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    vectra 3d allergic reaction/symptoms
    dogsiluv posted:
    I applied vectra3d to my 3.5lb, 8 yr old yorkie last night at 11pm. He kept me up all night twitching and scratching. He was very tired the next day and about 3 pm when i took him out to potty for the 3rd time today, he began to flipped out. He started jerking his left back leg out first then as the day wore on both legs started to fully spasm and it looked like he was bucking like a horse would. He was acting the same as all the above dogs with the exception of his leg spasms. I got online and found that i need to give him a bath up to 3 times with dawn and to give him 1ml/pound baby benedril every 4 hrs. i did and that seem to calm him down and he was able to eat a little before crawling up into a ball in my lap. I called er vet because it has been 24 hrs since i applied and he has a bad liver to see if i should take him in. They didn't seem to know anything about this happening and told me to follow the instruction online and to keep watch, to bring him in if he gets worse. What's worse?...brain damage?
    I will reply later to update this status.I am so worried he will suffer nuerological damage.
    I will also report this to anyone and everyone that will help remove this product from the market for the sake of these poor helpless dogs that are suffering needlessly.
    I really need to hear from anyone whose dog that may have had the same kind of spams.
    Thanks so much....scared i will loose him...
    ara2628 responded:
    How is your Yorkie doing? and please tell me what is vectra3?
    kmom51333 responded:
    Went online to read up on Vectra because my 4 month old lab was acting weird. First didn't want to go out to potty during the afternoon. Put him on leash in the front and finally went. Acted like something terrible happened in the backyard. Then about 12 hours after gave it to him he kept crying, scratching, biting his whole body. Couldn't settle down, constantly looking around, repositioning himself. Barked and cried in crate. He's slept in his crate since 8 weeks with no problems. Called emergency vet and they said to bathe with dishwashing liquid 3 times. In tub freaked out and tried to get out. This is a dog who we usually have to get out of our bathtub because he likes to go in and have a bath or be naughty and take the wet washcloth.
    I know labs are hyper but this was beyond any normal behavior he has ever exhibited. This morning is still biting body but has settled somewhat. Still peeing on patio and will barely go on grass, but did poop there, so hopefully its wearing off.
    Also could find no explicit list of symptoms by makers of Vectra 3D they just say if dog has a reaction to wash with dish soap. Reading on here and on other websites I consider myself lucky with my pups reaction!! Will be calling the company Monday morning as well as my vet.
    knuleaf replied to kmom51333's response:
    I am so glad I saw this. I applied Vectra 3D to my chihuahua last week. Several hours later the left side of his body began to spasm and he couldn't stay in one place. His water intake also significantly decreased. I asked the vet about it. They told me to give him a bath and prescribed muscle relaxants for him. Of course they did not work. I started searching the web and came across your discussion. Within 15 minutes I was giving him a bath with Dawn dish detergent. He seems to be calmer already. I'll give him another bath tomorrow with the detergent to make sure I remove all traces of this stuff from my baby. This was my first and last time trying Vectra 3D. Normally I use Revolution on him. I guess I will go back to it and find a vet that will order it for me since my current vet only prescribes Vectra.
    Sandia01 responded:
    I am currently facing a similar crisis with my dog. I restarted him on Vectra in August of this year after being off of it for months and he has been sick since. But unfortunately I was never able to coorilate it to Vectra until yesterday. ...because I have a kitten and vet said its allergies perhaps dandruff because of kittenor just seasonal allergies....gave him steroid shot and anti-histamine medicine. ...only help for a little. But unfortunately I gave the Vectra again cause he was due. After examining him well I convinced its from the Vectra. His skin is red mainly in the areas I applied it with scabs from him scratching excessively.he also developed this jerking of the leg ...I slightly lay my hand on his side his leg twitches ....and ive noticed now his paws and pads are very sensitive...wiping his paws or just touching it ...he cries! I'm taking him to the Vet tomorrow for the third time because anti-histamine med is not working....and I'm informing Vet what I think it may be and requesting a skin scraping r/o any skin disorder or if any scabies my have gotten infected start him on antibiotics. But after reading your concerns and symptoms with your dog ...I seethe similarities and will never use Vectra again!!!!
    silverbay999 replied to Sandia01's response:
    So sorry... For years I avoided using all poisons (Vectra, Frontline, etc.) on my dogs. When we'd see a few fleas or ticks, I'd consider buying them but after reading the labels I'd opt for something homeopathic. The labels clearly indicate they are poisons and say you shouldn't get on your skin. Anyway, at my vet's prodding one day, I put Vectra between the shoulder blades of my beloved 10lb pom. It of course soaked right into her skin and I thought nothing further of it. This dog had boundless energy, boundless. Never rested, etc. Within 2 weeks she couldn't stand, looking to be extremely tired. Took her to the vet and after blood tests, was stunned to find she was no longer producing red blood cells or platelets! The vet asked if she had perhaps gotten into rat or other poison at home! After spending $8,000 we didn't have, we saved her life but found that her immune system (?) was destroyed. She started on a lifetime of Atopica. Well, it's been 2 years and she had a relapse. Our beloved young girl is now dying at the vet hospital although we are hoping for a miracle to buy a few more precious years with her. She's only 6...

