Don’t do it!!
Nexguard gave one of my dogs seizures! The vet poo poo’d the idea that Nexguard was the cause and wanted me to start the horrible seizure meds that he’d have to take the rest of his life...he was only 1. I refused to start seizure meds despite intense pressure and stopped the Nexguard. On 11-23-17 it will be 1 year seizure free. I’m absolutely convinced this poison induced seizures. Very scary experience.
I bought this from my vet for my 4 year old lab who has no history of reactions from flea medications and we have used just about everything (Frontline, Advantage, Seresto, and Bravecto). Within 12 hours of her first months dose I woke up to her having full body tremors. It has been ongoing since giving the meds over a week ago and the vet has no clue when it will stop. She has no history of seizures so I had assumed this medication would be fine. I would not recommend this medication to anyone.
My dog ( 2 year old 85 lb black lab) has taken Bravecto and Nexgard with 0 side effects!. He has very sensitive skin and is allergic to fleas. We literally tried everything before the vet recommended these products to us! They have deff been a life saver! No more scratching/itching, no more redness on his belly, and no more sleepless night because he couldn’t stop scratching! I am very very pleased with these two products! (Only switched to Nexgard because our new vet (we moved) doesn’t carry Bravecto). I’m terribly sorry for the ones who have had issues with it!
My Dogs have flea dirt, flea bites, and LIVE ticks & tick bites all over them!!!
I purchased the NexGard from my vet, for my 2 dogs. It is not an inexpensive product to buy. The expiration dates were good, and I feed it to my dogs on the 1st day of each month, in order to not miss a dose. My dogs love to eat the NexGard and they have had no side effects from it. Unfortunately, NexGard does not work. My dogs have bites & dirt from both fleas and ticks. I found a live tick on each dog. So, I place each tick in a container to see how long they would stay alive. After 1 full week both ticks were still alive and kicking. I was ...not happy with NexGard, so I went back to K-9 Advantx (which works excellent), Then my vet talked me into trying it again. I am very sorry I did. I will not buy it again. I'm going back to K-9 Advantix. It is a topical but, at least I can count on it working. My poor babies are miserable and I am afraid of a tick getting on one of us too.
Almost killed my dog
Our dog and two cats had fleas and we were going on vacation and leaving the dog with my mother-in-law and we could not send him there with fleas. I bought a 3 pack of Nexgard chewables. The first time we gave this to our dog, within 4 hours he had explosive diarrhea that was reddish-brown and like NOTHING that he had ever expelled. I called the vet and they poo-pooed it. I called a second time with the same response. Fleas were gone on him but we worried the whole vacation. It lasted 6 months. In June I cut the second chewable into quarters an...d gave them to the dog over a couple hours wrapped inside raw beef. We saw no observable reaction but I am not sure if we walked him shortly after. The third tablet was the problem. I gave him the whole thing on a Sunday evening. By Wednesday he was limping really bad as if he had hurt his right front paw/leg. By Thursday, he had become lethargic and was not eating normally and his eyes were red and slightly swollen. By Friday his eyes were horribly red, swollen and sunken in. His breathing was shallow and he was listless. I called the vet and they, again, declined to give any credibility to his condition being associated with the Nexgard. They said I could bring him in and they would do some blood work to test for Lyme disease, but he had been in there two weeks earlier and had had his rabies vaccine and one other (which may be the reason, it just occurred to me, that he reacted...his system was overloaded with toxins) My husband and I were pretty sure he was on his way out, given his condition and we did not take him to the vet for two reasons: 1) they were clear that they could not actually DO anything for him to counteract the poison (they were just willing to test and poke and prod) and, 2) going to the vet is stressful for the dog because of the poking and prodding and we didn't think more stress was a good idea. I was panicked and called a naturopathic friend who recommended activated charcoal or bentonite clay, both items absorb toxins and move the toxins out and I had both in the house. I gave the dog two or three opened capsules of the charcoal within some raw burger. My husband slept on the couch next to where the dog was laying in case something happened in the night. It is a week now and he seems to be back to normal. The company (Merial) that makes Nexgard (and Frontline) was very clear that their products should never be given again if there is/was ANY type of reaction. They are even willing to refund what you paid for the product and take back any unused portion, I believe. My frustration is that the vet did not honor that but rather poo-pooed the possibility of a connection. Future flea problems will be treated with peppermint soap baths and other more natural methods. You can also look at the reports of reactions and deaths that the FDA tracks. The report makes it very clear that the data (i.e. number and type of reactions) is under-reported.
