Flea be Gone… But Please Leave Me My Dog

27 Aug

We found a flea, so both pets got the flea treatment.  We weren’t able to get Hastings the oral kind this time so we did the back-of-the-neck treatment.  I don’t know what’s in that stuff but it must be some serious toxin.  Aside from the warnings all over the package not to let the dog come in contact with cats, children, adults, or water with fish in it during the first 24 hours after treatment, we noticed that Hastings exhibited some strange behavior during that time.

First, he started doing things he KNOWS he’s not allowed to do, such as go upstairs.  Twice that day I found him on the second floor and he seemed completely unaware of why he was getting scolded.  And then there’s the part where he tried to bury his own head in the back yard:

He’s never been a digger, so this behavior was really unusual.  The next day, he wandered out to the back yard and stood over the hole, tilted his head and looked down into it as if to say “Who put this here?”

I don’t think we’ll be trying that particular flea treatment again.

  1. Donna Randall Hauenstein

    August 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    What is the name of the flea treatment that caused this type reaction with Hastings? We always use Frontline on our 5 lb. Pom, and he has never had a reaction of any kind.

  2. Amy Eckels

    August 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    This one is called Sentry. The Sentry for kittens didn’t bother Rocco at all, but it also doesn’t have the same warnings all over the package so I guess it’s different than the one for dogs.

  3. Angela Pasetes

    August 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    We use Frontline too.Cookie is 9lbs and its never botherd her. You also put on back of neck.