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This came across from one of my other lists. I felt that it should be shared with everyone who has animals that may end up using this product.



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Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 11:21 AM

I wanted to share with the group something that happened to one of my
babies. I recently took one of my dogs to Fortpayne Alabama to a vet
there.
He is an hour from me but, I like the way he interacts with my dogs.
While
there, I decided to get some Frontline. He explained that he had
patients
unhappy with that product and began carrying Promeris. I hadn't heard
of
this product but felt he wouldn't carry it if there were problems.

I applied the product to seven of my dogs one afternoon. Everyone
appeared
to be fine however, Banjo(Shepherd/Collie X) vomited a bit of grass
but,
that wasn't alarming to me. I never left the house that night but was
upstairs in my office working. When I came down stairs Banjo wasn't at
the
hallway door where he always waited for me. I found him in my bedroom
laying
on his pillow his little head between his paws, his eyes staring. I
called
for him, no response. My boy was dead. I couldn't understand what
could have

happened to my baby? He was only 4 yrs old. Beautiful, healthy,
energetic
boy. It was a holiday weekend(Sept 3) so I called the crematorium to
see if
they would allow me to freeze him until I could get over the shock of
this
and figure out what I wanted to do. It suddenly hit me,the promeris? I
called my vet were I purchased this. He agreed that it was very
suspicious
and requested that I bring Banjo to him for an autopsy. As much as I
didn't
want to do this, as a rescuer,I felt it would be irresponsible not to
follow
through.

Our suspicions were accurate. The chemical in the product shut down
his
motor cortex at the base of his brain. It appeared that the
neurological
inhibitor put my Banjo to sleep. His application was for less than his
body
weight. The vet said that if he had gotten the full dosage he would
have
been gone in 30 minutes. The product takes 8 to 10 hours to get in to
there
blood stream. Banjo was dead 9 hours after his application.

for a pathology
report
to be done. Dr. Lee sent more tissue samples off to Auburn University
and we
are waiting for the results. Not certain the tissue will still be
viable.
Please tell everyone you know to stay clear of this flea/tick product.
It's
a roll of the dice and not worth the risk. I have 6 dogs that appear
to be
o.k. but, Banjo lost his life. I don't know that I have ever felt such
heartache. I will fight in his memory to have this product pulled or
at the
very least have the wording"this product could be fatal to some
dogs"added
to packaging. My vet boxed up this product and sent it back to Visor
after
his autopsy findings. He said he would not carry a product that could
harm a
dog in this way. Thank you Dr. Lee.

Sincerely,
Beth Ann Webb
Wet Noses and Wagging Tails

there are LOTS of other problems and adverse reactions to Promeris:

Here is a sample:

(on TV news even,......)

http://familydog.yuku.com/topic/8508...-effects-.html

Heather

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"What Lies Behind Us And What Lies Before Us
Are Tiny Matters Compared To What Lies Within Us."



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How horribly heartbreaking! Thanks for the heads up, Heather.

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Heather...."Thank You" for sharing this info.!!!


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Yikes! That's awful. I am really leary of these flea/tick products after Gucci got very sick after her frontline dosage, I still don't know if it was just a coincidence or what, but not worth the risk

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Thanks for the heads up. Heather.

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Thanks for letting us know about this. Next time I see my vet I will tell him about it, too.

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Thanks for letting us know about this. Next time I see my vet I will tell him about it, too.
Love that picture of Abby.

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This is such a tragic story. I will only use frontline.

After using K-9 Advantix, freddie and Scudder started acting crazy. Right after I applied it they went off the wall nuts. Then they both broke out in a rash. The rash wouldn't go away with medication, it stayed for about 5 weeks. I think that's how long it took for the Advantix to get out of their systems.

Thanks for the warning. Maybe this will save another dogs life.





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thank you for the warning heather. poor dog, poor owner.




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This is such a tragic story. I will only use frontline.

After using K-9 Advantix, freddie and Scudder started acting crazy. Right after I applied it they went off the wall nuts. Then they both broke out in a rash. The rash wouldn't go away with medication, it stayed for about 5 weeks. I think that's how long it took for the Advantix to get out of their systems.

Thanks for the warning. Maybe this will save another dogs life.
It is so scary to give anything to our dogs. I was also in Australian Shepherds before Havanese and they are just as sensitive as the Havanese are to several things. I am always very cautious to give any thing to my dogs.

This is my hope too is that if even one dogs life can be spared by getting to word out about this product, then I am happy. I pray that if this product is this bad, that it will be removed.

I can't help but feel so sad for what the owner has had to go through, and the poor dog losing his life at such a young age.

Heather

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Are Tiny Matters Compared To What Lies Within Us."



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