Add my little shih tzu to the list! I used Sergeant’s Silver on my male shih tzu last night around 7 pm and by 9 pm it was obvious something was bad wrong. He started out just violently scratching so I bathed him a few times trying to get the crap off of him, then he started twitching and acting like he was chasing something and running into everything. He was foaming at the mouth. So I took him to the emergency medical clinic and they bathed him in Dawn dishwashing liquid and gave him benadryl. He kept getting worse so I brought him to my vet at 7 am this morning. My vet was so mad and doesn’t understand why these meds haven’t been taken off the market. They kept him all day so I could get some sleep today. I picked him up around 5:00 this afternoon and the vet felt like he was better but is worried that his eyesight has been affected.
Has anyone else had any vision problems from this poison? I can’t say that the flea med has caused the blindness, but considering the neurological problems it caused, I have my suspicions. Also, how many days does it take for a dog to recover?
In closing, I will NEVER use any medications without reading up on it on the web. I am so upset that I thought because Hartz and Sergeants are sold in every store in town that it was a safe and reputable product. I live in Northwest Arkansas which is home to Wal-Mart headquarters and I will be paying a visit to several dog-loving dog-owning Wal Mart executives!