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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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whats the name of the new flea/tick treatment

i know the vets are selling a new flea/tick treatment this year i think it begins with a P. is anyone using it, and or know what is in it?

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Re: whats the name of the new flea/tick treatment

Promeris??? Maybe. I too am interested in hearing what everyone has to say reagarding it.

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There is something go around about it now. Will have to try to find the email at work tomorrow.

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<span style="color: #CC0000">Might want to take a pass on that one:</span>

This is Jo and this is a very important message to my family & friends who
have dogs-cats--and to alert you to the hazard of using a new Flea & Tick
Preventative called ProMeris http://www.promeris.com/consumer/ .

This is a new product designed to be a more effective product than other
flea/tick treatments that was just released this year. It is available thru
a vet and not currently on-line. I got ProMeris this week for my 7 dogs (6
Huskies & 1 Golden-Airedale), and the results were debilitating for nearly
all of them-including me. Since my incident this week, my vet has pulled it
from distribution and alerted
the manufacturer, Fort Dodge.

Here are my results: Within less than 2 hours after applying, 4 of my dogs
had vomited from 2-4 times, 3 were isoriented and stumbling, 1 was dragging
his back leg, 1 was salivating. I had very similar symptoms like an allergic
reaction-my lips were swollen, eyes very red, mucous membranes such as eyes,
nose, and mouth were stinging. I
was very disoriented-dizzy equilibrium and not able to drive. To make this a
short story-all 7 of my dogs were admitted to the hospital for veterinarian
care, and 3 of them remained for care, IV fluids and observation for 24
hours. I was in the emergency room. I'm home now and so are the dogs. We're
all feeling much better. Vet bills were over $2,500 and Fort Dodge is paying
for these. Not only can the
product cause this reaction, it has a highly noxious odor that
permeated the house and is just starting to dissipate after 3 days.

Your dogs/cats might not have the same reaction, but given my experience-I
wanted to help you all become well-educated about the product.
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Just saw this today on another board. Apparently, they didn't do much testing.





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Re: whats the name of the new flea/tick treatment

This question came up on the SGD board as well. As I wrote on that board, please be careful if your dog is on Anirpyl or another MAOI ....

Part of Promeris is Amitraz, which is an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). Anipryl is an MAOI also and its label specifically warns NOT to use Amitraz. I had a dog on Anipryl several years ago and my vet had no idea about the contraindication with Amitraz until I told him! I will bet many vets won't be aware of this.

I did a search for contraindications for using Promeris and found the following: http://www.dvmresources.com/library/Amitraz%20Q&A.pdf

I'm a diehard Frontline user and don't think I'll be changing any time soon!

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Re: whats the name of the new flea/tick treatment

i tought about it,but now,after reading those reviews,forget it!
i have been using frontline plus and i have never seen a single flea on my kids.never had any problem.
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Re: whats the name of the new flea/tick treatment

i am always leary of new products, and never try them until they have been out for a while and the results is consistant.

very scarey about this product. i would imagine any dog with health issues would or could have a reaction to this. although all flea/tick products have the potential to effect any animal in different ways the above reactions were very extreme.

i have also used frontline for years and never had a problem. although i do not use the frontline plus on my senior with spinal problems because it does block neuro transmitters and is not recommended for any pet with such problems. the frontline topspot seems to be fine., it is minus the stronger ingredient.

thanks for sharing your experiences with promeris, sounds like alot of vets will be pulling it from the shelves.

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Re: whats the name of the new flea/tick treatment

Also Comfortis:
https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...=10#Post622850





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Thanks for the info
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Warning about ProMeris flea treatment

I changed the header so others would see this!

This really sounds horrible.

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