Slugs can kill dogs. Your advice would be appreciated. Any advice please, I would wash the advocate off of him and contact your vet or the manufacturer – Bayer: If your dog has a reaction, there is no way to get it out of your dog’s system. Michelle Licking it can cause your dog to get sick. Now looking back at dates it seems to be happening after the Advocate was put on. Researchers are scrambling to understand just how COVID-19 impacts the brain and what scientists can do to prevent long-term damage, As the COVID-19 pandemic rocketed around the globe, it quickly became clear that this was not your average respiratory illness. Every other month, he’d act like he was really spaced out. I put it on him at 10 pm and by 11pm he was running round and round, scratching and looking distressed. No answers and no improvement. He had 2 Grand Mal fits a month later. Could it be the advocate toxins are still built up in his brain or that they did their damage already? i used when she was a puppy and My vet prescribed these for my two JRT’s but after reading alarming reviews about this there’s no way I’m giving it to them, advocate is going straight in the bin. But the evidence that the virus can make its way into brain cells is still uncertain, both Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD, of NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center, and Stevens agree. Dog is a small terrier x I’m very sorry to hear about your daughter’s pug having a seizure following treatment with advocate. So we (husband and I) did not associate it with Advantage until yesterday. I am contacting Bayer! This has continued for nearly a week now, not wanting to eat and sleeping all day. It should never be used on collies. I have spent the last day just crying because I can not believe what has happened to him x, My 6 month old staffy has advocate and over night has scratched the skin from his eyes and ears. he hasnt taken a bath since he was given the 2nd advocate. Symptoms sound like what happened to my dog which was a stroke, an MRA didn’t show why but a few days later found spleen cancer, looked like a blood clot had detached and ended up giving stroke. If you are concerned I would recommend talking to your vet, there are also tests they could take to see if your dog carries this gene. I have 2 ruined kitchen doors. He isn’t walking properly, is very unbalanced and sounds the same as some of these dogs on here. I have never had any issues. Dont know if anyone is still reading these but I’m going through this now with my dog, is there anyway of reversing it? I have given my three dogs advocate over the past three months, with one month having no treatment; two of my dogs have been fine, but my older dog Ossie, who is blind and deaf, has experienced a stroke within a couple of days of the drug (yesterday was his second stroke) and prior to the stroke he has appeared really low in mood. So, in NO WAY am I blaming Advocate and it could be completely coincidental, however. I put it on him and I am not sure of the time span but all of a sudden he started tilting his head. The more I try to encourage him to eat the more he avoids the kitchen where is food is. We have discussed this with our vet but she does not think it is the Advocate. Your pet might also appear non-responsive, suffer from seizures, snap at the air, shake uncontrollably and have difficulty in breathing. Last April he collapsed suddenly whilst out on a walk and could not use his back legs. Hi Daisy, After £465 in vet bills she returned to health. Since her first application of advocate on Monday she has been very poorly. He would hide himself away and sit or stand fixed to the spot shaking all over .It would take an hour or so to get him over it. Given some Advocate by carer to apply the them when we got them settled at home. Initial Symptoms after administering Bayer Advocate. My poor dog is going nuts, really agitated and bothered. In both cats and dogs the most common side effects are local reactions at the place where the product has been applied, such as temporary itchiness, and on rare occasions, greasy fur and redness of the skin. Like it was pointed out above they have a certain gene that makes them hypersensitive to ivermectin. Do you know if he bought this product from his vet? Its been 2hours since i gave the advocate and nothing unusual is happening. The SARS outbreak in 2003 and MERS outbreak in 2012—both caused by coronaviruses similar to the one that causes COVID-19—were also associated with neurological illnesses, including inflammation in the brain. Our vet had previously prescibed painkiller Carprieve & Ronaxan 100mg antibiotics for a sore split paw.This delayed the flea treatment for a couple of months. I have no idea. Cats are especially sensitive to pyrethroids. Whether you could have serious side effects from a medication The laboratory looks for changes or variants in one or more genes that can affect your response to certain medications. And following each of those outbreaks, Stevens says, “there were reports of people suffering long-lasting neurological injuries.”, Neurology experts are concerned that COVID-19 could leave a similar legacy. “We think that immune-mediated encephalitis is probably much more common.”