advocate neurological side effects

She became lethargic, frightened, and had labored breathing. I can not think of anything else as everything she has had today she’s had before It was very worrying. I read all these messages and phoned my vet to query whether his condition could have been caused by Advocate. I gave my dog a dose of advocate as I usually do without any problems an hour or so ago, she came and curled up beside me while I was asleep on the sofa, my was resting on the dogs back when I awoke and my arm and hand were smelling badly of the advocate and my dog does not seem to have any left on her, she normally has signs of the stuff being put on her for a couple of days afterwards she does not even smell of it. Just get a flea/tick med. 1, 2020). As I have already said she can not have advocate put on her we have always used Frontline with no problems so why the vet decided to change I do not know but they obviously did not do their homework and my poor dog is suffering due to their lack of knowledge. I’ve also found that a grain free salmon diet, helps the skin and coat as well as coconut oil applied after a bath. I am going to arrange a referral to get a second opinion. He too has been having advocate put on every month. She did a day later and said she had spoken to the manufacturer who said that these claims were unfounded at the explanation for my dog was behavioural. Good luck everyone! I hope your experience and other’s comments like Jenny’s will raise awareness to possible dangers of this product for specific breeds like Border Collies. Apparently it is more common for the other bayer product called Advantix and that the active ingredient of that will make cats froth and shake; didn’t realise some dogs too……like human meds, it is just luck of the draw, some get side affects , most don’t. Hope this will help and I hope that your puppy is back with you soon. (For more on the possible disease processes involved in these neurological complications, see Multiple disease processes below. He regained use of legs but is still unsteady and cannot do basic stuff such as cocking his leg, scratching or jumping into car boot etc. She had balance/neurological problems from what I believe now was from topical flea prevention applications. No side effects for 4 months. Advocate for Dogs (also sold as “Advantage Multi” and both manufactured by Bayer) is a topical product that is designed to prevent heartworms, fleas and other internal and external parasitic infestations in dogs. I would advise you to contact the manufacturer, Bayer, to see if they can elaborate on the possible neurological effects that could result from using Advocate. Any ideas anyone. It seemed alright at first but over time I noticed that his behaviour was changing. Brought her to the vet and they gave her advantage. They said their vet cautioned them about using it on their Border Collie due to a possible reaction caused by a gene that they carry. Dogs that live in rural areas or those places where ticks are more prevalent may be better off to use another product that includes tick prevention. important than whether or not an 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. I would be devastated if any permanent damage has been done. I didnt connect the Advocate at this stage – I gave her a second dose & the same thing happened again — rash flared back up & same symptoms.I knew then it was the Advocate. This morning I gave him his monthly Advocate and later found him hiding behind the sofa trembling all over. I only use a tiny bit for my Chihuahuas and about a half a dose for my Rottweiler. “The picture is still evolving,” Stevens says. Ask if you can go ahead and use an antibiotic as a urinary tract protective. Advantage II Flea Treatment – Neurological Side Effect – PoC. If he responds he’ll have to be on the steroids a good while and slowly weaned off. I’m very annoyed that two very experienced vets have given me conflicting information and neither told me to cease the treatment. One final potential con to Advocate for dogs is the price of the product. In their review, Fotuhi and his colleagues describe the variety of neurological complications in patients with COVID-19. Thanks for sharing your story. It must be something else! Unsure if anyone will see this comment but I want some advice if possible, on Sunday the 4th of September 2016 I applied a tube of this Advocate to my little 4 year old miniature foxy, Monday she started acting differently, displaying signs of nesting, guarding toys, whining for unclear reasons and just seeming in distress, Monday night she was very restless in bed, it’s now Tuesday the 6th and she’s very “clingy” and still acting differently to how she usually does, wondering if anyone else has had similar “phantom heat’s” possibly caused by a “spot-on” treatment? They only thing my friend did was give him some of this. I bought this advacate bayer medication 3-4 months ago and I used it 2 times. I haven’t given him his Advocate for over three months now, to see what happened with his health (keeping a close eye on him that he doesn’t eat slugs or anything in the garden) and he is a different dog! Has anyone’s dog became aggressive? My puppy is 18 weeks old. As I needed a prescription, I asked my vet to write one out which they did and I sent it to the company as requested. I am devestated, my darling pet seems back to normal now but I will NEVER EVER give him this poison again. Plus she was a border collie. I am sad to tell you that you will not get any support from Bayer (financial or otherwise). This has led to repeated bladder infections that have threatened her