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“Got this from a fellow rescuer and thought it might be worth passing along. It’s not one of those got it from a friend of a friend of a friend who knew somebody who might have a dog that this happened to. It’s from a reliable source very close to me. I know her and all of the dogs affected and I’m just glad they’re all safe.”Ã‚Â
This is a very important message to my family & friends who have dogs and cats–and to alert you to the hazard of using a new Flea & Tick Preventative called ProMeris http://www.promeris.com/consumer/ .
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 and my lips were swollen, eyes very red, mucous membranes such as eyes, nose, and mouth were stinging. I was very disoriented and dizzy equilibrium and not able to drive. To make this a short story, all 7 of my dogs were admitted to thhe 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;Ã‚Â I wanted to help you all become well-educated about the product.