On April 18, 2009 we applied Sergeant’s Silver Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs on our 2 puggles (Daisy Mae & Jack) & our Lab Mix (Cody). All just have turned a year old in February and April.
HOW CAN THEY CONTINUE TO PUT A PRODUCT LIKE THAT ON THE SHELVES FOR CONSUMERS? I SURE WISH I WOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THE PRODUCT ON THE INTERNET BEFORE APPLYING IT!!!
Shortly after we applied the product to Jack he started running around scratching & itching. He was whining and just could not sit still. Not knowing that it was a reaction to this product we waited thinking that it was something else making him “go crazy”. When he started foaming at the mouth we decided we better get him to the nearest vet. hospital. Before we could secure our other 2 dogs… Daisy started foaming at the mouth as well. We contacted the vet. hospital and talked to the emergency vet and she told us to bathe them with dishwashing liquid and then get them to the hospital. So after bathing all 3 dogs, loading them in the car and RACING to the hospital with 3 foaming, salvating, whining dogs and 2 distraught owners we find out that it’s the application for fleas & ticks causing this scare of a lifetime.
After a $261.80 hospital charge and several injections to each dog, a sleepless night and now today (the next day) I’m on the Internet searching this product and find all these people that have either lost or severely ill pets.
I AM OUTRAGED! Is our dogs in for more permanent health problems due to this product?
Other symptoms we have noticed SO FAR:
in the emergency room both puggles were shaking, twitching ears, twitching muscles
We had to contact the vet. hospital again this evening for more meds.
This product is causing pyrethrin poisoning on pets and the public should be told before more pet’s lives are lost!