Within 12 hours he was covered with hot spots and within 24 hours he was blind and disoriented. You are selling an unsafe product! So now what?? Keep in mind that cats are very hard to bathe at home, and when in doubt, you should never put yourself (or your cat) at risk of harm. Remember to apply Advantage as directed, out of reach of your pet’s mouth. Find out how Advantage flea treatment helps to protect cats, dogs and rabbits against fleas. Therefore, never use flea control products that are not specifically designed for cats. Newer products, mostly pills, are much less toxic. We used Advantage Multi on our otherwise healthy Chesapeake Bay Retruever for flea control. You will need to repeat the worming treatment in a couple of days’ time when your cat’s tummy has settled again. If the hair loss spreads or doesn’t grow back then consult your vet. Alot of meds for a 6 pound dog. In this regard, what happens if cat licks flea medicine? Once a cat has been treated for fleas, “it generally takes three to four months to control flea populations in a household,” Dr. Mitchell says. Evaluation of hair loss in cats occurring after treatment with a topical flea control product. If you notice any of the following signs, take your cat to the vet for a proper diagnosis right away. Her vomit is clear but there seems to be foamy or a cotton like substance at the top of the vomit. An adult flea can survive with just one blood meal for up to 2 months. I think 1 flea is better than being posioned. However, dogs and cats can easily become sick if too much or the wrong flea product is applied, or the product is ingested post-application. Fleas will stop biting within five minutes of the application, and will be dead within 20 minutes of contact. by Kimberly Leonard | September 20, 2018 04:05 PM Print this article. Stiffening or the damp appearance of hair, itchiness, redness or pinkish skin may occur but these are temporary side effects. Maybe, this is the new batch they made because fleas are amused to the old batch. The cat flea (scientific name Ctenocephalides felis) is an extremely common parasitic insect whose principal host is the domestic cat, although a high proportion of the fleas found on dogs also belong to this species. Kittens sleeping after flea treatment. Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling. Never again. We put Advantage multi on our Beagle puppy this morning. We thought this was the end for him. Bayer Advantage II is one of the go-to flea treatments for cats. Common symptoms include drooling, ear twitching, ataxia (wobbly gait), muscle tremors, seizures. Now his pupils are dilated, excessive drewling, depressed, won't eat and wobbles when he walks around. We used advantage on our Jack Russell 4 days ago. :-) First, you just did something nasty to it - held it so it couldn’t escape while you squeezed a tube of wet stuff on its neck. We could not figure out what hapoened to her. When I called they said benadryl and go ahead and give him a bath. Most work by lacing your cat's blood with a chemical that, once ingested by adult fleas, prevents their eggs from developing. A low incidence of owners have noticed that their pet has a medicinal-type odour after treatment. 5 days after use the same thing happen to him. I am so ashamed I didn't know better, I almost lost my best friends. Flea control products for dogs have different ingredients that can be highly dangerous to cats. She has now thrown up 3 times this evening. For this reason, it is important to look out for possible symptoms of flea treatment poisoning in cats: Hypersensitivity to light Hypersensitivity to noise Weakness in hind legs Constant ear tremors Nerve contractions Mandible crepitus (grating jaw) … To control his fleas, we use Comfortis, which is only available by prescription but works wonderfully. Do not believe what anyone tells you, even vets. Three key symptoms can indicate that your senior cat has a flea problem. I took him to the vet and all of his lab work came back normal. They don’t give any indication on how long that’ll take, though. He had a severe reaction, drooling, lethargic, jaw tremors. My German Shepherd is having a reaction. Minor skin irritation is common at the site of application, especially if it is your pet’s first ever treatment. I put advantage on my healthy 12 year old cat . Some medications are better or worse than others. Fortunately, there are a variety of products available to help prevent infestation. Hair loss and skin irritations. 