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Old 03-17-2019, 11:57 PM
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I need to start a separate thread for my issue.

Laurel was prescribed Nexguard, among many other things, for extreme itching, as in half of her back was hairless within 36 hours of when it started and my 5.3 lb Chi/Yorkie cross was starting to look like one giant hot spot and I could hardly be expected to be reasonable the day we met a new-to-both-of us vet.

I'm rural, low income, and don't have many options as far as vets. This one is "the best". My choices are to give Laurel the next dose of Nexguard or not give Laurel the next dose of Nexguard.

I didn't see a single flea on her the bath before I gave her the first Nexguard but I did see one crawling on her (dry) face after her blood was neurotoxified, if that is a word. Fleas are a fact of life here but scabies (sarcoptic mange) is a worse fact.

This:

https://www.americanveterinarian.com...ations-in-dogs

is why I believed that one or two doses of Nexguard would be significantly less-bad than Ivermectin (Revolution), which is a very slow kill even if it is possible to buy it online without a prescription.

I see absolutely no reason to adminster a second dose of Nexguard. It appears obvious that Laurel does not have scabies, she has an allergy and/or a vaccine reaction.

$65 at the vet's and I don't even keep track of how many hundreds at the pet supply store for Temeril, oatmeal dog shampoo, frozen lamb dog food (I'm a lifelong veg*n so meat is yukky to me), *caine anti-itch sprays, etc. hasn't done a darned bit of good.

Poor kid.

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If your dog had a reaction to Nexgard that involved losing a lot of hair 36 hours after taking it; I would NOT give her anymore. I really don't know what to offer instead of Nexgard, but a bath, and a flea comb everytime you come home from being outside. (fleacomb, not the bath) All of the anti flea/tick stuff are neuotoxins to a certain degree. There is something that people say works, Diamoutous Earth. This is not the correct spelling. It dries up the flea/tick. Are you sure you don't have fleas in the house? Wear a pair of white socks in the evening. Then look at the socks. Hopefully you do not. Ask someone at a PetCo store about the above stuff. Good luck
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I'm not giving her the second dose.

She is the only mammal I have ever met who is more sensitive to fleas than myself but I'm pretty sure she doesn't have scabies.

No.More.Neurotoxins.
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