Protecting our canine companions against fleas and ticks is the first thing any dog parent would consider doing. To achieve this goal, one would look at the treatment options only to be more confused, as there are endless options, all thanks to the ever-growing veterinary medicine industry. This makes the treatment choice even tougher if you are a dog parent. To make your job a bit easier, we are bringing to you a comparison of two of the most popular flea and tick treatments, Frontline Plus and Nexgard.
This blog will give you a thorough inside on both Nexgard and Frontline Plus with a detailed comparison of these two amazing flea and tick brands in the country.
Frontline Plus is a topical treatment for dogs that protects against external parasites including fleas, ticks, and chewing lice in 8 weeks and older dogs. The spot-on formula for dogs is formulated with a couple of active ingredients, fipronil, and s-methoprene. The composition kills adult fleas, and eliminates flea eggs and larvae, thus preventing future flea infestations. Frontline Plus kills adult ticks including those that may cause Lyme disease. Also, it terminates chewing lice and provides protection for a complete month.
Nexgard for dogs is a beef-flavored, chewable treatment for dogs that provides protection against fleas and ticks, and terminates ear mites. The palatable composition is made with an active ingredient, afoxolaner, that kills adult fleas, treats, and prevents flea infestations. Nexgard for dogs also treats and controls various tick infestations including, American dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, Black-legged ticks, and Brown dog ticks. It is recommended for use in 8 weeks and older puppies and dogs.
Frontline Plus and Nexgard have a few things in common. Check out the table below and consider the similarities mentioned here, when you’re going to choose one between the two:
Like every anti-parasitic treatment, Nexgard and Frontline Plus are recognizably different from one another. Here’s the table featuring the differences between these two popular products:
Frequently Asked Questions On Nexgard & Frontline Plus
Q. How long does Frontline Plus/Nexgard take to work?
A. Once administered, Frontline Plus gets into action soon as the chemical spreads on the pet’s body. The quick-action formula kills over 90% of fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours following administration.
Nexgard for dogs on the other hand, kills fleas in about 8 hours of administration and ticks within 24 hours of administration.
Q. How long does Frontline Plus/Nexgard last?
A. Both Frontline Plus and Nexgard protect dogs against fleas and ticks for up to 30 days.
Q. Is Frontline Plus/Nexgard safe for my dog?
A. Frontline Plus is fatal on fleas & ticks, and gentle on dogs. It guarantees protection when used as directed and the safety is approved in pregnant and lactating dogs.
Nexgard for dogs is considered safe for dogs over 8 weeks of age, including dogs taking other parallel treatments. Nexgard for dogs should be used with caution on dogs with a history of neurological disorders, such as seizures.
Q. How long after using Frontline Plus/NexGard can my dog swim or be bathed?
A. Nexgard is an oral treatment and bathing or swimming right after dosing with NexGard, will not affect the efficacy at all.
Frontline Plus is a topical liquid treatment for dogs. It takes about 48 hours for the liquid to get absorbed completely into the dog’s skin. It is recommended to bath or swim the dog after a minimum of 48 hours after applying Frontline Plus.
Q. What if I miss a dose of Frontline Plus/NexGard?
A.If a dose of Nexgard or Frontline Plus is missed, administer a dose of Nexgard/Frontline Plus as soon as you recollect dosing and resume a monthly schedule thereafter.
Q. What if my dog receives a bad reaction after administering Frontline Plus/NexGard?
A. Contact your veterinarian immediately soon as you notice any adverse reaction or notice any unusual behavior in your dog after administering Frontline Plus/Nexgard.