Sunday, May 25, 2014

NexGard Chewables: Oral Flea and Tick Repellent - DON'T USE IT

Yesterday May 24th, I visited my vet because my dog has been itching like crazy and I wasn't able to find any fleas on him, but my vet was able to identify the little pests immediately. So he suggested this new chewable from NexGard, the same people who make HeartGard. I agreed because Yoshi has been on Heartgard for years. When we got back home, I gave him one as directed and he seemed fine. Although through out the evening he became lethargic and was sleeping a lot. I didn't really think much of it because I figured the excitement from the day had worn him out.

I woke up this morning to him having vomited everywhere multiple times. When I took him out to walk him, he had explosive diarrhea. He couldn't keep anything down at all. The water he drank came right back up. He's been lethargic all day long and sleeping off and on. The only time he's moved is if he's been following me or I took him outside to walk around a little bit.

I just visited their website to see if I could get a picture of the box to include with this post and I find this "DISCLAIMER" at the bottom of their site:  NexGard is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
WHY would anyone want to give their animals something which could cause them to be THAT sick????? Really? I am so upset. And this stuff costs a fortune. For a six month supply it was $120! The rest of this is going back to the vet's office Tuesday for a refund. I refuse to give this to him again and I recommend anyone considering it or 'recommended' it by their vet think twice before they give it to their own dogs. 

I wanted to get this out there to everyone who follows me and ask that you please spread the word to other pet owners like me. I am reporting this to the FDA as well and hope that anyone else who has given this to the dog and seen these types of reactions will report it as well. We need to start being more vocal about these things to protect our animals from the greed of the companies out there who care nothing for our beloved pets just what money flows into their pockets. THIS IS NOT A SAFE PRODUCT FOR YOUR PET!


  1. Irrespective of the other side effects Yoshi should never have been given them anyways because if I remember rightly he's had a couple of seizure type fits before. This alone should have warranted that the vet didn't recommend them for him!

  2. So sorry both of you had to go through this.

  3. I will totally steer clear of this and all it's affiliates... no way am I going to be giving my baby this...