04-08-2016, 10:26 AM
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Upstate New York
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Thank you, I started the Sentinel again because it seemed as if it was going to be an early Spring. I admittedly am quite a novice about all this and thought I needed to start this early. Apparently I have a much smaller window in which it might be needed. I gave one to her on March 1st and then one on April 1st. The other dose she had was in December, as it was still so warm then. I figured she was handling it well so it wouldn't be a problem. Ugh. I wish I never gave it to her. She is still so afraid of going outside and this morning she won't eat her breakfast and won't even play indoors. She just runs back to her bed, ears down. Last night she seemed fine suddenly, playing indoors and even a little outside, and this morning it seems to have come back, even worse. She just seems so fearful of all these things that she used to love. I don't want to push her but she is going to need to go outside at some point to pee and poop. She has held it in for almost 12 hours now and I know she has to go, but she won't go outside. Granted, there is a bit of a snowstorm at the moment, but she never minded that before. It's like she starts to play or go outside, but then she gets this looks of panic and runs upstairs.
And, I did read about the ivermectin problem, I chose Sentinel because it doesn't use that ingredient. I didn't know they might be affected by milbemycin. I know that heart worms are not a big worry yet, but I guess I thought I needed to give it to her now because of the other worms it might prevent. I should get her tested anyway, just to find out. Thank you for your help. I can only hope that this wears off and she bounces back. I also don't want her associating me with making her do anything that causes fear. That is also a big concern. I'm trying to be gentle and to let her know that I am there for her.
Last edited by JDog; 04-08-2016 at 10:30 AM.