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Hi there, Two days ago I...
Hi there,
Two days ago I gave my dog the Frontline Plus application. The first since last summer. He is almost 11 years old. Since then he has been acting a little odd. He keeps his head lifted and looks into space. This was so during the night. Took him for a wellness complete checkup in May. All o.k.

So. Are there any side effects from using Frontline in older dogs?

Thank you for your attention to this question.

Marianne L.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi Marianne. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.

 

Frontline is very safe for dogs, even for older dogs. However, on the rare occasion there are side effects, such as itching, lethargy etc. If he has used Frontline before, then what you are seeing is likely due to another underlying problem, such as vestibular disease, pain from arthritis, or seizure. If he has never had Frontline before and this is the first time, then it can potentially be a reaction. If this is the case, you need to bathe him a couple times hopefully to get rid of as much of the Frontline as possible. If he has had Frontline before, then he should go see your vet for bloodwork and urinalysis and other testings, as well as get dog-specific pain medication to help with the arthritis.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

 

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