How often is Nexgard Spectra Given To Dogs?

By the Easy Protect Team!

NexGard SPECTRA is a monthly treatment for dogs that provides comprehensive protection against parasites found in Australia such as fleas, ticks (including paraslysis ticks), mites and worms (including round and hook worm).


It is important to administer the correct dose of NexGard SPECTRA to your dog once every 30 days to ensure continuous protection for your dog.

This is where Easy Protect comes in super handy, we deliver your dog's dose every month so never forget, run out or worry!

NexGard SPECTRA is a chewable beef flavoured tablet can be given with or without food and is highly palatable, making it an easy almost treat like tablet to give to your dog. 


Key Takeaways:

  • Administer NexGard SPECTRA once every 30 days for continuous protection against parasites

  • The chewable tablet can be given with or without food

  • Consult your veterinarian for personalised guidance on extra small or extra large breeds

  • Ensure your dog consumes the complete chew and observe them after administration

  • Follow the dosage instructions and administration guidelines provided on the product label


Dosing and administration of NexGard Spectra


It is important to administer the recommended dose of NexGard Spectra to the specific size of your dog once every 30 days to ensure ongoing protection from deadly ticks and parasites found in the Australian bush.


Nexgard Spectra comes in a highly palatable Beef flavoured Chew which a recent study showed that Nexgard Spectra exhibited “a significantly higher preference among dogs compared to other readily available brands, with 89.5% of the preferred dogs favouring NexGard Spectra.” To administer NexGard Spectra, simply offer the beef-flavored chew as a treat or break it into pieces and mix it with a small amount of dog food.


It is essential to ensure that your dog consumes the complete chew and to watch them closely after administration to ensure that no part of the chew is lost and monitor them for 24hrs to make sure your dog exhibits no adverse side effects. 


If you suspect any part of the chew has not been digested or your dog starts showing signs of distress, please contact your local Veterinary for further advice. 


Dosing for dogs of different weights


When it comes to dosing NexGard Spectra for dogs, it's important to know your dog's current weight to ensure accurate and effective treatment. For growing dogs, our Vet Dr. Tegan recommends “weighing your dog every week on the same scales to keep an accurate record of growth and any changes in their body”. During a dogs growing stage, you may require different dosage found in the Nexgard Spectra range.


For overweight dogs in the process of losing weight, it is crucial to regularly monitor their weight on a weekly basis and adjust their dosage accordingly.


If your own a giant Breed of dog that weighs over 60 kg, of NexGard Spectra chewables can be given in a range of sizes to make up the correct dose for you dogs size. In this case, to guarantee complete protection it is recommended to speak with your Vet to personalise the correct dose for your dog. 


It's essential to ensure that you administer the correct dosage of NexGard Spectra to your dog for optimal protection against parasites. If you think your dog has received too high a dose of Nexgard Spectra, contact your Vet immediately and seek treatment.


Easy Protect simplifies the process of treating your pets with NexGard Spectra. Say goodbye to excess stock sitting in your cupboard, going out of date, or purchasing multi-packs that go unused. Whether your dog is losing weight or you have multiple dogs, our monthly delivery service ensures all you have to do is update your dog's weight in your account, and you'll receive the correct dose every month, regardless of their size.


A table of sizing and dosage



Nexgard Spectra comes in 5 weights, from dogs weighing 2kg, all the way up to 60kg!


Nexgard Spectra Extra Small Dog and Pup, from 2 - 3.5kg (orange)
Nexgard Spectra Small Dog and Pup, from 3.6 - 7.5kg (yellow)
Nexgard Spectra Medium Dog, from 7.6 - 15kg (green)
Nexgard Spectra Large Dog, from 15.1 - 30kg (purple)
Nexgard Spectra Extra Large Dog, from 30.1 - 60kg (green)


NexGard Spectra and other medications


When it comes to protecting your dog from parasites, is safe to combine different treatments?


In the case of NexGard Spectra, it is always recommended to consult your veterinarian before combining it with other medications.


