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What are some symptoms of a bad reaction from flea or tick removal products?

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Watch for signs of a reaction, especially if it’s the first time you’re using the product. Call your vet if your dog has symptoms such as:

If your dog has a bad reaction, bathe him right away with soap and water. Follow any instructions from the package insert. Call your vet and report problems to the National Pesticide Information Center at 800-858-7378.

  • Poor appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • A lot of drooling
  • Depression
  • Seizure

SOURCES:

FDA: ''Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: ''Safety in the Great Outdoors,'' ''Popular Flea Products Can Hurt Your Cat,'' ''Ticks.''

Environmental Protection Agency: ''Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet,'' ''Frequent Questions.''

American Animal Hospital Association: ''Fleas.''

Veterinary Information Network: ''Flea Control.''

Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Delivery Systems.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: ''Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: ''Safety in the Great Outdoors,'' ''Popular Flea Products Can Hurt Your Cat,'' ''Ticks.''

Environmental Protection Agency: ''Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet,'' ''Frequent Questions.''

American Animal Hospital Association: ''Fleas.''

Veterinary Information Network: ''Flea Control.''

Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Delivery Systems.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

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