Have you tried REVOLUTION on your Coton de Tulear?

by Iris Miller
(Bristol,CT USA)

Tuffy was so sick!

Tuffy was so sick!

Last week I wrote on FaceBook,

POOR TUFFY, IS SICK AS A DOG!(YES, I KNOW HE'S A DOG). HE GOT AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO K-9 ADVANTIX, GOT CORTISONE SHOT FROM THE VET, GOT PREDNISONE TO TAKE HOME AND GIVE 2X DAY, GOT SICK FROM THE PREDNISONE, VET SAID GIVE HIM PEPCID WITH IT, HE THREW HIS GUTS UP AND FEELS BAD.HE IS LETHARGIC, AND MISERABLE, I AM TOO.

Thank goodness for Woolite Oxy Deep Power Shot - That stuff is magic! It cleans and deodorized instantly, amazingly! No stain has a chance, even old ones! I buy two cans at a time, it great for doggy messes and people messes.

Not giving Tuffy any more medicine, I think it is poisoning him, going to see if he fares better without the drugs.(I sent and email to the Vet, don't expect a reply until after the weekend, so going with my gut instinct), knowing my dog, and family advice. OY, I need a VACATION!!!

Today, Wed. 5/4/11
I had switched to Frontline Plus over a year ago, but thought maybe I should try something “stronger”, my mistake. The Vet explained it is a different chemical, not any stronger, just different.(and not to use it again).

It took a week, Tuffy is still recovering and has an appetite. Today he wanted to play, so I know he’s getting back to normal. He still has some redness and scabbing on the K-9 Advantix application area where it burned his skin. The Vet shaved the area to let the air heal it and the hair is starting to grow back. Tuffy is still scratching the area, but not very much. He is sleeping a lot, letting his body heal.

A Vet called me back. She recommended switching to an all-in-one monthly application that kills fleas, ticks, ear mite and intestinal worms that is used on sensitive herding dogs, it is called “Revolution”.

Has anyone tried this on their Coton? If so, does it work? Found any fleas or ticks or mites on them? Any itching or reactions to this medication?

Looking forward to your advice.
love, Iris and Tuffy

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Sep 09, 2015
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Revolution NEW
by: Anonymous

I've used revolution for my coton and no issues/ works well.

Be careful about some of the other off the shelf brands, as a few have caused bad reactions in dogs. These tend to be well referenced in a quick google search

Aug 21, 2012
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Reaction to avantix
by: Anonymous

I had tried Avantix as well, and our coton had a severe itching reaction. Have used revolution since, and no troubles with it!

May 11, 2011
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Folks - do NOT use topical treatments!
by: Laurie

I have seen first hand, deadly reactions to Advantix (the worst it seems) and other topical treatments for fleas/ticks. I've seen puppies have seizures, etc. In contacting the vet that put the Advantix on one puppy, the family was refunded their money from the vet and the cost of the Advantix. When googling these products, you will find many bad stories, and complaints about them. Also, about a year ago, I saw a news story on where the government is investigating the use of these products, and the illnesses and deaths they are causing our pets. Not only immediate issues, but cancers, too! Folks, don't use these products. I'd rather treat a dog with doxycyclene for Lymes, than put chemicals into their bloodstream on a daily basis by topical oils.

May 07, 2011
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TUFFY AND MOM
by: KATHY AND TRISCUIT

Iris

So glad that Tuffy is doing better.. I am wondering if Cotons are prone to allergic reactions, because I have told of how Triscuit had her first 3 year rabies shot when she was 15 months old and nearly died from the shot. Thank god for our Vet who saved her.

I am originally from old Lyme CT. and now live in PA. Those ticks are really something you need to be on top of. Your Tuffy is so adorable!!! Our best to you both....love and licks, Triscuit and Kathy

May 05, 2011
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Grateful for our Coton community!
by: Iris Miller

