I am currently sitting at home waiting for the lab results on my cat (also at the animal hospital) who is pet number 5 of 5 who had a Sergeants Gold Flea and Tic Treatment 2 days ago. All of my animals have had some reaction to the treatments. My largest dog, a boxer/lab cross had the least, she threw up afterward. The most severe is currently in the pet hospital and will hopefully and with prayer live. The symptoms that are listed in the other postings are the same symptoms my 2 littlest dogs (Lhaso/Shitz) exhibited. The frothing at the mouth, the shaking, twitching, running around, appearing as if there is something in the ears, etc.. According to two different vets I have spoken with and seen today and yesterday these are neurological symptoms because the medicine is absorbed through the skin and then processed through the liver. The inherent problem can be twofold. First is if the animals liver can process out all of the poison without causing too much liver damage and 2) can the animal process the poison without causing substantial neurological damage. Animals that do survive can have a lifetime of medical problems and special diets etc.
The two Lhaso babies that I have are my life line, I got them as present after being diagnosed with a life altering illness that has caused a disability. I just moved to Texas 9 days ago from New Mexico, where fleas where not a problem, so using these types of products were not a concern and are new to me.
I do have a question to throw out to any and all… I am curious to find out who and how many individuals have attempted to gain recompense from Sergeants for costs/losts or even punitive damages. Also, has there been an attempt at a grass roots collective effort to go after the company financially if the oversight bodies have been non-responsive in altering regulations and distribution channels?
My efforts will be focused on furthering education for people and whole heartedley going after Sergeants! They are cold and ruthless, they initially said they would pay the bills, then back tracked and said they would have to investigate and let me know as if I might poison my own pets.. Both vets I spoke with and saw clearly stated that Sergeants products kill animals and were very clear that these products were the impetus for my animals problems! I wouldn’t mind beggining to collect data and to attempt to contact national media outlets again, I know 60 minutes has run stories in the past, but it is time to take up the issue again! Maybe Dateline??????