Sergeant’s Gold Flea&Tick Squeeze on – Don’t use this!!

My 14 lb miniature poodle had the same negative reaction described by others, immediately following application of Sergeant’s Gold Flea&Tick Squeeze on – running around frantically, scratching non-stop, eating grass, foaming at the mouth, vomiting.  We bathed him twice that evening and gave him a Benadryl.  He continued this behavior all night long and when he hadn’t improved by morning, i called the vet who said to bring him in immediately!  She said there had been lots of problems with Sergeant’s and Hartz brands.  We’ve used Frontline in the past with no negative reaction.  Long story short – if we hadn’t taken him in then, he may have worsened and died, as many other pets apparently have!  The vet put him on an IV, gave him more sedatives and drugs to counteract the toxicity in his body, and kept him overnight for a total bill of $857!!  I’m sending it to the company and hope to receive a refund.  If not, i hope there will be a class action suit.  This is definitely cruelty to animal

26 thoughts on “Sergeant’s Gold Flea&Tick Squeeze on – Don’t use this!!”

  1. I’m very sorry that this has happened to you. Thank you for bringing forward this story…you have helped prevent others from the devastating losses that these pesticide products are creating. Sergeant’s has one of the worst safety records in the industry. Their products containing cyphenothrin have accounted for a significant number of the adverse incidents reported to the EPA. Cyphenothrin is one of the most toxic and dangerous ingredients allowed on the market…the EPA must take strong action against this manufacturer. Please take one more step to help other pets an pet owners. Please take the time to report your incident to the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC). This organization works with the EPA to compile the database of incidents and statistics that will be analyzed and used as a basis for corrective action. The NPIC can be reached at 1-800-858-7378. They are very professional, courteous and efficient. This is a critical step in the public forcing the EPA to do the right thing and get these neuro-toxin pesticide ingredients out of the marketplace. Also, please call Sergeant’s and report this incident. They–like all the manufacturers–have an obligation under federal law to also report this incident to the EPA. Hartz Mountain has been cited and fined for not properly and promptly reporting these incidents…put the pressure on Sergeant’s by giving them the details and forcing them to report to the EPA. Also, they should be asked to reimburse your medical expenses…don’t hesitate to ask for this. Thank you again; I sincerely hope your pet recovers completely.

  2. I don’t get it? somebody please enlighten me here. The stores are still selling these animal care products that “kill???” Obviously, something’s very wrong here with these so-called consumer watchdog groups, who’s primary purpose is to police these dangerous products.

    Unfortunately-(for all pet owners, myself included too) even the mighty EPA can be paid off if the $price$ is right! call this my own conspiracy theory if you will. After all, its no secret that without question there’s just a little too much corruption & greed in practically every branch of our government. furthermore, as a man who would never discriminate, nongovernmental agencies are also included too.

    I fully acknowledge the heartbreaking outcry of those who have lost that little companion due to the toxicity of a so-called safe product. Truly speaking “the word has been voiced many times by those who have lost that little friend” now where’s the action from those federally funded watchdog groups??? I personally have accumulating vast amounts of info over the years with little or no legal action ever taken against the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. My conclusion, “criminal legitimacy on both sides of the argument. a lack of any criminal credibility” in other words, it is a bitter pill to swallow! However, the makers of these products Hartz, Sargeant’s and many others are for the most part “untouchable” and have powerful lobbing groups in Washington to prove it too.

    I also have some major problems with the manufacturers of those frontline products too. one should do the math “ounce for ounce” this flea ,tick product is obviously overly priced. that one factor has forced many to buy those cheaper far more dangerous products in the past, and with many devastating consequences too. naturally,this so-called consumer doesn’t recommend anything that has the smallest ties to that evil pharmaceutical industry. NO! I give my 3 little four-legged children garlic & yeast pills twice a week, a good flea bath once a month and a mild chemical treatment of the house and yard every three to six months.

    My three kids are happy and healthy and Lord willing! They will stay that way. in conclusion,i have a question that has gone unanswered over the decades, When a food product is found to be toxic to humans its quickly removed from those store shelves, so why doesn’t the same apply to those proven to be toxic pet products too! Corporate greed???

