New Flea and Tic med


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Dec 5, 2003
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Saw this and wanted to pass it on. I don't use any of the bio meds anymore on Luke. He has a bad reaction to them.

Hi Everyone— the following message is from a very good friend. If you don't have a pet, please pass this on to anyone you know you may have a cat or dog....very important.
This is Jo and this is a very important message to my family & friends who have dogs—cats--and to alert you to the hazard of using a new Flea & Tick Preventative called ProMeris .

This is a new product designed to be a more effective product than other flea/tick treatments that was just released this year. It is available thru a vet and not currently on-line. I got ProMeris this week for my 7 dogs (6 Huskies & 1 Golden-Airedale), and the results were debilitating for nearly all of them—including me. Since my incident this week, my vet has pulled it from distribution and alerted the manufacturer, Fort Dodge.

Here are my results: Within less than 2 hours after applying, 4 of my dogs had vomited from 2-4 times, 3 were disoriented and stumbling, 1 was dragging his back leg, 1 was salivating. I had very similar symptoms like an allergic reaction—my lips were swollen, eyes very red, mucous membranes such as eyes, nose, and mouth were stinging. I was very disoriented—dizzy equilibrium and not able to drive. To make this a short story—all 7 of my dogs were admitted to the hospital for veterinarian care, and 3 of them remained for care, IV fluids and observation for 24 hours. I was in the emergency room. I'm home now and so are the dogs. We're all feeling much better. Vet bills were over $2,500 and Fort Dodge is paying for these. Not only can the product cause this reaction, it has a highly noxious odor that permeated the house and is just starting to dissipate after 3 days.

Your dogs/cats might not have the same reaction, but given my experience—I wanted to help you all become well-educated about the product.

Cathy R. Crockett, President
Pickett County Humane Society
Byrdstown, Tennessee


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Jul 14, 2005
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Wow, Thanks for the post and I will pass it on to all my Buddies and Family

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