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Our dog had the product and the next day was bleeding from his rectum. He is still very ill and it has been so hard on all concerned especially him. If you love your dog then review the product in the USA where it is off market.
Purchased for $100.00.
Don't risk your dogs life !!!!
One week after dosing my Vizsla dog had unexplained seizures. Didn't use again for a couple of years. This time 10 days after dosing dog in ICU suffering Addisonian crisis. Lucky to be alive but now on life-long medication. Do not take the risk with your dog
Purchased in April 2021.
My dog had an allergic reaction
My dog had an allergic reaction to a sample of Nexguard spectra. She had no issues eating it, but later that day developed a strong itchy spot (no history of hot spots or fleas) on her back where she scratched until it was raw. Took a few days to settle down. My other dog had no issues.
Caution to people looking to use this
Gave it to my dog the 1st time thought the diarrhea was the result of her just having an off day however after the 2nd does she had bloody/mucus diarrhea it has currently been 5 days and she is still having it even after vet treatment. Please do not give this to your dogs it's not worth the risk
Purchased in May 2021 for $82.99.
Great product does exactly what it states
We have acreage in south-east Queensland and every summer we dreaded even letting our dogs in the gardens, the fleas are unreal!
We tried pipettes and had to spray insecticide on our lawns and it was still bad, embarrassing to have guests.
We have a reasonably large house with most the floors hard wood and tiles, at the peak of summer we could see the fleas literally jumping off our dogs and any rooms with carpets, rugs, matt's, sofas would become infested. We had to spray all our rooms monthly, which took ages and cost a lot in insecticide. Ou...
Purchased in June 2021 at Petbarn Physical store for $97.00.
Gave to my 9 month old lab - Big Mistake
Vet provided us three options not explaining the possible side effects. Thought the heart worm and tick combo would be best option. Our dog had diarrhea after two days which lasted for about a week overnight. Thought it was his food so changed it. Gave this medication on first of next month two days later same reaction. Our dog was salivating, hyper but the diarrhea at night time was out of control.
Do not use this product.
Purchased in May 2021.
My three-year-old dog has been taking Nexgard Spectra every month since he was a puppy. He has never had fleas, ticks, mites, or worms and we go to dog parks and dog friendly beaches every single week.
Does everything that is describes
I've used different treatments before but found this was the only thing that really works. My pup loves it to the point she eats it right out my hand without having to mix it with other food. After seeing the previous reviews its definitely concerning but I've never had any bad experiences with this brand for seven months straight. When I was searching for a new product for my one I was actually recommended by vets, pet store employees and people that use it for their pets too that they love it. Will definitely be doing bit more research before our next round.
Purchased in July 2020 for $98.99.
We gave NexGard Spectra to our 7 month old, 7 pound yorkie poo in May 2020 to prevent heart worm. It was the first time she had it, and she started having diarrhea. It progressively got worse and two days later she was having bloody diarrhea every 5-10 minutes. She was shaking uncontrollably and was very lethargic. We rushed her to the vet who said it was caused by the spectra. She gave our dog Anti-diarrhea medication and Anti-Nausea medication to give to her for a week. She continued to have bloody diarrhea until the following morning. It too...k her three weeks before she was back to her normal, healthy self. It was very scary and she has not been on heart worm medication since. We tried to prevent a health issue but the medication to prevent it created a health problem. Our other 13 year old, 7 pound Morkie had uncontrollable vomiting after taking NexGard Spectra. She also had a 30 second long seizure. We had to rush her to the vet where she was given Anti-Nausea medication. It took her two weeks before she was back to herself. We will not be giving this to our dogs again.
Purchased in May 2020.
Do not buy, gives dogs bad skin
What a joke of a product, should be band, this product gave my dog bad skin and rashes . We thought it was a food allergy but the food we gave did not change. We also did a allergy test which didn’t lead to anything that was obvious to exclude. Even went down the omega supplement root and tried many other things to find out what had happen to my dog when he had perfectly fine great skin and suddenly it went really bad to the point he was finding it hard to sleep. Then I met some lovely lady at the dog park who had a similar issue with her dog ...and suggested I change my flea and worm treatment as she use to use this product and had a similar issue . I have since stopped using the product and it’s been 3 month. Gradually the skin got better and he is still getting better weekly . Nothing has changed only the fact that we stopped giving him this joke if a product . Almost feels like they do it in purpose to support a false allergy industry for dogs which is a growing problem ! Do not give this dangerous product to your dog . It’s not worth the risk .
Purchased at Petbarn.
Do not take the risk. Do not use this product.
One of my dogs had severe seizures from this product and the other passed away. If you have given this to your pets in the past and they were fine, that does not indicate that this is a good product, you were just lucky. This is not a good product and the majority of reviews show this, even my vet agrees and does not know how this product is still for sale.
Purchased in June 2019.