6. A low incidence of owners have noticed that their pet has a medicinal-type odour after treatment. One was 12 and 14. Always monitor your pet immediately after application and for a few days after. The other type of flea product that can cause toxicity contains organophosphates. If enough is ingested, it can cause stomach upsets and loss of appetite. It only takes 1 flea for him to have a bad reaction. So we should to know the kinds of treatment about the cat fleas, especially when we allow them to stay in our home, it would make a huge infection to us. WARNING: Never put a dog flea treatment or a household flea spray on a cat. If your cat is sick immediately after worming, it is probable that the worming treatment will not have been absorbed into the cat’s system. Weigh your pet or ask your vet to weigh them - don’t simply guess and apply the dosage you think is correct. Luckily for Jon and the rest of us, leading treatment Advantage is readily available. This isn’t the first time he’s had a reaction but it’s abaolutly terrifying. Check the application site regularly and if these symptoms occur visit your vet. Really hoping my baby won't have any major side effects. After our experience we don’t use any of these things on our dogs. dog sick after flea treatment Pet Health Pets . I feel so horrible for putting that poison on him . PDSA said flea products containing a toxic insecticide called permethrin, could be fatal if given to cats. He seems fine now and has had a small drink of milk. It all happened 4 to 5 days after applying the Advantage II. He’s gotten real thin and he sleeps most of the day. She passed withing 7 days of use. You may experience hives or develop a rash near the site of a bite. My cat has fleas real bad and he’s been acting weird. Thread starter jennielouises; Start Date Apr 5, 2015; Apr 5, 2015 #1 jennielouises TCS Member Thread starter . But the worst part was he lost the use of his back legs ! We don’t live near a vet that may be open. I have read about advantage causing issues in other pets. The flea inserts it’s mouthparts into the … As with any medical treatment, there may be a small portion of animals with individual sensitivities. The product has a bitter taste that should discourage licking and ingestion. Elanco Animal Health Cheristin for Cats is another great topical flea treatment for cats. Make sure you talk to your vet if your pet is on medication, if other pesticides are already being used, or if your pet is underweight, elderly or debilitated. Treat your home - 95% of a flea infestation is in the home, this means that if your cat has fifty fleas on them, your home is likely to have up to one thousand fleas and eggs - and they can survive for up to a year! I don’t want anything to happen to him. My chihuahua is having an extreme reaction to advantage multi administered 2 days ago. I decided to try a different flea treatment on my 3 cats after the one I used for years wasn't doing the job. C ommon medicines to protect dogs and cats against fleas and ticks are causing them to develop tremors, seizures, or lose control of their movements, the … At my hospital, we have VERY FEW patients who cannot take certain preventatives and we quickly find the solution because without these treatments, these babies can become so infested that it leads to Anemia and often organ failure, followed by death. My cats weren't scratching anymore & I found dead fleas on one of their fleece blankets! For large dogs over 25kg, the dosage is divided between the shoulder blades, on the back between the hips and at another point in the middle. However, make sure, any such practice should be avoided without having proper supervision. Vomiting, diarrhoea, excess salivation, drooling and an increase in thirst indicate excessive ingestion or an adverse reaction. The treatment must be repeated every day until there aren’t any fleas left on your cat’s body. Occasionally hair loss also occurs. Bad Reactions. In one instance reported to the VPR Program, the owner did not apply the product to the cat. I have been giving him 10 mg bennydryl around the clock. If you notice your cat suddenly scratching much more, as if they’re in pain or highly irritated, try using a flea comb to look for signs of fleas. if i feel like my cat is having a reaction, can i wash the area? Our veterinary-strength solutions using sprays and pipettes will prevent infestations and protect the inhabitants of your home. $55.05. I’ll never give them this crap ever again and I’ll tell every single person I know what it caused my dog to experience. Animals with sensitive skin may develop sores that can bleed if scratched, split or open and then become infected. Always check with your veterinarian before applying flea products to kittens OR their mother. It’s poison to more than fleas. Read the instructions to make sure your kitten is old enough to receive treatment. I called the Vet he told me to