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I have a 19lb 3 year old male big Yorkie. I didn't spray the

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I have a 19lb 3 year old male big Yorkie. I didn't spray the yard in time and summer fleas attacked him he tried collars etc nothing worked so we took him to the vet and the gave him a dose of trifexis and a amoxicilin antibiotic for his skin rawness. For the last two days Lincoln our dog seems very nervous, won't sleep on the bed with us and looks for carpet to rub his head and ears on. His body trembles like he is scared and seems to twitch his ears alot
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Deb. Thanks for requesting me; I'll do my best to help you today.
I'm sorry that Lincoln is behaving this way; it must be very distressing for you both.
I suppose he could be having a reaction to Trifexis. Although most dogs tolerate this drug very well, it can cause excessive itching for a few of them as well as other neurologic signs in addition to gastrointestinal issues (vomiting and diarrhea).
There's going to be a limited number of over the counter products which I'll be able to suggest but Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) may be effective. Fortunately, sedation can be seen as a side effect which may confuse the situation as to whether he's worsening or just having a drug reaction. But, if you'd like to give him one dose to see if it helps, the dose would be 1 mg per pound of body weight which would be 25 mg for his size. This drug can also be given twice a day.
I hope this helps and that you see improvement soon. Deb
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.
Just a note of clarification (darn spell check!!!)....that should have been UNFORTUNATELY, sedation can be seen.
My apologies. Deb
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Lincoln. How is everything going?

Dr. Deb

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