Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
I copied this from a previous discussion about Nexgard:
Both our girls were given Nexgard in December. Diva has always been prone to severe itchiness,and two hours after the dose, Diva was going crazy from increased itchiness, and she was stressing out.
We contacted the vet who said to give Benadryl and come by the office for Prednisone, in case it was needed (this was at 6:15 p.m.). Two hours later she was still horribly itchy and uncomfortable, so we gave her the Pred. She finally seemed to relax for about an hour, but by 9:15 she was scratching and biting again. The vet called to see how she was doing, and said that the calm hour was likely due to the Benadryl finally kicking in, and the Pred would take a while to start working. During this, she drank like a race horse, but didn't pee until about midnight. At 2:30 she got another dose of Benadryl, and finally settled down (and my alarm goes off at 5...).
Suki (Bella vom Wofenhaus, born May 31, 2008)
Diva (Aphrodite de Domus Didacus, born December 4, 2009)