Our 2 year old sheltie had gotten fleas . This is the first time any of our dogs had fleas so I went to the store and picked up Sargeants Gold. Sargeants has been around for a long time so I assumed it was perfectly safe.
Within 45 minutes after putting the medication on , I could tell something was wrong. Our dog was restless, winning and drooling heavily. He would not sit still. His leg stated jerking and he walked around aimlessly. I washed the medication off twice within the next two hours. He still would not settle down. It was now midnight – 5 hours after I put the drops onto our dog.
I sat up with our dog all night long reading story after story on the internet about how this medication is dangerous and even lethal to animals. I feel like a knife is in my stomach. How could I have been so stupid… why didn’t I read this one day earlier. Something has to be done to stop companies from putting things on store shelves that could harm dogs and cats.
My dog continued to pace hour after hour. His leg continued to twitch as well. First thing in the morning Icalled our vet who had me come in to the office. He gave our dog a shot to counteract the poison from the flea medication.
It took three days for our sheltie to relax. He did not sleep for 48 hours and he still jerks slightly. Not 100% back but I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel
Please, get the word out-