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Old 10-08-2006, 01:20 AM   #1
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I have a question ... earlier I applied some spot-on flea treatments on my Pups cuz I noticed them itching more than usual. I had one Bio-Spot dropper left and 2 unopen packages of Frontline flea product. I used the last leftover Bio-Spot on Moose my male pup and Frontline Plus on Maggie my female pup. Maggie was fine after applying the product but Moose's behavior totally changed. He changed from a perky happy pup to this paranoid depressed looking puppy. He wasn't jumpy and playing like he usually does. He was running around in circles and didn't look very happy. He acted very strange after applying the Bio-Spot treatment. I wanted to know if any of you who've used Bio-Spot before ever had similar problems where your pup/dog acted strangely after the product was applied. The product smelled like Lemons and after I applied it ... Moose wasn't his perky self. He was rubbing his entire body all over the carpet and wanted to be alone. He's had spot-on flea treaments done before by the previous owner so it's not that he's afraid or not used to the stuff. Any ideas as to why he might be acting outta character ???
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I found this article, hope it helps.
http://www.elversonpuzzle.com/biospot.html

Before you read it - I had a minature poodle who had a bad reaction to biospot - he had a skin reaction and his neck was covered in blisters. He had to have a shot of antihistamine. He actually asked to go into the shower - used to stand by the shower door - for me to spray him with cold water for about 3 weeks. I know this is anecdotal and there will be thousands who don'[t have a reaction.



Six months ago, my family adopted

a one and a half year old Dalmatian,

named Hamish. He had been in a

kill shelter in Connecticut, and was

rescued just one day before he was

scheduled to be destroyed.



To protect him from fleas and ticks,

we chose Frontline - a liquid that is

applied to the dog's back. It gave

us peace of mind knowing that he

had this protection, but it had to be

purchased from a veterinarian and

was quite expensive.



One day while shopping, I came

across an over-the-counter product,

called Bio Spot Flea & Tick Control

(by Farnam Pet Products). It looked

similar to the Frontline product, but it was much cheaper, so I decided to try it. The Bio Spot seemed to work just as well as Frontline, so I used it again six weeks later.



An hour after applying the Bio Spot, I found Hamish thrashing about on the ground. His body was completely stiff. His head was raised in the air, and his jaws were opened wide. A thick foamy saliva was spewing from his mouth. Horrified, I tried to determine if something was stuck in his throat. His windpipe was clear, but he was not breathing. His eyes began to roll back in his head. He was dying and I did not know what to do to save him! We made a desperate call to our veterinarian.

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Wow !! That's some scary stuff. I'm gonna give my dog a bath tomorrow morning but for now I tried to wipe the stuff off by soaking a towel in hot water and wiping the area I applied the Bio-Spot product in hopes that the product will be wiped off and he'll be back to his normal self. Bio-Spot is definitely a product to be avoided. I heard that Veterinarians have a new Flea treatment much better than Spot-on products, Sprays, Shampoos, or Flea Collars. I heard there's a new thing where it's injected like a vaccination and makes the animals body a natural flea repellent. I think it makes the skin/blood have a bitter taste that it's inhabitable for the Fleas. Also heard there's a pill that pets can take that'll do the same effect if you got a Needle-Phobia pet. I don't know more about that but I'm not using Bio-Spot every again. It made my pup disoriented and acting very odd.
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I would be really, really careful before I gave him a shot or a pill. If he has shown an intolerance to biospot you can't be sure that he's going to accept systemic products. If he has a reaction then its an emergency and he may need an adrenalin shot. Talk it over thoroughly with your Vet and tell him about the reaction to Biospot.
I've stopped using flea treatments and gone over to natural products - I use Neem
http://www.neemgenie.co.uk/Merchant2...roduct_Count=8

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Well, they do have this product that you clip to the collar that emits low frequency noise that fleas just can't stand making it an instant repellent. My Pups are generally indoor dogs and rarely get out of the house for a walk or even a trip to the park. They're doing great with Newspapers and seem to get plenty of exercise chasing each other up and down the stairs and due to the small size I can actually exercise them in the house by tossing a tennis ball from the living room to the kitchen and have them run to go get it and bring it back and do that several times. So fleas really shouldn't be a issue since they don't interact outdoors much but I got concern when I saw them itching more than normal. I'm gonna look for alternatives as well besides Spot-On Drops, Flea Collars, Sprays, and stuff. I might just find a good Flea Shampoo bcuz they love baths and that might be the only way I can protect them from Fleas without causing stress on them.
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YEa, I haveheard the same on those over the coutner flea treatments. One thing I red was to put a lil Apple Vinger in there water.. *I think that is what it was* And it will make a bit of a nastey smell to the fleas, and they wont even occupy the dog.. *we dont smell it tho* But I havnt tried it. But maybe it is a option.. :-/
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I heard that lavendar essential oil (diluted of course) gives cats and dogs a smell that fleas don't like. I don't know if it works. I used it on my poodles and they didn't get fleas - but they didn't get them much anyway - they did get chiggers though!

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