Q: Overdose of flea control?

March 15, 2009 | By Vicki | 5 answers | Expired: 2069 days ago


I have a 6-1/2 pound Yorkie. I use Advantage flea control for dogs weighing 5-10 pounds. Last year I applied the whole tube. (I thought it would be ok because the label reads 5 to 10 #) He vomited for 4 days. Now I squeeze all of the tube into a syringe so I can read how much I am using on him. This seems to work out just fine by using 1/2 the amount. Which, in turn, makes the single tube a 2 month supply! Just thought I would make you all aware of this issue. I assume that's what happened. Is it possible?

Readers' Answers (5)
Gail  H.

Mar 16, 2009

I have 3 dogs & a cat, so I buy the Advantage for pets weighing 55 lbs, then I put 4 drops on the 10 lb dogs and 5 on the 15 lb dog and 4 on my 15 lb cat. Cheaper this way then buying the correct Advantage for each animal individually. My vet suggested it.

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Sheryl J.

Mar 16, 2009

I have had a similar exeperience with my Min-Pin, she has very sensitive skin so I have to only use half the dose.

I just keep a close watch anytime we go hiking and make sure I do a tick check before we get in the car!

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Michelle W.

Mar 16, 2009

My best friend had a Chihuahua and she couldn't use the Advantage on her. Since she had other dogs (German Shepards), she just put the Advantage on them and the little dog got her dose that way because she was around them. Her dog would literally go nuts as it somehow affected her that way.

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