  3. These products should be banned and removed from product shelves~ I used the Sargents on my pets and because the instructions were in another language and so tiny printed i just looked at the picture showing to put the drops on the back of the neck.
    I only had a single dose tube that I picked up at a discount store.I was planning on getting new flea collars on the 1st but when I saw the puppies fleas had spread to my cat, I took what was left in the tube [squeezed out 2 drops] and put the oily stuff on my cats neck.
    I thought at most that it wouldnt work, but hoped it would bring her a little relief til I could get her a flea collar.

    I had no idea it would cause her to go into convulsions, seizures and foam at the mouth gasping for air and nearly dying~! Rushing her to the animal hospital and they washed her off with Dawn detergent and then placed her on IV to give her meds to stop the seisures and prevent dehydration.She remained 48 hours in the hospital and my bill was $485~!!!

    She is now home, sleeping all the time taking follow up meds but is expected to fully recover.She was lucky I got her the medical help within a few hours of her reaction to that flea drop remedy from Sargents. I had already thrown out the cardboard packaging but gave the tube to the vet so they could tell what antidotes to give .They disposed of the tube.

    It wasnt til my son called the Sargents company that he was informed they would pay the vet bill IF he sent in the tube or packaging, so we are out of luck as far as any reimbursement goes. Now I am short on my rent and will be broke for months since I live on disability of only $700 a month~ But my cat needed to be saved as this was not her fault the stuff was toxic to her.

    I am now trying to sell my art prints online to recoup some of these expenses and hope to get my bills paid.I have lowered prices of my art for a fundraiser to compensate for the $485 bill which was payable at time of services.

    Contrary to what some may think, I have not had any help with this devastating expense. I never thought of lawsuits or saving evidence. I only thought of saving my cat.
    Ave Hurley

    http://tiny.cc/helpcat

  4. I used Sergeant’s Gold on my dogs in the morning the other day. I left for most of the day and came home to a bedroom covered in dog vomit. My poodle threw up probably 10 times. I feel horrible that I was gone that day while he was sick and wasn’t there to wash the retched stuff off. He now has a horrible sore on the back of his neck that seems very tender and he wants to lick it constantly. As far as I can tell the shi tzu has not had a problem. I am giving up on over the counter flea products. This is ridiculous.

  5. If he wants to lick it constantly, it might still be itching underneath. You might want to make an Elizabethian collar for him to prevent him from licking too much so he doesnt break the skin~! You can make them from cardboard & tape or maybe pick one up at the vet [cheaper to make one though]
    We had a cat who had surgery once and kept licking the sore area til he broke the skin.The ensuing infection delayed recovery. I have seen some photos on a few of these site where they had owners using them to keep the dogs from licking their wounds.
    I hope your poor dog recovers fast~!I know how bad you feel from all this too.
    Thanks for sharing your story.If even one person reads it and it spares their pet from a similar fate, it is not in vain~!
    🙂
    Ave

  6. I also used the Sergeant’s Gold on my Pug. Within 20 minutes he was sick. He was running, hiding, scratching and vomiting everywhere. I gave him a bath to try and get it off him, but the symptoms lasted for about 36 hours. It has left him with a very angry looking ridge where I applied it. It’s been three days and he is better, but you can’t imagine how bad I feel. I believe the maker of this product is aware that this is happening and they choose to keep selling it. I am calling the NPIC (1-800-858-7378) today to report it, but feel my call will fall on deaf ears. I do not think we should let this go. Other pets will suffer and some may lose their lives. I bought this product at Kroger and am notifying them if they don’t pull this product, I will no longer shop with them. I hope all of you will follow suit where you bought the product.

  7. I USED THIS ON MY SHI TZU A YEAR AGO AND 7-8 MONTHS LATER HE DIED…IT IS SO HORRIBLE…HE WENT THRU AGONY LIKE DESCRIBED BY MANY MANY MANY ON THIS SIGHT…HE WAS IN THE VETS FOR 2 DAYS…WHICH THEY DID REIMBURSE ME FOR AS LONG AS I SIGNED OFF FOR NO FURTHER ACTION AGAINST THEM…SHAGGY LOST HIS SPIRIT AND LOST HIS LIFE IN THE END…SO SAD THAT THIS STUFF IS ALLOWED TO BE ON THE SHELVES…EVER A CLASS ACTION I WANT TO BE ON THE TOP OF THE LIST…

