OH MY LORD!! PLEASE, PLEASE READ! I am not saying this is going to happen to every dog, I am not saying this is going to happen to your dog, I am just letting you know this COULD happen and DID, to mine today!!! ...And before you go asking questions like, "Did you give the right size?" or "Did you apply it correctly?," If you know me and my dog, you know you don't have to ask silly questions like that.
Last night I applied a tube of First Shield Trio to Pancho. After returning home a few hrs later, I was surprised to find Pancho sleeping in my closet (totally weird, but he's a lovely weird little Chihuahua.)
Cut to this morning..I am awakened to Pancho running around my house like a MAD man! He is sprinting, jumping, colliding into furniture and acting like he is trying to come out of his own skin! I instantly think, "Dang, i bet that stuff has really activated any fleas he may have had! Poor guuuuy." After about 20 minutes of all that I could handle of that, I washed the stuff off and noticed all of these tiny little patches of red near his belly and rear that looked like little burns. I am furious and feel so terrible for this little guy. The bath definitely seemed to help comfort Pancho, but the story doesn't END HERE!!
Enter PHASE II: After the itching/burning seemed to subside somewhat, Pancho began this bizarre pacing, just steadily walking the perimeter of my apartment and looking at me as if he could not STOP!! His breathing then became labored. Then I knew this was getting serious. I reached for the baby Benadryl, thinking he may be having an allergic reaction. It definitely helped. His breathing has become normal again but he STILL cannot sit still. I try petting him, talking to him, the only thing that seems to help is actually walking him. We just came in from nearly a 2 hour walk now and I finally feel that he has calmed down. He is restfully sleeping next to me now and his breathing and heart rate have returned to normal.
I thank the Lord every day for this little kid and know you probably feel the same for your pet. I am not trying to bash any companies, ruin anyone's business or say even that this is a bad product. If it works for your pet, fantastic, I wish I could've had similar results. I am only merely sending out a warning because there was NOT one on the tube I bought that said THIS could happen! Buyer just BEWARE.