On total accident I found a fully engorged tick feeding on Sully. I was at my in-laws and had to remove it with a pair of pliers, since it was 1am and they were not up to steer us toward tweezers. I fully removed the said tick and used the alcohol wipes from my first aid kit on Sully. He laid there and didn't even whimper.
So what's the big deal right, a tick. Well I may over 70 bucks for Advantix, originally advised from my vet. Why on earth did this happen. With the coming and goings in the days before the discovery, I hadn't noticed that Sully had basically stopped eating. In total it was 5 days. He suffered a horrid allergic reaction to the tick. Fever, no food, more lethargic than usual. And we are not sure if it was necrosis or just a sever reaction from the tick but there was a sore adjacent to the ticks location. I called the vet first thing monday morning to ask for guidance, should I bring him in? I kid you not in what I am about to tell you next. I was told since the Advantix was not purchased at the clinic all questions need to be asked to those who we purchased the product from.
Talk about a shake down! That lady at the front desk is flat out VILE!
I was assisted by the vet that lived about a mile from our home. He encouraged to push fluids. And I did. I also called Bayer and talked to the customer no-service. The first lady said well 2% of ticks can superseded the product. Fine, whatever, but the laps in the product made my dog sick. What are you going to do about it? Nothing, in case you were wondering. i was then forward to a "vet tech" who was kinder and gave me an address to send the products back for a refund. It's not the money you putzes, help my darn dog! Sully started to come around Tuesday night AFTER I called the vet clinic back and refused to get off the phone till I spoke with the head vet. Who tried to "suggest" I purchase the Frontline from them, but it was wrong for his front desk to shrug off Sully's condition. No, I will be buying from Heartland Vet Supply
, it was them who helped my fur-baby, and we had never brought him in there to see the vets before. I was so mad, I missed my weekly Ticks Me Off Tuesday blog post since it all came to a head that day. This will likely be cut and pasted for next weeks post. I will no longer be using Advantix. I understand nothing is 100% but come on, my dog was very sick due to a failure of that product.