Flea/Tick Drug Promeris Causes Autoimmune Disease

The flea/tick preventative Promeris Duo for dogs and cats has been proven to cause Pemphigus foliaceus, an autoimmune disease. The reaction is "rare but serious," according to the study’s lead author, Thierry Olivry, DrVet, PhD, Dipl. ACVD, of North Carolina State University. The product, ProMeris Duo (Metaflumizone–amitraz ), which is also used for treating demodicosis (Demodex mites), will be discontinued. The topical drug, marketed by Pfizer Animal Health (previously manufactured by Fort Dodge, which was acquired by Pfizer), will be available while supplies last or until mid-September. The authors caution ...

2018-02-11T16:49:10-07:00

How to Keep Your Cat Pest-Free

Are you… •    Using oral or topical flea & tick preparations or collars? •    Dosing your pet with heartworm medication? •    Using ant, roach or other pesticides inside or outside your home? •    Letting your cat roam on chemically treated lawns? •    Using weed-killers or insecticides on your indoor or outdoor plants? All of these chemicals have potentially toxic side effects. Cats are extremely sensitive; adverse reactions can be deadly. Even more concerning is the recent focus on topical (spot-on) flea and tick products. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

2015-03-01T11:43:21-07:00