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What is Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity?

Not only do fleas and ticks cause intense itching and skin irritation, but they can also transmit various diseases like tapeworm, Rickettsia (both from fleas), Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease (both from ticks). Because of these potentially serious illnesses, ridding your dog, and your home of these pests is important and very desirable. Prevention in the first place is a necessity also, and the use of insecticides is the method that works the best. However, toxicity from the improper or careless use of these products is a valid concern.

Flea and tick medicines contain insecticides (also called ectoparasiticides) that can be toxic if not applied correctly, if applied in larger doses than are safe, or if they are accidentally ingested. Most products used to eliminate fleas and ticks are topical applications and are applied to the back of the neck.

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Symptoms of Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Dogs

The are a great number of pesticides used in the products typically applied on dogs; they can cause varying degrees of toxicity. Most of the time, flea and tick medicine poisoning occurs due to the ingestion (whether accidentally or intentionally) of the medicine, as opposed to the application. However, poisoning can occur due to application only. A small sample of the ectoparasiticides is listed here.

  • Pyrethrins and pyrethroids
    • Vomiting
    • Tremors
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Profuse drooling
    • Weakness
    • Tearing of the eyes
    • Diarrhea
  • More severe cases of poisoning from pyrethrins and pyrethroids can show these additional symptoms:
    • Depression
    • Fever
    • Low body temperature
    • Disorientation
    • Respiratory failure can be followed by death

Symptoms of Indoxacarb and Organophosphates include:

  • Indoxacarb
    • Excessive drooling
    • Weakness
    • Depression
    • Abnormal walk and movement
    • Inability to stand
    • Head tilt
  • Organophosphates
    • Profuse drooling
    • Small pupils (miosis)
    • Frequent urination
    • Muscle contractions (fasciculation)
    • Lack of coordination
    • Weakness
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Nervousness
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Collapse can precede death

We must stress that products designed to be used as repellents or eliminators of fleas and ticks can not be used on cats. The reaction is much more severe, and the consequences can be dire.

Types
  • Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
    • Pyrethrum, used to make these compounds which are used in flea and tick medicines, is extracted from the chrysanthemum plant
  • Indoxacarb (Oxadiazines)
    • This compound is in a chemical class use in crop pesticides
    • It is used alone in products for flea control, and in combination with permethrin in tick control
  • Organophosphates
    • These are derivatives of phosphoric, or phosphoric acid, and vary greatly in residual degree and toxicity
    • Flea collars can contain this product

The list of compounds used in flea and tick medicine is extensive, with others included being isoxazolines (the first oral flea and tick product), and chlorinated hydrocarbon compounds (used in dipping treatments), to name just two.

Causes of Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Dogs

The reaction your pet may have to flea and tick medicine depends on many factors.

  • Age can be a factor if the medicine is used on puppies that are under the recommended age for safe use
  • Combining products in hopes that “more is better” can be a bad idea due to contraindication of the medicines
  • Poisoning can happen when the label is not read properly, and directions are ignored
  • Using too high a dosage for the size of the dog can cause a toxic reaction
  • Some pet owners may use a small amount of a tube meant for large dogs on their small dog to save money, not realizing that the dosage and strength can be wrong for a small canine
  • Ingestion of flea and tick medicine, whether by eating oral tablets or licking off a topical application, can be dangerous
  • Using an insecticide meant for humans (such as DEET for ticks and mosquitoes), in hopes that it will kill fleas or ticks on your dog can be a critical mistake
  • If an unregulated over the counter medicine is used, or an out of date product is used, the regulations of the usage and safety could have changed

Diagnosis of Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Dogs

The onset of signs that your dog has been poisoned by a topical, dip, oral, spray, or collar flea and tick medicine can range from a few hours to a few days. When you use a substance containing an ectoparasiticide on your canine family member, always record the amount, day, and time of use. A reaction can occur at any time, even if your pet has had the product used on him before.

When you bring your pet to the veterinary clinic, the care team will ask for the history of what product was used, and when it was applied or given. If possible, bring the container or packaging with you.

Your veterinarian will base her diagnosis on clinical signs, a urine sample, and a serum blood test. Detection through urine or blood is not always definitive. This is why bringing the packaging is so important. At the very least, be aware of the name of the product and how much you used, if possible.

Treatment of Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Dogs

The protocol for the poisoning remedy will depend on many factors.

  • The degree of toxicity your pet is experiencing
  • Which product was used to eliminate or prevent the fleas and ticks
  • How long ago the medicine was applied or given orally
  • The age and the health of your dog before the poisoning occurred

Many of the hundreds of compounds used in flea and tick medicines adversely affect the nervous, muscular, neurological and respiratory systems of your pet when overdosed. Treatment will depend on which systems have been disturbed, and what functions are in need of correction. Some of the methods and medications used for detoxifying your dog are listed below.

  • If the toxicity is affecting the skin, a bath to remove the product will be done
  • Some compounds require inducing vomiting, where others are best not to have vomiting brought on
  • Medication to empty the bowel is sometimes given
  • Seizure drugs or muscle relaxants may be appropriate
  • Active charcoal is often used to bind and eliminate stomach contents
  • Intravenous for medication administration could be necessary
  • Oxygen might be required if your dog is having trouble breathing

Recovery of Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Dogs

Using flea and tick medicine for the elimination and prevention of these pests is a necessity in order to keep our beloved animal family members (and us) healthy and happy. However, caution is key to preventing poisoning.

Always purchase flea and tick products from your veterinary clinic. Doing so will ensure that you are using regulated, tested medicines. This will also give you the added security of safe dosage amounts because your veterinarian will tell you how much to use based on the age, health condition and weight of your dog.

Follow the directions of your veterinarian to the letter. Never use dog flea and tick products on other animal family members. Do not combine medicines in the hopes that the flea or tick problem will be resolved sooner.

Wash your hands after handling or applying flea and tick medicine, and be sure to store the medicines safely, out of the reach of pets and children.

Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Buster
Pitbull
5 Years
Moderate condition
3 found helpful
Moderate condition

My dog might have been poisoned by flea and tick prevention from my carpet. I'm on disability and can't afford to take him to the vet. What can I use on him
He won't eat and has low energy, holds his head down and shakes.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

In cases of suspected poisoning it is always advisable to visit your Veterinarian or Emergency Veterinarian so supportive and symptomatic therapy can be given (there is no antidote); however treatment consists of thoroughly washing the skin (in cases of contact and absorption through the skin) as well as seizure control and antiemetics (anti-vomiting) as well as ensuring that the patient remains hydrated, possibly with a drip. Complications which may occur include severe seizures and even kidney failure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jay
Miniature Pinscher
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Papules
Loss of Appetite
Redness
Swelling
Hives
Weakness
Hairloss
Lethargy

My dog is currently hospitalized with all these symptoms along with hypersensitivity and it all started after applying his flea and tick prevention. I went to several vets and they all initially thought an allergic reaction and he was given steroids, the er vet has discontinued steroids because they no longer believe it is an allergic reaction and to protect his GI tract. Could he have poisoning? all the vets(6-10) are at a loss because he isn't responding to treatments.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

The symptoms listed don’t fit with pyrethrin and pyrethroid poisoning (and fit more with allergic reaction) as the usual symptoms of pyrethrin and pyrethroid poisoning (skin application) are generally itchiness, restlessness and in severe cases central nervous system signs (tremors, disorientation, seizures, breathing difficulties, coma and death). It is possible that Jay had a reaction to an excipient which helps to deliver the medication or that the sin reaction is unrelated to the application of pyrethrin and pyrethroid medication. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

With my most sincere apologies, I am concerned and I wrote before I knew how to submit the question correctly. My prayers are with you JAY!

Is there any information you can advise me on regarding our 3 1/2 yo 18.4 pound beagle. We accidentally gave our girl the ADVANTIX for 20 to 55 yo instead of the ADVANTIX for her weight. The treatment was given on THURS night and today she has a dime/nickel size sore near the application spot that she attempts to scratch. I have placed a babies t-shirt on her to attempt to prevent her from scratching. She is sleeping now but I was concerned if we should rush to the emergency vet, visit our vet tomorrow or wait another day to see what is going on with the sore.

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Moxie
Chihuahua
7 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

I applied frontline to my dog 10 days ago. I forgot about the frontline & gave her a nexgard tablet today (about 12 hours ago). She is a 10lb chihuahua. Is that dangerous? So far, she is acting fine, nothing abnormal. I am nervous that the doses were too close together.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Both Frontline (fipronil) and NexGard (afoxolaner) are from the same pharmaceutical group; I couldn’t find any information regarding safety testing of the concurrent use of both products in dogs. At this point, I would recommend keeping a close eye on Moxie and if you notice any symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, tremors or any other symptom) visit your Veterinarian or Emergency Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My German Shepherd has 2 patches on her back Of pyroderma. It's no longer scabby but still not 100%. Just so happens her and my beagle got fleas. Can I use frontline still even though she has that current skin issue?

My lab vomited after tick treatment only at night what to do now

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Oscar
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Licking at paws, scratching

I had my dog at the groomers Monday and they bathe him and flea shampoo Advantix and also treated him with the flea medicine Advantix he still itching and scratching any advice on what I can do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Usually if a dog is having a skin reaction to a flea shampoo or treatment, the first step would be to wash the remaining products with soap (rising not scrubbing); after four days the product would be absorbed into the skin and washing may not fully help. Usually itching and irritation from flea treatment subside within two days; I would visit your Veterinarian to see if prednisone or another medication may be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

We gave our dog a Portuguese water dog flea medicine and now he acting like he's trying to get comfortable and very low on energ . My wife is scared he's dying. Is he OK? My wife loves hi .

Thank you so much. You have been very helpful

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Bogey
German Shepard mix
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Not eating food

I am dog sitting a large dog and applied Advecta for xtra large dogs (55lbs and up) to the him 2 days ago. It has the same active ingredients as K9 Advantix II. However, I'm now wondering if he weighs that much. ( Shepherd mix) and maybe I gave him too high a dose. He is missing his owner (and is mopey most of the time) but his eating was fine up until a day ago. Now he won't eat but he's not showing any other signs of toxicity.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

A male German Shepherd should weight above 55lb (normal weight 65-90lb AKC) so Bogey should be large enough for the dosage given; it is possible that a mild side effect has occurs leading to loss of appetite or that he is missing his owner. Normal side effects include skin irritation at site of administration, vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy. I would strongly recommend to visit Bogey’s Veterinarian to be on the safe side and to ensure that the cause is innocent (like missing his owner) compared with toxicity. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
https://advecta3.com/product/advecta-3-for-x-large-dogs/
www.akc.org/dog-breeds/german-shepherd-dog/

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Mya
Minature
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

I have a miniature American Eskimo who is 10 years old and weighs approximately 22 pounds. We applied a partial amount of the tube of Advantage 2 plus for dogs 20-50 pounds a week ago and over the past few days have noticed she is sensitive to the area where applied. Otherwise she is acting normal. We used the same product last year. What can we put on her to ease the irritated area? I was worried shampoo would irritate it more. Also, could she get worse.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
In cases like this the best course of action is to wait it out; washing the area off with warm water or with a sensitive shampoo may remove some residue but the product would be fully absorbed now. If Mya isn’t trembling, twitching or had any other worrying symptoms I would just keep an eye on her; also try to use a different product next time you want to use a flea and tick product. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Molly
Beagle
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

I applied pet armor plus to our 6 month old beagle pup 3 days ago, she is lethargic, has had some vomiting, and acts disoriented. Are these all signs of toxicity?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
It is possible that Molly is having an adverse reaction to the PetArmor which contains the active ingredient fipronil which may cause these symptoms in some cases of overdose or adverse reaction; call PetArmor’s 24-hour customer service hotline on 1-888-908-8425 to report the event and to get specific instructions. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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MOTI
Indian pariah
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

There are no symptoms

I sprinkled tick and fleas powder on my stray dogs..I try to do my best to take care of them..the powder has all natural ingredients.Do I need to worry if they itch themselves after the application of powder.The powder can get in their mouth.Plz tell.Is it fine or dangerous for them.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
It depends on the ingredients and the concentration, preferably a spot on medication would be best and applied on a regular basis (monthly or as directed) which would remove any risk from powder or other products. Whilst natural products are indeed natural, they can still be dangerous; read the instructions for the product you are using very well and if you have doubts switch to a different method of flea control. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bully
Bull Terrier
8 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Difficulty of Breathing
Swelling
Disorientation
Rash
Skin Lesion
Difficulty Walking

I suspect my dog has been poisoned with a an application of Sergeants Bansect flea and tick control. He is manifesting lethargy symptoms. Would bathing him with a mild dishwashing soap like Dawn help alleviate his condition?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

