My boyfriend and I were low on money and found out our cats had fleas. So I went to Krogers and bought Sergeant’s Gold Flea and Tick for Cats and Kittens. I have normally used Frontline for my cats, but I thought we were just paying for the name, so I went the cheaper route. Turns out I was paying more because it works. Sergeants have made my cats throw up, have burning red skin and to top it all of, the fleas haven’t even died! I read labels religiously and I have used squeeze-on treatments many times before. I know I did it right. I went to look up Sergeants website to ask them about it and came across this site. I can’t even believe some of these stories on here. Some are from 3 years ago. How are they still selling? But I e-mailed these buffoons about my problem. They were trying to sweet talk me and they just said to fill out some forms they will be mailing me. Who knows when they will get here? They said to send the forms along with the receipt and such along with the vet bills. I can’t even afford to take them to the vet right now! I wasn’t planning on spending hundreds of dollars for giving my cats something I heard was safe! Sergeants said they have very low statistics of animals having adverse and allergic reactions to their products. 4/4 of my cats had adverse reactions! Not good statistics if I may say so myself. And then they had the gall to say “kindest regards.” What you’re doing to our furry friends is not “kind!’
DO NOT USE SERGEANTS PRODUCTS!!!! Or from the posts on here, Hartz either. I’m just lucky none of them suffered and died, yet, like some of the others on here!
I don’t have a personal story, but I just wanted to say that I am an RVT and have worked in a clinic for 9 years, I have seen neurological, skin and behavior reactions to these cheap flea products, some have resulted in death and some in permanent damage. There have been too many to count, it’s a tragedy that these products are on the market and so easy to buy. Something must be done. This page is a great start.
We bought Sergeants flea and tick after noticing a flea on one of our three boxers a week ago. We put this (medicine) on two of the three and after a few minutes they both were starting to to act a little sick, We didn’t think a lot of it at the time and it was late so we went to bed. The next morning was a nightmare! Our youngest boxer (2 years old) was so sick that he couldn’t keep his balance, was drooling, and throwing up. He couldn’t walk. was shaking. I called the hotline from the box,, what a joke, this woman told me to cleanse my dog’s palate with soft dog food and peanut butter, yeah right! then she told me the reason my dog was shaking was this ” dogs shake when they are excited or anxious”. She refused to tell me anything, and told me to have my vet call her..
after talking with my vet, here’s what we did,,
Force water/chicken broth to help flush out the poisons. SCRUB YOUR DOG WITH DAWN (BLUE) DISH SOAP, it will help remove the poison from the dog’s fur and skin and will also kill fleas, do at least three times. as soon as we did this with ours he was better within a few minutes.
This “medicine” should be removed from the shelves, and the side effects should be listed on the box!!
Last night was a terrible night for our Lola, a 1 yr old mini doxie. We purchased Sergeants Gold Flea & Tick Squeeze on for Dogs (9-20 lbs) earlier that day for her. We applied it at around 9:30 at night, following the on-package instructions. She started running around the house and at first we thought she was just being silly. But by 10 her eyes started to swell and she was itching at her face. Her breathing was irregular so we called the emergency number. They told us to wash her 3 times with Dawn brand dish soap and then to feed her tuna fish (WHAT?!) so she can get food/nutrients in her system. We washed her 5 times total but she was getting worse. She was frothing at the mouth and vomiting a little blood. All I can say is thank God for this website–I found it quickly and followed the advice. We got her to the emergency vet by 11 and they told us we brought her just in time. After a stressful night spent in the pet hospital, Lola is better (albeit a little sleepy).
The vet told us that reactions from Sergeants is basically how they stay in business. SO MANY dogs and way more cats are allergic to this stuff. Recommend to everyone you know to not buy Sergeants! The effects can be fatal, as too many on this site have proven. Why doesn’t Sergeants have a warning label on the back of their package? They only list the emergency number but from what I’ve read that number is not helpful. They need to put a side effects listing on the package! This needs to be stopped!