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Less than an hour ago I gave my 16-17 week old puppy a

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Hi, less than an hour ago I gave my 16-17 week old puppy a dosage of Hartz Ultra Guard Pro. The rule where it instructs us to run it from the shoulder blades to the base of her tail. I caught her licking her back about 15 minutes ago, should I be concerned?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Not that I can think of, she was in the proper weight class for the kind I chose. She went and drank water shortly their after
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Thank you for your question, in general I avoid Hartz products for my patients. Even though they are less costly than the name brand they do tend to have more side effects such as tremors, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and it simply isn't worth the risk

In this scenario please monitor closely for vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and if you are past the 4-6 hour mark without any issues you should be just fine.

The active ingredient in this product is Etofenprox which is a pyrethroid and when administered orally tends to have low toxicity but since this is the first application please monitor her closely for any issues.

Allow fresh water access but only in moderation (drinking a large volume will result in vomiting).

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