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never use this rubbish poison again
got this Nexguard spectra from the vets, weight was done by the vets too to ensure proper dosage- after giving this chew to my dog it was about 2 to 4 hours after she started to not wanting to walk, dry vomiting, eyes rolling upward direction towards the top of the head, wobbly legs- was told beginning of seizures, neurological affects- I've tried this product 3 times and same result and the affects was worse each time, only reason i used this product 3 times due to the vets saying its safe and the affects are not the chews, well the vets can k...eep their wrong advise, i stopped using this product as i knew it wasn't right, now my dog don't have these affects any more- now i stopped using this poison, I hope there's no long term affects later - this should be banned, i also rang the report line in Australia to report this and was told their product is safe and they have never heard of it giving these problems or the start of seizures, what a load of rubbish that is, just look on you tube videos of dogs having seizures from this product and constant reviews online. i am so sad at my self for listening to the vets and not going by my first instinct knowing it was the nexgard doing this to my dog and feel so angry that i was poisoning her all that time, never again i will use this rubbish again or listen to a vet when it comes to wormers, etc. its all about money, not for the safety of our loving voiceless animals. terrible..
Purchased for $29.
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.
Poison for your pet
At the advice of our local pet supplies we were told to try Nexgard Spectra. Not only did Nexgard Spectra induce vomiting and diarrhoea but a visit to the vet too. We are back to using Advocate which actually works. In my opinion Nexgard Spectra should be removed from shelves
Purchased in July 2020 at PetStock.
Review it first
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. My dog , a healthy 15 months old Labrador, had a bad reaction
He had extreme diarrhoea where we passed stool all night. In the morning he looked sick, was whimpering and wasn’t eating anything. This was not the first time it happened but definitely the worst reaction he’s had. We are not using this product anymore as it doesn’t seem like a safe option
Purchased in November 2020.
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.
Questions & Answers
Hi, our puppy bordoodle is now 10 months old and he has been taking this product since we bought he when he was 2 months old and we took him to check up, the vet recommended this product Nesgard-spectra to us. I have been looking for the alternative brand for him before. I was shocked and saw this product only 2 stars here. I read all the comments and it's scared me now. Could anyone give me another suggestion? Thanks
We too have been giving it to our 2 dogs since it was on the market. However it appears to build up in their systems and we almost lost both our fur babies the last time. Our larger poodle was bleeding from the bowel. If you check on the American site you can see that it has been removed from sale as it kills the dogs. As far as alternatives go I think the drop behind the neck seems to work for most dogs. I believe the problem comes in when the drug contains everything ..ticks, flees and worms. You may just cut back to the tick and flees then 2 weeks later give them a separate wormer. But check out the American reviews first. You can also give them a probiotic for dogs for good stomach health. We do now.
My dog is 18 kg and then exhaust spectra I have is 7.6-15kg. Should I give her 2 chewable tablets?
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