Dog Veterinary

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

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary
This answer was rated:

I gave my 6 pound yorkiepoo 1/4 of a tablet of pet armor

Fast Caps for dogs 25lbs...
I gave my 6 pound yorkiepoo 1/4 of a tablet of pet armor Fast Caps for dogs 25lbs. (57mg) for fleas. Now she has shaking spells every once in a while. Almost like jerking - I hope I have not hurt my dog! Will the medicine wear off or do I need to take her to Vet. Help please - need advice
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Molly -11
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?
Customer: No. She is pretty healthy.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
9/26/2017
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,690
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
Verified

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I AM NOT SET UP TO MAKE PHONE CALLS AND DO NOT SEND THE REQUESTS, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ONLINE. What you are seeing is a possible side effect of this medication. It will usually wear off but may take a day or two. If she is eating and drinking and seems to be acting normal otherwise, it is not an emergency, but your vet should see her if not better in 24 hours or getting worse at all. Seizures are a possible side effect as well. This is a commonly used medication, but it is typically used more under the name Capstar. It is short acting and really only kills fleas for 24 hours, so it does get eliminated from the body quickly. I am not sure what the pills look like, but if they are not scored to break into 4 pieces, then she may have gotten too much medication. Unless the pill is scored to split that way, the medication may not be evenly distributed in the pill. That goes for any medication. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

My goal is to make sure that you get all your question answered and all the information you need. IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH MY ANSWER, PLEASE RATE IT. Rating it is the only way I get compensated for helping you, and we can still continue our conversation after rating. If you feel like it is not helpful to you, or if there is more information you need, please respond back to me before rating. Asking more specific questions usually helps a lot. Realize that our conversation is not intended to diagnose or treat a condition. There has to be a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship established with an exam, according to law. You should always follow up with your vet.

Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,690
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
Verified
Dr. John and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Hi,

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

Dr. John
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,690
11,690 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience

Dr. John 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
My puppie has wobblers along with having seizures. His names
His names Buddie he is 4 or 5 months old his stool has been black befor as well … read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,705 satisfied customers
My dog had what appeared to be a grand mal seizure about
Hello- my dog had what appeared to be a grand mal seizure about three weeks ago. Since then he's been a little off his game and that last three days has started relieving himself all over our apartmen… read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 satisfied customers
My dachshund had a seizure today and he has lost all
my dachshund had a seizure today and he has lost all movement in his body. went to vet sent me home with valium and trasadone … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,511 satisfied customers
My Bernese Mountain Dog just had a grand mall seizure.
My Bernese Mountain Dog just had a grand mall seizure. Vomited then went into full blown seizure. He is three. He had one at 10 months old. We brought him to a neurologist. No seizure until November 2… read more
Dr. Christina
Dr. Christina
Small Animal Veterinary Internist
380 satisfied customers
He recently had a couple of seizures however now he is
He recently had a couple of seizures however now he is walking in circles standing in corners etc … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My friends dog is had a seizure an still shaky. She is been
My friends dog is had a seizure an still shaky. She is been with him for 16 years an has cancer. He can't afford a vet an was needing advice on what to do for her … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My dog has seizures on pheno and potassium bromide, he is on
my dog has seizures on pheno and potassium bromide, he is on 1 grain twice a day , plus 7ml twice a day potassium bromide. this was for major seizure, has been fine for the month. last night had a ver… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Emergency/Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,711 satisfied customers
My Dog Charlie is having bad Seizures since Christmas. He is
my Dog Charlie is having bad Seizures since Christmas. He is 12 year old Weimaraner with multiple tumors. We think he has a nasal/brain tumor that is causing the problem. He seems to be in pain. Can I… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My dog suffered a seizure before Christmas, she appeared to
My dog suffered a seizure before Christmas, she appeared to fully recover and was put on steroids which caused a bad reaction, she was panting, her heart was racing. We stopped the steroids after 3 do… read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
354 satisfied customers
Our dog is about 7 yrs she started having seizures about
Our dog is about 7 yrs she started having seizures about 6last nights never has before she just had another one kinda short one we have no idea what's going on she seemed to also have pa temperature c… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,322 satisfied customers
Our 7 year old male St. Bernard has had seizures for
Our 7 year old male St. Bernard has had seizures for approximately 4 years, presumably due to epilepsy. They had been somewhat controlled on phenobarbital until about 2 months ago when he had 4 seizur… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My dog has had several seizures in the past two years, the
My dog has had several seizures in the past two years, the last was pretty rough. Is there a treatment for this condition? … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
After several seizures my dog is completely incoherent and
After several seizures my dog is completely incoherent and can't walk. Is this normal … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
My dog has seizures. Typical. Nothing out of ordinary. Since
My dog has seizures. Typical. Nothing out of ordinary. Since she was little. Runs n fam. Mom has them too. I have read about belladonna. Is that helpful n how do i give?… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,850 satisfied customers
My frenchie had multiple seizures this morning and is now
my frenchie had multiple seizures this morning and is now lethargic and panting heavily … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
It's like she's having a seizure but she's alert and panting
It's like she's having a seizure but she's alert and panting hard. She's drooling and this has been going on for over an hour. It came on all of a sudden. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,135 satisfied customers
My dog had a seizure on Wednesday for the first time and
My dog had a seizure on Wednesday for the first time and then another one the next evening. In between we had him go to the vet and he was check from head to toe everything seemed good they did bloodw… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
Having seizures and labored breathing. Zeus is his name and
having seizures and labored breathing JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Zeus is his name and … read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 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