wash the cat and watch for foaming of the mouth and seizures. When faced with a potential toxicity situation, it is important to remember that there is help available. UPDATE: washed the area out with mild soap and water and made sure to dry it off. My Binky after advantage is sitting quietly then jumps up runs and hisses I don’t know what to do. Step 2: Kill Adult Fleas. More on cat sick with fleas I never would gave thought this was causing it. Elanco Animal Health Cheristin for Cats. Here’s what you should know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for fleas in cats. A single flea can lay up to 2,000 eggs in its lifetime, and its full life cycle — from egg to larva to pupa to adult — can take place over just a few weeks. In addition to the obvious skin problems they create, fleas also are vectors for tapeworms and other diseases that can devastate an aging cat. Your vet can prescribe safer flea treatment products than those that line the shelves of most supermarkets and pet stores. Pupil dilation, eye irritation or increased tear production, Odd behaviour, depression or hyperactivity, As mentioned, severe reactions are considered to be very rare with, How to replace dogs’ problem behaviors using differential reinforcement, How to help your dog if he’s afraid of water, Tips to slow down a dog that eats too fast, What to do if your dog hates your new partner, Five tips for walking a fearful or anxious dog, Breathing difficulties, ataxia (movement problems), stumbling, trembling or seizures, Abnormal sleeping, lethargy or non-responsiveness. I had to put her to sleep. Credille KM(1), Thompson LA, Young LM, Meyer JA, Winkle JR. He was the end of a line and now it’s over. I’ll never give any of my dogs including my other two this poison ever again. Thank you for any advice you may have. Flea-allergic dermatitis: That’s when your cat has severe allergies from the saliva of a flea, resulting in excessive grooming, hair loss, and red, raised, crusty bumps all over the body—it’s torturous to your cat, as this allergy is excruciatingly uncomfortable. Spot-on flea treatments help protect your pet against fleas and their effects - find out how they work in our guide to spot-on flea treatments. Please tell me your dog is ok now after this incident. its now been about a month of symptoms. I have been looking online to see reviews and or complaints about this product. Bathing the cat with a gentle shampoo or a product specifically formulated for cats is the next step. They haven't been flea'd since I got them back at the end of July, as they weren't going out until this week properly. dollymarie Posts: 3,562. Make note how long it's been since the treatment application, how many times she has thrown up and what the vomit looks like. He’s sleeping now and we are praying it will just wear itself off by tomorrow. I feel terrible I don't know what to do. If your cat is sick immediately after worming, it is probable that the worming treatment will not have been absorbed into the cat’s system. NO LO RECOMIENDO EN ABSOLUTO, POR FAVOR DEJEN DE VENDERLO! Fleas can survive without a host for many months, even in the cleanest of homes. $1500 later and nothing is working, I tried another flea medication in between another antibiotic because the advantage didn’t work anyway and suddenly my cats are back to normal. Our vet is closed. It is also safe for pregnant and lactating animals. Take care when treating a dog for fleas if you have a cat in the house, or better still, switch to an oral chew treatment. I live alone with my 2 best friends, I would die inside if anything happened to "my boys". While cats can recover from flea medication toxicity, it’s best to avoid the problem altogether. Always seek immediate veterinary treatment for a poisoned cat. Put advantage II on her, she has a huge bald spot. Once applied, the nervous system of fleas and lice is attacked. Four of them did not survive. Common topical flea products include Frontline, Revolution, Program and Advantage. Ensure you purchase the correct dosage for your pet and that all directions are followed accurately. He has lost some of that weight now. Because of concerns surrounding the extended treatment time and the possibility of antibiotic resistance, treatment for this flea disease in cats is only recommended in pets who have symptoms. He’s a family pet. If you notice any of the following signs, take your cat to the vet for a proper diagnosis right away. He now has approximately 30% use of his back legs. This product is 100% toxic. Took him to the vet where he had extensive bloodwork and x-rays. I combed him about 4 times already and I’m worried. Same. 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