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It's a dog : We gave m some flea meds down s back and he is

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It's a dog
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat?
Customer: We gave him some flea meds down his back and he is shaking some and whimpering
JA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: My dog is 5 years old and weighs 20 lbs. He is a Maltese.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maltese?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online.

What flea medication did you use on him?

Is he scratching a lot or rubbing his back on the ground?

Any hair loss or sores on the skin where you applied it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Front line
Biting near where I stopped the line of medicine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No hair loss
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You still there?
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the information. It is possible that he is a little extra sensitive to the ingredient in that medication. Sometimes as it moves through the skin cells, they get this odd sensation that may be worrisome to them as well. I would get some dish soap, such as Dawn and bathe him with that. It should help to strip off the product from the skin. Sometimes it may take a couple bathes to get it all off. If he is acting normal otherwise, such as eating well and not vomiting, it should be okay to watch him. If the shaking and whimpering get worse, I would have him seen by your vet immediately. If it not getting worse, but he is still doing it tomorrow, or he is not eating or is vomiting; I would have him seen first thing in the morning. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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