Three Ways to Make Sure That Your Dog Will Enjoy Nexgard Spectra

By Shannon Gurnee
In Pets
May 9, 2023

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about ways to make sure your dog will enjoy Nexgard Spectra.

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Nexgard Spectra and Bravecto are among the most recognizable brands to dog lovers everywhere. And that’s because their products are so easy to use and are accepted very well by most dogs. But make sure you have the right ones or that your dog is ready for them is a different ballgame. Luckily, there are some ways you can convince your dog to take them and for you to know how to correctly choose out of the many offers.  

Why Do Sometimes Dogs Don’t Enjoy Nexgard Spectra

Keeping your pooch healthy and playful can be tough, especially with the more independent ones who sometimes have trouble getting used to treatments and medication. That’s because, just like humans, dogs do not enjoy being forced to swallow or chew the medicine. So that’s why, for so many years, people have been trying to come up with ways to make giving pills to pets easier. Everybody has tried inventing the perfect delivery method for pills, from trainers to vets and breeders. Pieces of cheese, bacon strips, a spoonful of peanut butter, or simply crushed up and sprinkled on food have all been popular methods until now.

But sometimes, your four-legged friends may simply refuse to take his Nexgard Spectra pills. There can be many reasons for that. One of the most common is the dog’s personality. Like humans, dogs have personalities that influence how they act around owners and strangers and how they react when somebody tries to give them something they are not used to. Some may seem intriguing initially, while others simply refuse and be stubborn. Some may even get aggressive if the owner insists. In this situation, the best thing to do is to adapt to the dog’s behavior and respond in a way that will not make him suspect that you are trying to get him to do something he doesn’t want.

Another reason some dogs may refuse to take their Nexgard Spectra pills is that the person trying to give them to them hasn’t earned their trust. Dogs are very loyal and generally friendly animals. But to gain their trust, you must act a certain way around them. You first have to show them that you are comfortable in their presence and also that you can offer them the attention they need. Yes, dogs can also be very needy animals and need constant reassurance that you won’t harm or lose interest in them.

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Three Ways to Make Sure That Your Dog Will Enjoy Nexgard Spectra

One of the best ways to ensure your doggo enjoys his Nexgard Spectra is to include them in his diet from an early age. This way, he will grow up accepting that these pills are something normal he has to take. Conditioning your dog works best when he is younger, so when he gets to adulthood, he will have these reflexes already formed. Luckily, the brand carries many pills suitable for dogs of all ages and weights. This way, even puppies can start their life with the protection these pills offer them.

Another sure way of making your dog enjoy taking his Nexgard Spectra pills is to use them as treats. Some will say that using pills as treats is very dangerous, and nobody suggests giving your dog 20 pills daily. Just bring some with you when you want to train them or play fetch in the park, and use the recommended amount of pills along with his treats to convince him to take them. This way, the dog will start associating the pills with something good and will have no problems accepting them as part of his daily routine.

You can also try and make taking the Nexgard Spectra pills an exercise on its own. You can try hiding the pills and have the dog look for them. Then, when he finds them and eats them, you can reward him with a treat. This will enforce in his mind that these pills will get him treated if he finds and eats them, so giving him his pills will become a fun activity instead of something he does not like.

But Can I Still Hide Them in Food to Cover Up the Taste?

You could, but you would be canceling out their flavor. These pills have been created with special flavors that dogs like to attract them and make them more appealing. You can add some cheese for that extra, but you don’t have to. Medicine doesn’t always require a spoonful of sugar to make it go down.

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How to Know When to Start Giving Your Dog Bravecto?

Many dog owners may be concerned about the right time to start giving their companions meds such as Bravecto. Is the puppy too young for this? Will he develop a tolerance to it? Should you wait until he has his first problems and only after that start giving the meds to him? These are all very legitimate questions that the people at these companies try and answer every day.

For example, Bravecto came up with various chewable pills to help owners answer these questions. These pills can be found both for puppies and adult dogs. This way, there are no limits to when the owner can start giving them to his dog. Just check with your vet first, and don’t just give your best friend medicine by what you read online or heard from friends.

Another way to judge if your dog is ready for Bravecto is to see how he reacts to you, including them in his daily diet. If he dodges the pill or simply avoids eating it, you might need to wait a little longer. Different dogs catch on to things at different speeds and ages. And that’s why you will have to work these pills in gradually. This way, he will get a taste of them and understand that they are actually for his health.

How to Know Which Bravecto Pills to Buy?

A lot of people may have some difficulties when having to decide which Bravecto pills to buy for their canine friends. That’s because there are a lot of options out there. The people behind this company ensure that almost everybody has something to choose from. But one way to pick is by the flavors the chewable pills have. Not all dogs have the same tastes when it comes to, well, tastes. Some may prefer game meat, while others may be more into fish or chicken. Whatever your pups’ pallet wants, you can find it if you look close enough.

Also, you can decide what kind of Bravecto pills to buy according to the size of your dog. Granted, the ones designed for smaller breeds may be easier to administer. But choosing the right size tablets for the right size dog is crucial. That’s because of the concentrated ingredients inside. Luckily, they have all sorts of sizes, from the ones made for puppies and small dog breeds to the ones made to protect your Great Dane, who might just not understand that he isn’t a couch dog as well.

Are They Expensive?

There are a lot of brands out there that offer many options for chewable tablets that combat fleas and other issues. It all depends on what sort of quality you are after. Sure, you can go with cheaper brands, but then you might have to do the treatments more often or jeopardize your little furry friends’ health.     

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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