Just like humans, both dogs and cats can have an adverse reaction to a topical flea and tick preventative. Below is a list of symptoms of an adverse reaction to flea and tick preventatives, and what you should do for your pet.
What are the symptoms of an adverse reaction?
Constant scratching of the skin
Licking of the skin
While side effects are uncommon, if you find your pet suffering from one of these symptoms, follow the steps below. Note: If your pet is experiencing a severe adverse reaction such as shaking, nausea or seizures, go to your local urgent pet care facility or to your vet's office immediately.
What can you do for your pet?
First discontinue use of the flea and tick preventative.
Then, wash the medication off with warm water and original Dawn dishwashing liquid.
Be sure not to scrub your pet's sensitive, irritated skin.
Soothe your pet's irritated skin naturally with cool compresses and even an oatmeal bath.