i just got this same e-mail.Originally Posted By: dOg
<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.
Just saw this today on another board. Apparently, they didn't do much testing.