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You can trust veterinarians just as much as car salesmen, bankers, lawyers, and real estate agents .. they all make a living out of selling you something and/or separating you from your money. The Pharma rep knows your veterinarians birthday and always brings your vet something when he visits .. maybe takes him and the wife on a trip once a year so when the Pharma rep tells him that NexGard is great and he will make a bundle selling it who does the veterinarian want to believe??
The bigger and more profitable the lie the more they want to believe.
When you look around the veterinarians office the only person there that loves your dog is you.
“A follow up post to topics such a ProHeart 6 and similar new and wonderful safe products for our dogs!!! A GSD male .. one year old, Czech and German lines, 95 pound very strong and very fast male who had a dangerous allergic, immune, or toxic reaction to NexGard. Within a few hours of dosing the young male was ripping out patches of fur and coat, panting, vomiting, and eventually lost 10 pounds of weight or more due to loss of appetite, vomiting, dehydration. Skin lesions and dermatitis persisted for many days. Location NC and this report obtained by personal communication with the owner who contacted me as the breeder .. the owner has been in contact with me since she got the puppy from me at 12 weeks. Owners of puppies and older animals from the same litter and bloodlines have not had any similar problems or experiences. The veterinarian said the “sickness” was just a coincidence. The same immune reaction has been widely reported. NexGard is not safe and even those using it without a reaction on the first use should be careful as reactions can occur at any time and can be triggered by external environmental factors in combination with the afoxolaner and spinosad active ingredients. The veterinarian administered the product and upon seeing the reaction said that the symptoms were coincidental and that the NexGard was safe and had no known adverse effects. Please feel free to trust your veterinarian .. the owner of this dog got a new veterinarian but if you wait for veterinarians to stop chasing the newest and most profitable solution to their problem ( money and profits for their practice ) you will be waiting a long time. Pharma reps sell new products and services to veterinarians based on the profits and incentives for the veterinarian and of course themselves …. safety is always assured and proven by studies the company paid for and sponsored with known friendly “reliable” researchers while any unfriendly research is suppressed or tossed out as “unscientific”. When you and your dog show up at your veterinarians on birthdays with a Star Bucks coffee in one hand and a birthday cake in the other like the Pharma reps do you will have as much influence as they do on what products the veterinarians sell. NexGard is about marketing an expensive and profitable product through veterinarians with a five year protected market window ( excerpt below).
NexGard is for use in dogs only, the company says. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, dry or flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy and anorexia. Its safety in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs has not been evaluated, and veterinarians are advised to use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
A. Marketing Status:
The drug is restricted to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian because
professional expertise is needed to monitor for and respond to adverse reactions.Freedom of Information Summary
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Under section 512(c)(2)(F)(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, this
approval qualifies for FIVE years of marketing exclusivity beginning on the date of
the approval because no active ingredient of the new animal drug has previously
C. Patent Information:
For current information on patents, see the Animal Drugs @ FDA database or the
Green Book on the FDA CVM internet website.
If dogs had hands the Pharma companies would make beef flavored cigarettes for them and claim health benefits, FDA would approve them as safe, and veterinarians would sell them !!!”
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