Thank you all so much! Tuffy and I are so fortunate to have all of you out there supporting and comforting us. We live in Connecticut (I wish we had the no flea conditions that Alaska has!) there are a lot of wild animals and deer, and this is the area of the dreaded Lyme (CT) Disease caused by a tick. Sadly, last year Tuffy did get a tick, so tiny I missed it, and he first showed signs of lameness, limping, and I thought he had sprained his leg from jumping, or maybe had knee problems, but it didn't stop, it got so I could not even touch him, he was in so much pain. When I took him to the Vet, first thing he did was lift Tuffy's tail, that was the first time I heard him scream in pain.The Lyme disease was confirmed with blood tests, and I was told it had affected his whole spine, that's why he screamed, (the tail is the end of the spine). Tuffy was on antibiotics for a month. I never want to see him in pain like that again, It is also communicated to humans by the ticks and is very debilitating. Tuffy sleeps with me and is mostly in the house unless I take him out for walks, so it is a very real threat to both of us and as much as I want him comfortable and safe, I also want a preventive program that will keep us both healthy. I will certainly keep you all informed of my decision for next month.
I will definitely research the methods and product you all suggested. PS Tuffy was begging to get into the bathtub and going into the bathroom at night lying near the tub when he was itching and burning in pain! I could not understand because he always struggles when I try to bathe him. I finally did put him in the tub and turned the shower on him a couple of times, but it was too late to avoid the allergic reaction. I wish he could talk!

May 05, 2011
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fleas/ticks medicines
by: Sherry

Tuffy, I am so glad you are feeling better. You are such a sweet dog and your mom loves you a lot. Get back to normal soon!
Love, Cinderella

I am so sorry for all of you having to give these medicines to your pups. It is very cold here in the winter, doesn't get all that hot in the summer, but, we do not have fleas, ticks, or heartworm in Alaska, (or snakes for that matter)so I don't have to use these meds on my dogs. Other than their annual parvo and periodic rabies shots, they don't need any meds, unless they become ill. I wish you the best Iris...
Love, Sherry

May 05, 2011
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Revolution
by: Becky

We've used revolution on our Coton puppy 2 months in a row without issue. I also use it on my 4 cats.

May 04, 2011
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comfortis
by: Debra

I am glad to read Tuffy is getting better.

I've used Comfortis for fleas and Heathcliff hasn't had a flea or tick on him either. We use Heartgard for heartworms, etc. I give the Comfortis with a meal and we don't have tummy upset. Per the vet, the Comfortis and Heartgard should be given 2 weeks apart in the month.

May 04, 2011
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by: Debra

I am glad to read Tuffy is getting better.

I've used Comfortis for fleas and Heathcliff hasn't had a flea or tick on him either. We use Heartgard for heartworms, etc. I give the Comfortis with a meal and we don't have tummy upset. Per the vet, the Comfortis and Heartgard should be given 2 weeks apart in the month.

May 04, 2011
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Poor Tuffy
by: Dee

Hi Tuffy's parent, my heart broke for you reading this. I hate to even think about it. Glad Tuffy is feeling better.

I do use the Revolution on my 5 1/2 lbd Coton, Spanky. I have only used it the last two months but so far no reaction to it and I haven't seen any other issues e so i guess its working.

Please keep us posted on Tuffy. :-)

May 04, 2011
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Revolution
by: Katherine

Hi there. Poor Tuffy. He's really been through some tough times (No pun intended...seriously)I have used just about every product out there at one time or another for one furry family member or another, but the only thing Murphy has ever used is Sentinel. It's also for everything, including heartworms. He has not had any reaction that I can tell. It's a once a month chewable and so far so good, it seems to work.
I'm glad to hear he's feeling better.
Hugs & Kisses to Tuffy!
P.S. I had a Tuffy once, too! :)

May 04, 2011
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Try Comfortis
by: Diane

Do you have a problem with ticks? I put k-9 advantix on my Coton ONCE and he had a terrible reaction to it. I had him the tub washing it off within 30 minutes of the application. I work at a vets office and was aware that some dogs can't handle it so I knew what to do right away. I am really sorry your pup had such a reaction to it. I had Jovi on Frontline but it didn't work for him. I live in FL! So 2 years ago I put him on Comfortis. Its an ORGANIC once a mth pill that treats fleas. AND IT WORKS! It doesn't state on the box nor does the company say that fights ticks but I have not had one tick on Jovi since he has been on it. But if I did I would use a tick collar. There has been cases of dogs throwing up after giving the Comfortis so it is recommended you give with a full meal. I don't know if your vet sells it but it is something to look into. I don't like putting pesticides on Jovi every mth. Comfortis is organic. I can't recommend revolution we don't at my vets office so I can't say if would work.

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