Northern Rhode Island Animal Hospital

152 School Street
Forestdale, RI 02824


 NexGard: an oral chewable for flea/tick prevention

We are now carrying NexGard, which is the first flea and tick prevention in a beef-flavored chew.   This is a great option for pet owners that dislike using topical treatments on their pets or for pets that are sensitive to topical applications. Below are a few basic facts in regards to this product.  You can also click on  to obtain more information on this product as well.  Feel free to contact our office at anytime with any questions or comments you have.  

  • Nexgard kills adult fleas, treats and prevents flea infestations and also kills American dog ticks, Lone star ticks, and Black-legged (Deer) ticks that may spread lyme disease.
  • Nexgard is only for use in dogs and comes in four sizes of soft beef chewables, dosed out according to weight.  It is labeled for dogs and puppies 8 weeks or older and weighing more than 4 pounds.
  •  Nexgard can be given with our without food; make sure that your dog consumes the whole dose.  If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of administration, you can re-dose with another full dose.
  • Nexgard is safe to use in any breed of dog and is safe to use along with any other prescription medication your dog may be on.
  • Safety Information: Not for use in cats. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy and loss of appetite.  Use in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Nexgard should be used in caution in dogs with seizures.