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DOES NOT CONTROL TICKS !!
My 2 two year old Jack Russells have been on Nextguard Spectra since I got them in 2019, I had an automatic delivery every 6 months. I had noticed skin irritation on both and more eating of grass than I was used to with my previous JR all of which I put down to sensitive dogs. Recently one of my girls vomited and showed signs of tick paralysis on a Saturday morning even though she was fine Friday night at 10.30. I found a paralysis tick on her neck which was not engorged and barely had any blood in it at all but it had done the damage. Thi...s product recommends regular checking for ticks but my dog gets massaged and rubbed all over at least once a day and also has very short coat. the Tick was on the side of her neck and very visible let alone feeling it although it was not large. Next guard responded that ticks don't poison until 72 hours after they attach. Garbage !!! This dog was in hospital over the weekend and I was lucky she was young and healthy and recovered after week or so. Now that I have read these reviews, I will not get any more of this product with the other side affects combined with NOT CONTROLLING TICKS as advertised. Beware, it takes way too long to kill ticks for it to be called Tick Protection !!!!
Purchased in February 2021 for $95.00.
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.
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.
Google before giving to your dog
Adverse reaction resulting in death. Google other people’s stories before you give this to your dog. Binning it is the best thing you could do. I gave this to my healthy pug & she was dead within 2 days. Your dog can have an adverse reaction & suffer an illness which could be fatal. My pug suffered severe vomiting & liver shut down & it could happen to your dog too. I now use another brand on my other pug & no problem at all. Nexgard could kill your pet. Google other stories like mine..
Purchased at Petbarn Physical store.
Diarrhea for a week
After a single pill, my 3 month years old dog had bloody diarrhea for a looonng week.
It seems to be better now, but, hey, don't give this to any dog, please !
Purchased in October 2020.
Bloody diarrhea and in hospital
We got our mini mid February of this year. I did my ‘research’ as best I could and did see the concerning reviews and opinions regarding Nexgard Spectra. However my vet assured me they had never heard of an adverse reaction in all the dogs they treated across the network of vets they worked with. Last night, a night after his 3rd or 4th dose of Nexgard Spectra, our dog was admitted to vetinary hospital with bloody water spurting out his bum. His symptoms (off his food) started the morning after the dose. He is expected to be in hospital 3 days...($2-3,000) and is on an IV drip for fluids/electrolytes. I will also be requesting liver function analysis. My husband thinks I’m naively believing conspiracy theorists but I now genuinely believe this drug is NOT fine. The resonance is too clear - when my dog’s symptoms (lethargy, bloody diarrhea) align with multiple other peoples’ accounts on product review. I’m feeling quite anxious and hope I haven’t caused him long term damage. I will be going to my vet, telling my story and asking them to reconsider assuring people there is absolutely no problem with this drug. Growing up with dogs, I’ve never seen these types of symptoms before - they seem extreme to me and yet at the vet hospital they told me it was their most common admittance. My best friend has just told me her dog had the same. This just doesn’t seem right - I don’t believe these symptoms were so commonplace before.
Purchased in March 2020 for $120.00.
Absolutely Toxic. Almost killed by little dog.
Please, I absolutely urge you to not even chance using this product on your dog. The neurological effects it had, my dog almost lost the function of his back legs. Besides blood in his vomit and diarrhoea. I am blessed to still have him. The product is absolutely toxic and dangerous. Milk Thistle and prescription pain relief got him back to himself. Although some days he still requires medication over a year later.
Purchased in February 2019.
Don’t take the risk, my puppy is so unwell after taking this.
I purchased the 6 pack after my vet recommended it for my 4mth old miniature Poodle. She had diahorrea after the first Dose, but I didn’t think about it at the time.
After the second tablet she was crying with stomach cramps and terrible watery, mucous/blood stained diahorrea. It’s the 3rd day since her 2nd dose, she is still off her food, drinking lots of water and quite unwell.
After reading others reviews I won’t be using this product again. With so many horrific reactions I don’t know why it can still be sold.
I will be contacting my Vet and the company that makes these. I feel awful for putting my little puppy through this trauma.
Purchased in July 2020.
Dog is very sick, took 2nd month to find out
Gave this Spectra version to my King Charles Cavalier last month and she got terrible mucous/bloody diarrhea. I thought it was something she ate off of the floor or ground, she's like a vacuum cleaner. Gave it to again this month and same terrible diarrhea. She is on a rice milk and opioid regiment. Very dangerous product, don't take the chance of killing your dog.
Purchased in April 2020.
No issues or reactions, never had a single tick since using. Very impressed as we live in a bad area for ticks. Highly recommend, don’t listen to herbalist nutters online listen to your vet or real people in dog parks.
nextgard spectra nearly kill my dog
My dog got an pancreatitis. It got more and more bad. Low fat food did not has positive effect. After stop about nextgard spectra he got his healthy back. Please do not give this poison chemical to your dog. How can such a drug come to market?
I gave my 11 month Cavoodle weighing 4.7kg one dose on 19 July 2019. She didn’t like to eat it. On the night of 20 July, she had the worst diarrhoea, black, liquid and very smelly. After taking Prosillic III Suspension and pet isotonic drink for hydration, my dog looks a lot better today, with slightly firmer stools that aren’t tarry and black. I will not recommend to use NexGard Spectra.
Purchased in May 2019 at Spring Vet, Singapore for $60.00.
Nexgard Spectra is horrible!!!!!!! Never apply on your dog.
I applied NexGard Spectra on 22nd Jan night, then the next day my poor 12 weeks old golden retriever puppy got vomited and diarrhoea. I sent her to Vet immedateily she even need to stay at hospital for a night. This rubbish was recommended by Vet and I bought from Vet. I don’t understand why this poison still on market. CRAZY!!!!!!!!
Finally something that works for my dog!!
My pup has a very sensitive tummy and skin and other all-in-one flea, tick and worm treatments have either made her very nauseous (from the chews) or hate it on her fur (from the liquid drops). I finally found this product and gave it to her last night with dinner (so she would have a full tummy and maybe be less susceptible to becoming sick) and she gobbled it up without even realising! The rest of the evening she seemed like her normal self and slept well! I'm so so relieved this works with no side effects, I'm ready to try it on all my family dogs!
|Category||Tick & Flea Control Products|
|Reapplication Period||Every 2-3 months|
|Minimum Pet Age||8 weeks|
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