Beware of flea medications it could be dangerous for your pet

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fleaAvoid over the counter flea medications for your pet cat, dogs and other, besides saving money it may just kill you pets.

Presently it is difficult to point out a pet for whom medication for liver disease, nervous system disorders, cancers, diabetes, renal failure and other diseases is not required throughout the year. Our animals are weaker and sicker than ever. Veterinarians have never seen such an increase in the rate of diseases. Experts believes that our animals are being regularly poisoned with pet food and pet medicine among others popular anti-flea and anti-tick medications are extremely toxic to the liver.

Vets all over the world admit that most over-the-counter brands of flea medication contain Permethrin, which works in the animal’s blood system. But Products like Advantix and Frontline which contain Pyretherin, that works in the fatty layer under skin and is a safer medication with fewer side effects.

Take a recent case of Jackie Rains, she unfortunately applied a dose of Sergeant’s Silver Flea and Tick Squeeze to her two dogs and within an hour problems started, all the night dogs started running back and forth, rolling, back leg kicking, jumping and crying.

Each and every year, Americans purchase and apply to their pets a different brand of  toxic chemicals to get rid of fleas and ticks. These include collars, sprays, dusts and others related items. Apart from these pet owners also take their pets to veterinarians to be dipped in chemicals.

Chemicals used in flea control drugs trigger adverse reactions in dogs and cats, shorten life spans, cause terminal illness, and premature death.  The active ingredients in these solutions include chemicals such as imidacloprid, fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, and pyriproxyfen, all of which have caused serious health problems in animals in laboratories.

Even some of the inert ingredients can be hazardous to your animal companion’s health. Other forms of flea control—powders, collars, and sprays—are no less dangerous to you or your companion animals.

However, for person like Jackie Rain, Sergeant’s Web site said a very small percentage of dogs experience “transitory” symptoms that are short lived.

Some of these symptoms can include skin irritation, itching, scratching, drooling or foaming at the mouth.

These symptoms, according to Sergeant’s, can happen with any flea and tick control product and will usually go away within 24 hours.

Now the question is who is to bell the cat? To be very specific, we have to bell our own cat. It starts with cautiousness and education. Elimination of toxic chemicals used for innocent pets should be stopped immediately and urgently, pet owners should educate themselves continuously by upgrading with the modern veterinary science, stricter law on animal medical malpractices should be implemented.

If your pet is suffering from anti flea/tick toxic chemical, then immediately wash the body with lots of plain water and common soap, and contact your vet as early as possible.



One Response to “Beware of flea medications it could be dangerous for your pet”

  1. laurenmt Says:

    Our friend has 2 Poms who were also poisoned by Sergeant’s flea med bought at Walmart. Some dogs have died from it too but it is still on the market. It is sad that the market for dog medications are not as regulated as human medications and animals are allowed to die form bad meds without consequences.

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