Adverse reaction to Sergent’s Flea medication
I just received this email from a personal friend up in Oregon.Â This is not the first I have heard about adverse side effects with this product or other chemical based pesticides for that matter:
I just wanted to let everyone know that this brand of flea medicine made my dogs sick this weekend.Â I usually use Multi Advantage but this weekend used 2 samples of the Sargents I was given.Â I used it on my two younger dogs and they both had a reaction to it.Â They seemed very nervous and couldn’t sit still.Â The youngest one was kicking her legs constantly and they were both smacking their lips/mouths like they were dehydrated but they were drinking lots of water.Â Their faces got a little swollen although never had any problems breathing.Â I called the hotline on the box and she said they were having a tingly sensation like we get if our foot falls asleep and that is why they were constantly moving around.Â She said the best thing to do would be to wash them in dish soap that this would take the medicine off the skin and to give them water with chicken broth, just enough to make the water cloudy, in it to help with their mouths, not really sure why this would help but I did it.
I am happy to say they are ok now and were feeling better yesterday, I gave them the flea medicine Saturday morning, the ladyon the hotline said the symptoms could last 24 to 48 hours.
I am not knocking this type of medicine in general, I just wanted to let everyone know to be careful using it on your animals and what to do if they do have a reaction to this or any flea medicine.
Feel free to passÂ this on to any one you might feel should be warned of this medicine.
Thank you Teena.
Why do we continue to use these toxic products on our dogs folks? Why to we take risks with their health and well being this way when there are great natural alternatives that not only deter pests but are actually healthy for our pets?Â Want to know about some of these natural preventatives and products?
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