  8. I have a mini schnauzer fiona and she also had a bad reaction to this product and ended in the vet and they started her on an IV she will have to stay overnight and they don’t know how she will be tommorrow this product should he off the shelf and the manufacture held responsible

  9. just this morning i put seagents gold on my pit bull bella now this afternoon about 5 hours later she went out & was drooling so bad & eating grass likes its candy. no barfing. she seems ok otherwise may be a little anxious! it was al lthe cvs had & i had never heard a bad thing about it until i looked up the brand to see what side efx could be!
    what do i do? i am bathing her in dawn in a second & watching her carefully.
    i swear to god i will go crazy if bella dies! my husband lost his job & i am sickly a lot & as we speak we have less than 100$ between us & no one to borrow from if shwe gets poisoned by this crap!
    we will have to surrender her if they dont euthanize my baby i rescued!
    i am in tears & shaking so bad.
    i hate this product! damned bastards!

  10. I am having the same reaction after applying the Sergeants Gold to my two dogs. They are running through the house, crying in pain and thowing up foam. I can’t believe Kroger is selling this Hartz product. Why do the grocery stores carry Hartz? If I knew Sergeant’s was a Hartz product, I never would have bought it. I have boycotted Hartz products for 37 years since some dust product for Hamsters killed my Hamster. Now 37 years later, I buy Sergeants (Hartz) and my dogs are crying in pain, their skin burning from the toxin in the product. I’ve bathed them 3 times with Dawn. I called the hotline and they assured me its not life threatening, but reading these posts it appears I might as well have just given the dogs a toxin. Why does the EPA allow this product. It should be banned. Kroger, and other grocers, pull this product before you get caught up the the lawsuits that most certainly will follow. Hartz, shame on you once again. You only care about the money, not our pets.

  11. Linda, please get your facts straight. Sergeant’s is not Hartz. As despicable and reprehensible as Hartz is they should not be confused with Sergeant’s–they are two separate companies–competitors, in fact–that have their own independent appalling safety records.

    If we’re ever to accomplish our objective of removing these lethal products from the marketplace we’re going to have to have the facts on our side. The facts, if handled honestly, will be more than enough to cast full sunshine on the atrocious behavior of these two companies…but let’s be clear: Hartz is not Sergeant’s. We play into the hands of their public relations people and their legal departments when we are careless with the facts. In fact, their own records with the facts are so poor they would be embarrassed if they had any shame (or believed that someone would do a “facts check” on them). Again, please be clear about who and what injured your pet.

    I’m very sorry this has happened to you and your two dogs. I hope they fully recover. Also, I hope you’ll take the time to report this incident to the proper organization(s) and provide them with the details. This will be critical in accomplishing the bigger picture which is the removal of these terrible products from the market. Thank you.

  12. Hello,

    First I would like to say how sorry I am that you and all the others, espescially the innocent pets, had to go through this horrible nightmare.

    Two days ago I used the Sergeants SILVER flea and tick drops on my 14 year old Jack Russell Terrior. I have just read most of the blogs and noticed that most people are saying they used the Sergeants GOLD. Sergeants Silver just happens to be the POISON I used on my little man, Reggie. Had I had not acted as fast as I did He would have most certainly died. I called the Emergency Vet in another town 39 miles away because I didnt apply the POISON until after 8o clock so my regular Dr. wasnt in his office. I hadn’t even gotten it out of my mouth good, when the woman said “bathe him NOW, and bring him in ASAP”. I did as she said and bathed him with AJAX dish detergent, watered down and rushed through the late night. He had seizures, vomited more than 4 times and foamed at the mouth. His legs and stomache were hard as bricks, he couldn’t bend his legs. He also had muscle spasms. They kept him until 7 am. and then I took him to my vet in my hometown, but not before I paid 440.00!!!! Due RIGHT THEN!!

    Of course I paid it and I paid it gratefully, and my Vet. kept him on his IV fluids the rest of the day, and at 6 pm I was able to bring my sweet baby home.

    Needless to say I am FURIOUS! This is CRIMINAL! How can they keep this dangerous chemical on the shelves??? I intend to call these people and go through the correct channels and get reimbursed for the cost. Cost be damned, this company has a name that people trust, I am 46 yers old and have heard of Sergeants and Hartz all of my life, I have even used their shampoo, but never will I EVER use anthing they have to offer! I would like to know what we can do about this! As long as it’s on the shelves this will keep happening and others might not be as lucky as Reggie. I feel guilty because he trusts me and I POISONED MY OWN DOG!!

