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    Last night ie realised that there was still an oily patch were i had applied the frontline plus for the first time on my dog, i had applied it on the back of his neck. The frontline was applied about a week or so ago. When i had a closer look i see it isnt oil, it is weeping from a red patch of inflamed skin. he seems to have had an allergic reaction to the frontline, can i treat this at home? He isnt sick, seems his normal self. I dont drive and hubby is at work so i will need to wait for him to get home to get DJ to the vet so i thought i'd come and ask advice on here first..... i hope someone can help, it must hurt coz he doesnt want me to look at it.

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    I am not real sure but I would give the dog a bath the get rid of any of the lasting effect od that Frontline.
    Use a soft soap or shampoo on him. If you have got Velvet soap I would suggest to use that as this is a soft soap.
    But first ring the vets and ask them, but I would think they will ask you to bring him in.
    More money for them if you do. But I would not be using that on him again if this is what is going to happen.
    I know this isn't the reply you were looking for, so sorry about that.
    I hope there is someone who has gone through this already and can guide you better.

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    I know that if you apply the treatment straight after washing that sometimes happens, if it has been over a week then personally I would clean the area with some fresh water only to the area and apply some Aveeno colloidal oatmeal ointment, it's cheap and you can get it from the supermarket bonus is it works well on eczema and dry skin for people as well, I always have some on hand because I suffer from eczema and it clears up most skin problems on out bull terrier. If you can't wash him then just put the ointment on without washing lol a high value treat held in your hand near their mouth and slowly released normally helps if they are a little skittish and sore but I wouldn't suggest it if your dog shows any type of aggression, I am sure you know your dog well and can gauge that as some tend to get snappy when sore. Hope that helps
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    thanks any reply is better than none. I did notice it ( the greasy patch) the other day while running with him but it doesnt seem to have gotten any bigger, I'll give him a bath in a minute and see how he goes. Im a dermatis sufferer and it looks a little like that does when it gets bad. I wont be using it again on him, poor little thing. I'll ring and get him to the vet as soon as i can i guess.

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    He let me bathe the sore last night ( although at that stage i just thought i was removing some greese in his fur) but im worried about trying to do this on my own, he really doesnt want anyone near it, but he isnt scratching it and cant reach to lick it, so i guess thats a bonus

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    would betadine do any harm??? i gave him a bath, gave the area a good wash ( just pooring containers of waterr over it) and have dried it now.... i wish hubby would answer his phone, so stressed

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    You are doing the right thing. You have noticed it before it has covered his body so don't stress out about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by undecided View Post
    would betadine do any harm??? i gave him a bath, gave the area a good wash ( just pooring containers of waterr over it) and have dried it now.... i wish hubby would answer his phone, so stressed
    If the wound is open and weeping I wouldn't use Betadine as it can in some dogs cause the reaction to get worse lol found that out the hard way, Betadine on dogs (I dilute it and more so on the face and never use it near eyes) is normally fine if it is a cut, scrape etc but the vet warned me off using it on weeping itchy spots because apparently it can make things more inflamed and weep more if it is a reaction or allergy.

    I wouldn't stress to much it sounds like he is happy and healthy besides a small spot, if he had a bad reaction you would have known about it well before now, my son's dog he reacts if I dose him within a week of a bath the spot gets all red, weepy and angry looking and he scratches like a bugger and we have used Advocate, Frontline and Advantage and he reacted to all the same way he so off to the vet we went and he simply has VERY sensitive skin so now he gets done before his monthly wash as the vet suggested and we get no problems, but the times I have "forgotten" I just treat him with the Aveeno or any colloidal oatmeal product we have and he is fine a couple of days later.
    Last edited by kdee; 10-15-2011 at 11:26 AM.
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    I might try some warm salty water on it. Medium salty not super salty, and when that was dry, some aloe vera straight from the cactus leaf.

    And some dogs do react badly to some spot ons so you might want to consider using something different next time. My dog hates the spot on but I think that's because it feels cold and then feels weird. I put a dose of revolution on her today and she's completely relaxed now but complained a bit at the time.

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    I washed it with salty water yesterday morning, but was really worried that would cause him pain...... i work in a doctors and i know the drs put cortisone cream from the drug cupboard on there dogs, i have some here, just a low dose one, i wondered if that would be useful.

    Its not growing , he isnt scratching it so i dont think it warrants an emergency visit to the vet yet but i will try and get him in tomorrow or if it starts growing in size i will also go.

    anyone got any ideas for flea treatment thats not a spot on treatment?????

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