Is It Safe to Reapply a Flea Treatment Early? If you are finding fleas on your pet even after applying your pet’s topical flea treatment, you might consider reapplying it early. However, this solution is not always recommended and may lead to an overdose in some rare cases.
What happens if you put too much flea medicine on your dog?
Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling. Organophosphate toxicity can be rapidly fatal, depending on the ingredients and dose the pet is exposed to.
Can I give my dog two doses of flea medicine?
Dr. Danielle Wassink, DVM says that’s not a good idea because it could result in an overdose. “You wouldn’t want to give them an extra dose early,” Wassink says. “They usually still have killing power, it just may be a little bit slower.”
How soon can I give my dog another flea treatment?
There is no single answer for this frequently asked question. The known safe answer is to wait the period of time the product is supposed to work, typically 30 days, before reapplying. An alternative is to bathe the pet in a detergent shampoo (meant to strip off skin oils) and reapply after 24 hours.
How often can you put flea medicine on a dog?
Pet flea sprays can kill fleas, but may need to be re-applied from as often as every few days, up to every few weeks.
Why does my dog act weird after flea treatment?
Your dog may be having symptoms of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, a.k.a dog dementia. After receiving flea medication, in addition to acting weird, your dog may have: These symptoms will appear usually a few hours after the flea medicine has been administered. The stomach problems could be a result of anything.
What happens if I put too much Frontline on my dog?
If the overdose is of a greater magnitude, the symptoms can be much more worrying. Vomiting and diarrhea can be ongoing, and your dog may be unable to control their muscles. A lack of coordination is another common sign, along with confusion, excessive drooling, moving in circles, seizures, and even collapse.
What if my dog licks flea treatment?
If an animal is able to lick the product when it is wet on the fur or scratches the area and then licks their foot, the bitter taste of the product can cause the animal to salivate, foam at the mouth, become nauseous or vomit.
Why do I still see fleas after treatment?
The active ingredient in FRONTLINE (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet’s haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.
What is the best flea treatment for dogs?
These are the best flea and tick medicines for dogs in 2021
- Best topical flea preventive overall: Advantage Multi for Dogs.
- Best OTC topical flea preventive for dogs: Frontline Plus for Dogs.
- Best oral flea control product for dogs: Simparica TRIO.
- Best flea control product for young puppies: Capstar for Dogs.
Can I use Frontline every 2 weeks?
Can I use Frontline every 2 weeks? If a pet still has fleas, many veterinarians will use the product more frequently than once monthly, sometimes as often as once every 2-3 weeks. While Frontline Plus is labeled as waterproof, I usually advise clients to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before bathing their pet.
How often should I flea my dog with advocate?
Here is a list of some of the products available, what they are effective against, and how often you should administer them: ADVOCATE (Works against fleas, mites, roundworms, hookworms, lungworm and prevents heartworm. Should be given every 4 weeks.
Do I need to flea my dog every month?
You should de-flea and worm your pet once a month. Not only will this prevent them from experiencing the side effects of either condition, but it’ll allow your pet to be completely protected and free from suffering.