How Does Nexgard Spectra Differ From Nexgard?

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Nexgard Spectra and Nexgard are two one of the top-selling parasite control products in the market. Below are the differences between these two products that will make it easier to choose the most suited product for your pooch.

Characteristics

 

Nexgard

Nexgard spectra

Description

Nexgard was introduced in the market in 2013 after it was tested safe to use on dogs.

One of the most banked upon flea and tick treatments, Nexgard, a beef flavored chew is currently ruling the market. The monthly treatment is manufactured by Merial( Now a part of Boehringer Ingelheim), the same manufacturer who designed the leading Spot –on Frontline Plus to eliminate fleas and ticks.

After the successful launch of Nexgard, Merial came up with improved treatment and named it Nexgard Spectra. Along with the demolishing fleas and ticks, Nexgard Spectra, a beef flavored chew also prevents heartworm infection very efficaciously and treats and controls hookworm, roundworm, whipworm, and lungworm infestations in dogs and puppies.

 

Efficacy

Afoxolaner as IGR, the member of the isoxazoline family, effectively kills 100% of fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) in 24 hours for 5 weeks and ticks (the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the black-legged (Deer) tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) within 48 hours for 4 weeks

 

Efficacy for killing fleas and ticks is the same as Nexgard. Treatment of infestations of adult gastrointestinal nematodes like hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum and Ancylostoma braziliense), roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina), and whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) for 4 weeks.

Prevention of heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis larvae) with monthly administration.

 

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Ingredients

Afoxolaner-

A member of the isoxazoline family, Afoxolaner is an insecticide and acaricide. The IGR kills 100% fleas and ticks in 24-48 hours after you feed a chew of Nexgard.

Afoxolaner and Milbemycin Oxime

Afoxolaner- Same as Nexgard

 

Milbemycin Oxime-

Milbemycin oxime is one kind of anthelmintic from milbemycin family that effectively terminates microfilaria and prevents heartworm infestations. The anthelmintic also controls hookworm, roundworm, whipworms, and lungworm infestations. In recent studies, it has been found out tested that Milbemycin Oxime prevents Angiostrongylus vasorum aka French heartworm if administered monthly.

How do Ingredients work?

·         Afoxolaner enters the blood of your pooch and travels to the skin tissues and fluids. The insecticide kills fleas and ticks when they bite to feed by over-stimulating the nervous system that leads to hyperexcitation and eventually death.

 

·         Afoxolaner enters the blood of your pooch and travels to the skin tissues and fluids. The insecticide kills fleas and ticks when they bite to feed by over-stimulating the nervous system that leads to hyperexcitation and eventually death.

 

·         The anthelmintic, Milbemycin oxime also one of the macrocyclic lactones, acts as an agonist of the GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) neurotransmitter in the nerve cells and also combines with glutamate-gated chloride channels in nerve and muscle cells of invertebrates.

It blocks the mediation of neuronal signals of the parasites and paralyzes them and get them excreted out of the body, or starves them to die. The drug also affects the breeding of many parasites by reducing the tendency to lay eggs or causing abnormal ovulation.

Milbemycin Oxime eliminates the infectious microfilariae in the bloodstream transmitted through a mosquito bite and prevents heartworm infection.

Parasite control is the most difficult and important task for any pet parent. Hope the above-given information has somewhat made it easier for you.

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