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My puppy of ten weeks old was given a stronghold treatment

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my puppy of ten weeks old was given a stronghold treatment on the 21/1/16 for scabies.
she now has a crust on her skin about an inch square and very sore. is this normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
It isn't, no. In field trials adverse effects were rare. Approximately 1% of cats showed a transient, localized alopecia at the area of administration but dogs tolerated selamectin (Stronghold) well. Less than 0.5% of pets experienced pruritis (itchiness)/urticaria (a hypersensitivity reaction), and erythema (reddening) of the skin. Skye appears to be in that less than 0.5% category. Please let her vet know what you're seeing, Madalene. I expect that the area will be addressed with a topical antibiotic-antiyeast-antiinflammatory steroid cream.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.