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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thought my dog was dying
I gave my dachshund a Nexgard Spectra chew for his weight range. Not long after he wouldn’t move from his bed. My poor boy wouldn’t even lift his head and he usually follows me everywhere. When he did get up to wee he only just got out of his bed then went straight back to it. His urine was almost brown and crystallised when it dried. Never again.
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.
Has been working for us.
First treatment for my 2yr old AmStaff was at 3mths. She’ll eat them straight out of the packet so ok there. I find it’s best to give them with food as it does upset her bowels but only for the day. She’s also a little more placid for the day. I find no fleas, no sign of worms and the odd tick she can pick up has been dead by the time I find it and she gets daily inspections. I am concerned about all the chemicals I put into the little body so during the cooler months, I treat her every 2nd month. I’ll keep using it this way.
Purchased in January 2020 at Petbarn Physical store for $82.00.
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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