    So, ignore all the musings here and other places about this stuff being safe. It isn't. Vets are told about these "studies" by big pharmaceutical companies looking to push product. Read the labels, it's very clear what's in them. Look around you, dogs and cats with lumps everywhere, strange sicknesses, etc. They keep blaming more extensive breeding...
    darcamp responded:
    I applied Vectra 3d to my 7lb yorkie. One day later, she began to rub her back on the floor, walk to the side in the shape of a horse shoe and cry like I never heard. I took her to the vet, the 3rd day and they told me she is having a reaction to the Vectra. They gave her a shot of Benadr, it lasted 3 hrs. That evening, I had to give her liquid Benadryl. The 4th day, her continual crying persisted so it took her back to her vet and they gave her a steroid injection. I also bathed her in Dawn dishwashing liquid thoroughly.That evening she got worse and the crying got louder. I took her to the emergency vet and they gave her a pain shot. They also told me to bathe her in oatmeal shampoo. I bathed her when I got home and she started crying worse. I thought something more severe was wrong so I took her back to the ER. They did X-rays and blood work and everything came back negative. They told me to keep her on the Benadryl every 8hrs, pain medicine every 6 hrs and the prednisone for the next 8 days. This is day 6 and the symptoms are about 60%. I would like to pursue a law suit.
    kimberlygarrelts responded:
    I used it last Thursday and by Friday my 13 lb chihau/poodle mix is having problems. He shakes his ears constantly and scratches them all the time. He runs or walks in a horseshoe position because I think he is being attacked with itching or whatever. I took him to the Vet on Saturday and he said No more Vectra. I told him that was the only thing different in his daily life and he said he had never heard of this but to give him Benedryl. He now has a big bald spot where he is scratching on his back right flank. I feel so bad for him. Does anyone know if it clears their system and if there are any long lasting effects? The Benedryl seems to help him relax and sleep but am gone all day and he has to live in distress.
    tryanother replied to kimberlygarrelts's response:
    We gave our mini Dachshund Vectra on Saturday. By Monday he was very irritated and itchy. Constantly whipping his head around in a futile attempt to bite at his back. Bathed him a few times. Giving him prednisolone, benydryl and pain meds. He is still absolutely miserable. Never again
    juju144 responded:
    unfortunetly I did not read this 2 yrs ago. My dog was put on
    Vectra3d and died of cancer 3 months later. she had never
    been sick a day in her life and this is all I can contribute it to.
    I hope you did not lose your sweet yorkie.
    lrnblss replied to juju144's response:
    I wish I saw this too. We have given or 2 shih tsus 10.5# Vectra 3d 2x. The 1st time it worked great.
    The other day they had a terrible reaction ...still are actually.
    We have them on antihistamine right now from Vet.The same vet that sold it to us. She seems unconcerned but:
    Both are miserable, scratching and writhing and crying.Both chew at their feet like they itch. And often get spastic like they have phantom things coming after them. It's been 3 days and they were really bad this morning. After the anti histamine they have settled down. Sleeping and laying next to us. I have not heard anyone say if this eventually passes. Does anyone who has had bad reactions got a timeline to being back to normal?
    queeney replied to darcamp's response:
    Oh My God!!! I can't believe I am reading this! Our 17lb, 20 month old Westie has had many of the same symptoms that you have posted and like others have posted. We started him on Vectra in June of this year and this is when he started his symptoms. I couldn't believe it when you said your Yorkie was walking side ways in a horse shoe shape - our Westie too. He would have bouts of screeching, crying, yelping and barking uncontrollably. He desperately was running and jumping wildly while he was screeching and yelping. He would look at me frantically as though pleading for help. It was so painful not to be able to help me. Since June we have spent thousands and thousands of dollars trying to figure out what is wrong with. All kinds of blood work, X-rays, MRI three different Vets (specialists) thinking maybe he injured his back, maybe it was something neurological or genetic or both. He has been on Prednisone, muscle relaxants, pain meds all this time while still working on the puzzle. I never even thought anything about the use Vectra causing problems, until sharing my story about our Westie last week with a friend who had a friend whose dog had seizures while using Vectra. This is unconscionable!!!!
    I thank you all for your posts otherwise I probably would never have gone down this path. Queeney

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