By consulting with your veterinarian, you can ensure the safety and effectiveness of combining NexGard Spectra with any other treatments your dog may be receiving. Your veterinarian will provide personalised guidance on the proper dosing frequency and administration schedule when using NexGard Spectra alongside other medications.


Remember, it is essential to follow your veterinarian's advice and the product labels for proper dosing frequency and administration schedule to ensure your dog's optimal health and protection against parasites.

NexGard Spectra and dogs with sensitive stomachs



If your dog has a sensitive stomach, how often should they receive their Nexgard Spectra treatment?
Like any medication NexGard Spectra can cause gastrointestinal inflammation, dogs with sensitive stomachs require careful consideration and potentially some adjustments. Here are some easy steps to follow when using Spectra Monthly:

  •  Consult Your Veterinarian: Before starting any new medication, especially for dogs with sensitive stomachs, it's essential to consult your veterinarian. They can provide guidance on whether NexGard Spectra is appropriate for your dog and suggest alternative treatments if necessary.

  • Administer with Food: For dogs with sensitive stomachs, it can be helpful to give NexGard Spectra with a small amount of food. This can help reduce the chances of gastrointestinal upset.

  • Split the Dose: If your dog's sensitivity is pronounced, you can split the dose. Instead of giving the entire tablet at once, you can break it in half and give one part in the morning and the other in the evening. Please note: It is best to give the entire chew on. the same day, do not wait a day.

  • Choose the Right Time: Give the medication at a time when your dog is less likely to have an empty stomach or be overly active. This can help minimise the chances of stomach upset.

  • Monitor for Reactions: Keep a close eye on your dog for a few hours after administration. If you notice any adverse reactions, such as vomiting or diarrhoea, contact your veterinarian immediately.

We believe it is vital to prioritise your dog's safety and well-being and ensure that any medication that is administered is done so in a way that suits your dog's individual needs, especially if they have a sensitive stomach. Your Veterinarian can provide single doses of Nexgard Spectra to trial under their supervision for any first time trials.



What dose of NexGard Spectra can I give for pregnant or nursing dogs?


When it comes to using NexGard Spectra or any medication on your pregnant dog, it is important to exercise caution and consult your local Veterinarian at all stages of their pregnancy.

Pregnant dogs have unique health considerations and sometimes these can occur suddenly and quickly.  A qualified Veterinarian should be involved so that they can carefully evaluate the use of medications during your dog's entire pregnancy and act accordingly. 

The safety of NexGard Spectra (or any other medications) during pregnancy may depend on various factors, including the dog's ongoing weight changes, gestational stage, overall health, and the specific risks of parasitic infections in the region.

If you have a pregnant dog or are planning to breed yours and are concerned about parasite prevention, it's crucial to discuss it with your Veterinarian. They can assess your dog's situation and guide you to the most appropriate and safe parasite control options during pregnancy.


NexGard Spectra for puppies


When it comes to protecting your dog from parasites, NexGard Spectra is Australia’s most commonly used and trusted choice. But what about puppies?


In simple terms, Yes! NexGard Spectra can be administered to puppies as young as 8 weeks of age, as long as they meet the minimum weight requirement of 2kgs.

It is always best to consult your Veterinarian before starting a new product on your puppy, your Vet will have single NexGard Spectra doses available to trial under their care to learn how to safely and correctly administer it to your new puppy.


Factors such as your puppy's age, current weight, overall health, and other medications will be taken into consideration to provide personalised recommendations.

Once you have your veterinarian's approval, giving NexGard Spectra to your puppy is easy. Simply keep their weight up to date and continue dosing once a month with a handy service like Easy Protect for full cover against fleas, ticks, mites and worms.

Because Easy Protect makes introducing your new puppy to your household even easier! Just keep their weight details up to date and you can be assured they’ll receive the correct dose every month, no need to buy multiple packs, we’ve got you covered.



Choosing the Right NexGard Spectra Weight

When it comes to protecting your furry friend from parasites, choosing the right NexGard SPECTRA weight is crucial.


By selecting the correct weight range, you can ensure accurate and effective treatment for your dog's size and breed. Weigh your dog using a scale and consult the product label to determine the appropriate NexGard SPECTRA weight for your pet.