. Vet said they will speak to Advocate and seek their advice. I sure hope all the above pups are doing well. Experts around the world are working to make that happen. His nervous system was attacking his brain. Please spread the word to other herding dog owners to have a long talk about ivermectin and their dogs. They were very concerned about Lilli & called me back twice over the next few weeks to see how she was doing. He always used to scratch and be a bit off colour afterwards. “The picture is still evolving,” Stevens says. His Paw Prints are all over my Heart & I love him Very Much. I have a horrible time giving my dog her working tablets. We had to put her through the ordeal of a lumbar puncture to get a clear diagnosis so that she can get the right treatment. Close to the neck in between the shoulders. Going to the vets in the morning and telling them I’m not happy with their suggestion and will try to get a different one. He’s now treated with bd Epiphen 60. That could be the moxydectin (the wormer) in the advocate. This is what is really scary – if you look on the website for Advantage Multi, you will see that it has a 35 day half-life. Take care Jenny. We took her to the vet and mentioned the Advocate the vet said usually only side effects would be a rash/itching at the site.She told us to bring her back next day she saw another vet and was kept in while they ran blood tests, these came back negative so we were told to take her to a large Vet company for a scan.The vets and she saw at least 4 there kept her in for a day ran more tests and decided to treat a brain disorder. A. Really?.. the booster in future as its doing “There’s a wide range of symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, weakness, confusion, eye movement problems, seizures and paralysis,” he says. Doctor insights on: Advocate Side Effects Share Share Follow @HealthTap Embed Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler 1 1 I was prescribed doxycycline 100 mg/day for 3 months for scalp foliculitis that disappeared after about 2.5 weeks. Beagle x lakelans terrier/jack Russel. I know these dogs have symptoms. we took our 8 week old Border Collie to the vet and paid for a package called “the best start” as part of this package the vet applied Advocate but did not consult with us about it she simply put it on the pups neck. How many dogs have to have these reactions before it is acknowledged? No side effects for 4 months. We have seen it come back even with good diet. You can buy a special bowl which makes the dog eat slower. It’s not yet clear how common neurological side effects are in hospitalized patients, let alone in people with less severe respiratory symptoms who don’t spend time in hospitals. So we gave him a second dose (well about a third) the month after. We are not going to withdraw our legal notice. He hasn’t done this for years!!!! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to, My vet came to see him today and agrees with me that it was probably the advantage multi. weeks now and she hasn’t I am so upset for the dogs and owners who have sufferred as a result of Advocate. I await their response once their report is complete. One of the cons to using any medication is the potential for side-effects and a negative reaction to the product itself. As the months went on his reactions became progressively worse to the point my husband had to hold him in a corner while I put it on his neck. Never again. Just wanted to share what has helped in addition to the medicine, in case you hadn’t tried it yet. He did not want any food at all and was very lethargic. Nearly a year ago in spring, I applied Advocate to my 14 year old lab who I’ve used this product on previous Springs and don’t use it in winter generally. Why are the vet’s not advising of these side effects and still prescribing this when it seems to me that these are common side effects. I distressing for her. Thank you. I will try to contact Bayer to get their advice, it would be good to know if this wears off or is a condition that stays with the animal for life? Our car suffered seizures immediately after advocate. might be worthwhile just checking if I applied Advocate Saturday pm and by Monday his paw had swollen and he had lost a little fur, so took him to the vet. The vet was useless and offered no help. But won’t be using it again. Who became ill after applying advocate he went down hill quick no response layed on his bed he’s eye swelled up looked really ill at 9 months old he was not our bouncy little chap that was running every where and happy He does still have the Domodex mites unfortunately which I am going to research thoroughly myself before I take any further advice from a vet. Find the best internal medicine vet specialist in your area and go there ASAP. I’m not using that again. Dog hurts to move ,neck pain, stiff joints not willing to move the only way to diagnose properly if a spinal tap/ MIR scan. I’m taking my dog to the vets in an hour. it was not treated correctly. I am wondering if it really is the