Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

What are the side effects of Canine Spectra 7?

Customer Question
What are the side effects...

What are the side effects of Canine Spectra 7? She did throw up an hour ago, and she does seem more restless than usual.

Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
12/29/2011
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 years ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,695
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

Hi! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin

Yes, the most common side effect - usually to the bacterin (leptospirosis) in Canine Spectra 7 is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction which is evidenced by an urticarial reaction - swelling of the face and/or hives. Doxis are greatly over-represented for this reaction. Most dogs will remiss within 36 hours - untreated.

If you prefer, you can give Molly 1mg/lb of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and repeat that dose in 12 hours if necessary. If you happen to have prednisone at home, a dose of 0.5mg/lb given once should suffice.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago

Can you give me the equivalent of milliliters?

I have a syringe (no needle) and it only has ml on it? AND... did you mean 1mg per pound? for instance: Molly is 15 lbs... so you mean 15 mgs?

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 years ago

Yes, 15mg of diphenhydramine would be appropriate for Molly. If you're going to make a suspension and squirt it into her I would pound a 25mg pill into powder, then mix 1/2 of that powder into enough water to then use your syringe.

If your diphenhydramine is a 50mg pill or capsule, then 1/4 of that product will suffice. Let me know if I've explained this OK.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago

Aloha Doctor,

I am sorry, I was not clear... the Benedryl I have is liquid, and the syringe I have is marked with ML measurements. How many milliliters should be given per pound?

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 years ago

Ah! You have to tell me the concentration of your product. It'll tell you how many mg of diphenhydramine is present in each ml (or each 5ml) on the label.

I'll await your reply.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago

The label says in each 5 mL (1 tsp) it has 12.5 mg of Diphenhydramine HCI.

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 years ago

You get to squirt 5ml (1 tsp) down Molly. Such fun!

Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,695
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified
Dr. Michael Salkin and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,695
31,695 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
He is 9 weeks and got into the bathroom trash and we assume
He is 9 weeks and got into the bathroom trash and we assume he ate 3 used tampons.... he hasn't had a bowel movement but he eats and drinks normally. His gums look normal and aren't dry or sticky... … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
My dog ate half a Ruben with rye bread, corned beef,
My dog ate half a Ruben with rye bread, corned beef, sauerkraut no dressing. About 24 to 30 hours ago. 16 lbs Bichon/terroir mix age over 7 years a rescue.… read more
Dr. Christina
Dr. Christina
Small Animal Veterinary Internist
372 satisfied customers
Our Golden, spayed 2 yr old female, scratches under her chin
Our Golden, spayed 2 yr old female, scratches under her chin 3-4 times daily for 50 or so times, chews on paws (at night), but does not during the night. She does not do it a lot during the day. We do… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
Have a 10 week old puppy, German shepherd. Was doing fine
Have a 10 week old puppy, German shepherd. Was doing fine playfully, always thirsty. She's now been dry heaving nothing coming up, acting lethargic, breathing a little heavy. Don't think she got into … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,450 satisfied customers
My chihuahua puppy chewed on a rat poison block. It is all
My chihuahua puppy chewed on a green rat poison block. It is all still there but just teeth marks. What should I do… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,505 satisfied customers
I think my dachshund has a swollen saliva gland. Bingley is
Bingley is 2yrs & not drooling but marble sized lumps under jaw & trouble eating … read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
385 satisfied customers
My Chihuahua ate 4 snacks size snicker bars and has been
My Chihuahua ate 4 snacks size snicker bars and has been vomiting .... what should I do for her?… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,321 satisfied customers
I just fed my dog to of the new chicken select strips from
I just fed my dog to of the new chicken select strips from McDonalds. They smell very spicy and I look up the ingredients on the breading and it contains onion powder and garlic powder … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My 35 pound dog ate approximately 30 fish oil pills with
My 35 pound dog ate approximately 30 fish oil pills with 2,000iu. What should I do? It happened sometime before 5 today.… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,505 satisfied customers
My dog is lethargic and cannot pee or poop. His name is
His name is***** meant lethargic because he's tired and he is 11 years old … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,450 satisfied customers
Got into a 30ml bottle of oil but not sure how much she
Got into a 30ml bottle of cod oil but not sure how much she consumed … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
679 satisfied customers
I took my dog to the vet a about 2 months ago bc she was
I took my dog to the vet a about 2 months ago bc she was panting and she became aggressive out of the blue to our other dog. The couldn't find tumors or cysts and just said that her bladder is enlarge… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
31,695 satisfied customers
He was chewing on a block of to cat mouse poison with
He was chewing on a block of to cat mouse poison with bromethalin about half hour ago...i don't think he ate any because block still looks pretty whole but not sure..gsve peroxide 20 minutes ago but h… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
31,695 satisfied customers
I think my dog might have eaten some of my lyrica. 6 months
I think my dog might have eaten some of my lyrica JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if Might will be able to digest that. How old is Might? Customer: 6 months old JA: Is there anythi… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,450 satisfied customers
I found an empty bottle of my dogs carprofen. I cannot find
I found an empty bottle of my dogs carprofen. I cannot find the pills so I assume he has ingested them. It happened while I was asleep so I am unsure of how long ago he ingested them. They are 100mg t… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,450 satisfied customers
My mealy 10 year old out has lost a lot of weight. He was
Hi my mealy 10 year old out has lost a lot of weight. He was eating fine but yesterday he didn't eat or pee. He just wants to lay about all day. He dosnt seem to be in any pain. His 2 back legs are ve… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,450 satisfied customers
My 10-year old mini-daschund has been acting tender and
Hi, my 10-year old mini-daschund has been acting tender and lethargic for the last day, occasionally yelping when she jumps off the couch. She is worse today, arching her back and walking gingerly. Sh… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,105 satisfied customers
My dog swallowed a bottle of pills off of my night stand.
my dog swallowed a bottle of pills off of my night stand. Its Progesterone. Will this be harmful? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
31,695 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x