Loving the herd life
- Jun 9, 2016
- Reaction score
- Roanoke Area, Virginia
Cats also have bad reactions to the topical flea treatment and flea collars. When you walk in the house and your skin is instantly covered with fleas to the point that you turn black and the cats are screaming and licking their fur off (one even had white gums due to being drained dry constantly), you do something. I don't keep my cats on flea meds all the time, it took maybe 3-4 months to get rid of all fleas using the Comfortis and they are now off of the flea meds. There is also a much milder OTC version that you can buy that only lasts 1 day that we will use if we see some fleas and that will knock it back down when it isn't BAD yet.According to the FDA.....chewable flea meds cause neurological problems in dogs and some cats. It has effected thousands of dogs, resulting in 100s a deaths. These drugs work by attacking the nervous system of fleas and ticks, it does the same to some dogs which is not a surprise.
Obviously there are thousands of dogs without issues using these products. If you choose to use it that is your choice, I know I just don't want my dogs to end up being ones that have the bad reactions.
Our friend was singing the praises of seresto to us so we were going to try it then the bad news about seresto came out. So skipping that too.