From July of 2017
Let me start by saying Oliver was ten-years old. He wasn’t on any medication other than an occasional Pepcid and his monthly heartworm and flea meds. Therein lies the problem. When I went to purchase Oliver’s flea treatment (Advantix) his new vet told me they did not carry it. They suggested that I try Nexgard and told me it was perfectly safe. I took them at their word, gave him the pill on July 13th and I suspect that why he is no-longer with us. I say suspect because it can’t be proven. He had some symptoms, which singly could be explained away. Last night he started having issues breathing and things escalated rapidly. We had contacted the vet and were in the process of leaving when Oliver died. After Googling this pill (something I wish I’d have done a lot sooner) I found this is not the first instance of this happening. I cannot change what happened, and to be honest, we have been concerned for his health for a while, but the fact that he had a great check-up in late April and he deteriorated so quickly gives me pause. Especially now, after finding the facebook page (Does Nexgard kill dogs) and seeing a video posted that mimicked Oliver’s last couple of hours. I am not trying to lay blame, more that I want to warn others to keep a close eye on their pets. If you are giving this drug, and see any unusual symptoms please have them checked. I’m not sure we could have prevented this from happening, but knowing what I know now, I sure would have tried.
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