life. ago suffers from reflux every 2/3 weeks and i My dog has been taking this for a long time so he said she mustn’t carry the gene for this. He acts startled, disoriented, is lethargic at times, his tail is down some of the time and he will just jump of the bed, couch etc. Prasad, Advocate, Row & Reddy, told IANS. 2 years ago I applied advocate to my Yorkie, having done so for 8 years. Please spread the word to other herding dog owners to have a long talk about ivermectin and their dogs. The vets couldn’t help, PDSA hospital said I was in the wrong postcode (remember this when they ask for funds and refuse to treat an obviously ill dog because they are 5 miles out in locality). I will be seeking compensation. He hasn’t done this for years!!!! Been using advocate since I got him. Hi.. I’ve just read through these comments, as I had to rush my 1 year old border terrier to the vets yesterday after severe vomitting and poo’s and bleeding from her back passage. I have cared for dogs for years and I had no problem. One (pre-COVID-19) study found 20%–40% of ICU patients experienced delirium, with rates climbing to 60%–80% for patients on ventilators (Pandharipande, P.P., et al., Intensive Care Medicine, Vol. I have a box which I haven’t started yet and am thinking of sending it to Bayer to see if they could test it. What would be your advice – should I or shouldn’t I, and if not, what are the alternatives for preventing Lungworm? I Pray that my Dog doesn’t suffer from this Product. Actually, I been giving my dog this for years and found it much more effective than Revolution or FrontLine. Your puppy can live, but it is going to be a very hard road, and it might take a very long time. Within 24 hours he was covered in heat lump type sores under his fur. He spent 4 days at my vets on a drip steroids antibiotics and ant inflammatorys they thought it was What are people using instead to treat worms, fleas and ticks, and how often? Equimax®, Eqvalan®, Ivomec®, Noromectin®, Paramectin®, My vet seems to think this is allergy, but said could be allergy to anything, after reading some of these other people’s experiences, I am now thinking it’s the advocate !!!! Dog hurts to move ,neck pain, stiff joints not willing to move the only way to diagnose properly if a spinal tap/ MIR scan. Michelle Please get in touch with me as I am very concerned that it is Advantage that has caused this. • Some other side effects may occur such as fever, chills, fatigue, feeling of discomfort, headache, joint pain, muscle pain and nausea. 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. AVOID at all costs. Worst: our feets, hands, faces were burning, needle like effect after 1.5 month of not using it. xxxxx. The vets are all in denial………………. Two vets have said vestibular disease (like a stroke) or worse like a brain tumor. Now, there are more than 300 studies from around the world that have documented "neurological abnormalities" in COVID-19 patients, ranging from mild symptoms—like headaches, anosmia (the loss of taste and smell), and tingling in extremities—to extreme cases—including aphasia (losing the ability to speak), seizures, and strokes. His temperature has been too high for a week, he has excessive mucus or saliva in his throat and is drowsy, unresponsive, shaky and depressed – doesn’t seem to know or recognise anyone – even me. "We will be replying to this effect," Prasad added. I did the monthly treatment again this morning and sure enough he is eating grass and vomiting. I am wondering if it really is the genuine product as I never had this happen when buying it from the vet. e60, 2020). The night after the application he was so agitated he had me awake on and off all through the night. Hi, same thing happened to mine. I was told to treat him with advocate when I collected him. We are still struggling to pay for her care and keep her alive until this drug is completely gone from her body. Both involved trips to the vets and on one of them , 2 overnight stays. and no vet has ever discovered an underlying problem. In their Brain study of patients with neurological complications, Ross W. Paterson, PhD, of University College London, and colleagues described several types of encephalitis, as well as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM (an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the brain). I decided to start a diary to see if I could link it to any particular thing. If you live in a place that doesn’t have a lot if fleas or ticks I advise rose geranium oil for tick and flea prevention and raw pumpkin seeds for parasite prevention. It sounds like he may have had a reaction to it. He had the same reaction last time. Vets do not always read blogs and see the result of these poisons or they don’t believe the reason is Advocate. Since this product contains the heartworm prevention medicine, it is dangerous to give this to your dog without a negative heartworm test. At that time he expressed a slight discomfort after we applied it in that he would run into the room and roll around on his back. Excessive salivation, It effects more than herding dogs as we experienced yesterday with our 6 year old yorkie. 