My poor baby
Should have read these reviews first. My retriever experienced diarrhea the first two days. Red bumps appeared over the first week and turned into hot spots. She would wake up scratching and licking every day for the next five weeks. The vet recommended bathing her more... never using this product again and never taking her this vet again.
From healthy to seizures
We are in a high flea and tick area, but don't use any product over winter but use it as soon as the ticks are in season. My dogs are so much healthier and happier when they are on no treatment. Started on Nexgard and my cattle dogs became tired. Now one of them has had seizures in the past few days, one week after the table was given. He has now got low blood sugar and seems cerebrally irritated. I'm sure it will cost me hundreds of dollars at the vets to get to the bottom of it all, when I strongly suspect the Nexgard is the cause. And yes, he is currently having blood tests as they suspect chemical reaction to 'something'. The same dog had a severe reaction to Comfortis
Poison!!! Do NOT recommend!
Within 24 hours my 2 year old black lab started vomiting, had bad diarrhea, became extremely lethargic, could not stand up, panting non-stop and seemed "spacey". After 48 hours he was vomiting huge blood clots and had to spend 2 days in the emergency vet for treatment. I would NEVER recommend this product and it should be taken off the market! My boy recovered from this horrible experience, but I would never give him this toxic poison again!
Nexgard is a carcinogenic why isn't it well known yet google content
See Does Nexgard Kill Dogs by scientist Kimberley Anne on FB that tells you how and why it does.
Our Golden Retriever had one Nexgard 5 months ago early March. She started seizures and lameness
Collapse and loss of vision and hearing. She didn't know us walked into walls. It was the most horrendous frightening experience all this in 3 days from Nexgard. Now she has cancer. Merial are experimenting with our pets
If no one bought it then retailers would send it back to merial.
I tried everything for fleas and nothing worked. Tried NexGuard and it works great. I have 8 dogs : olde English, black labs, Aussie, blue heeler, yorkie, and 2mixed. I give it to all of them and the only side affects from it might be a little itching the first 3 days. This is the only thing that has controlled our flea problem and believe me I have tried just about everything on the market.
I used Nex Gard on my 120lb. German Shepherd . He is a very happy and Healthy Boy !!! . He had a massive 6 minute seizure several night ago ,took him straight away to the ER ...The Neurologist did a FULL work up and said he's in perfect health . The only thing i did different was the NexGard ????
Easy to use, dogs took it happily, not sure if it works to control flees or ticks, as the dog passed....
Prescribed by vet after my healthy 16 month old newfie pup was found to have tick paralysis. (No known health issues, UTD... heart had been checked.) She became lethargic, shortly after administration of NexGard, I reported this to the vet, that report was dismissed as normal after a tick bite. It has been warm here, so I didn't think much of her light appetite.... 2.5 weeks after taking NexGard, we found her dead, bleeding out of the nose, post mortom relieved a fluid filled abdomen.... Suspect NexGard as cause of death.
Bad for your pet
This medicine made my dog have seizures and uncontrollable panting as well. I have three Rottweilers and it only affected my 5 year old dog. This company should be held accountable for this because the vet bill and 400 hundred dollars a month for seizure medication is outrageous especially when we are talking about AKC registered dogs that cost a lot of money already.
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Healthy Pets not Healthy Anymore
I have 2 pets who both had bad side effects from this medicine! I feel it should be taken off the market! My one smaller dog started having seizures with the 2nd month of use. My larger dog started walking like a crab, panting uncontrollably, nervous and anxious, can't control her back legs well enough to go down stairs anymore with her 2nd dose! I am ready to sue somebody! My 5 yr. old dogs were healthy and happy until I used this medicine for flea and ticks. I would like someone from the company to contact me!!!! I am writing to the better business burea!
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work fine & delicious
My rescue Greyhound eats these tablets no worries at all. He's been on them for 18 months; no issues.
Greyhounds are often sensitive to drugs due to their low fat, so this product (and also Comfortis) was recommended to me from community and my Vet. After a year, my dog would no longer eat Comfortis happily; so I switched.
No problems with NexGard.
2nd year and so far so good
I have two heelers and have never had luck with front line and didn't enjoy fighting to get the normal flea pill shoved down their throats.. my vet recommended this a year ago and amazingly enough they eat it up and think it's a treat!! That's the most handy part!! Now however they do experience the itching side effect for a week but then are good to go!! I recommend this product
Bad Rep, Great Product
So this has a low rating because the only people who get on to give it a rating are the people who have a horrible experience with the product. The people who it works fine for never think to rate the product. I have 2 working cattle dogs and both are perfectly healthy and flea free. All these reactions occur in about 7% of dogs, with death being because of improper use or because of unknown conditions that are made worse by the reactions.
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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