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Daft question time - restricted diet and Nexgard

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MaitlandGirl Sat 25-Feb-17 20:29:22

Our latest edition had surgery to remove bladder stones 3.5 mths ago and is being fed Hills Science Kidney Diet food (under advice from her old vet).

Can I give her Nexgard chews for flea/tick treatment?

Noitsnotteatimeyet Sun 26-Feb-17 06:56:08

I would have thought so - the amount of anything potentially problematic in one tablet would be tiny but if in doubt check with your vet.

MaitlandGirl Sun 26-Feb-17 07:19:19

I asked a vet nurse at our vet practice and she gave me a long lecture on how she can't have anything other than her prescribed diet as it then won't work properly and she'll suffer.

I've got her booked into our vet next week to go over the handover notes and test results from her previous vet but really need to Nexgard her now as we've got paralysis ticks in our area. The vet won't comment on her diet until he's seen her and gone over her old notes (which I completely understand).

I'm just going to have to give it to her I think - the risk of paralysis ticks is way more than the risk of feeding her something so small that's not her prescribed food.

Thanks for the reply.

dudsville Sun 26-Feb-17 07:41:17

I don't know anything about nexgard so just came on to say i hope your pooch recovers Quickly!

Tamberlane Sun 26-Feb-17 08:39:43

Nexgard will be fine! Paralysis ticks,esp now oz is still in summer/early autumn, are definately a bigger issue then a mild change in this food.different if it was an allergy food!
The hills urinary foods work by changing the acidity of the urine to dissolve some stones and stop others from forming.The work best given as a sole diet for that reason.
Hope that helps!

MaitlandGirl Sun 26-Feb-17 10:55:46

I'm overthinking this aren't I! She's such a dear little thing that it's all going round in my head and I don't feel I can trust my own judgement.

Thank you all for putting my mind at rest - I'm not usually this daft, I promise :D

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