We've used Frontline Plus for years with Bear... no problems. In fact, I love the product. But a week ago I applied her monthly Frontline Plus to a spot between her shoulder blades (as directed)... only to find now a week later she has considerable burning on that location. The area has scabbed and pussed and looks horrendous.
We've cleaned her up, gave her an antibacterial bath and dressed her burn with antibiotics... but what the heck could have caused this? We have never had any problems with Frontline before. Could she have developed an allergic reaction to Frontline since last month? Could I have gotten a bad product that was out of date or expired? Has anyone else had any burning issues with Frontline Plus?
Please help... Bear and I thank you!
What you describe sounds a lot like a hot spot although I could be wrong. If she has been scratching at the area you applied the drops it is quite possible that she has developed one.
These things look pretty disgusting, almost like burns.
Call the company and ask them. Have the lot # just in case.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Thank you for your response. I really don't think its a "hot spot". I can't be just a coincidence that the same exact area was given Frontline just a few days prior. And the "sore" is even in the same triangle shape that I applied the Frontline. She is feeling better now after some love and care... and a little Neosporin Plus. She definitely wants to scratch at it but we are trying to keep her still and on her belly.
Thanks and let me know if anyone else has ever heard of anything like this happening.
Sounds like a hotspot to me as well, and yes, a hotspot can crop up overnight, and they are horrible looking.
When I apply frontline I put it up on the neck, between the shoulders and at the base of the tail as well.
Yeah, that's exactly where this spot is. What can I do for her other than keep it clean and continue to apply Neosporin Plus antibiotic cream? Can I give her a baby aspirin or something to ease the pain?
Could you possibly post a picture? it is really hard for anyone to say exactly what it is without seeing it. My thought is still a hot spot but again, I can't say.
It is possible for the hot spot to be where you applied the Frontline if she has been scratching at it. Scratching is usually what first causes hot spots.
Where the spot is I don't believe she can possibly scratch it. I don't think she's that flexible!!! :P :P
I just applied NeoSporin so it looks a little creamy... I'll see if I can take a pic for you. One moment... THANK YOU !!!
Here is a pic... you'll notice some Neosporin Antibiotic cream residue which I just applied.
Here are some more full resolution pics a little closer-up to the wound:
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP AND ADVICE !!!
Ouch. Poor baby.
Looking at the picture I still say hot spot.
One of my dogs had one in the summer and it looked VERY similar.