Made my dog really sick
After less than two hours she started violently vomit up all her food, then kept vomiting up every time she tried to drink water. Lethargic, shaking, feeling very cold, she lay down next to her water bowl for the whole evening and night, didn't move for twelve hours. I wrapped her in a blanket, she never moved, couldn't go out for a wee. I thought she was gonna die as she looks a bit like a border collie and it is well known that collies die or have to be put down as they get permanent nervous system damage if they take Nexguard, but she's a re...scue mixed breed so the vet said it would be ok. I will never give her this again. I have reported the side-effects the correct way to the government's official animal drug side effect website. It is incredibly important that everyone reports it here, as otherwise there will not be any data on how dangerous it is and it will continue to be prescribed. Please report it on this link. I kept in touch with a vet on the phone throughout in case we would have to go into hospital. The next day she was lethargic, fragile and shaky, went for a short wee walk, had a little bit of rice and chicken.
Purchased in December 2020 for $30.00.
My Havanese now has liver issues after 3 doses (within 3 months)
My Havanese puppy (who was normally very playful, active and had great appetite) received his 1st dose of this when he was about 6 months as recommended by his vet. I noticed he lost his normal appetite on day 1, but did not pay much attention to this as he seemed to gain his appetite again on day 2. Come 2nd dose of this and my puppy seemed a bit more lethargic, did not want to eat or drink for about 2 days, and was not really wanting to do much but lay down. I was starting to get alarmed, but the vet reassured me that this Nexgard Spectra is ...definitely safe and that puppies get tummy bugs every now and then and he should be alright and back to his old normal self in a day or 2. It took him about 5 days to recover after the 2nd dose. Time for the 3rd dose, and I was still trying to believe the vet that this could not possibly harm him and that this is for his own good considering the dangers of dog parasites that are around as per the vet's words of reassurances. After the 3rd dose, my puppy was terribly sick, vomited a few times (bile-looking vomits), was very lethargic not wanting to do anything but lay down, not wanting to eat or drink, had bloody diarrhoea, and looking really sick for almost about a week. So this really alarmed me and took my dog to a different vet and insisted that they do a blood test as I did not believe the vet when she said it may just some random belly bug. This particular vet also insisted that she hasn't heard any reports of issues about the Nexgard Spectra, and in fact it is best for the dogs to receive this for their own safety from dog parasites. Anyway, the results of my puppy's blood tests came back and his liver enzymes were abnormal. The vet then suggested that we do the blood test again in 3 weeks time just to see if the liver enzymes may be back to normal. Unfortunately, it was still abnormal. I have never given him Nexgard Spectra again after the 3rd dose as I really believed it had damaged his liver after 3 doses. He had since been referred to specialist vet, (who by the way is also saying there is nothing wrong with Nexgard), and has had ultrasound as well as an abdominal exploratory laparotomy (by now costing a few thousands of $$$$$). The findings from his ultrasound and exploratory laparotomy is that he has almost non-existent gallbladder and that he has liver disease on its early stage. His liver enzymes are still out of whack (even though he is on few different medications to try and correct this) 5 months later, and my poor puppy who turned 1 last January, is still experiencing on and off episodes of lethargy, bile-vomiting, diarrhoea, not wanting to eat or drink, or not wanting to do what he normally likes to do (zooming or running around, playful). I firmly believe that this was all because of this Nexgard Spectra. He was fine until I started giving this to him as per vet's recommendation. Now, I don't know how long I will have him for, or if he will soon start having seizures as his liver starts to get worse. I'm heartbroken (including the rest of my family) that this has happened to our Havanese. He has brought so much happiness to our household since we brought him home. Seeing him gets sick on & off just about every other week break my and my family's hearts. For now we still have him, and on good days when he isn't sick and he is back to his bouncy, playful and loving self, we appreciate him even more. I really hope that the medications (the vets are trying out a few to see which will work best with him) help him to feel well again. In hindsight, I should have listened to the breeder whom I bought my puppy from. She warned me not to put my puppy on Nexgard Spectra and just give him a separate tablets for intestinal worms & a different tablet or injection for heartworms, & just use an anti-tick collar. Because according to her, these breeds of little dogs don't tolerate Nexgard Spectra well and she also said that she had one of her puppy died from it at around 1 year old after giving it Nexgard monthly. Hence she's never used this tablet on any of her dogs again since then. However, all vets I have spoken with does not agree with this. It makes me wonder why? After reading all these reviews on here, I'm really wondering why no vets are paying attention to us who have dogs which have had these issues with it.
Purchased in June 2020.
Awful won’t use again
Gave my German Wiredhaired Pointer a Nexgard last night and this morning she rushed out side to eat grass and was not right she stayed out and as I watch her she run to the undo growth shacking and been sick she could not stop shacking she seem to have a fit and could not know who I was will never use again
Purchased in December 2020.
Terrible product, never use it again
I have a German Shepherd, after taking this product he had diarrhea, loss of appetite and loss of energy, luckily he is still alive, I will never use it again.
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My dog is 18 kg and then exhaust spectra I have is 7.6-15kg. Should I give her 2 chewable tablets?
What if any are the side effects on dogs?
We have 2 dogs. One appeared to have no side effects. The other lethargy when we first used it then unexplained seizures and the last time she had an Addisonian crisis - almost died and now on daily steroid tablets and monthly injections . Would not recommend!!!
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