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Mimi is sick, advantage multi ???

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Mimi has been sick today, she's thrown up twice and is not eating. She is
drinking small amounts of water. I tried giving her chicken broth just to get
something in her and she refused that as well. She's been shaking tonight,
even when I hold her and all she wants to do is lay in her bed.

I've been using Advantage Multi on her for the last three doses. I've been
concerned in the prior two doses because she didn't seem normal for the
day following the treatment, but she's never been sick like this.

Has anyone ever experienced or heard of this ????
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I don't use the product but did pull up the site and read about it real quick.

If you think she might have ingested (especially in the first 30 minutes after applied) or you think she is having some type of a reaction to it and you can't seek medical treatment, I would immerse her body in water and try to get some of it off of of her. Its says immersion at 90 minutes will not prevent heartworm portion of it from working / 4 days for the flea portion. So immersion in the first 4 days would break at least some of the flea portion of it down.

Please try to contact your vet as soon as possible just to be safe. And I hope she is ok and on the mend quickly.
Poor baby..I have no clue about advantage but would give her some Nutri-Cal rubbedo n her gums to make sure her sugar stays up.
Christa, where did you apply the Advantage to? Is it a spot she could have
reached and licked? She could be feeling sick from ingesting it. Also did you
apply it at a random time or after a meal? I noticed that sensitive dogs react
better to Advantage if they are treated on a full tummy. Ether way I really
hope your baby feels better very soon. How many hours has it been about
since she ate? A day is ok, as long as she is drinking. Add a bit of sugar to
her water. It's possible her body just needs time to throw out all of the junk
that is causing her to feel so sick, I would make sure she is drinking tonight,
and if tomorrow morning she does not eat bring her in to the vets asap.
This is just my opinion, you are with her and can be a better judge of what
to do, if you are very concerned about this being more serious that just vomit,
then try finding an emergency vet right now.
From the Drs Foster & Smith page for this product:

What side effects may be seen when taking Advantage Multi?
Side effects may included scratching, residue, or a medicinal odor at the application site. Rarely, you may also see sleepiness, behavior changes, drooling, increased drinking, or coughing. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you observe an of these signs.

How is it stored?
Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe depression, weakness, staggering, dilated pupils, trembling, panting, or coma, contact your veterinarian immediately.

What should I avoid when giving my pet Advantage Multi?
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins, supplements, and other flea/tick products your pet is receiving while using imidacloprid and moxidectin on your pet.

Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the Patient Information Sheet on this medication. For technical assistance, contact the manufacturer, Bayer, at 1-800-255-6826. To report suspected adverse reactions, call the manufacturer at 1-800-422-9874.
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I gave her and Jax both their dose on Wed, I always give it on a full stomach
and I put up all of their blankets until I feel it's had proper time to set in.
( Usually I wait like 4 or 5 hours ) I also watch them to make sure they
aren't able to lick each other. I'm not sure if she's sick from the dose or
something else. I might be paranoid because I don't really like the topical.

She continued to drink through the night. She got up on her own this
morning and went out and urinated and had a bowel movement. I offered her
their normal morning treat that she's usually going crazy for and she came
over, smelled it and walked away. She did go and drink more water though.

At this point she does not seem lethargic, she's not panting or drooling. She
just wants to lay in her night time bed. She normally will be in whatever
room I am in. She also is still not eating. I'm going to try just some plain
chicken again and see if she will eat any of that.
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She did eat a SMALL amount of chicken, as in about four bites. So far she
is keeping it down, and she's back in bed now.
Hey Christabelle, I have definitely heard of dogs having reactions/getting sick from Advantage. You guys are going to think I'm a weirdo but for next time I would try diatomaceous earth if you want to try something more natural for fleas. I'm in Canada and go through Rawpaw in Quebec, they ship to America but you might want to look for a closer supplier. But anyway here is the info, so scroll down and you'll see the d. earth. Products Page | RawPaw
Oh I thought Advanatge was just for whipworms, hookworms, and fleas. I did not realize they were for heartworms too. D. Earth will not protect against heartworms. Sorry about that.
Thanks Janie, I've been using advantage multi for heartworms ( and fleas ),
mostly because it has a 3-9lb dosage and since the choices are getting
fewer I felt it was an ok choice.
Oh no, I wasn't knocking your choice :( Honestly I just thought it was for fleas, and I know you feed raw so thought you might be interested in something non-chemical since she had this reaction. I'm sorry :( Do you have access to Sentinel? I know there will be a shortage shortly with the plant closing, but I was able to stock up on two years worth with my vet :) They have the tiny dog pill too.

Hope Mimi is better today.
I didn't think you were knocking anything! I appreciate the feedback honestly!

I actually changed to advantage multi because of Sentinel no longer
being offered.
Is Sentinel being disconinued forever???? I thought it was just a temporary hiccup at the factory that would soon be sorted?
Hi Christa,

Sorry to hear about Mimi not feeling well. I dont use any use any chemicals on my dogs, so can't comment on this product. Fortunately we haven't been bothered with fleas, knock on wood. Since you live in Lakeland, wondered who your vet is? We use Dr Latter. He is also fine with those that feed a raw food diet :) and doesn't give you a hassle if you decline vaccines.
Hope she feels better soon.
Christa, I just want you to know I am keeping up with Mimi, and I care. I don't have any more help to offer than these other great ladies have given--just offering support.
I think i would call too. And not give that anymore.
It sure sounds like she doesn't feel good at all. :( I don't put flea preventative on any of mine and we've not had problems.(knock on wood) :)
How is she doing now Christa?

Thank you Tina, I appreciate it!

Mary J - I use Dr. Ireland on the northside, Mel used Dr. Latter for years
and always raves about him.

I did call the vet, they seemed to think that because Advantage was a topical
product that maybe she was having a reaction to something else. They are
suppose to have to Dr. call me back.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I really do not think she got into anything else. I never
let them out alone, I try to be very cautious about anything in my house that they could get to.

I did get her to eat a little more chicken, but she also got sick. Her vomit is
this mustard yellow color. She is still drinking water and she's been up and
around a bit. I just took them both outside and she went both one and two
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