We have three dogs. Muffin, Cupcake, and Cookie. Muffin and Cupcake are sisters, Boston Terrier and some sort of other terrier mixed. Cookie is a Jack Russell Terrier. All small dogs.
We live out of town, so they get fleas and ticks a lot. We decided to get Sergeant’s Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On, since it is cheaper than Frontline or K9 Advantix [we had been using K9].
I gave all three dogs a bath, and then we put the Sergeant’s on them. All was well for a few hours it seemed, other than Muffin and Cookie being squirmy and running around the house, jumping on the beds and rubbing themselves on them. The two would lay down for a moment, then jump back up and run around some more. Cupcake seemed mostly fine, she was only itching a little.
Then Cookie stopped running, and laid down on the floor in the laundry room. I looked over at her and realized she was breathing really hard, and drooling all over the floor, so much that a small puddle was forming. I quickly told my mother and she washed Cookie and the other two while I started to search online what was wrong.
I came to this site, and I’m very glad I did. I read entries and I told my mother what the entries said we should do. We had already washed them, so we gave Cookie a tablet of Benedryl, with no other pain killers. We took another tablet and crushed up two halves of it, giving one half to Cupcake and Muffin. They slept for a little bit, effects of the Benedryl. Cookie was itching all night, and Muffin seemed jumpy and itchy.
Muffin never got as bad as Cookie, and overall it wasn’t as serious as some entries, but I am very glad we caught this early on before something terrible happened to our dogs! K9 Advantix says it begins killing fleas and ticks in 12 hours. Sergeant’s Gold says it begins killing in under one hour. That is a dangerous amount of poison, I wish we would have saw it sooner. Never use this on your pets, ever!