Ticks Are a Growing Threat

It’s more important than ever to protect pets from ticks. We want to provide you with the information and tools you need to help protect more dogs so we’ve gathered the most recent news regarding the spread of tick populations.  You and your staff can even test your knowledge with our quick quiz about tick facts.

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Tick Populations Are Speading

Ticks now pose a greater threat to dogs across the country than ever before.1 Several species of ticks are now commonly found in parts of the country where they previously did not exist.

Tick Photos

Use these striking photos of ticks to add impact to your one-on-one client discussions or share them in your clinic’s social media posts to generate awareness.

Test your tick knowledge.

How does your tick knowledge stack up against the latest facts?

NexGard (afoxolaner) Benefits

NexGard kills fleas and ticks all month long.

  • Effective against 4 tick species2- Lone star ticks, blacklegged (deer) ticks, brown dog ticks, and American dog ticks
  • Kills fleas fast!  In a study, NexGard killed >99% of existing fleas within 8 hours after treatment.3
  • Safe and effective for puppies as young as 8 weeks of age weighing 4 pounds or more
  • Dogs love the beef-flavored NexGard soft chew making it easy to give.
  • Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, sells NexGard exclusively to veterinarians.
  • Anti-diverstion technology monitored by Pinkerton® National Detective Agency

1 Dryden MW. Flea and tick control in the 21st century, challenges and opportunities.Vet Derm. 2009;20:435-440.

2 NexGard prescribing information.

3 Kunkle BN, Drag M, Chester TS, Larsen DL. Assessment of the onset of action of afoxolaner against existing adult flea (Ctenocephalides felis) infestations on dogs. Vet Parasitol. 2014;201(3-4):204-206.

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