If you have multiple dogs of different sizes, Easy Protect offers a convenient solution with one single monthly pack. These packs provide the correct dosage for each dog, eliminating the hassle and financial strain of purchasing multiple packs for each dog.


Just enter the sizes or packs of Nexgard Spectra that you need, and Easy Protect will send individual chews tailored for each of your dogs on a monthly basis.


And if your dogs' weights change, simply let us know via your account and we will send the new weight range in their next pack.

It's important to note that choosing the right NexGard SPECTRA weight is essential for optimal results. By following the recommended dosing frequency and administration schedule, you can ensure that your dog receives the full benefits of this comprehensive parasite protection.


Conclusion


At Easy Protect, we understand the importance of protecting your dog from parasites in Australia. That's why our monthly packs offer Nexgard Spectra in a single convenient dose. With NexGard SPECTRA, you can ensure the health and well-being of your dog.


To give your dog the best protection, it's crucial to follow the recommended dosing frequency and administration schedule. Consult your veterinarian for personalised guidance based on your dog's specific needs. They can provide expert advice on how often to give NexGard SPECTRA, ensuring continuous and effective parasite prevention.


Always refer to the product label for complete instructions on how to administer NexGard SPECTRA to your dog. Nexgard Spectra is a chewable tablet that's highly palatable, making it easy to give as a treat or mixed with a small amount of dog food. By following the provided dosage instructions and administration guidelines, you can confidently protect your dog from deadly Aussie parasites.


With NexGard SPECTRA, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your dog is getting Australia’s most trusted and best protection against fleas, ticks, mites, and worms. Choose Easy Protect delivering Nexgard Spectra for comprehensive parasite protection, and ensure the overall health and well-being of your Australian dog.


FAQ


Q. How often is NexGard Spectra given?

NexGard Spectra should be administered once every 30 days for continuous protection against parasites.

Q. What is the dosing frequency and administration schedule for NexGard Spectra?

NexGard Spectra should be given once a month.

Q. How do I give NexGard Spectra to my dog?

NexGard Spectra is a beef-flavoured chewable tablet that can be given with or without food. It is highly palatable and can be offered as a treat or broken into pieces and mixed with a small amount of dog food.

Q. What are the dosing instructions and administration guidelines for NexGard Spectra?

Follow the dosage instructions and administration guidelines provided on the product label.

Q. How should NexGard Spectra be administered to dogs with sensitive stomachs?

If your dog has a history of digestive sensitivity, it is recommended to consult your veterinarian before administering any medication.

Q. Can NexGard Spectra be given to pregnant or nursing dogs?

NexGard Spectra is approved for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating female dogs. However, it is always best to consult your veterinarian before administering NexGard Spectra to pregnant or nursing dogs.

Q. What does NexGard Spectra protect against?

NexGard Spectra provides comprehensive protection against fleas, ticks, mites, and various types of worms.

Q. Can NexGard Spectra be given to puppies?

NexGard Spectra can be administered to puppies as young as 8 weeks of age, as long as they meet the minimum weight requirement. However, it is important to consult your veterinarian for guidance on when to start using NexGard Spectra and how to safely administer it to puppies.

Q. What are the advantages of NexGard Spectra?

NexGard Spectra provides comprehensive protection with just one easy monthly chewable tablet. It is highly palatable and ensures rapid and extensive protection.

Q. How do I choose the right NexGard Spectra weight for my dog?

Weigh your dog using a scale and consult the product label for the corresponding weight range.

Australia's cheapest
& easiest Spectra!

Australia's cheapest
& easiest Spectra!

About the Author, Dr. Tegan and our petcare team.

Over 1,000 dogs a week go to Aussie Vet clinics - from owners forgetting their dog's parasite prevention. That's why Dr Tegan helped start Easy Protect, and her team love writing helpful articles for Aussie dog owners.

About the Author, Dr. Tegan and our petcare team.

Over 1,000 dogs a week go to Aussie Vet clinics - from owners forgetting their dog's parasite prevention. That's why Dr Tegan helped start Easy Protect, and her team love writing helpful articles for Aussie dog owners.