Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Ingesting flea treatment?
I put this in Urgent Pet Care although I don't know if it's urgent or not.
Our cats have fleas and yesterday we took them to the vet, who recommended that we get Advantage flea treatment. We did and we just applied a dose on each of the cats. Napoleon is really strange and reacts really strongly if any sort of liquid is put on his fur so we knew he would freak out a little bit. We put the dose on him and he managed to turn his head back and lick a bit of it. He started drooling and immediately went and threw up. Is it just because of the taste and stress of the whole thing that he did that? When we bought the treatment, the vet said that if they managed to ingest some of it, it wouldn't hurt them but it would taste really gross. Does it sound like this is a normal reaction? I keep telling myself that the vet said it would be okay if they ate some but I dunno. He threw up literally immediately which makes me think it was more because of the taste (if it was poisonous, I would think it would need to take some time to get into his body). We've got the two cats seperated right now so they don't lick each other and so Napoleon can calm down. I know I'm probably just worrying but I just wanted to know if anyone has any other experiences with this or if I should take him back to the vet.
By the way, he's not drooling or anything anymore.
Three kitties (Hank, Napoleon, and The White One), two degus (Jay and Silent Bob), and a new chihuahua puppy (Gidget).
Special Pets in Heaven:
Bogus (cat), Dixie (dog), The Orange One (cat), baby iguana, and Charlotte (dog). I miss you all so much.