genuine product as I never had this happen when buying it from the vet. She became lethargic, frightened, and had labored breathing. Best wishes to you and your dog. She was almost 16 so I thought maybe it had something to do with that as she also had some arthritis. Last time it was put down to the fact I had just come out of hospital and full of goodness knows what and probably smelt totally different. We just thought that he had eaten something horrid, as dogs do. I & my family have had chihuahuas all our lives for the last 40+ years. Thank you. She couldn’t stand up, she was salivating and very sleepy afterwards. in the meantime what we can do to alleviate his muscle spasms ? I was told to treat him with advocate when I collected him. He was back to normal within minutes thank god. its makes me suspicious how these companies manage to ‘restrain’ the negative side effects. My lovely 9 month lab/collie cross has been diagnosed today with SR meningitis. I put it on him, got his soft muzzle on him (something we bought after he bit our friend) and put him in the other room out of the way . He is a big, fit and healthy dog, however within 6 hrs of his treatment he was a whimpering wreck, sat in front of me pawing at me and crying. It has been 6 weeks now. However after reading about this product it says it uses imidacloprid and moxidectin as the active ingredients. Yes, us, the owners of the dog. Also used this on our dachshund at the same time and he has suffered with weepy eyes since, would not recommend this to anyone, Further to the demodectic mange and advocate saga with my 12year old greyhound. You will want to begin to control for secondary issues such as urinary tract infections and megacolon. It was time for her advocate again so we gave it to her and last week she started having seizures again and can’t walk and can hardly lift her head. Thanks for visiting our blog. Our Homeopath gave them something for their dog, based on the symptoms. Patients with encephalitis may experience mild flu-like symptoms, such as headaches, fevers and fatigue, or may experience more severe symptoms including confusion, seizures, paralysis, problems with speech or hearing, and more. I have used Advocate for years on my dogs – Catahoula, AM Bulldog, Flatcoat Retriever, Border Collie/Lab – I’ve seen no reactions ever…. This would be a better alternative but I’ve just given her yearly needle to her. My vet has also said to continue to use it at 4 week intervals and she’ll probably get used to it..! booster. Don’t know if he has brain damage or if he’ll pull through. Luckily I have a wonderful vet and When treated with concentrated permethrin-containing products labeled for use on dogs, they typically develop muscle tremors, incoordination, seizures, hyperthermia, and death within hours if the toxicity is not treated. I put her down. The drug has an extremely long half-life. I noticed it after 4 days of advocate treatment. Just like any other product, there are pros and cons to Advocate. Jenny just left a comment above about her experience with Advocate with her Border Collie. And none of them took Advocate or any other regular medication. Prasad, Advocate, Row & Reddy, told IANS. It just depends on each individual dog and their unique situation. You should ask your vet and also the manufacturer just to be sure. My puppy is 18 weeks old. My dog had transient behavioural response caused by the Advocate and Bayers have asked me to discontinue any use of their product which I have done. After reading the comments I shall no longer be using it. as if something is attacking him. Last year in June 2013 my black toy poodle starting having what seemed like seizures. My four year old border collie lilly started having seizures last November. However, last week I was advised to treat her with Advocate and she started having bad focal seizures again within 48 hrs (we also think she had a major seizure overnight). The neurological side effects from advocate, does this include siezures? He’s been ok on Advocate for years but after reading this forum I’m scared to use it on him again! Used advocate today. My vet has now Gave my 17 year old jack russel the advocate, never used it before but was informed by our vets its ok, it didn’t come out like a liquid but a blob of jelly then exploded all down his neck within an hour he was running around rolling over and crying in pain and couldn’t stop panting ,got to our vets within 10mins by then all his neck was glowing red she said it was deffinately an allergic reaction gave him pirriton, I got him home and showered him for a full 20 mins, after a couple hours he settled, he had pirriton the following day, a month later I noticed he has lumps come up in his throat the vet thinks he’s got lymphoma cancer when I asked if it was possible if the advocate caused it she got quite funny with me, it just seems he was ok before then after using it this happens, he has a heart condition so we are always monitoring him closely, and only found these lumps after using advocate. 1 hrs after applying Advantage, Gizmo had a big seizure. 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