    Thank You for allowing me to vent!

    Karen King in Orhcard Hill, Georgia
    p.s. my vet didn’t charge me a penny! It obviously happens a lot!

  13. same.. on my puppy PJ. next morning after applying late night prior to the POISON REACTIONS my girlfriend and I immediately gave him 2 baths with dawn fed him chicken broth and cried as we watched in fear of what might happen next after reading ALL THESE BLOGS , first thing you see after typing up on google/ask is ” do not use” and many other bad reviews on this product. i should have left it alone when i thought about frontline and didnt have enough cash, the lady and man at the CVS PHARMACY store on the corner of my street even suggested.. I AM ENRAGED AND HAVE BEEN ALL DAY. MOURNING STILL ON WHAT COULD HAVE CAME OF THIS B.S. I AM 18 , IN INDIANA AND THIS IS MY HORROR STORY AFTER USING THIS HARTZ PRODUCT

    LETS ALL MAKE THIS A MOVEMENT TO PREVENT THIS HAPPENENING TO MORE PETS AND PET OWNERS, SPREAD THE WORD, BOYCOTT HARTZ PRODUCTS. ONE DAY WILL COME WHEN THE FINAL JUDGE SLAMS HIS HAMMER ON THIS SICKENING CASE.. FORBID THIS PRODUCT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. ENRAGED ON THE OUTCOME OF MY DECISION BASED ON KNOWLEDGE .. MY INSTINCTS TOLD ME NOT TO PURCHASE SARGEANTS GOLD, IT COULD HAVE ENDED UP FATAL. I PRAY FOR THE FAMILYS THAT MAY PURCHASE THIS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE US BLOGGERS HAVE ALSO FOUND OUT..

    LETS START A MOVEMENT, BOYCOTT HARTZ

  15. My 3 month old yellow lab likes to play with my nieces 3 month old boxer. So when i found a wound on the back of his neck i thought it was from Sonny(lab)and Gus(boxer) playing too rough.Well, I took him to the vet for his set of puppy shots and asked her to look at the wound and told her of the rough housing by the two puppies. When she came back with my little boy she had a really bad look on her face and asked me if i had used any topicals on him. I told her Sergeants flea and tick, she then showed me what it had done to my baby. He had blisters all down his neck equivalent of 1st and 2nd degree burns. Why would any company keep this kind of crap on the shelves of ANY store????? I felt as though I had hurt my baby, which never on this earth would I do such a thing. I cried about it knowing I was the one that had put this crap on my precious little baby!!!! To all that wants to use this crap BEWARE!!!!!DO NOT USE WHATSOEVER!!!! The cost of the extra meds wasn’t what got me but $500 IS insane for using something that’s been on the market for many many years. I will be contacting Sergeants to let them know what a horrific product they have and i will let everyone I know DO NOT USE!!!

  16. My dog also had a bad reaction, but fortunately not as severe as that of your story. She just was running from me when I tried to put it on her… something I should’ve taken more seriously since she pretty much lets me do whatever to take care of her. But that whole night she was drooling, not panting, but drooling and left pools of drool all over the place and not little pools. This was totally not her behavior. She, too, was eating grass. She also had a cut/wound/scab where I put the most of it, which I can’t say is def from that… but coincidence? I will never use that crap I got from Wal-Mart again!

  17. I HAVE NOT ONLY PUT SERGANTS GOLD FLEA ND TICK SQEEZE ON ONE OF MY DOGS BUT ON FOUR OF THEM. AFTER READING WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE WENT THROUGH COULD YOU IMAGINE THAT WITH FOUR DOGS AT THE SAME TIME. THEY ARE SO IRRITABLE RIGHT NOW SCRATCHING AND ONE IS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH… SHANKING THEIR HEADS FIERCLY.. AFTER READING THESE REVIEWS WE BEAGN BATHING OUR DOGS WITH DAWN SOAP AND GAVE THEM ALL A DOSE OF BENDRYL. WE ARE HOPING THEY DONT GET AS WORSE AS WHAT WE HAVE ALL READ. I TOO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS ITEM REMOVED FROM THE SHELVES. WE TRY TO HELP OUR ANIMALS AND YET I HAVE MADE ALL MINE SERIOUSLY SICK.. THANKS SERGANTS!!!!! I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE I KNOW HERE IN PAMPA TX. I AM ALSO POSTING THIS AWFUL MEDICINE ON MY MYSPCE FOR ALL TOO SEE…….

