Not sure what amount of nitenpyram is right to give to your dog? No worries - this guide will help you figure out the perfect amount. Then, you can finally kill those pesky fleas! I’ll discuss how much you need for your dog, as well as some other relevant info for future dosages.
1. Weigh Your Dog
This is by far the most important step. Although Nitenpyram is generally nontoxic, side effects could be more severe if you give your dog a dosage larger than it needs. Although you might think you know how much your dog weighs, I’ve run into enough people who’ve proved to wildly incorrect about the weight of their pet. If your dog weighs at least 2 pounds, then you’re all set - continue on to give it the right dosage! If your dog weighs less than 2 pounds, do not give nitenpyram. If your dog is less than 2 months old or is suffering from an illness, do not give it any flea treatment.
2. Determine Dosage
Well, you’ve gotten the difficult part over with. Now comes the easy part - figure out how much nitenpyram you need to kill the fleas on your dog.
If your dog weighs 2 to 25 pounds: 12mg of Nitenpyram
If your dog weighs more than 25 pounds all the way up to 125 pounds: 57mg of Nitenpyram
This nitenpyram should be orally consumed by your dog. Buying it in a pill form means that the nitenpyram will be more effective, so I recommend that.
Giving Nitenpyram To Your Dog
Okay, so that was easy. Depending on your dog, this part might be a little more difficult. When it comes to nitenpyram, it needs to be consumed orally. Personally, I liked to give mine to my dog with a little bit of peanut butter. I have read about other pet owners that open up the capsule and mix it in with some wet dog food and olive oil. This totally works too! Just make sure that if you open up the capsule, your dog eats all of it.
One thing to watch out for larger dogs, in particular, is that they may vomit. Here are some observations in clinical studies that might appear in your dog:
-Itching (particularly due to dead fleas)
-Lack of Appetite
Since some of the side effects can be severe, be sure to check to make sure your dog can take the medication. Most of these side effects are quite rare (such as fever and vomiting), while others are quite common: itching, panting, and lethargy being the most commonly reported.