The first steps in cases of suspected flea medicine poisoning is to wash off with mild soap the area of administration to prevent further absorption of the active ingredients into the skin. Red, itchy skin with loss of hair is a common side effect of permethrin administration; side effects like lethargy, tremors, vomiting, diarrhoea, lack of coordination and seizures are more serious side effects, since Bully is having breathing difficulties I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian immediately. Flea and tick control products should be purchased from your Veterinarian and used under their guidance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buster
Boxer
11
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Dizziness
Falling to one side
Vomiting

Gave my pets advantage II Flea and tick medicine (topical). I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I put it on their skin between the shoulders. This was 2 days ago. This morning, my 11 year old Boxer is vomiting, dizzy and can't stand up. Could this be from the advantage? How can I help him? Is it reversible?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

It is possible that Buster has licked the product off your other dog (the most common cause). If Buster is displaying these symptoms it is best to visit your Veterinarian for supportive and symptomatic therapy as this may become life threatening. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Simba
Border Collie
17 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nauseated
Lethargic
Irritable
Vomiting gaging
Weight Loss
Loss of appetite

Medication Used

Betamax
Maxolon and metronidazole

Hi our 17 week old pup is nauseated, vomiting slimy greenish yellow contents and lost weight for ~3 days now. Seen by a vet twice and given maxolon and flagyl saying it could be a tummy bug. We used a flea powder "royal pet flea powder" on him a day or 2 before he got ill. Is there any possibility that it could be the flea powder and what should we do please? If not then any recommendations as to how to help our pup regain his appetite? Thank you very much.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

As far as I am aware the Royal Pet Flea Powder contains herbal ingredients and no chemical insecticides; in general a liquid applied flea and tick control product works better than a powdered counterpart, your Veterinarian will stock suitable products. The slimy yellowish vomit would be due to bile in the vomit due to an empty stomach. Try feeding small portions of a bland diet, like boiled chicken and rice which wouldn’t aggravate his stomach; the small regular portions will ensure that the stomach isn’t empty allowing reflux of bile into the stomach. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Angel
Possibly Lab mix
Unknown(young)
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Tiredness
Not active
Vomitting

My puppy angel was given a flea and tick dip yesterday. She played all day and was acting normal until last night. She threw up in the middle of the night and not eating. What can I do because I'm unable to take her to a vet due to finances.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Thoroughly wash Angel to remove any remaining dip on the skin, ensure that she remains hydrated and is eating small regular meals. If you notice any muscle trembling, seizures, loss of appetite or any other concerning symptoms visit your Veterinarian regardless of cost. Flea and tick control products sold at your Veterinarian’s Office similar to Frontline which are applied behind the neck are best compared to ‘dip’ products. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

if you can't afford the vet you should not own an animal.

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Pearl
2 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Balance

We used Hartz ultraguard plus flea and tick spray on our 2 yr old long haired miniature dachshund last week. She started heading bobbing and swaying and loss of coordination about a day later. We brought her to the emergency vet 2 days later after her condition worsened. They kept her overnight and gave her intravenous fluids. Blood tests showed normal. She seemed to be a little better and we brought her home but we had to bring her to our vet after her condition did not improve. He said the spray was the culprit. It's been a week now and she still is wobbly. She is eating well and wants to play but we are worried that this damage is permanent. Can we do anything to help her? Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs contains organophosphate (Tetrachlorvinphos) which in a poisoning event present as nausea, drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, vomiting, breathing difficulties, tremors, seizures and death (in severe cases). In some cases of organophosphate poisoning it is possible that the signs of poisoning (central nervous system signs) may take a few days to weeks to disappear, during this time you should monitor Pearl to ensure that she doesn’t get worse or develop new symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

https://www.vetary.com/dog/condition/organophosphates-insecticides-poisoning

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Itchy
Chihuahua Terrier mix
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Disorientation
listless, not eating
Vomiting

Medication Used

Cerenia tablets

My Chihuahua terrier mix hes been vomiting yellow green bile yesterday morning and afternoon 4 days after using hartz fleat and drops on him. We have used these drops on three dogs for 3 years. Never had any problems until this. Hes was vomiting so i took him to vet yesterday afternoon. She gave him a shot for nausea and sent some pills home with him. Hes still very lethargic, listless even, wont eat. He wont even eat soft treats he loves.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

It is possible that the vomiting is related to the application of the flea treatment, but generally symptoms would present earlier than four days. Vomiting bile occurs in dogs with empty stomachs where the bile can reflex to the stomach which is subsequently vomited up. Encourage Itchy to eat by offering something like boiled chicken and rice which should irritate his stomach and then wean him onto his normal food. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Wall-E
Shih Tzu/ Pomeranian mix
7 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

I used the wrong dose of my dog's flea and tick medication Hartz Guard Pro. I mixed up the small dog and large dog dosage. He got twice the recommended amount. I realized the mistake 30 minutes later and bathed him to wash it off. He isn't showing symptoms yet but I'm concerned with that dose being on the skin for 30 minutes.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

It is a good sign that you noticed your error and washed off the remaining medication. Keep an eye on Wall-E and look out for the symptoms described on this page, but your quick actions would have prevented anything serious. These medications have a wide therapeutic margin (which is why they are packaged as small dog, medium dog and large dogs rather than by the pound) but always best to play it safe any many dogs do have reactions to overdosing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Wally
Beagle mix
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

diarrhea with blood
Not eating
Throwing up

My dog has been to the kennel twice this month. This last time on Friday I applied the same flea medicine I always have. I picked him up on Monday having diarrhea with blood in it. Now he's throwing up a white mucus and not eating.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Whilst kennels require dogs to be fully vaccinated, treated for fleas, ticks and other parasites; there are still many other infections not covered by vaccinations that dogs can still pick up. Many times these infections are four to ten days in duration and require supportive care (mainly ensuring hydration is adequate) other times can be more serious; if Wally has been using the same product in the past it is unlikely that was the cause. Since it has been a week with no improvement I would highly recommend going to your Veterinarian for antibiotics and supportive care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Josie
Chihuahua dachsund mix
7 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

None as of yet

My puppy is only 7 weeks old and she has a bad case of fleas. I put heartz guard for puppies 5-12 pounds but only used 2/3 the dose when I realized it was only for dogs 12 weeks or older. I only kept it on for 15 minutes and washed her with antibacterial dish soap. Is she going to be okay? I'm scared she could get the symptoms above.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Most probably Josie will be fine, you noticed your error and you washed the site of administration to remove any excess product. Whilst she should be OK, I cannot give you a 100% guarantee so it would be best to keep an eye on her for the symptoms on this page and to visit your Veterinarian if you notice any symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog is 7 weeks old. I sprayed my other dogs with an all natural flea spray, the new puppy was sprayed also. I gave him a bath, but he is acting as if his rear is tremoring. He still eats, drinks, and plays...just can't be still enough to even fall asleep. Gave him liquid benadryl, but doesn't seem to be helping.