  18. Brandie, I SO empathize with you having FOUR pets poisoned!! Last Friday (9.18.09) I discovered a flea on one of my mini-schnauzers. I immediately gave Banjo and my female, Berklee, very good baths. Then I applied the Sergeant’s Gold squeeze (9-14 lb. dose) as directed, from the neck all the way down the spine stopping just short of the tail. (First time I’ve ever used it.)

    In less than 15 minutes, BOTH of them began to freak out!! Berklee began to dig furiously at their just-laundered bed. (I thought she was just trying to get it adjusted after being washed.) Then Banjo started shaking and whipping his head around from side to side as if he was getting bit by ants. Berklee started barking in a shrill pitch.

    I then realized it was the Sergeant’s that was causing their reactions!! I gave them baths, to no avail. Banjo started running all over the house, up and down the stairs and into every nook and cranny seeking relief. Berklee started drooling immensely. Their breathing was labored. They were in distress!!

    I retrieved the package and read that after bathing with dish detergent, if allergic reaction is still present, run water over the dog for 15-20 minutes. This is NOT an easy task holding a dog under water that long when they are about to crawl out of their skin anyway!! After the two endured this water-torture, no relief. I read further and found the 800 emergency hotline (no emergency vet hospital in my small town). After being placed on hold for some time, I finally spoke to a rep at 3:00 a.m. who instructed me to do what I had already done.

    She told me to read her the SKU # off the package. She asked me their weight (which I couldn’t recall at that time of night and at the point of exhaustion myself). “Do they weigh more than an average baby?” was her next question. I told her I didn’t think they weighed much more than that. She said that I had purchased too strong a dose, and that they were suffering an allergic reaction because of an overdose (my fault basically). Of course, I felt even worse!!

    I stayed up with them ALL night long, trying to calm them, but neither slept a wink (Banjo wouldn’t even lie down; all he did was run up and down stairs ALL night long). That morning, I called my vet who is 35 miles away. She was leaving town, but called in a prescription for Prednizone and directed OTC children’s Benadryl. However, they developed fevers. The next 3 days, I gave them more baths and followed doctor’s orders with the meds.

    On day 4, I drove them to my vet who had returned. By this time, they had open sores all over their bodies from the chemical burns, deep cuts from their scratching, and balding patches where their hair had fallen out. They were still shaking and biting themselves – 4 days later!! My vet took their temps, confirmed fevers, gave them shots, prescription shampoo and prescription spray to ease their discomfort. They weighed in at 18 & 19 pounds: 4-9 pounds MORE than the packaged strength!!

    At the end of the visit, my vet stated that if they did not show signs of improvement very soon, she was very worried about their recovery. All this because I found one flea! At this point, my vet and pharmacy expenses are not even an issue…Banjo and Berklee surviving are!!!!

    If you love your dogs like children, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT!!

    Lori in Canadian, Texas

  19. Unfortunately, I have a story also. A few months ago, my cat Baby, became very ill. He was lethargic, drooling, not able to walk well, and crying. I took him to a “chain” clinic located in a “chain” pet store. After being accused of leaving poisons out for my cat to ingest, they hospitalized him. I was in constant contact with them. When he was well enough to come home, I was under the impression that the bill would be around $300-$350. I came to get my Baby and the bill was over $800. I am a full-time graduate student, and so I had to borrow the money over the phone while I was at the clinic to pick him up. Once I got him, he was looking miserable. I told the nurse that if the clinic would have given me better information, that I never would have put him through the pain he had been in.

    Regardless, my Baby survived. I never figured out how he had gotten a hold of poison because I’ve always been very careful with chemicals. A couple of weeks ago, I finally gave in and decided to get flea medicine for the dogs and cat. When I went to the store, there was Frontline for the dogs; and for the cats, all that was available (that I remember) were the Hartz and Sergeant’s flea drops. I went with Sergeant’s Gold. Two days after applying, my cat started acting like he had a few months ago. That was when I finally noticed that where I had put the flea drops, it looked more like I had pored acid. All of the sudden everything clicked…When Baby had been sick before, I had just given him Hartz drops. The only difference in reaction was that the Sergeant’s left the skin irritation.

