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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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HELP!!!!!Adverse reaction to K-9 Advantix?

I am wondering if anyone elses dog had an adverse reaction from K-9 advantix. Two of my guys are having the same problem Dusty's mom had. They were scratching and biting like crazy. First I thought they had fleas, so I reapplied the Advantix. It stopped for several days, but started up again. Took them to the vet yesterday and Freddie had a staff infection. He has little red bumps all over his body, but maining on his chest and arm pits. He is licking himself like crazy. Scudder is doing the same thing, but has just a few bumps. Bella is scratching a tiny bit and has no bumps. The vet has no idea what is causing this. I was wondering if maybe it was the Advantix. This was the first time I used it. I switched from frontline plus. I am currently doing the Benadryl and medicated baths. I am so frustrated and my heart breaks for these itchy little furbabies.

PS My guys walk off leash on their daily hikes, but have been doing this their entire life with no problem. Their diets and everything else are the same.





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I have never used Advantix, but did you say they were scratching before you put it on? If so I donít see this being the cause, but it may have made what they have worse. Staff is a caught infection, isnít it? Good luck, I hope all is calming down later today.

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My husband asked the vet for the Advantix and my vet told us that Advantix could be toxic to small dogs. He said to stick with the Frontline, so we did. He didn't elaborate on how it could hurt them, but said Gucci wasnt' a good candidate for it?

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poor little ones. I hope the benadryl kicks in so they aren't so itchy. My mom's cocker spaniel had a lot of issues with any of the flea stuff. I started the girls on revolution and have stuck with it. It is fine for Ohio where there aren't lots of ticks.

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I applied the Advantix and then 15 days later they started to scratch. I reapplied it, the scratching stopped for 5 days and then started again full force. Seems weird it would take that long to have a reaction, but I don't know what else has changed for them. There is no irritaion at the sight of application. I just heard a lot of dogs having bad rections to Advantix, so i thought I would consider it a possible cause.

Maybe they ran through some bitting insect nest or something.

Thank God for the wealth of information on this site. If it wasn't for all of you, I wouldn't have known to use Benadryl. What a life saver! Thanks!





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Linda,

I was sorry to hear about your dogs' possible reaction to the Advantix. I hope they will feel better soon! I am also glad to know what your vet shared with you, Kara, about the Advantix being toxic to small dogs - we'll skip that one!

I've been using Frontline and Frontline Plus. My breeder recommended Frontline as being milder (one less chemical) vs. the F Plus. But if I actually see a live flea, I use the F Plus to kill ALL the life cycles of the flea. For the puppy I've been doing Frontline for now.

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My dogs are both on K9 Advantix & have not had any reactions to it. All i know is that there are soooo many things that can cause these little ones to scratch. It took me a long while to get Tripps itching down.

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I USE ADVANTIX WITH NO PROBLEMS
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Hi Linda,
Great question. I've used Advantage with Rudy. I'm going to a new vet tomorrow for his x-rays and will ask again about flea control.

I hope it gets better soon!


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Please let me know what the xray shows. Has Rudy stopped growing? Here we go again with the brother talk! Scudder has slowed way down. He has not gotten any taller, still at 9 inches and around 11.5lbs. He seems like the stockier of the 2!
You are right on about family and friends. They run from me, so they don't have to hear about my dogs. I have stopped talking about them except for on this forum! Thank God for this vise!





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