Sergeant’s Gold Should Not Be Sold

We have three dogs. Muffin, Cupcake, and Cookie. Muffin and Cupcake are sisters, Boston Terrier and some sort of other terrier mixed. Cookie is a Jack Russell Terrier. All small dogs.

We live out of town, so they get fleas and ticks a lot. We decided to get Sergeant’s Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On, since it is cheaper than Frontline or K9 Advantix [we had been using K9].

I gave all three dogs a bath, and then we put the Sergeant’s on them. All was well for a few hours it seemed, other than Muffin and Cookie being squirmy and running around the house, jumping on the beds and rubbing themselves on them. The two would lay down for a moment, then jump back up and run around some more. Cupcake seemed mostly fine, she was only itching a little.

Then Cookie stopped running, and laid down on the floor in the laundry room. I looked over at her and realized she was breathing really hard, and drooling all over the floor, so much that a small puddle was forming. I quickly told my mother and she washed Cookie and the other two while I started to search online what was wrong.

I came to this site, and I’m very glad I did. I read entries and I told my mother what the entries said we should do. We had already washed them, so we gave Cookie a tablet of Benedryl, with no other pain killers. We took another tablet and crushed up two halves of it, giving one half to Cupcake and Muffin. They slept for a little bit, effects of the Benedryl. Cookie was itching all night, and Muffin seemed jumpy and itchy.

Muffin never got as bad as Cookie, and overall it wasn’t as serious as some entries, but I am very glad we caught this early on before something terrible happened to our dogs! K9 Advantix says it begins killing fleas and ticks in 12 hours. Sergeant’s Gold says it begins killing in under one hour. That is a dangerous amount of poison, I wish we would have saw it sooner. Never use this on your pets, ever!

6 thoughts on “Sergeant’s Gold Should Not Be Sold”

  1. At the urging of the EPA, Sergeant’s Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs has been quietly discontinued by Sergeants. Despite a staggering number of reported adverse reactions, including several pet deaths, Sergeants never recalled the product.

  2. I am currently re-appealing my claim against Sergeant’s. I used Sergeant’s Silver Flea & Tick on my cat. Within the hour he started having uncontrolable seizure and was hospitalized for 10 days. My vet started the claim. Sergeant’s claims that is was due to my misuse and overdose OR and underlying condition.

    I have copied the EPA and the NCIP on my claim. Anyone who has had an experience with their product needs to fight. They will claim it is your fight but don’t stop. They know this is poison but still market it and sell it to consumers. Our pets are defenseless and WE the loving owners try to keep them healthy yet the products sold to us are poison. I ask all of you? If it were on the shelf to give to our children, would you fight them? Would it be pulled? Don’t just blog, fight them!!! We all can win in numbers. File your claim and when they blame you fight more!!!!!

  3. I gave my chihuahua puppy one quick spray of sargeants gold flea spray 2 days ago and hes still not recovered completely, i am going to sue the pants off them if possible. Are there other remedies or avenues i can take?

  4. I’m scared to death reading all of these entries. I put the Sergeants Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On on my German Shepherd a week ago and she started itching right away so we bathed her and ever since then has had horrible diarrhea and is constantly drinking. She is even leaking urine without even realizing it. I am going to take her to the vet first thing in the morning. I don’t know if I will get any sleep knowing all of what I just read. God bless you all, I know how deeply I love my dog and I’m very sorry some of you have suffered losses as a result of this horrible poison!

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