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Rocky
Toy Fox Terrier
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Trembling
Vomiting
Balance problems
Lathargic

I was giving my 80lb German shephard a comfortis pill broke into 1/4's & he spit it out into the floor. Before I could grab it my 5lb toy fox terrier grabbed it & ate it. Now he has thrown up 3 times, is lethargic acting, won't eat or drink, & is having balance problems. I don't have the money to go to an emergency vet. What can I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Rocky received around four times the recommended dose of Comfortis (spinosad) assuming it was a 1620mg tablet divided into quarters; if you check the prescribing information below, you’ll notice that it is generally tolerated at that dose with fever effects mainly vomiting and diarrhoea. You should ensure that Rocky stays hydrated and is comfortable, however you should visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost or a charity clinic to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://assets.contentful.com/fistk1blxig0/snw8ayPwzYAuOkai08wqw/9d17a84dfed3629c66281779f1a8fb68/088146A_03B051_Comforits_Vet_Mkt_Outlined.pdf (second page)

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Yogi and chilli
Pug Griffin. Ross
6 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

Bravecto as a chewable tablet

I have 3 dogs and just moved into a new house and discovered that there are fleas in the carpet. We bought Bravecto and worm tablets and administered the worm tablets to all but Bravecto only to 2 of my dogs as other dog is hairless. Both dogs who had the Bravecto were vomiting within a n hour and this went on from about 6pm until 6amish when they were both ok. However, I need to deflea the carpet and am wondering if I would be safe applying a topical solution to the back of their necks 1 week on, as they are still itching from fleas in carpet. I need to destroy them on dogs as well as carpet, I am worried that although a flea shampoo would wash the fleas off dogs, there may be the odd flea left in carpet. Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

A spot on medication between the shoulder blades or back of neck (depending on product description) would be best. There are spray cans and bottles of fipronil which you could apply to the carpet; before that I would highly recommend taking two slow passes over the carpet with a steam cleaner which has a carpet or upholstery attachment and then to apply a spray or powder followed by a good vacuuming of the carpet. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ted
Pomeranian
4 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Trouble breathing, loss of appetite, balance

Medication Used

N/A

I put some so for tics and fleas I my kitchen floor and i believe I mistakenly put some in my Pomeranian's water. I'm scared and dont know how to treat him. How can i help him

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Given the symptoms that Ted has presented with, inducing vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide and giving activated charcoal may not be enough. Since Ted has trouble breathing and with his balance I would highly recommend you visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rocket
Border Collie
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Muscle Tremors
Appetite loss

My dog who was shaved (for ticks) was also wearing the Seresto collar for the past 3 days. Today, he started puking after every meal and also puking just bile. The doctor told us to withhold food for 12 hours and see what happens. He still was throwing up and after much research and calling any and all vets that are still open, we realized it's the collar! He has a red burn looking scab where the collar hit his neck and the residue got on his paws from itching and we watched him licking it off his paws! So naturally we took it off and rinsed his skin. No more vomiting but randomly, he gets a tremor or a twitch in his butt/hind leg area. But other than that, he's fine-- no lethargy. Not eating much but he's running around trying to play. Should I rush him to the emergency vet now or can he wait 6 hours for our vet to open up?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

If there are slight tremors, Rocket may wait until your Veterinarian opens; there isn’t any real direct antidote apart from treating symptoms and giving supportive care. Obviously if the symptoms get worse or you are concerned, visit the emergency clinic. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buddy
Black Labrador
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Weight gain

My dog was 70 pounds when I got him and has gained a bit of weight I need flea n tick meds but it's 88 pounds or above or less. He's got to be about 80 to 90 pounds but I'm afraid to over or under dose, which would you suggest?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

If in doubt go for the lower weight product as I do not know which product you are specifically referring to (there are hundreds) and I don’t know the active ingredient. If he is 90lb or less, the product for 88lb or less would be adequate. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rousey
Boxer
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

I want to be proactive. We bathed our 2 year old boxer with flea and tick shampoo because our other dog got canine lice (yuck!). While we were bathing her she turned and licked her leg that had the shampoo on it and licked her paws a little after. Would that be enough to poison her? The pyrethrin amount in the shampoo was 0.15. She seems low energy this morning but we were up late washing bedding and dogs. I tend to be overprotective of my girl so I don't want to jump the gun, but I also don't want to wait till she is seizing. What do you recommend?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

I doubt from a lick she would have consumed enough to cause symptoms and I am assuming that you rinsed the shampoo thoroughly from her before drying her. If she consumed any, it would be a case of waiting for her to get it out of her system; but I doubt that there would be enough to cause symptoms. Make sure she remains hydrated and if she starts showing any symptoms, visit a Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I found "I" was allergic to the flea and tick drops I gave my dog. I used Frontline Plus. I bathed her 2 days after to get rid of it and its been 3 days already. I developed Larengitis from it 9 days ago and persisted from then until now without getting better. I bathed them 2 days ago but she still has the odor I now recognize as the cause. I am on the mend but allergies has got me down too. How long before it gets out of her system? She's a golden retriever mix about 30 pounds.

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Jada
American Bulldog
10 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

I have a 10 week old American Bully pup. She has fleas and I bought Flea Halt! Flea and Tick Spray for dogs, not realizing it was to be used on pups at least 3 months or older. Now, will there be any issues if I used it on her being so close to 3 months?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

I am unable to condone or approve the use of any medicine outside of its dosage information unless I am the attending Veterinarian, have examined Jada and use my discretion to use the medication outside of its normal use; in saying that there is a good chance that Jada would be fine, but to be on the safe side there are many other products to use on the market for puppies over eight weeks old and you can use this product the next time when Jada will be over three months. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Merphie and Merlin
Shih Tzu
8 and 10
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Itching and Licking

I have 2 shih thus and 2 weeks after given frontline plus I saw fleas on them so I tried k9 advantix after a week they starting itching so I gave them a flea bath now today 20 days after their second treatment they have fleas again. Will it be too much to give them another k9 advantix treatment, if so what would you recommend

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

If Merphie and Merlin are getting fleas this often I would start looking to their environment and where they go to see where are they picking the fleas up from otherwise you are going to be applying flea control products continuously for the rest of their lives. If you are noticing a high number of fleas, spot-on treatments like Frontline may be used every two - three weeks but I would be cautious (as it falls outside the usage guidelines) and would look for anything where they may be picking the fleas up from; also if you use the Frontline for example every four weeks and a natural flea repellant every few days, this may be a safer approach. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cosmo
Boxer
7 Months
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Head Shaking
Weakness
Can't stand on own

My 7 month old boxer over a week ago has developed the head shakes and csnt stand without wobbling.. Got blood work and nothing showing up... Told then to give me antibiotics in case and waiting but still no positive signs.. Nobody seems to know what it is

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Head tremors in dogs may occur due to a few different causes including poisoning, head trauma, hereditary conditions, infections, low blood calcium, low vitamin D etc… Sometimes, a comprehensive work up needs to be carried out along with an MRI to check for brain anomalies in order to reach an idiopathic diagnosis (idiopathic means ‘we don’t know why’). Idiopathic head tremors usually last a short duration of a few minutes; it may be worth visiting a Neurologist for a more comprehensive examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Yes they recommend that but afraid that an mri is really expensive.

