11 thoughts on “Sergeants Gold Flea and Tic is trying to kill your pets!”

  1. I gave my mini poodle asergeants gold yesterday… i dropped him off at my mothers house as I had to work, and about an hour after I gave it to him he started breathing heavy, scratching at his back and bitting at his paws. He was also crying and hiding under the bed. My mother gave him a bath and for a short period he seemed to calm down… then he started getting very hyper. Kissing me non-stop when I got home… getting up and down up and down, couldnt sit still for longer that 5 seconds. Scratching at his back biting at his paws again… I called the emergency number… I was told to wash him three times on Palmolive… I did, but he was still acting strange. He literally stayed up the entire night, scratching, moving around, crying… he only sit still when I rubbed him constantly. I called my vet and he told me he was on the verge of a sezier! Today he is still doing the same thing, yet has finally gotten to sleep after 15 hours of torture! I’m scared that he is going to have lasting effects from this… there is no warning label on the box, no label for side effects… how can there be a product out there that can do so much harm, and not even warn you?!?! My dog would have died, if my mother wasnt home with him… luckily she was home from work for the day and able to wash it off before it did too much harm, or he wouldn’t be with us because of a chemical poisoning from this product!!! I want to know why is this out there… and what can I do to this company for making my poor pup go through all of this pain!

  2. After applying “Sergeant’s Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs” on 1/12/09, my dog had a strong reaction to the product and cannot stay still for more than 2 second. I rushed her to the hospital and she was diagnosed with toxicity damage to her liver. She was hospitalized and is being treated for the damaged liver. The company should pull this product off the shelf.

  3. I too tried to save some money by purchasing Seagents gold and 3 days ago placed it on my cockapoo and bichon poodle, both freaked out. I did give them both a bath within 30 mins. They still act strange. How can a company have a product like this on the market!!

  4. I too experienced a similar problem with my Yorkie. I used it on a Monday evening and we went to bed. On waking Tuesday morning we found our “Kaylee’ on the foot of the bed unable to stand. I moved her to my side and she vomited excessively. we scooped up some of the vomit and took her immediately to the vet. we then called the ASPCA poison hotline and got a case number. They in turn called our vet while we were there and advised them of the correct procedure to follow. End result was that she was sick for two days. the vet told us that when we got there she was near death from fever and possible damage to here brain. Thank god she fully recovered! the bill was a little over $400. I contacted Sergeant’s, filled out their “Product Adverse Reaction report” and returned it to them. Their response has been as follows. It is my fault because I used a product that was for dogs “9-20 lbs”! The box shows a small dog, about the size of our dog. the size of the dog is written in very small letters. Also, although there are warnings about using the product on cats, there is no warning about possible effects on dogs. Now, who would use a box marked for dogs, with a dog’s picture on it on a cat?? I had clearly told them I had used only a few drops since I used the logic that a full tube(1.5ml) was alright to use on a 20 or 9 pound dog (in other words the amount for a 20 pound dog wouldn’t harm a 9 pound dog), that half that amount would be alright on a 4 1/2 pound dog. It should be noted that the amount for 21 to 40 pound dogs is 4.5ml!! So, we can use 1.5 on a 20 pound dog, and 4.5ml on a 21 pound dog, but we can’t use half the amount for a 9 pound dog on a 4 1/2 pound dog! There is no logic in their reasoning what-so-ever.
    I sent them a second letter telling them I intended to file suit and that it would cost them much more to fight the suit than to simply pay me the vet bill. then they called me and asked me to hold off until they reviewed my claim, About a week later they wrote me repeating their assertion that it was my fault and have refused to pay.
    At this point I too am seeking other victims who would be willing to file suit. I’m thinking that if enough of us signed a letter to them they might back off and pay up. As I explained to them, I’m not looking to make any money, simply to get the bill paid for. I live on SS disability and cannot afford to hire an expensive lawyer on my own.
    Please let me know if you’ve heard from other victims and if you have any plans to fight this.
    Thank you

    Roger Lamothe
    Wilson, NC

  5. I gave my toy poodle a treatment of Sargents gold treatment and my dog went crazy also. I gave her a bath and it seemed to calm her a little but then she starting having breathing problems. MY wife is trying to keep her calm as I type this. We’ll have to take her to the vet in the a.m. after reading these other comments. I’m with everyone else to sue the maker. Something must be done.

  6. April 1, 2009

    My husband bought Sergeants Gold flee and Tic treatment for our two small dogs (a shih-tzu and a maltese). About an hour or so after it was applied to the directed areas of the dogs they both started going crazy; ripping up newspapers, twitching uncontrollably, scratching at the areas of their skin that the treatment was applied and they were completely aggitated to the point that they couldn’t be soothed. We brought them to the vet who contacted the company and told us that we should give the dogs a bath in dawn dish soap and they should calm down within 24 hours. Needless to say we were up with them all night without them getting one minute of sleep and by the next morning we were getting nervous and running on no energy. The dogs remained in the same state so we called the vet and brought them back in for another check. They gave them both cortizone shots and sent us on our way saying that she shots should subside their symptoms shortly. That was almost 12 hours ago and the dogs are still no better at all. I have since spoken with the vet and if there is no improvement tomorrow they will end up hospitalizing both dogs and running further tests to check for other possible effects that the Sargeants Gold could have caused. I would love to be part of a class action lawsuit against the company for all of the suffering both of my pets have endured in the past 24 hours I would like to get all of the executives of the company into one room and put their product to the test on their bodies and sit back and see how they react.

  7. This crap gave my cat a seizure and shes in the hospital! I wils hI would of read this first. How can this be sold in stores if there is this many problems??? The $$ that I saved for the over the counter has cost me 10 fold. Anyone do anything about this and win??

  8. I applied the same flea and tic gel on my two dogs last night, They have both experienced the same problems as described above. I don’t understand why our pets seem to be suffering at the hands of uncaring greedy strangers. First food problems and now apparently flea and tick treatments. I live in the south and it is imperative that we use something to control fleas and ticks yet now my dogs may have permanent damage to their health. Thanks alot Sargeants Gold

  9. MY DOG IS GOING TO THE VET TODAY BECAUSE OF THE SERGEANTS GOLD 9 -20 LBS. FLEA AND TIC MED. DON’T USE IT!!!!!
    SHE AS OTHER POOR DOGS HAD BAD REACTIONS TO IT,NO SLEEP, CAN’T SIT STILL, SCRATCHING – JUST MISERABLE UNAPPROACHABLE. I CALLED THE COMPANY AND TOLD THEM. I AM SO MAD. AND CONCERNED FOR MY DOG. WE TRY TO SAVE MONEY AND BUY A CHEAPER MEDICINE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR PETS BECAUSE WE CAN’T AFFORD THE EXPENSIVE STUFF, AND THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPENS,,, ITS DOWNRIGHT CRIMINAL OF THEM TO SELL POISON!

  10. Just got off the phone with a vet at a 24hr veterinary hospital. She told me to throw my bottle of Sergeants Gold Flea and Tic shampoo away, never use it on an animal, and to tell my friends the same. I used it today on young super short hair kitten who didn’t have any reaction and a 2yr old long haired cat that had an allergic reaction with trembling and more rapid breathing. She didn’t even groom herself afterwards. I was told to wash her a few times more with a mild soap and rinse very thoroughly between them. I feel horrid I let her hide after her bath for so many hours- it may have been rinsed out sooner. (obviously anyone reading should consult with a vet if having similar situation.) What other companies do they own that are pet product related? I am ready to boycott them all.

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