NexGard Spectra Chewables for Dogs
Like Nexgard, Nexgard Spectra protects against fleas and ticks, but has the added benefit of protecting against roundworms, hookworms, whipworm, and heartworm. It comes as a soft, tasty beef-flavoured chew which your dog will love.
Safe for use in puppies over 2kg from 8 weeks of age.
|Dose Form||Tablet / Oral|
|Duration of Effect||1 month|
|Indication||Treatment and prevention of flea infestations, control of ticks, prevention of heartworm and treatment and control of intestinal worms in dogs and puppies from 8 weeks of age.NexGard Spectra rapidly kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea (Ctenocephalides sp.) infestations, for the control of newly acquired adult fleas and for the control of flea allergy dermatitis. Following administration, fleas are killed within six to eight hours. Rapid onset of action kills newly acquired fleas before they can lay eggs. NexGard Spectra treats and controls paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus), brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) and bush ticks (Haemaphysalis longicornis) for one month. It provides effective control of pre-existing paralysis tick infestations within 24 hours. I. holocyclus ticks do not occur in Western Australia. In tick season, daily searching for, and removal of, any ticks found is recommended.NexGard Spectra prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis and treats and controls roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum) and whipworms (Trichuris vulpis). Monthly administration is recommended.|
|Actions||Rapidly kills fleas, treats and controls ticks (paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks, bush ticks); prevents heartworm disease; treats and controls roundworms, hookworms and whipworms; and controls flea allergy dermatitis.|
|Precautions||The safe use of NexGard Spectra Chewables in breeding males and females has not been evaluated.Do not swallow. Do not open inner pouch until ready for use. Wash hands after use.First Aid If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126. If in eyes, hold eyes open, flood with water for at least 15 minutes and see a doctor. Accidental ingestion of afoxolaner can be harmful to children. To avoid accidental ingestion, administer the chewable to the dog immediately after removal from the package. Keep out of reach of children.Disposal Dispose of empty pack by wrapping in paper and placing in garbage.|
|Dosage and Administration||Dosage. The recommended minimal monthly dosage is afoxolaner 2.5 mg/kg bodyweight and milbemycin oxime 0.5 mg/kg. Very small dog (2 to 3.5 kg bodyweight). Give one 0.5 g chew (afoxalaner 9.4 mg, milbemycin oxime 1.9 mg). Small dog (3.6 to 7.5 kg). Give one 1 g chew (afoxalaner 18.8 mg, milbemycin oxime 3.8 mg). Medium dog (7.6 to 15 kg) . Give one 2 g chew (afoxalaner 37.5 mg, milbemycin oxime 7.5 mg). Large dog (15.1 to 30 kg). Give one 4 g chew (afoxalaner 75 mg, milbemycin oxime 15 mg). Very large dog (30.1 to 60 kg). Give one 8 g chew (afoxalaner 150 mg, milbemycin oxime 30 mg). Dogs > 60 kg bodyweight. Administer the appropriate combination of chewables. For optimal performance, treat your dog on or about the same day each month.Remove only one chewable at a time from the foil backed blister card. Chewables may be broken into pieces and fed to dogs which normally swallow treats whole. They are soft, highly palatable chewables, readily consumed by dogs when offered as a treat. Alternatively, they may be added intact to a small amount of dog food. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated dogs should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, treat again with another full dose. If a dose is missed, administer the NexGard Spectra Chewable(s) appropriate for the dog's weight and resume a monthly dosing regimen.General directions. As NexGard Spectra is an oral treatment, there are no restrictions on swimming, bathing and shampooing before or after administration.Safety to dogs. NexGard Spectra has been shown to be safe in various breeds of dogs (including Collie breeds) and in puppies 8 weeks and older.Flea treatment and prevention. NexGard Spectra has shown rapid control of fleas for a full month. Because fleas are killed rapidly, it controls flea allergy dermatitis. Treatment may begin at any time of the year. Dogs become infested with fleas that originate from environmental infestation sites in the home or outdoors. Treatment and prevention of flea infestations is achieved by killing fleas on the dog before they can lay eggs and replenish an environmental infestation. If a severe environmental infestation exists, fleas can continue to emerge into the surroundings for weeks to months, because of the continuing development of flea eggs, larvae and pupae already present at the time of treatment. It may therefore take more than one monthly treatment to achieve control of moderate to heavy pre-existing flea infestations.In areas where fleas are common year round, monthly treatment with NexGard Spectra should continue throughout the year without interruption. To minimise the likelihood of flea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved flea control product.Tick control. For the most effective control of paralysis ticks (I. holocyclus) and to minimise the risk of tick paralysis, NexGard Spectra should be used in conjunction with daily searching and removal of ticks. Treatment with NexGard Spectra alone will not entirely remove the risk of tick paralysis. Speak with a veterinarian for advice on tick searching and removal techniques. NexGard Spectra has shown > 95% efficacy for a full month against paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks and bush ticks. In Australian studies, paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks and bush ticks were killed (> 95% efficacy) within 48 hours.Treatment with NexGard Spectra may begin at any time of the year. Dogs become infested with ticks that originate from sites which are primarily outdoors. In areas where ticks are common year round, monthly treatment with NexGard Spectra should continue throughout the year without interruption.Heartworm disease prevention. NexGard Spectra should be administered monthly to prevent heartworm disease. Treatment with NexGard Spectra should continue throughout the year without interruption. When replacing another heartworm preventive product, the first dose of NexGard Spectra should be administered within one month of the last dose of the previous monthly medication. Consult a veterinarian before starting a heartworm prevention program. Heartworms can have serious effects on the health of dogs. The use of NexGard Spectra in heartworm positive dogs has not been evaluated.Gastrointestinal worms. Roundworms, hookworms and whipworms cause illness in dogs. Regular treatment with NexGard Spectra provides effective treatment and control of roundworms (T. canis and T. leonina), hookworms (A. caninum) and whipworms (T. vulpis).|
|Storage||Store below 30°C (room temperature). Protect from light.|