Hi we have a 6 mth cavoodle with the head tremors and we used advantage flea n tick protection given by the vet. How is your dog now?

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Elmer
Schnauzer/poodle
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Lethargic
Vomiting

I administered DogMD flea and tick topical for dogs 4-22 pounds to my 16 pound dog. About 10 minutes afterwards he has thrown up and feels warm. He may be under stress also from a recent move. Up until now, he has been his usual self.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

DogMD Flea & Tick products contain fipronil (which is the same as Frontline) which is well tolerated in dogs at doses in excess of five time recommended dose. To be on the safe side, I would recommend you bathe Elmer with some mild soap to remove any remaining product and to rinse out his mouth in case he managed to lick the application site. Keep an eye on him and if the symptoms worsen, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spike
Pug
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Restlessness

We applied Sentry flea and tick medicine on our dog last night. Almost immediately after applying the application he started shaking as if he was wet and today hasn't had much of an appetite or drinking much and is very restless. Any recommendations???

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

At this point it is too late to wash off any remaining product from the skin (I am assuming you’re using the spot on treatment); at this point it is a case of giving supportive care whilst the medicine is having an effect (ensuring that Spike eats and drinks). Try to get some wet food mixed with a little water and put in the microwave and warm it up like you would do for baby food as the heat would make it more appetising. If the restlessness and loss of appetite continue for more than a day or so, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Piper
Catahoula terrier mix
12 Weeks
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Tear duct build up
Diarrhea, lethargy

We just got our dog and overnight has almost seemed lethargic is vomiting has diarrhea and build up on eyes we out a flea collar on her thought that that might be the issue so we removed it and has also chewed on her collar.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

Chewing on a flea collar will cause symptoms of toxicity; it is important to wash any residue from around the neck from the flea collar to be on the safe side. As for the ingestion of the flea collar, it is a case of waiting out the time for it to pass through the system; if you start seeing neurological symptoms (tremors, seizures etc…) visit your Veterinarian immediately, although you may want to visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side and speak with them about spot-on products which are generally better than flea collars. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ellie
Yellow Lab
12 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

vomiting

Pet Armor Plus was applied to our 12- year old female Labrador retriever. Within hours she was vomiting-- literally continuously; she was taken to the vet near our home and they did not diagnose what was wrong with her until almost 48 hours later...said her gall bladder had 'jelled' and her liver functions were seriously compromised. (Did not connect to the application of Pet Armor Plus). Advised only option: surgery to remove gall bladder. Surgery performed, dog has survived--cost us $10,000. With the symptoms appearing within 2 hours of the application-on a previously healthy dog-must surmise the sudden onset due to pesticide poisoning from the flea/tick med. Comments please? Recourse, if any? Other folks had similar experiences? Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

PetArmor Plus contains the same active ingredient as Frontline products manufactured by Merial. The active ingredient (fipronil) is well tolerated by dogs even at doses in excess of the recommended dose. A study published in 2016 showed no significant increase in biliary sludge in dogs receiving fipronil (see link below for article). For future flea and tick prevention, try other products which do not list fipronil as an active ingredient. If you are looking for more information about reactions to PetArmor products, contact their 24 hour consumer affairs hotline on 1-888-908-TICK (8425). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.petarmor.com/product_dogs/petarmor-plus/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4913576/

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Max
Siberian Husky
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Weakness
Redness
Hair Loss

Hello. My dog had flea medicine I put on him and I think he had a allergic reaction to it. His skin is dry and has a red tint from scratching. He has also been very weak.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

If you suspect that Max has had a reaction to the flea medication, it would be best to bathe him immediately to remove any residue which may be on the skin; since Max is weak and is still quite young, it would be best to visit your Veterinarian to check him over to be on the safe side especially if he starts showing neurological symptoms like twitching, tremors etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/pyrethrin/

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Domino
Bloodhound
6 Years
Mild condition
2 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Difficulty Swallowing
Disorientation
Ataxia
Excessive Drooling

Medication Used

None

We used Hartz Ultra Guard Topical Flea & Tick Prevention on our Bloodhound approximately 3 days ago, and this afternoon he became disoriented, ataxic, and began drooling excessively, and apparently having difficulty swallowing. We searched the house for anything he could have gotten into, and did not find anything. Could this be pyrethroid toxicity?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

The clinical symptoms which you describe fit with pyrethroid poisoning from a product like Hartz UltraGuard Topical Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs and Puppies (active ingredient etofenprox). Usually the signs of pyrethroid poisoning present themselves within twenty-four hours of exposure. If the symptoms persist, I would visit your Veterinarian for some supportive care (there is no antidote for pyrethroid poisoning). Reactions to flea preparations are rare, but do occur; your Veterinarian would be able to discuss different products for use in the future that may be more suitable for Domino so that he remains protected against fleas and ticks. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sophia
Chihuahua
3 Years
Moderate condition
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I used a flea shampoo on my chihuahua last night and tonight she acts as if she's having nightmares. She means the world to us, what should I do? Can i bathe her with something?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

There are numerous different products for flea treatment with a variety of different ingredients; usually the shampoo bottle will have a section on side effects and will have instructions on what to do in the case of certain symptoms, these can vary from rinsing your dog with plain warm water to visiting an Emergency Veterinarian. Common side effects of flea treatments are vomiting, depression, itching and hair loss. If you suspect that Sophia is having a nightmare and not a seizure, it may be worth monitoring her to see if the problem persists; if you are unable to call her, get her attention or she shows any other differing clinical sign, visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I read your post on your sweet chihuahua Sophie. I hope she is doing much better.
I also have a chihuahua mix "chiweenie " . We visited family in Alabama and on return home I noticed she had fleas. I bought OTC flea shampoo and bathed her that night . Which helped reduce the flea problem. The next day a family member suggested that I bath her again and get the spray to use on pets bed and areas my dog my sleep. And she also said when I bathe her to add white distilled vinegar to the flea shampoo. I did this and now my puppy who is 6 years old has changed. She hides under the bed. She acts like she is depressed. If you touch certain areas by her neck and backside she turns her head.. It almost looks like she has no control over the reaction of her head turning. She is very quiet and submissive. I'm concerned. And this is 1 week later. To add to the mix I brushed her and found 1 tick on her. Please advise.
Sandie Sanford
"Daisy" 6 year old Chiweenie 8.5 lbs.

