Applied Sergeant’s Gold Flea & Tick Squeeze On on my 10-month old Cocker Spaniel Saturday night at 9:30. Noticed that she was pretty restless till bedtime. The next morning she woke up at 4am. Wouldn’t go back to sleep after that. She also wouldn’t sit still. She just paced the floor, back and forth. We left her alone for 3 hours while we went to church. When we returned, we were frightened to find that she was foaming at the mouth, throwing up, still pacing, and scratching herself all over.
Called the Sergeant’s help line and they immediately took notes on my name, address, phone number, dog’s name, etc. The consultant told me that I should bath her 2 to 3 times in Dawn dish detergent, give her juice from a can of tuna to cover up the oily medicine that was probably still present in her mouth, and give her liquids as much as possible. He even told me that I might have to take her to the vet to have intrevenous fluids administered to avoid dehydration.
I could not get an appointment with a vet today, Sunday, so we’re waiting it out. She’s thrown up for about 7 hours straight. She drank the juice from the tuna can, but this seemed to make her throw up immediately. I washed her 3 times with the dish detergent, but she still couldn’t sit still. In fact, I am about to bathe her again after I finish typing. I know she’s tired, but she just can’t lie down long enough to go to sleep. It looks like I’ll have a vet bill tomorrow.
How can this product still be on the market?