    I called the after hours emergency clinic and they told me that they were familiar with the problem that the drops cause…What?!…This is not unheard of? As instructed, I gave Baby a bath and I did see some improvement immediately. That next morning (Friday) I dropped off my cat to the vets. He agreed that we could be 99% sure that the drops caused him being so ill, but couldn’t prove it conclusively without doing some painful tests. I did not want to put Baby through that. He was hospitalized until Tuesday. He appeared to bounce back until Thurday. He was talking quite a bit (which is normal for him when healthy), but in hindsight, I’m realizing that he was crying. By Friday, he was a limp ragdoll forcing himself to breath. He would just lay in my lap with his heavy breathing, eyes vacantly wide open. I took him to the emergency clinic. By now I’ve spent over $1100 for my cat to be tortured. I feel so guilty! So the emergency clinic needs to put him on IV with a catheter. They bring in the estimate of over $900. I tell them that I don’t have the money and so they recommend that I put Baby to sleep.

    After $168 to get Baby home, I had decided to see how he did throughout the night. He did make it through the night. He stayed alive long enough for me to find him (he had somehow crawled to the basement)and tell him how sorry I was for using those stupid drops, and that I love him.

    Anyone who knows what has been happening was shocked to find out that his illnesses correlate with the timing of the drops from Hatz and Sergeant’s. None of us had ever heard that there would be a problem. I can’t understand why these products that are so dangerous, can stay on the market. I also wish there was a way to better reach out to the public. Bless those for whom have posted their stories of sorrows. Bless those for whom have tried to follow legal and media channels. I feel for all of us, as so many animals are out in the world starving or being abused, and yet when they do have good homes, the very people who love them are inadvertently harming them with what used to be trusted household names.I know that we are not to blame but the guilt is still real. If only I hadn’t chosen those stupid drops. I’d take Baby with fleas any day over all of this happening to him and my family.

  20. it is monday, 26-Oct-09 and my babies are finally almost back to normal. they still have minimal itching, but nothing else. this past saturday (the 24th) i applied sergeant’s gold to my two chihuahuas at approximately 930am. i usually use frontline, but i was at meijer buying shampoo for them and came across sergeant’s and figured i should give it a try since it’s much less expensive than frontline. bad mistake and one i will never make again.
    after application of this product, sophie who is 11 lbs. began to pant excessively and billie who is 10 lbs. began to move about frantically and vomited 3x. i immediately figured it was from the product. i went to the computer and typed in -panting, vomiting, flea and tick control- and every site returned from my search was regarding sergeant’s gold or silver. full of complaints.
    everyone said how they rushed their pets to emergency and bathed in dish soap. i bathed them 3x in dish soap and made sure to rinse thoroughly and for about ten minutes. dried well and applied vitamin E (researched the active ingredient online and called sergeant’s and they said the product makes the skin prickly and the dog tries to scratch at it). gave them each a half dose of benadryl. sophie had a fever. her ears were extremely heated as were her paw pads and stomach. i rubbed her tummy with alcohol and applied a cold towel along with me massaging her. she napped and so did billie. at around 4pm, sophie did wake and was still panting (no panting while sleeping). i then worried and called the hotline for sergeant’s again. they said not to worry about the panting, but if it persists beyond 24 hrs. then i should take her to the emergency (girl at sergeants). whattt????
    i called the e-vet to see what they thought and they said bring her in- they’ve gotten lots of complaints about the product.
    i knew that all they’d do is pump them with fluids and give antihistamines so…i gave them plenty of water and half benadryl q8hrs. all in all it was a bad experience and i will NEVER again do that to them. i feel like such a horrible parent, but the truth is…THIS PRODUCT NEEDS TO BE BANNED FROM SHELVES.
    i dont understand whats going on behind this. i mean, when those companies manufacturing the poisonous dog food were found out..and everyone complained…that stuff was banned. what’s the deal with this??
    whomever is supposed to be inspecting and regulating chemicals in products isn’t doing their job and it’s up to us to make sure they do.
    this is ridiculous!

