Shih-Tzu Severe Reacion

Mine is typical.  Purchased Sargeants Gold Flea Drops at Wal-Mart.  Put it on both dogs, Ricky and Lucy at about 4:15 PM, and by 6:00 PM both were in convuslions.  I took them in the shower, washed Lucy first, Ricky second, and meanwhile my wife Allison came home.  Lucy did not improve so she took them to the emergency vet service, just around the corner.  She called me after 20 minutes to let me know that I had done the correct thing by washing both dogs.  The vet gave Lucy intravenous injections of Benadryl and a muscle relaxer.  I took Ricky to the vet about 20 minutes later, because his symptoms did not become as severe immediately.  Ditto on the intravenous Benadryl and muscle relaxer.
$320 later we left the vets, took the dogs home, and they slowly became better, although I gave them more Benadryl and a couple of doggie tranquilizers that we use for firecracker days, like the 4th of July and New Years.
As a side note, Benadryl is made in a quick dissolve strip that can be cut with scissors to get to the correct dosage, about 1/8 of a strip per dog for my dogs based on their weight, about 13 pounds each.
Good Stuff.
Next day, went to Wal-Mart to see if I could get that stuff pulled from the shelves, but no.  However, the store manager requested that I fill out a Product Liability Form, which they then follow up with the product manufacturer to provide some level of fix for a problem.  Wal-Mart Claims Management sent a letter which I followed up on with a phone call.  They have faxed the claim to Sargeants, and have assured me that they will follow up to make sure that something (?) happens.
At the very least, I’d like to get that product removed from the shelves of Wal-Mart, and if I can, that will hurt the manufacturer where they live.  I’m waiting on a phone call from Sargeants to see what happens.
Please stay tuned..
Thanks for your caring,
Herb Stephen
Palm Harbor, FL
[email protected]

3 thoughts on “Shih-Tzu Severe Reacion”

  1. I used the Hartz Ultra Guard spray for dogs on my 11 month old shih Tzu today around 4:30 in the evening. After spraying her she started rolling on the floor trying to get it off. Then she started shaking, I thought that she was just cold and rapped her in a towel to dry. Around 9:30 we put her in the tub and washed her with some mild dog shampoo. The about 1 hour later she started throwing up, and that continued until around 11:00 at night. It is a little bit later than that now and she seems to be ok, I wish that I would have read this before I bought that product. Please do not use this product on your dog, it scared me really bad to see her throwing up like that it was like white foam. There should be a bigger warning lable on this product, again PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT ON YOUR PET.

  2. I used the Sergeant’s Gold Flea and Tick on my 2-year old Shih Tzu last night. Today she is still at the Emergency Vet Clinic and will be until this evening, unless there are further complications.
    I used the proper dosage and in less than 20 minutes she was foaming at the mouth, hyper, convulsing, scratching, and incontinent. After she was bathed 3 times, the convulsing slowed, but by then I had her headed to the pet ER an hour away.
    Why is this poison allowed to remain on the shelves, out in the open, instead of under lock and key and under vet supervision only?????
    I am furious! I had depended on Sergeant’s pet supplies (other than the above mentioned poison) and thought them to be a reputable group. I now have other ideas about them. “Money not safety” seems to be their new motto.
    What is the next step to get them to get this off the shelves, out of the stores, and away from other unsuspecting pet owners?

  3. I USED SENTRY XFC ON MY SHIH TZU. WITHIN 15 MINUTES, HE WAS HAVING A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION. HE WAS HAVING SEIZURES AND CONVULSING. HE STOPPED BREATHING NUMEROUS TIMES AND HAD TO BE RESUCITATED. HE WAS AT THE VET FOR FOUR DAYS AND BARELY SURVIVED. I DON’T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE. PLEASE DON’T USE ANY SARGENT PET SUPPLIES. IF YOUR PET HAS HAD ANY ALLERGIC REACTION TO THESE PRODUCTS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE FDA. THESE DRUGS ARE NOT REGULATED AND DEFINETELY SHOULD BE.

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