No problem. I'd also recommend you call the toll-free number on the product and report the problem yourself. Drug companies will log these issues and if enough complaints are reported, they can (must) take action. This is really the only way we find out problems with meds once they're approved. (And follow-up with your vet to make sure they reported it as well).
Thanks again for posting this potential issue on WebMd Pets.
Sorry to break the news, but your kitty sounds a wee bit too big! If its' a typical domestic short, medium or long-haired cat, it should weigh between 8 to 10 pounds. To see if your cat is "big" versus "fat" try this: measure from the base of the tail to the front of the skull, just above the nose. This is your cat's length, similar to our height. Most domestic cats are 19-21" and should weigh between 8 to 10 pounds. If your cat is "big" (think Shaq), then it may weight more. There's a video on www.petobesityprevention.com on the study page that demonstrates how to measure your cat's length.
The good news is if you recognize your pet's pudginess early, it's much easier to shed those excess pounds.
Vectra 3d is a permethrin-based flea/tick preventive. Some dogs are particularly sensitive to these compounds and they can prove deadly to cats. Listen to what your dog's body is telling you - don't use it anymore! Also, tell your vet so they can report it. Without conscientious vets and pet owners, we'll never learn if there's a problem with any product or medication.
Good luck and keep us posted here at WebMD Pets. Dr. ErnieView Thread
I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy! I've seen brown recluse spider bites affect patients this way (they're somewhat common in SE NC). If a necrotic area develops on his face in the next 3 to 5 days, you've got your most likely answer. Interesting but sad case. Keep us updated. Best wishes, Dr. ErnieView Thread
My, that's a lot of illness for one household. reminds me of when my kids were 2 to 3 years old...Sunday School sniffles...
Back to your doggies - yes, they can transmit many infections to each other (hence the need for vaccines). However, don't forget that there may be another explanation: contaminated food, treats or contact with other dogs.
This is also an example of how seeking veterinary care early may have prevented another dog contracting an illness. I get especially nervous when I see toy and miniature breeds ill. They are so delicate and fragile that their condition can literally go from normal to near-death within hours.
Be careful with aspirin; it can cause bleeding stomach ulcers in dogs. There are many, many treatments available from your vet. Don't forget to ask about generic drugs or a discount pharmacy program (WalMart, CVS, etc). Heart disease is not something you can treat on your own. You owe it to your best buddy to make a visit to your vet. Get an estimate, tell them your situation and you'll be surprised how inexpensive it may be.
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