|06-30-2014 12:51 AM|
|Juliem24||I think I remember that huskies are particularly sensitive to these products. Has anyone else heard this?|
|06-30-2014 12:40 AM|
Based upon what we had seen about that particular product when a rep brought it to us, we decided as a clinic that we did not want to carry it.
It is good to know these things, but I am going to add in a little something that I have noticed when it comes to spot on insecticides and choosing them based upon the kind of warnings that come with them. There is always going to be exceptions to the rules, however this has generally helped me.
I look at the age in which you can start using the product and if it says to keep your cats away from your dogs. Products that can be placed upon very young puppies tend to be safer, and products that don't have a specific warning saying to keep your cat away from your dog for a period of time tend to be safer.
We had a friend who wanted us to put a spot on she had bought at CostCo onto her dog while he was staying with us. I looked at it before my roommate put it on and said if we put it onto him he would have to be in a crate for two days and our cats could not get ANYWHERE near him or what he touched.
The product was listed for dogs 6 months or older and had a big do not use with cats symbol on it also.
I am sorry that your cousin lost her dog. Sadly being gone as long as she had been also could potentially have had a factor in it also. I am always wary of products and want to read the small print before I use it, I also prefer to use a product on my personal pets before I will recommend it. But that is just me. :/ RIP Maya.
|06-29-2014 07:54 PM|
|06-29-2014 07:36 PM|
I didn't use the advatix long enough to say whether it's effective or not. I can say that Frontline is extremely effective as is Nexgard. I have found 3 ticks on Cruz this year and they were all dead and easy to remove. I think Frontline was the better choice as when it was used, it seemed like I never came across ticks on the dogs. I'll probably switch back to Frontline when the Nexgard runs out.
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|06-29-2014 03:38 PM|
|eddie1976E||Ok, so it wasn't frontline that caused the issues, but rather Certifect? Just trying to clarify so that I know for my own benefit. Nontheless it is tragic.|
|06-29-2014 03:17 PM|
I remember talking about amitraz some 25 years ago when I was taking a course in veterinary assisting... and that was the last I'd heard of it. Apparently it has not been widely used in small animal practice for some time, and I assume there is a reason for that. Surprised to see it being used in a new product. I'll have to do some research on that.
I also wanted to point out that this has nothing to do with Frontline, which is a totally different product. Same company, but different product. Frontline is not totally benign either, but please don't freak out if your pet has been on it.
If the dog was gone for 23 days, and had that many ticks attached, it's unlikely any kind of tick preventative had been given within the last month or two. If the dog had been given Frontline, say, the day before she disappeared, she wouldn't have had that many ticks. But even if she did get Frontline applied, 23 days later is long enough that toxicity shouldn't be a problem. So I'm guessing this has more to do with the Certifect itself, not necessarily in combination with Frontline.
|06-29-2014 02:45 PM|
Update on this post found here
|06-29-2014 02:35 PM|
Second, thanks for updating with more information.
I have a couple questions. Was your cousins dogs already being treated with Frontline when the vet treated them with Certifect?
What did the vet say or do after all this? If there is such a morality rate using Certifect, which this is the first I have heard of it, then why are they still using it? Did anyone "grill" the vet over this?
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|06-29-2014 11:42 AM|
|KaiserandStella||I'm very sorry that you all went through that.. It's literally gambling with a dogs life and well being using these products.|
|06-29-2014 11:24 AM|
So terribly sorry for your loss. I hope Teddi pulls through fine.
Hopefully your post will reach the eyes of many and potentially save some lives.
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