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Duke
Chihuahua
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

K9 advantix 2

I gave my 13 lb Chihuahua mix k9 advantix for fleas, ticks and mosquitos and followed the directions and did 3 spots down the back and then saw him licking some of the medicine after. I stopped him as soon as possible. In the middle of the night he woke up with diarrhea ever couple of hours so far. He's gone 3 times. Otherwise is acting fine. What should I Do? Should I give him chicken and rice instead of normal food today?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

It would be best to wash the rest of the Advantix off and rinse out Duke’s mouth; you can feed chicken and rice to help calm the stomach but may not be necessary if the vomiting is mild, also ensure that he remains hydrated but if you notice any neurological symptoms, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Willie
Chihuahua
Around 3 years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Shedding

About a week ago i gave my dog hartz ultra guard pro flea medicine. A few days later another family member gave him a dose unaware I gave him one a few days prior. He is shedding really bad. No diarrhea, no vomit, no drooling. He's just shedding alot. Should I be worried? Should i take him to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

There is no specific antidote for an overdose of Hartz Ultraguard; symptoms are not usually severe, but supportive care may be required for more serious symptoms. It would be best to visit your Veterinarian to rule out other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Charlie
German Shepherd
8 Years
Fair condition
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My male german shepherd usually weighs about 95lbs. He had an infection that the vet says was caused by flea bites. His weight was down to 82 lbs. He gave him shots for the infection and antibiotic pills and steroids. He told me to use Vectra. I read about the side effects and did not use it. I used a frontline type product instead. after about 2 or three months it happened again and he had hair loss on his rear back and tail. The vet gave him the same treatment again and gave me Vectra 55lbs plus. I used that the first month and then 3 months with Vectra 3D 55 - 95 lbs. Its now 3 weeks into the 3rd month of the Vectra 3D. There was a spot near the end of his tail that was slow to regrow fur, but then it did regrow. At the same time there was other fur loss on the tail and some thinning at the rear of his back. Since he was eating well and gained weight back, I'm thinking that I should use the Vectra 95lbs plus since I have used the larger sizes in the past, such as pet armor 95 - 121 ( I think ). The vet didn't mention mites, but I think its possible because he has a scaly area below his right ear.
Do you think my plan makes sense?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Vectra 3D is an effective against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, flies and mites (excluding mange mites); I cannot recommend that you apply medication over the application weight range, plus if Charlie has mange the Vectra 3D isn’t effective against those mites. I would highly recommend that you visit your Veterinarian to take a look at the scaly area and give an alternative treatment. Scaly skin may be caused by mites, allergies, fungal infections, seborrhoea among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.vectrapet.com/us/Home/About-Vectra-3D/Product-Information

I found out that he also has tape worms. Could that have contributed to the hair loss and weight loss. Should the vet have ordered a fecal test before.?

The tape worms could be seen in the fecal sample but the test was not positive for tape worms. Is that unusual?

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June
German Shepherd
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Fleas

I have a German shepherd who has a little bit of pyroderma on her back. It's getting alot better but not 100% yet. Just so happens she just got fleas. I have frontline topical. Is it safe to use this even though she has that current skin irritation or could this give it a way to enter through the skin and poison

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
It is not advised to apply a topical spot on treatment to areas which are affected by a skin condition or where the skin may be broken; if you are unable to find an appropriate spot behind the neck or between the shoulder blades other treatment options may be considered like an oral medication against fleas. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mickey
Shih Tzu
6 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Restless
Shaking his hair
hot

I have a Shih Tzu and applied K9 Advantix to his back. It's been 2 days or so and he is very restless, wants me all the time, shaking like he is wet, and chasing his rear end like it's bothering him. He is also very hot and his nose is dry. He is eating and drinking though. Please help me as this is my childrens and myself's best friend!I don't know what to do? Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
There is no real treatment for reaction to products like K9 Advantix, treatment is centred around supportive and symptomatic care; ensuring that Mickey remains hydrated is the most important thing you could do for him. I really do not have any other advice for you as he is eating and drinking, it is really a case of letting him get it out of his system; do not use this product next time, speak with your Veterinarian about a different product. If the symptoms increase in severity, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gucci
Maltipoo
9 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Redness

I bathed my dog with hartz oatmeal shampoo last night he happen to be licking some off of his leg, which when I realized I made sure to rinse him with water over and over again and been making him drink plenty of water. About a hour later he's having trouble with opening his eye so I put him back in the tub to rinse his eye out and body for about a hour he went to sleep woke up now one of his eyes when open is like matted with I wanna say boogers or something what should I do? Is this a sign of poison?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
It sounds like Gucci’s eye is irritated (possibly from the shampoo) and it may cause an accumulation of sticky discharge we’ll call it; clean the eye regularly with some saline (contact lens solution) and you can apply an ophthalmic ointment which would help with inflammation and (secondary) infection. If you don’t see any improvements or you see the eye getting worse, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pepper
Chihuahua
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomitting
Lethargy
Loss of Appetite

I used hertz flea and tick shampoo on my 8 month old chihuahua 2 days ago. I used more than usual to get a good lather. She stopped eating yesterday, she has vomitted a few times. She gets up a little. But is not drinking either. I force fed her some chicken broth 2 hours ago and she has kept it down. I am afraid she has toxicity. Can dogs survive this?? Her gums are pink

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
The active ingredient in the shampoo can cause symptoms of toxicity when applied in large amounts or a dog licks the shampoo during the bath; there are instructions on bottles for a reason. In many cases, the effects of the shampoo will wear off over time, but in severe cases it is advisable to visit your Veterinarian for symptomatic car where appropriate; otherwise ensure that Pepper remains hydrated and keep an eye on breathing, gums etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Roxie
Jack Russell /chiquwawa mix
2
Moderate condition
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I put Adams spot on treatment for fleas and ticks on my dog about a week or two ago now she has hair loss, itching and is super sensitive especially her rear. She is miserable can't sleep for itching and just digs. She is prone to react to fleas and I feel like she maybe is reacting to the treatment too, can't afford vet and have given oral benedryl is there anything I can do to help her

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
In cases where a dog may be having a reaction to a specific product, we would normally observe a reaction within a day or two; there is no direct treatment with spot-on treatments, although management can help. Ideally, contact the Adams customer care line to inquire if there have been other instances like this and for product specific advice on 1-800-234-2269. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Is there any treatment to help Roxie with her symptoms? She is super sensitive to touch and very itchy

Sounds to me like she still has fleas and you need to combat and treat them a little harder.

