I never blog or post comments to anything ever but I felt I had to warn people about vectra 3d. I have a 6 yr old 6 lb shipoo and at last vet visit I saw the display for vectra I asked if was better than front line and was advised yes but was never told that people have been reporting side effects. I bought the vectra and applied to my dog and within 4 hours she started having spasms,fidgety,heavy panting , very clingy,trying to bite her back where I put medication,than at times lethargic, did not drink any water within those 4 hrs very unusual for her ,felt feverish. I freaked I started looking online to see if I could find something because was late at night and my vets office was closed. I found plenty of complaints and bad reviews about it thankfully one of the people said when onset of reaction to use joy or dawn dish soap and try to wash off the vectra as much as possible wash 3-4 times and I also gave her Benadryl . I stayed up with her thru out the night because she would not fall asleep all night symptoms persisted morning time came and she still was not eating or drinking but I believed by second dose of Benadryl it was starting to help. I had to keep her hydrated because I did not want her to get to weak and decompensate and not be able to fight allergic reaction so I used a dropper to give her pedialite 3tbs every hour because she would not eat, I did this for 48 hours . It took 72 hours for her to come out of total reaction and be back to herself and eating again. I truly believe if not for her young age and the information I received online about trying to wash off and the Benadryl I believe my dog would have possibly had detrimental effects that would have been possibly catastrophic .please small dog owners don't use this on your pets !!!!!!!!!!View Thread
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