- Cats that are kept indoors are not susceptible to parasite infections and do not require regular veterinary visits.
- Cats only require treatment when they are infected with parasites. Preventive treatment is not necessary.
- Parasite infections are self-limiting and do not cause serious health issues.
- Removal of ticks and fleas can be effectively managed with parasite prevention shampoos alone.
According to Dr. Ross Antonio Banayo, Technical Manager for the Companion Animal Business Segment of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Philippines, Inc. “Parasite infections can be particularly dangerous for cats. Common feline behaviours like grooming and roaming outdoors put them at a higher risk of contracting a variety of parasites. Often, cats only present with symptoms much later into the infection, resulting in worse complications. This highlights the need for us to change perceptions and move towards a preventive approach to parasite infections to safeguard their health.”
Parasites can be transmitted and affect human health too
Parasite infections not only impact the health of cats but can be transmitted to humans to cause complications such as skin infections, anaemia, gastrointestinal disturbances and more. Fortunately, transmission can be effectively prevented by administering regular parasiticide treatment for cats and adhering to regular follow-ups with a veterinarian.
“The lives of pets and humans are so deeply interconnected that their health issues can impact our own. Just as we are shifting towards a preventive approach to human health, NexGard® COMBO is our preventive solution to preserve the health of cats. It represents the next step that we are taking to improve the health of animals across the region and drive a positive impact on our own health into the future,” said Sung.
The monthly treatment protects pet cats and their households from the deadly, debilitating, and transmittable internal and external parasites.
Important Safety Information
NexGard® COMBO is for topical use only in cats. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, application site reactions, and anorexia. If ingested, hypersalivation may occur.
Avoid direct contact with application site for 4 hours or until visibly dry.
Esafoxolaner is a member of the isoxazoline class. This class has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures in cats with or without a history of seizures.
Use with caution in cats with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders.
The safety of NexGard® COMBO has been tested and is approved in breeding, pregnant, or lactating queen (cats) in the Philippines. The safety of the product has not been established in breeding male cats.
NexGard® COMBO is for use in cats 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 0.8 kg or more.
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