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Roxie
Jack Russell Terrier
2
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

super sensitive to touch, itchy, sleeplessness

After using Adams spot on flea and tick prevention my dog is miserable! She is super sensitive to touch, yelps when touch rear or lower back, so itchy just scratching all the time, and she can't sleep her skin bothering her so bad. She already has sensitive skin but much worse now. My question is other than benedryl is there anything I can give her or put on her to help make her more comfortable? I can't afford to go to vet so please give me some kind of help, she is pitiful.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Did you call the Adams customer service line? They will be able to provide you with product specific advice which they need to compile and keep available for regulatory purposes. Other than Benadryl, there is little else apart from waiting for it to get out of her system; rinsing her over with warm water may help to remove any residue left over, but you should be stopping her from itching herself when she does. There is nothing else over the counter I can recommend. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buttons
Pit bull
6 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Cant Get Up

Medication Used

Inflammation relief
Muscle relaxer

A couple of weeks ago we used a flea and tick medicine on our dogs and now one of our dogs (buttons) can't use her back left leg and can not walk this started 10:00pm on 10-12-17

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Generally the effects of a flea and tick product would present soon after administration, not weeks later; there are various cause for not being about to walk which may include poisoning, trauma, spinal disorder, hip disorders among other issues. It would be best to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause of the problem so that treatment can be directed effectively. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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George jones
Virginia opossum
1 Year
Mild condition
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Hi, I have a pet possum, about a year and a half old, that lives IN my house with his friends, a jack Russell and a Rottweiler. They all have fleas now, and Ive put advantix on the dogs and really need to combat them on the possum as well or my fight will be pointless. Can I use the advantix for the jack Russell on the possum or is it uber-sensitive to the advantix like a cat is??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
I am not sure about the control of fleas in opossums, I’ve read about the use of Advantage or Frontline for cats but not from anywhere reputable; you could always apply a natural flea control product to see if that is effective. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

He weighs about 6 lbs and the jack Russell weighs 13. Thought about using 1/3 of the dose

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Chopper
American Staffordshire Terrier
15 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

Exelpet

Hey my pup has diareh im not sure if it from the flea medication was for a 11kg dog. I thought he was 11kg because 3 weeks ago he was 8kg
And hours later he got diareeh im not sure if its because my stupid partner let him get into 2 rasberry twist lollies. Im worried as he is up to date with his vacs and aslo has eaten since and is happy . He even went for a big walk and he didnt seem tired. Im stressing my poor baby

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
The diarrhoea is most likely from the raspberry twist lollies, care must be taken as some ingredients in human sweets can be toxic for dogs and may cause death in some cases - I don’t know about those lollies. Gastrointestinal upset may also be caused by a dog licking the application site of a flea spot on treatment; keep a close eye on Chopper to see if any other symptoms develop. In the meantime ensure he remains hydrated and is eating, defecating etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pugsy
Pug
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

I used Revolution on my 21lb pug for fleas. I also used Heartguard Plus for parasites. However I did not know that Revolution treated heartworm as well. I’m worried she might suffer from poisoning but so far she has not shown any symptoms. It has been a few hours.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
There should be no issues using both Revolution and HeartGuard Plus on your Pug, I am not aware of any interactions with their active ingredients. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

For the past 20 years I had been taking allergy shots and they had helped to keep my lungs clear, but after moving across country and being tested by two separate allergists who said I didn't have allergies, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) my allergy shots stopped. One and a half years ago I started sweating profusely, worse than during menopause. Water literally dripped off my face. Gradually it started to disappear. The less the sweating became, the more I became breathless until I was gasping for air walking across a room. My lungs started to fill up with mucus which eventually turned into pneumonia. I lost touch with reality.I started on Health Herbal Clinic COPD Herbal formula treatment in May 2017, i read alot of positive reviews on their success rate treating COPD disease through their Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with MY breething ,I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all COPD Patients, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email [email protected] healthherbalclinic. net.

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Cutie
Chiweenie
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

My older dog spit out her nexguard and our smaller dog ran up to eat it before I could grab it. The puppy is 12lbs and the pill was for 22-60lb dogs. She was fine all night until I went to bed. Do you think this could cause problems?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Cutie should be alright, see the animal safety study results below: - “In a margin of safety study, NexGard was administered orally to 8 to 9-week-old Beagle puppies at 1, 3, and 5 times the maximum exposure dose (6.3 mg/kg) for three treatments every 28 days, followed by three treatments every 14 days, for a total of six treatments. Dogs in the control group were sham-dosed. There were no clinically relevant effects related to treatment on physical examination, body weight, food consumption, clinical pathology (hematology, clinical chemistries, or coagulation tests), gross pathology, histopathology or organ weights. Vomiting occurred throughout the study, with a similar incidence in the treated and control groups, including one dog in the 5x group that vomited four hours after treatment.” I would just keep a close on her her for any adverse reactions, if you have any concerns visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.nexgardfordogs.com/Style%20Library/nexgard/docs/NexGard_PI.pdf https://wagwalking.com/condition/nexgard-allergies

For the past 20 years I had been taking allergy shots and they had helped to keep my lungs clear, but after moving across country and being tested by two separate allergists who said I didn't have allergies, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) my allergy shots stopped. One and a half years ago I started sweating profusely, worse than during menopause. Water literally dripped off my face. Gradually it started to disappear. The less the sweating became, the more I became breathless until I was gasping for air walking across a room. My lungs started to fill up with mucus which eventually turned into pneumonia. I lost touch with reality.I started on Health Herbal Clinic COPD Herbal formula treatment in May 2017, i read alot of positive reviews on their success rate treating COPD disease through their Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with MY breething ,I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all COPD Patients, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email [email protected] healthherbalclinic. net.

