I have a 5 yr old basenji. Two weeks ago we moved to a new apartment. He started itching all over and there were bumps on his hind legs and tail which turned into hives. Took him to his vet this thursday. Vet determined that the bumps looke like bite marks but could not find any fleas on his body. So he gave him a Depo shot for allergy and applied a dose of Revolution (we normally use Frontline on him) for getting rid of any fleas or other insects that my be biting and causing the adverse reaction.
On coming back from the vet, the shot took care of the bumps and allergy but he started acting really strange. At various times during the day he would shake his head as if trying to shake off something in his ear/on his head. Then he would get up from where he is sitting and pace around restlessly and go to another room. He would lie down there and the whole routine repeats again. Since today, he has been wanting to go out or into the closet (like when there is a thunder storm out). he has woken up at 4 am today and he has been like that since. We took him to another open clinic today thinking it might be an ear infection - but the doctor found his ears to be fine (no infection - mites or anything). he found him to be having a temperature of 102 so a 14 day course of Simplicef antibiotics were prescribed and blood was drawn to look for skin infections, etc. This dr seemed to think that it was a side effect of Revolution. There has been no change in his behavior since coming back from the vet today and we are out of ideas . Thanks for reading this long post….... Any inputs/ideas would be greatly appreciated.