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. Hope that helps., It’s a well known side effect, especially to dogs with the MDR1 Gene, Google MDR1. Perhaps someone with more knowledge than me could clarify this please. She had this reaction four months ago. My other yorkie fine but I won’t take the risk again. I told her the only thing different was the Advocate they had prescribed for him. Roundworms and Hookworms require 3 treatments, 10 days apart, due to their particular lifecycle within the dog’s body. After taking him to queen mother Vetinary hospital and them watching his recorded episodes they are pretty Sure he has a ‘movement disorder’ which is apparently minor and not much can be done. We have just given Advocate to our two lab puppies (7 months old) and one is having a bad reaction. He eventually started taking water and a couple of days later started on his food. Now looking back at dates it seems to be happening after the Advocate was put on. The last 2 months she has had bad sickness and diahorrea 2 days after having the product applied. I bought Advocate from the vets after the groomer found a couple of fleas on him. Advocate now in bin and plan being cancelled. My Yorkshire terrier is 6 months old he has had advocate applied twice now once by vets & once by myself but on applying it yesterday for the third time within an hour he was running around looking for places to hide and shivering. If you have a herding breed (collies, shepards, heelers) you should look for heart worm prevention suggested for them. I am hoping and praying that in time he will recover but its looking that way at the moment. I went to work and came back in the evening to find him in a trance like state of rapid breathing, eyes open but no response and couldn’t move. 1, 2020). Vets are no help at all and he is still lethargic, sleepy and unbalanced 2 weeks after having the Advocate. Some portion of people seriously ill with COVID-19 will likely experience delirium and other neurological side effects simply as a result of being in the ICU, says Robert Stevens, MD, FCCM, of Johns Hopkins Medicine. she does. Weir, K., & (2020, November). helpful to read these comments ,some really So we (husband and I) did not associate it with Advantage until yesterday. 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. This allows for a potential for money savings and also less stress for the dog and owner. Last year in June 2013 my black toy poodle starting having what seemed like seizures. Never again. Still and old man, but he has gone back to playing again, chasing my daughter around the house, bringing socks in to tease us with, trotting when out on a walk etc!!! His Paw Prints are all over my Heart & I love him Very Much. Advocate can be beneficial in this situation because it is a topical – on-the-skin, treatment instead of oral. My poor dog is going nuts, really agitated and bothered. Researchers from 70 sites and 15 countries have registered with the Global Consortium to Study Neurological Dysfunction in COVID-19. I have a 10 year old Alaskan Malamute. I am trying to gather together those of us whose pets have had this reaction. My vet has seen this reaction before. any flare up of mange is close to Thank you. Within a few hours he was vomiting, also jelly like, and looked very forlorn. I ask the vet if it could of had anything to do with the advantage drug and they said no. He isn’t walking properly, is very unbalanced and sounds the same as some of these dogs on here. You can email me at, We use advocate on our gsd each month-I had no idea of the problems it could cause till reading here-I was looking for info as I accidently got it on my hand didn’t notice and put my hand to my mouth-did not taste nice-wondering if I should seek medical advice -feeling fine although my lip went numb/tingly/burning for a few minutes-but is ok now. They were very concerned about Lilli & called me back twice over the next few weeks to see how she was doing. 48 hours after I applied the drug, Speckles began to act differently. You can buy a special bowl which makes the dog eat slower. Argh! I would definitely recommend calling your vet or contacting Bayer, the manufacturer, for their advice. Lost control of back legs. I think some pups are just more prone to a reoccurrence. We have had her on epilepsy medicine since and the sezures seemed to be under control. My 2 year old Labradoodle had such bad sickness and diarrhea for 5 days after Advocate application then refused to eat at all, or drink. Hi all, just lost our beloved 12month old border collie/lurcher, she was absolutely fine and showing no signs of illness until she suddenly started to have a full fit, she then had re-occurring facial fits and salavating heavily until she eventually had to be put down after suffering re-occurring full fits, we were at a total loss as to what had caused this but after reading these blogs we now wonder if administering advocate 2 days before her first fit had anything to do with it, the advocate was advised/purchased from our vets who never mentioned anything about it not being suitable for this breed of dog. Been on antibiotics and various creams and gels off vets, still having treatment but vet removed all the scab, over 50 stitches! Disappointed in Vets for not advising me appropriately but guess they are prob on commission with this product. Also after putting this treatment on she had wee’d on my floor which was were unusual too. My husband is devastated and we have no idea where to go from here. Many can cause nausea, vomiting and neurological side effects. (And my 5 dogs aren’t all related). Our cat had seizures within hours of taking advocate and then went blind. But my suspicions are the advocate 76, No. However, because one side of the brain controls the opposite side of the body, a stroke affecting one side will result in neurological complications on the side of the body it affects Find the best internal medicine vet specialist in your area and go there ASAP. This time he went back to a full dose and it almost killed him. 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