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Santana
Miniature Schnauzer
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Hello
My 13 lb, 7 year old mini schnauzer is showing signs of this toxicity from flea medication. He is breathing and eating just fine, acting normal except is having random tremors on his back. These are not consistent instead come on in fits when he is relaxed. I added this treatment to him about 4 days ago. Are you able to advise? Thanks very much

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Tremors from flea medication are uncommon but do occur, at this point if there are only tremors and no other symptoms it would be a case of keeping an eye on him and waiting for it to leave his system. There is no over the counter medication which will reverse the effects of the tremors, if you are concerned you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Peter
Cocker Spaniel
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

teary-eyed
Fever
Lethargy
Shaking

Medication Used

Bravecto

My dog has been struggling with fleas for over a month and a half. I have been treating him with baths 1-2x a week and sprays about the same. But recently the fleas got really bad so I gave him a good spray down, a flea bath, and then gave him Bravecto to get rid of the fleas. He is now very lethargic, teary eyed, and is acting feverish and shaky. I called the vet today but she basically just said that the meds in his system and there is nothing I can really do for him. Is she wrong? Do you think I should be worried about him? Aside that all. He is eating and drinking just fine.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
According to the prescribing information about Bravecto (fluralaner), 5.4% of dogs in the initial control study had lethargy as an adverse reaction; in these cases there is no real treatment and as your Veterinarian mentioned it is really a case of allowing the active ingredient to work it’s way out of Peter’s body. Adverse reactions are not uncommon and can be distressing for owners, but it is important to keep an eye on Peter and ensure that he is remaining hydrated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://us.bravecto.com/pdfs/bravecto_pi_mah.pdf

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Ally and Luna
Dingo and cattle dog x boarder collie
3 and 2 years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Overdose

20 minutes ago I gave my dogs their monthly dose of panoramis (spinosad + milbemycin oxime).
I just realised that I have made a mistake with my dates and that it has only being 2 weeks since their last dose.
At the moment they have no ill effects.
I just want to find out how serious the possibility might be with them having it twice in one month 2 weeks apart.
Thank you,
Jackie Adamson

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations

There should be no ill effects from giving Panoramis to both of your girls two weeks after the other dose. Luckily most parasite medication has a wide therapeutic window and it takes a lot to overdose (between 20-80 times recommended dose). Additionally, parasite medications like milbemycin are excreted from the body and don’t remain in systemic circulation. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gypsey
Japanese Chin
10 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Appetite

I am taking care of my dads dogs. I just gave them there second dose of nexagaurd on November 1st. It was 30 days after the first dose. His one dog weighs less than 10 pounds and is about 10 years old. I treated her with nexagaurd 0 to 10 pounds. The first month of being treated she had no side effects. Since treating her with her second dose she has not eaten and shakes off and on. I did call my vet and they had said it was not a side effect. But when reading online it states that is a side effect. I do not have the money to take her to the vet. I would like to know what home treatment remedies can be done before rushing her to the vets?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
There is a lot of bad press (mainly social media and unreputable sources) about NexGard online with many owners blaming the product for illness; gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite) are the most common side effects/adverse reactions found in dogs, neurological symptoms may be seen in dogs with a history of seizures or other neurological conditions which is why the product is contraindicated in dogs with a history of seizures. All you can do at home is to ensure that Gypsey stays hydrated and try to encourage eating with some warmed up wet food or some boiled chicken and rice; I would advise to get the tremors/shaking looked at, but there is nothing else which can be done at home. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.nexgardfordogs.com/Style%20Library/nexgard/docs/NexGard_PI.pdf

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Kina
Min Pin
12 Years
Mild condition
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I applied frontline plus for small dogs to my min pin yesterday. She has not had flea and tick treatment in the past as we lived in a northern state where we didn’t worry too much about fleas. We moved south this week and was told to make sure the dogs are treated for fleas, ticks and heart-worm. This morning she is shaking and feels slightly warm. I gave her a bath to wash the area where the frontline was applied. She is 12 y/o and weights a little over 15#s. She is eating and had a normal stool this morning. Should I bring her to the vet or will the symptoms subside in the next few hours or day? I also put it in my 10 y/o 9# chihuahua and she is acting fine. I researched frontline plus and am kicking myself for not researching it before I bought it an put it on my girls.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Some reactions may occur to the application of topical flea and tick control products; any symptoms arising from the use should be brought up with your Veterinarian. Symptoms may last for a few weeks while the active ingredients work their way through Kina’s system; Frontline Plus is safe for use in dogs and its main ingredient fipronil has been used for years. Ensure that Kina is eating and drinking, if you have concerns contact a Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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poppy
chuaihua
7
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Shaking diarreha
Shaking

Hi i gave my chuaihua advocate yesterday. Now she wont eat shaking and diariehha my other one is fine but this happens every time i flea her. could it be the advacate

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
Some dogs can be more sensitive to a flea & tick medicine than another; also it is important to check that Poppy isn’t licking the application site from your other dog which is a common issue we see as Veterinarians. You should try using a different product on Poppy with different active ingredients to see if the same symptoms occur. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tex
Bull Terrier
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

Medication Used

Nexguard
K9 advantix

My dog was just diagnosed with mange. He was prescribed nexguard and although I told the vet I had already given him flea and tic medication 11 days ago he advised to give him the nexguard anyway. I did but am so nervous that he gave me bad advice. Should I not have listened?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
511 Recommendations
Thank you for contacting us about Tex. Most flea and tick medications are safe to be given more often than the recommended one month interval for treatment of certain conditions. I'm not sure what treatment you gave previously, but Nexgard is a very safe oral medication. If your veterinarian examined Tex and advised you to give the Nexgard for the treatment of some type of mange, I would trust that advice. If he is vomiting, not eating, or showing any signs of lethargy, he should have a recheck appointment.

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Brooke
Beagle
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Is there any information you can advise me on regarding our 3 1/2 yo 18.4 pound beagle. We accidentally gave our girl the ADVANTIX for 20 to 55 yo instead of the ADVANTIX for her weight. The treatment was given on THURS night and today she has a dime/nickel size sore near the application spot that she attempts to scratch. I have placed a babies t-shirt on her to attempt to prevent her from scratching. She is sleeping now but I was concerned if we should rush to the emergency vet, visit our vet tomorrow or wait another day to see what is going on with the sore.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2008 Recommendations
After the application of the Advantix the development of a sore is concerning (she was only marginally outside of the weight range), I would recommend cleaning the sore with a dilute antiseptic twice per day and ensure that she cannot reach it; you should have your Veterinarian check it to be on the safe side but I wouldn’t consider it an emergency unless she was scratching herself to the point of self trauma or there were other symptoms (neurological or otherwise) presenting. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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