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NexGard Reviews Compare Soft Chews with Topical Treatments

NexGard has a pretty cool mission.  A soft chew your dog can eat that is supposed to prevent fleas and ticks from NexGardtaking up shelter on your family pet.  From the makers of Frontline Plus, this soft chew has hit the market and made some pretty interesting waves.

This Beef Flavored Soft Chew has combined the science of Soft Chews, which has revolutionized the pet care industry, with the killing of fleas and ticks.  This is a difficult line to walk.  What kills fleas and ticks is great, but how are those toxins and ingredients affecting our dogs?  Do we really know?  Who regulates that sort of thing?  Does it even work better than say a collar or a treatment applied directly to the skin?  Yes it sounds easier, but it also raises some serious questions for pet owners who want to know exactly how it will affect their dog.

Even more important for you to realize is that you need to be aware and cautioned from over dosing your dog.  This is a very delicate line you are trying to walk and your dog may pay the price if you are not extra careful.

Price and Buying 

Because this product is sold in a number of retailers, the prices can vary from location to location.  In general, the package costs roughly $60 dollars.  Each chew is given to the dog, once per month.  Each package contains 3 soft chews.  So basically it costs you around $20 per month to give your dog, 1 chew.

Information Reported Online

As is often the case, there are mixed NexGard Reviews published online.  Some consumers say it is easy, their dogs love it and the convenience is well worth the expensive price.  But that is not how all consumers feel.

There are also quite a large number of negative reviews pertaining to the product not working for their dog, to health risks and concerns and even some reviews aimed at the false promises of the guarantee.

When reviews published online offer mixed reviews, often times a consumer needs to read through the lines.  Which customers are unhappy with the products results, which are unhappy with company policy and customer service.  In this instance, it was difficult to decipher between the two.

In a Nut Shell

Overall, NexGard Reviews present a very foggy picture.  This sounds like a very cool, although expensive, way to protect your dog…provided it works.   This is NOT an option for your cat.  In general, we would recommend that you speak with your veterinarian about NexGard if you are serious about this option.

From the information online and consumer response, we would caution you that this product may be NO MORE EFFECTIVE than most of the other flea, tick and pest options available at your local pet store.  You are essentially, replacing applying a product with giving a treat, but so far there is not enough evidence to suggest that it is better for your dog, or your home.

For us, this is a pass, until the science becomes more clearly understood, there are effective treatments on the market, at better price points that have proven to get the job done.