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Old 11-27-2013, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Owners blame 700 dog deaths on Trifexis

ATLANTA Channel 2 Action News has discovered the number of dog deaths pet owners blame on the popular pet medication Trifexis outnumbers the cases involving the Chinese jerky treats.

Elanco, the company that makes Trifexis, refused repeated requests from Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland to turn over its data.

Strickland filed a Freedom of Information request with the Food and Drug Administration and got the agency's data instead. It showed that since Trifexis hit the market, every 36 hours, a pet owner reported that Trifexis killed their dog.

Trifexis is the most popular flea and heartworm pill of its kind with more than 50 million doses dispensed. Most of the dogs on Trifexis are fine.

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Twyla,
Thank you for posting this!
More people NEED to be aware for the safety of their Fur Babies!
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Wish I would have known this 2 days ago when the vet gave me a free sample for Veda


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I didn't trust this stuff from the beginning. They just launched it as soon as there was a Novartis shortage.
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ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has discovered the number of dog deaths pet owners blame on the popular pet medication Trifexis outnumbers the cases involving the Chinese jerky treats.

Elanco, the company that makes Trifexis, refused repeated requests from Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland to turn over its data.

Strickland filed a Freedom of Information request with the Food and Drug Administration and got the agency's data instead. It showed that since Trifexis hit the market, every 36 hours, a pet owner reported that Trifexis killed their dog.

Trifexis is the most popular flea and heartworm pill of its kind with more than 50 million doses dispensed. Most of the dogs on Trifexis are fine.

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Owners blame 700 dog deaths on Trifexis | www.wsbtv.com
What is sad is that as long as it is FDA approved, people will continue to trust their drugs (human and animals)

The FDA has lit. that a dog is dying every 36hrs. possibly from Trifexis....(or at least reported as cause by owners) and they know it and allow it to continue

Sad.

Thanks for posting this. I started a thread with links from AVMA and EPA on spot-on flea/tick - adverse reactions in include skin, GI tract and nervous system.

AVMA and EPA on Flea/Tick products

and yet whenever I post that these drugs/pesticides may be the cause, I get grief from all the forum experts - sheesh.
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milbemycin (active ingredient) is also on the MDR1 drug list
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It would be wise to have your dog tested for the MDR1 mutation before administering Trifexis or anything else containing Ivermectin.
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Wish I would have known this 2 days ago when the vet gave me a free sample for Veda


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It is amazing to me that vet's do not do their own homework on such things and just listen to big pharma salesmen, putting our precious dogs at risk!

Here is another thread that might interest you: AVMA and EPA on Flea/Tick products

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Some vets do. Mine has always told me to never use any pill form flea/tick prevention. She is a breeder vet and recommends the same protocol she uses on her dogs.
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the FDA is exists to keep us safe I mean, if they don't immediately take off a drug they know is causing 300-500 heart attacks per month and at least that many again "cardiac events" every single month in a drug targeted at humans, do you really think they give 2 ****s about our dogs?
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