Posted: 2 June 2017 at 10:56 am

Until now, it’s been difficult for veterinary surgeons to advise dog owners on how to protect their pets against deadly lungworm and ticks. NexGard Spectraâ„¢ is now licensed for lungworm prevention, making it the only product that prevents lungworm and kills ticks in one tasty chew.

To date, in order to help protect pets against both of these parasites vets have had to prescribe multiple products, often with different methods of administration and/or treatment frequencies, leading to potential client confusion and issues with compliance. Being able to use one product that’s easy to give will make protecting pets against the two most concerning pet parasites much simpler.

Lynda Maris, NexGard Spectraâ„¢ Product Manager, says that the changing patterns mean both parasites have become higher priority risks in many practices. ‘Until now, vets have had to recommend combinations of products, or make a choice about which parasite represents the greatest risk in their area – ticks or lungworm. But as both parasites have changed their behaviour, the risks of exposure has increased across the country. Now just one tasty chew will address both lungworm and ticks, meaning that pet owners don’t have to concern themselves with administering different products and vets know that in the face of a rapidly changing situation there is a simple way to make sure their patients are protected.’

NexGard Spectraâ„¢ also kills fleas and treats gastro-intestinal (GI) roundworms, making it a suitable treatment for family pets where zoonotic risks need to be considered.

The highly palatable, beef-flavoured oral chew makes administering parasite control a treat for dogs, which means clients are more likely to adhere to treatment recommendations. In a recent vet practice sampling campaign 79% of dogs took NexGard Spectraâ„¢ readily or like a treat. More than 90% of respondents to the survey said they would be likely or very likely to recommend it to their clients.

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