Not a bad price on the Nexgard Spectra, Red, for large dogs on amazon.
Thank you for this. Just run out.
Cheers needed 1 too :)
Too bad it doesn't prevent tapeworms
Vet let me know about this recently also, I didn't even notice!
Costs 2 bucks to get a tapeworm tablet every 3 months from the vet luckily
Costs $10 to get an injection that lasts a year..
Theres no year long injection for intestinal worms. There is only an injection for heartworm, which nexgard also covers
Pair this one with paragard.
Dose once every three months and it'll pick up your tapeworms including hydatids.
Ive got two 20kg dogs. Presumably, I can just give them half each. Any thoughts?
Off label. But should be OK.
Provided the ingredients are mixed perfectly… the red is exactly double the purple https://www.petcircle.com.au/product/nexgard-spectra-large-d...
Considering getting and chopping in half… cheaper for 12 month supply…. hmm hmmm
Good I have two dog they take a purple tablet each
i'll be doing this for my 13 yr old Border Collie… who has a liking for snails
I don't use Nexgard but my understanding (and i could be wrong) is if the tablet has lines on it indicating break points then it should be OK as the ingredients are meant to be evenly mixed. If not, no.
Officially not suggested as they can't guarantee the active ingredient is homogeneous throughout tablet. Having said that, even half the active is still more than required, so should be fine (?). Lol
I was told by the vet this isn't a good idea as you can't be sure that the active ingredients are distributed evenly throughout the tablet. If you cut it in half one dog may be getting more medicine and another might not be getting enough. Up to you to decide though
Considering a 30kg dog is receiving a tablet that could do a 60kg dog, I don't think receiving more is necessarily an issue. But yes, if they get less then they won't be protected
Have done this for 2 years now with a 30kg dog and a 20kg dog no problems. Big dog got a bit dopey once when we have him the full tablet though (he's just 30kg)
As others have already mentioned chewable tablets aren't perfectly mixed, so not the best idea.
It is usually okay to do it with topical/spot-on solution or regular tablets, but not recommended for chewable.
Yes definitely can. Vet has advised this for other tablets, and I'm sure it's mixed close enough to not matter.
Thanks op for the heads up.. i went and purchased the 3.6-7.5kg Dog, 6 Pack for $58.96
What do you guys give your dogs for tapeworms in addition to this?
I give my dog Popantel Tapewormer, you can get it online or at a vet chemist for about $3 a tablet
From their FAQ page, it prevents flea tapeworms but does NOT kill them. So use something else in addition to kill but fine enough as a preventative:
The active ingredient used to kill tapeworms (praziquantel) is bitter and may have compromised palatability of the chew, leading to reduced compliance. Through its rapid control of fleas, NexGard SPECTRA has been shown to be 100% effective at preventing flea tapeworm infestation for a full month however, it will not kill flea tapeworms that may already be present. To control existing tapeworm infestations use ParaGard.
Just get a cheap injection from the vet.. Lasts a year.
dont forget your cashrewards for ~$3 off
Is this an all wormer tablet like Advocate?
Remember 7% cash back using Shopback. Works out $5.10 cash back, so $67.85 total.
I guess this works for large cats too?
Small for $58.95 is cheap too!
this or Advocate?
My question too.
Nex Spectra prevents ticks, whereas advocate doesn't, but topical treatments are generally perceived to be safer than oral treatments.
This. My dog likes to cuddle up… All the time. So don't want topical getting all over my clothes/hands.
Link to a chart I found about pet parasite products. Seems helpful, share your opinions on this.
Wow loving this deal… I go through alot of these as have 2 very big dogs 😂😭
Thanks, just grabbed one
Useable for a 9-10kg dog cut in quarters?
So annoying that they only make chewables not tablets. Our dog doesn't like it so I end up having to stuff this large 'chewable' down his throat which is unpleasant for both of us.
Same here. I run a Bravecto/Drontal combination which means I only have to go through this every 3 months thankfully.
Expiry date on these? Anyone received it yet?
The ones I received have an expiry date of Aug '22.