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.
From another dog health list:
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
He is an hour from me but, I like the way he interacts with my dogs.
there, I decided to get some Frontline. He explained that he had
unhappy with that product and began carrying Promeris. I hadn't heard
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
to be fine however, Banjo(Shepherd/Collie X) vomited a bit of grass
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
hallway door where he always waited for me. I found him in my bedroom
on his pillow his little head between his paws, his eyes staring. I
for him, no response. My boy was dead. I couldn't understand what
happened to my baby? He was only 4 yrs old. Beautiful, healthy,
boy. It was a holiday weekend(Sept 3) so I called the crematorium to
they would allow me to freeze him until I could get over the shock of
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
and requested that I bring Banjo to him for an autopsy. As much as I
want to do this, as a rescuer,I felt it would be irresponsible not to
Our suspicions were accurate. The chemical in the product shut down
motor cortex at the base of his brain. It appeared that the
inhibitor put my Banjo to sleep. His application was for less than his
weight. The vet said that if he had gotten the full dosage he would
been gone in 30 minutes. The product takes 8 to 10 hours to get in to
blood stream. Banjo was dead 9 hours after his application.
for a pathology
to be done. Dr. Lee sent more tissue samples off to Auburn University
are waiting for the results. Not certain the tissue will still be
Please tell everyone you know to stay clear of this flea/tick product.
a roll of the dice and not worth the risk. I have 6 dogs that appear
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
very least have the wording"this product could be fatal to some
to packaging. My vet boxed up this product and sent it back to Visor
his autopsy findings. He said he would not carry a product that could
dog in this way. Thank you Dr. Lee.
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,......)