Nexgard is an effective oral treatment to combat fleas and ticks on dogs, while also helping prevent their eggs from hatching.
Afoxolaner, the active ingredient, works fast to kill fleas within hours and prevent further egg laying by stopping their reproduction cycle – so it can be used all year round to keep your pet protected!
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How Long Does It Take to Kill Fleas?
Fleas and ticks can be a source of discomfort and disease for your pet, making flea control treatments one of the best solutions to keep these parasites at bay.
Nexgard is an extremely effective flea killer that works within 24 hours to eradicate fleas from your dog or puppy’s fur, with beef-flavored chewables to make this treat deliciously enjoyable and suitable for dogs aged 8 weeks or over weighing 4 pounds or older. It is safe for both cats and puppies.
This product works by stimulating the nervous systems of fleas, quickly killing them. Not only will adult fleas be eliminated but also their eggs that they lay.
Nexgard differs from Frontline Plus by not requiring your dog to remain dry after taking it. Instead, wetness may occur for up to 48 hours after administration of Nexgard.
Nexgard treatments have shown to keep fleas at bay for several months after treatment; if one does show up afterward, however, it’s essential that another round is undertaken as soon as possible.
Fleas can produce hundreds of eggs each time a female flea lays one; after this happens, it may take 36-48 hours for that egg to hatch and produce an adult flea.
Once hatched, fleas quickly search out an unsuspecting host for feeding on. Fleas are drawn to blood by body heat, movement and exhaled carbon dioxide; and can find food through other means as well.
Once an adult flea is identified, it will bite its host and start sucking up blood from them to feed its pupa (the next stage in its life cycle).
Once an adult flea dies, its cocoon provides shelter for new fleas to live and reproduce. Temperature and humidity conditions play a key role in this lifecycle and under optimal circumstances it could take no more than 14 days for completion.
Treatment that prevents flea eggs from hatching will give your pet the best chance at lasting protection from fleas.
How Long Does It Take to Kill Ticks?
Nexgard chewables are vet-recommended and FDA-approved to kill fleas and ticks before they have the chance to lay eggs, in a beef-flavored chew that can be given with or without food, starting killing fleas within eight hours after administration.
Nexgard’s Afoxolaner enters the bloodstream of ticks and fleas, disrupting their nervous systems to cause them to die off quickly. Furthermore, this helps protect against reinfestation by killing any additional ticks they come into contact with after treatment is completed.
Your pet will be exposed to Afoxolaner for 4-6 weeks following ingestion of a chewable tablet and, within one month of treatment, no longer have fleas and ticks infesting its bloodstream.
Some dogs may experience temporary side effects from taking Nexgard, such as itching, irritation or diarrhea. If this happens to your pup, consult your veterinarian as additional medication may be prescribed to relieve these symptoms.
Your dog may also experience decreased appetite when too much medication has been administered; to keep this from happening, be wary and closely monitor his or her dose intake.
Itching can arise after treating your dog for flea or tick infestation dermatitis. Topical cream or over-the-counter medication are possible solutions; however, please consult your veterinarian first before making your decision.
Ticks are a prevalent pest worldwide, and to prevent your dog from contracting an infestation you should ensure their surroundings are as clean and free from debris as possible, stay away from woody areas and wear a collar or device designed specifically to protect them. Furthermore, keep pets indoors if they spend time playing in high grasses or brushy areas that ticks enjoy resting or breeding in.
Chiggers are tiny pests that can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to itching, redness, swelling and inflammation. Chigger bites generally heal on their own but if you want a quick remedy it’s best to apply an insecticide directly onto the affected area.
How Long Does It Take to Kill Flea Eggs?
There are various methods you can employ to kill flea eggs on your pet and in your home. One effective strategy is using products with active ingredients that kill fleas on contact; Nexgard dog flea and tick product is one such product which has this feature; plus it comes in chewable form for easier administration to your dog.
Nexgard can begin eliminating flea infestations within 30 minutes after your dog consumes the product, thanks to afoxolaner being introduced into their bloodstream and breaking down flea nerve pathways, leading them to die off quickly. Studies have proven this method as highly effective; with results lasting over one month after administering this medication.
As well as administering pills to your dog, you should treat their bedding regularly to kill flea eggs and larvae. Fleas can lay their eggs in areas where your pup sleeps or plays; beds or toys provide ideal nests. To be certain you’ve eliminated these parasites completely, wash their bedding in hot water with high heat setting drying or under direct sunlight to eliminate all parasites present.
Vacuum your carpets and rugs regularly to remove flea eggs and larvae from the fibers, particularly if your area attracts wild animals that could bring fleas into your home and yard. This practice should especially be implemented where there may be regular contact between wild animals and wild humans – an interaction which could spread fleas further afield!
Remind yourself that flea life cycles – eggs, larvae, pupae and adult stages – may take as many as 155 days from egg to adult stage, meaning thousands could be waiting in your property to hatch out and infest it if left untreated.
How Long Does It Take to Kill Fleas After Treatment?
There are various factors that influence how long nexgard takes to work; the most crucial step in this regard is making sure your pet receives treatment on an ongoing basis – this will prevent fleas and ticks from appearing and speed up treatment times when an infestation arises.
Treatment options vary, such as topical spray or an oral pill. Your decision depends on your pet’s age and health as well as the severity of their flea or tick infestation.
NexGard for Dogs works to kill adult fleas and stop their eggs from hatching, thus decreasing the likelihood of an outbreak occurring. Furthermore, this product helps lower your pet’s risk of tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease by killing black-legged ticks (deer ticks), American dog ticks and brown dog ticks – three common sources.
Once your pet receives treatment, the medication should take approximately 24 hours to take effect and continue killing fleas and preventing their eggs from hatching for approximately 30 days.
Fleas can often have more immature stages of flea life stages in your home than on your pet, which may require repeated treatments before the infestation is completely cleared away. Furthermore, it’s wise to regularly clean bedding and carpeting around the pet as these areas tend to harbor fleas that hide within their fabric fibers.
Flea spray or powder sold over-the-counter may help get rid of fleas and their eggs; however, for optimal results it is wise to seek advice from a pest control specialist regarding this option as they will assess your home and recommend the most efficient means of extermination.
Alternately, consider using a flea collar or tag which will ensure fleas are killed immediately upon contact and reduce the time required for flea removal once they have bit your pet.