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An_254226 posted:
used Vectra on my dog last Saturday 1 nov 13. since then my dog has been very restless and jerks. he only calms down when I hold him, but still jerks but less. My vet says to increase his allergy pill since my dog has sensitive skin? Is there any other good suggestion to help my dog?
Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Sorry to hear that your pet is uncomfortable. Would wonder if this was the first time that you had used Vectra or have you used it in the past with a similar response? I have seen pets that get a 'skin crawl' shortly after a topical flea treatment is applied. It is not the active ingredients that seem to bother them but rather the liquid that moved the treatment over the skin. Washing it off is best. Check the skin for signs of irritation. Seek professional veterinary assistance if signs of skin irritation are present or if the twitching persists. Smaller breeds seem to be more sensitive than larger ones. For future flea control, you may need to consider an oral product such as Comfortis. I hope this helps.....


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