Update by user Jul 07, 2012
I must add to my post that Marli is 5lbs and every single case that I\'ve noticed dogs having the same adverse affects like my Marli, there were all under 10lbs...
Original review posted by user Jul 01, 2012
I purchased First Shield Trio for my 6 year old Toy Poodle Marli. My fiance and I wanted him to have better coverage when we walk him outdoors from fleas and ticks. When I applied the medicine on the back of his back as the instructions suggested, it appeared at first like he was okay. However, as the time progressed, that night he became very restless. He continued to *** at his back and scratch the area with his paws. He didn't sleep a wink at all the night that we applied the treatment.
I woke up the next morning at 5 am because he continued to pace back and forth throughout the house. He couldn't rest. I bathed him with oatmeal soap because he couldn't get comfortable at all. He would continuously run throughout the house. Try to rub his back on the the wall, pillow, anything that could help relieve the discomfort that he is feeling.
He also began to snap at us. I called Banfield and complained about the side effects. I went online and saw the tons of bad reviews this treatment was receiving on the web. For the life of me, I can't understand WHY Banfield would sell something so toxic!!! This was the first time we'd ever tried this particular topical flea/tick treatment. When we went to the vet, it was visible that his back was very red from him constantly biting the area where the medicine was applied.
My dog bit the nurse at Banfield when they tried to give him a medicated bath. He is not a biter might I add. When I questioned the Dr. about this topical treatment. He told me that just like with any topical treatment, there is a chance for a dog to have an allergic reaction. It seems like this is much more than an allergic reaction. My dog is going MAD! He can't rest! He's restless.....He is snapping at us. I tried to give him more Benadryl because it doesn't appear to be working and he bit me. I don't know what else to do.
He went into his crate (which he hates) but I guess he wants a place to try and get away... Banfield isn't giving me any answers. Nothing they suggest is working. I will NEVER EVER use this First Shield Trio AGAIN!!! It's toxic!!!!!!!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Vaccination.