For my current and future litters, my concerns are high enough to actually put in my contract that you MUST NOT use either of the above products in order to be under my warranty. I realize this is a strong reaction but from the information I am reading - both have caused vomiting, allergies, sickness and high vet bills for something that should be safe and helpful. Many warnings have been posted in The Whole Dog Journal and even newspapers about the severe reactions to our dog population using these products. Interesting read:
I never use flea and tick products on my dogs - ever. Four of them live here and every night I touch them and remove ticks if they have any. I use holistic products from these sites:
- http://shop.mercola.com/catalog/fleas-and-ticks,99,0.htm or I use
- holistic blended oils that you can find in most natural food/pet stores and
- I prefer and use the collars from this site: http://www.holisticfamilyandpets.com/ and they work just as well WITHOUT using a toxic commercial topical.
Research safe flea and tick products on the net and you will find many that do the job without impacting the health of your pet. Your pet needs intervention from you to keep healthy. Vet offices offer many products but not all of them suit every dog or will even be safe for every dog. Think about that before you put a substance on your family companion. If you won't use it, why is it safe for them?