  21. I recently purchased Sergeant’s flea and tick gold, normally I use Frontline. Since it was Sunday and I found a few fleas on my 1 1/2 year old New Foundland, I thought I would try this instead of waiting for a day for the vets to be open.
    Within a few minutes Harley began to rolling around on the floor, like he was trying to get the product off of him. At first I thought he was just mad (like when he has a bath). Then he began itching like he was completely infested with fleas. After being up with him all night, because he could not get comfortable, panting, scratching, crying and yelping, I called my vet. They advised me it was the product and it is know to give this kind of reaction to animals. They informed me to spot bath the areas that I applied the Sergeants with Dawn dish detergent and that should calm the reaction and they would need to see him. Also they did inform me that he could start foaming at the mouth and other side effects. Too say the least when I brought him to the vets it cost me $135.00 to resolve the issues brought on by the use of this product. 2 days later Harley has back to being himself.

    I can’t believe and I am appauled that this product has been approved to be out in the market with so many complaints and obviously its known side effects to animals. I will be reporting this Manufacture to the NPIC in hope to some how get this product banned from the counters of retailers. This is ANIMAL CRUELTY !!! Please spread the word to all of your pet owner friends and family not to use this product.

  22. I am so sorry to hear about your poodle 🙁 I bought Sargeant’s Gold for cats and -thankfully- googled the product after reading the back label. The part about having to wear gloves while washing YOUR ENTIRE CAT in the stuff sketched me out beyond belief. I found this site and several others and I did not use the poison on my kitties. I am very grateful for sites like this but I feel awful because this should not be happening! These products containing these poisons need to be PULLED OFF OF GROCERY STORE SHELVES. I am going to complain to Publix for distributing this and then I’m going to write to Sargeant’s. I have a feeling that it will not work or help with getting this toxin out of the stores but its better than nothing! No animal should have to go through what your pet, and many others, have!!!

  23. Hi, I have a 29 yr old friend that used Sergents Gold on her 2 labs. 2 hours after applying it to the dogs her left side of her face felt like it was on fire. She shrugged it off thinking nothing of it and went to bed. She woke up 2 times during the night with her face on fire!! Still not even thinking it could be from the flea stuff. The next morning she woke up having a GRAND-MAL SEIZURE!!!! It was a VERY bad seizure, confusion, spasms, drooling… she lost all muscle control and scared the poo out of her. She was VERY confused, didn’t even know what day it was. Her and her boyfriend was trying to figure out what happened…she’s totally healthy, never had any problems. Her boyfriend called the 800 number on the Sergents box and the lady told them that it “does not cause seizures, the worst that it might do is cause skin irritation”, so they disreguarded Sergents being the cause and went straight to the emergency room. My friend was VERY disoriented..she couldn’t even remember her birthday!!
    To make this short, Sergents called her the next day to see if she was ok. A few days later they called again, then a week later they mailed her a get well card and medical paperwork for her doctor to fill out. ODD, ISN’T IT?????
    Were talking about a HUMAN here, not that I would wish any harm to an animal either… I decided to look this up online because I thought it was strange that Sergents kept checking up on her. OMG, What the hell??? This has been happening to animals for YEARS and Sergents KNEW!! Sounds to me like Sergents is quite worried that it happened to a human.
    Thanks to this, my friend hasn’t been the same since. She has memory problems, headaches, confusion and also is not able to drive in fear of having another seizure with her kid in the car.
    Has anyone else ever heard about this happening to humans? She could have DIED!! We still don’t know all the permant damage this has caused. She is still seeing doctors!!
    Like you all said, why is this shit still on the shelf being sold??
    PS By the way, her doctor bills are around $8000.00 as of now (no insurance!!).

  24. I applied Gergeants Gold on my 2 year old cat and so far she is trying to lick it off her back. I don’t see any sickness yet but im worried after reading of of your posts.

    What should i do? The cat goes outside and was scratching so i thought i should apply the drops so i did.

    Im worried she may get sick. Is there a vet that can tell me what to do?

    Please email me at [email protected]

    thank you very much to those who respond.

    Debbie in California. She doesn’t seem to like it and is trying to lick it off. Im sure she should not be ingesting this stuff so she may be sick soon. please help!!

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