Preventing Your Dog From Having Flea Medicine Poisoning

Preventing your dog from having flea medicine poisoning.Many dog owners don't realize that the flea and tick medicine that they use could actually poison their dog. This happens in cats too. While most symptoms of a poisoning may disappear after one to three days, your dog shouldn't have to experience the awful symptoms to begin with. This article will discuss how dog owners can prevent their dog from getting poisoned.

In most cases, it is up to the dog owner to prevent poisoning from flea or tick medicine. When you purchase a medicine, make sure it is for dogs. Then, read all the instructions. You need to apply the medicine in the right manner and you also need to know how much of the product to use. A small dog should not receive the same amount as a large dog. Last, when applying the medicine make sure you and your dog are in a well ventilated area.

When using a spray, make sure you don't get it in your dog's mouth or eyes. It is usually best to spray the medicine onto a brush and brush it into the dog's fur, instead of spraying directly onto the dog. If using a liquid or dip, pour it onto your dog carefully instead of submerging your dog into the medicine. If you use the proper application, your dog is much less likely to experience any adverse reactions.

How will you know if your dog experiences adverse reactions to its flea or tick medicine? Toxins in your dog may appear as symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, hives, itching, congestions, shock, depression, muscle tumors, excessive drooling, respiratory distress, and they may also appear to not be coordinated.

If your dog only has mild symptoms, try to give them a warm bath with dish soap to try to get the toxins off the dog's body. If your dog has more severe symptoms immediately take it to a veterinarian.

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