disease so tick protection is a must. We'd always used Frontline but our vet told us about Nexgard so we started using this at the end of the summer 2016. Our dog had a seizure within a month of taking this (his body went rigid, convulsing, eyes rolling back-very scary). He was in our backyard when it happened so we took him to the vet and assumed he'd been bit or had an allergic reaction to...something. Unfortunately we didn't make the connection to Nexgard and continued using it until several months later he had another seizure. After additional testing yielded no answers our vet suggested discontinuing Nexgard -our dog has had no seizures in the past year. I don't post reviews often but I am very concerned about this and felt compelled to post so others are aware of the risks. I think we're still learning about the effects this oral pesticide has on animals. Update May 5, 2018: I'm happy to report that our now 7 yr old Golden Retriever still has had no seizures 1 1/2 years after discontinuing Nexgard. We will never use this product again.
Slowly poisoned my Dog
My beautiful Border Collie cross started taking Nexgard Spectrum which has the heart guard included.
1st dose we notice she was breathing heavy and lethargic not at all like herself then she got diarrhoea and we thought it was her food so changed her dry food after speaking to vet .
2nd dose she went off her food when she ate she vomited had a bit of diarrhoea so again thought it was her food changed dried food again but we notice her coat was dull and loosing her fur.
We fed her one morning and again she vomited and was very listless and th...
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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