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Re: Poor Boris
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 05:48:25 pm »
Quick update.....
Boris got gradually better over the course of the weekend but we took him down this afternoon just to get the vet to check him over anyway. I was worried.
It was a reaction to the flea treatment, the medication is called ProMeris and the vet says it has caused this kind of reaction in many dogs - vomiting, diorientation and losing locomotion in their back ends. She's said that if this ever happens in future to wash the area where the lotion has been applied repeatedly to try and minimise the effects. (Don't know why I didn't think of that at the time  ::))
Thanks for everyone's advice & kind words  :-* and be wary if you get given ProMeris - nasty stuff  :(
Karen  :wave:


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Poor Boris
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2012, 06:02:39 pm »
Glad boris is feeling better. (( hugs))  for boris.

Perhaps stick with frontline flea product. I use it as it is not systemic ( ie it does not work within the body.) It stays in the hair follicles so is very safe. It takes up to 24 hours to kill fleas and ticks but I'd rather this than a systemic  product even tho they can take action in an hour or so.


  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Poor Boris
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 06:36:52 pm »
Fantastic news - if kind of scary that thewormers are this toxic to his system, def sounds like non systemic approach better for him!
Really good news, so pleased for you (and poor Boris!), give him a kiss from me!


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Poor Boris
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 06:44:48 pm »
That's great Karen  :excited:  - what a scare you've all had  :(   
Think though what any contact with that stuff might have done to you and the children - clearly to be avoided (and that other vet)
Big hugs for you and Boris  :-*
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  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Poor Boris
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2012, 08:17:36 pm »
bless him, hope Boris continues to improve, we've been thinking of him (and you) :)
Little Blue


  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Poor Boris
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2012, 08:27:36 pm »
Phew, what a relief.



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