I put Sentry Pro XFC on my 2 Chihuahua mixed dogs at 9:00pm last night. At 12:00am my larger pup woke me up and would not stop walking on me until I physically got up to see what was wrong. Turns out he was excessively foaming at the mouth. A few minutes later the smaller of the two woke up and started licking her feet and then foaming at the mouth. That’s when I realized they were having an allergic reaction to Sargeants Sentry Pro XFC flea medication (poison). So I woke up and bathed both of them twice with oatmeal shampoo and then gave them half of a Benadryl pill. The smaller pup continued to lick her paws until my sheets were soaked but finally fell asleep. I awoke the next morning finding that the smaller dog’s hind legs were moving funny when she walked (which is a severe side effect) so I took them both straight to the vet as a precaution.
The vet said that if I had not washed the poison off of the dogs it probably would have been fatal! I felt so horrible and really frustrated that this type of medication or any Hartz or Sargeant (made by Hartz) products are sold.
I am hoping that both dogs will be ok. Since it has only been a day, I have to wait it out and see. My advice to all of you is to purchase your flea medicine from you Veterinarian.
The Hartz and Sargeant companies are despicable and they should be ashamed of their lack of integrity and business ethics.