Our dog recently picked up some fleas outside. When we noticed them on him, we immediately gave him a flea bath. Within a week, the fleas moved back.
So I started looking online at better alternatives and it came down to Frontline or Advantage/K9 Advantix. Is anyone familiar with using these?
I read reviews on Frontline and some were saying theres a bad batch that has actually killed dogs. Advantage had all good reviews, so I went with that, I wasnt going to gamble on Frontline for obvious reasons.
So last night I picked up the Advantage at Petco and put it on him at about 7pm. He seemed to do ok, not even noticing it was on him. I go to bed later and at about 3am my girlfriend is shaking me saying that the dog is whining. I try to blow it off, but he was really going nuts. I couldn't ignore it so I went to check on him and he looked fine, but was so hyper I couldnt beleive it. He is NEVER up that late, he sleeps through the entire night. But he was whining and going nuts. We keep him in the kitchen with a baby gate where his bed/wee wee pad is since he's still a puppy. I decided to take him on a walk so he could maybe burn off some energy and go to the bathroom. After I walked him, he seemed fine and didnt really sleep the rest of the night. I should know since I only got about 3 and a half hours of sleep.
Now I know this has something to do with the advantage we put on him. He has never acted this crazy before, even when he's really excited. Has anyone else run into this with the advantage or frontline flea medications? I really feel bad I put something on him that bothered him this much. He is probably the best dog I've ever had.