Help, I just gave my puppy a dose of a flea and tick drops and he is very agitated and moving around everywhere nonstop. I called the mergency number and they told me to bathe him with Dawn (which I did) and rub Vitamin E on him. It takes 24-48 hours to go away. Could you please give me any advice on helping him right now???
Once I made the HUGE mistake of putting an otc flea medication on my adult male. Within minutes, he was hypersalivating, and there's no way he could've licked the application site (which can cause drooling). Within an hour or so, he started having twitches. Those turned into muscular spasms which made his hindquarters buck, but only when he laid down. When he was walking around or standing, he was just fine. I washed him down immediately, and checked the site for any redness to make sure he wasn't having a dermatological allergy to it. He seemed otherwise fine, and in good spirits. The spasms didn't seem to bother him too much. Just to make sure he didn't somehow get it into his system (because he will rub and roll around on the floor, face first), I gave him a little Pepto Bismol liquid. I'm not saying this is what you should do or anything, but I do know that Pepto (in small amounts) generally will not hurt your dog. I think it worked for my dog, because within a half hour of administering the Pepto, he was fine. Now I just stick to Frontline, lol. I don't think I've been much help, but I wanted to let you know that it's not completely unheard of. Was it, by any chance, Sergeant's Gold?? I stay as far away as possible from *any* Sergeant's or Hartz flea medications.
Thank you to all of you for your responses. I went to the emergency vet and they told me that it is a common reaction -- especially since I did use the Hartz Gold. Never did I imagine I would have to research something like this before I purchased it. Needleess to say, I now know better. I went to the emergency room and they said it was probably topical since there did not appear to be any neurological symptoms.They gave him a shot of benadryl and recomended Roxibicone a muscle relaxant to calm him down. As of yet he is not better but hopefully he will feel better. The vet says his vitals were good but the skin was a little too pink. Thank you once again. I can always count on all of you for help in my time of need.
Ummm...maybe you got private messages? IDK, as I'm the only one who posted in here, lol. I didn't think to recommend Benadryl...probably because I never take that stuff. Derrr. Glad it seems like your baby will be okay.