PLEASE BE AWARE. While dropping my dog off at the vet yesterday, a hysterical girl rushed in with a cat that was violently shaking, mouth hanging open, eyes actually bugged out. She was crying and screaming. The receptionist ran around the desk and got the cat and I tried to comfort the girl and get out of her what had happened.
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I didn't even know stuff like that was sold at Dollar stores. I wonder where it was made? It seems a lot of things that are harmful are coming from China.
I would never trust anything from the Dollar Store for my kitties and dogs. I only buy from my Vet.
China? Betcha it is from there, it seems to me that they are trying to kill our pets.
Also do not buy any products from Hartz Mountain! rose
You can not use a dog's flea medicine on cats, period. It doesn't matter if it comes from the dollar store or from the vet. Don't do it.
Bonnie, You are a nice person for helping that poor girl.What a horrible situation. I have allways treated products from underdeveloped country's with suspicion. I cant understand how products that do not meet our country's stringent production standards,are allowed to be shipped into this country.
Ive used flea collars on my cats all the time they lived a long life , but on the other hand my new cat got sick from the liquid i used on my small dog she must have licked it $ 700 for vet bill thank god shes okay but i truly only believe in cat or dog flea collars not liquid stuff
Be aware that there is separate flea treatment for dogs and cats. Sometimes a bargain isn't worth taking chances.
Hi, thanks for the postings. I did not get the impression that she had used dog medicine on the cat. I am on hold right now with the vets office to check on the cat. If they do not keep me on hold too long, I will say how the cat is.
Had some nasty flea problem that normal herbal remedies did not work for, so I picked up the three for kitties and one for my dog. I applied them last night to each and this morning woke to my kitties, Luna and Magick having what appeared to be a seizure. They were convulsing, eyes wide and they could stand up. I rushed them to 1 vet who sent me to another and they are both now in IVs and heaters and have not started moving . I come home to find my other cat who had no reactions earlier shaking and the same symptoms. It is now 5pm and Apollo, the dog(7 month old puppy) is lethargic and running a fever. This stuff is horrible!!!
Hi all! I research and write books on small dogs, and recently finished one called Ticks on Dogs: Small Dog Nightmare.
You're absolutely right to say, NEVER use commercial tick and flea control products on your pets if you can help it. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has recommended many more controls be put on these products. In the past 5 years, at least 1,600 dogs and cats have died from adverse reactions to them. In 2008 alone, more than 44,000 bad reactions were reported to the EPA.
The biggest shock - regulations around these products are quite sketchy. For example, products for pets don't have to be tested on actual pets. (What?!) Many can be tested on RATS instead. So flea and tick shampoo, dips or powders that cause tremors, drooling, seizures and worse for your small dog, can be marketed. The rat was fine in testing.
There is no governing body that regulates the use of flea and tick fighting products. That's because they are considered "insecticides" and not medicine or food.
So please look for natural or holistic alternatives and if you must use commercial products, be very, very careful with dosages.
You can not buy flea drops that are made for dogs and put it on cats. Same goes for you can't buy cat flea drops and use it on dogs. The meds are specifically for one animal unless stated on package it can be used for both which is very rare.
Same thing happened to me the dollar tree sells anything to make a buck.Hopfully my cat will be ok.Ill keep everyone posted
I lost a cat recently we put liquid on their necks for fleas we had used it before without any problem unfortunately she had seizures a real bad nonstop one for hrs on a Sunday all the vets near by were closed and didn't have the money to take her to a vet she didn't come out of it and passed I'm not 100% sure it was the medicine cause the other cats were fine but its a hood possibility :(
If the vet recommended brands were more affordable, this poor kitty wouldn't have suffered. Some of these products are over $100.00!!! How about selling them in single pacs! I could drop $20.00 easier a month than a $100.00!!!
Did she use the Dog treatment on her Cat?
Ironically, I'm sitting here with a spray-bottle of Nature's Best Flea & Tick Spray, made by Blue Cross Laboratories in Santa Clarita, CA. U.S.A... One of the largest household product manufacturers in the world. I have used it on my darling Coca-Poo, Willow, (Per the instructions) and it seems to be working very well! It also says, 'right on the bottle', "Do Not Use On Cats!" I appreciate the Natural use of Essence Oils and it smells Great! Your Pals.. Bill & Willow
This killed my cat. I put this on my cat not knowing it would die. You are evil people out for a dollar. I put this on my cat from the dollar store thinking it would get rid of the fleas and now it has killed my cat. I am calling the Better Business Bureau.
I use the flea treatment for my dog from the Dollar Tree religiously. It contains Permethrin. This is safe even for humans however it is not safe for cats. It plainly warns and States this over and over not to use this Permethrin Permethrin based product on a cat. This was not a case of the Dollar Tree selling bad flea medicine. This was a case of a young girl not reading the instructions and applying it to her cat. On the other hand the Dollar Tree has a flea treatment for cats and kittens that is completely organic and uses clove oil peppermint oil and a couple of other essential oils. Once again this is because you cannot put a dog treatment on a cat!
Yes and peppermint oil is very bad for cats...so tell me again how the Dollar tree product is ok to use on cats when even a small search will generate results telling how bad peppermint oil is for them to even have on their skin, let alone where another cat might be able to reach??
Early this morning I treated my cat and kittens with liquid flea treatment. I came home from the store with my cat shaking and foaming from the mouth, right away my mom drove her over to the vet, at this point she was also bleeding from the mouth. The vet said that there is something in ANY kind of flea treatment and sadly my cat didnt make it. Im warning you to not use any flea treatment especially from the dollar store! I dont want the same thing to happen to your cat/dog.
You don't put flea medication for a dog on a cat it will kill it. Not Dollar General's fault . Says it right on the package. The owner neglected to read the Instructions before applying the medication.
HOW UNINTELLIGENT ARE PEOPLE? Or maybe they are just illiterate. Either way, it is VERY CLEARLY STATED to not use a flea treatment for a dog on a cat and vice versa. (Vice versa means the other way around) The idiots who did such, should have just ingested it themselves, but in a much larger quantity. I would be willing to assume these same people have reproduced and that in and of itself is a MAJOR TRAGEDY.
I just bought some, and the reviews on other pages were great. I checked to see if it was from China, It's actually made in California by Blue Cross Labratories.
I Applied bansac from the dollar store tonight on my dog after about an hour he was crying and jumping on top of me hes a huge dog I took him in the shower got it off of him with dish soap the best I could along with pretty much every soap I had in there rinsed him for like an hour until the water ran cold he seems happier but every so often hes whimpering I feel horrible Im about to drench him in baby powder hopefully it will help soak up the crap my boyfriend claimed to get from cvs but obviously admitted that it was dollar store bought I asked him to pick it up bc I found a fat tick on buddy earlier today anyway I really hope he doesnt get sick its kind of scary a place would sell that kind of stuff I checked the date it wasnt expired it is ment for dogs thirty pounds or more buddy bear is a hundred and ten pounds a shepherd Timberwolf mix Hes nine years old and idk what I would do if this is the way he dies if he starts seizing at all or foaming at the mouth Im taking him straight to the vet
The flea product from Dollar Tree is sold at other retailers and is a reputable brand. As with ALL treatments, every animal is different. Some have no problems and the product works great, some have no probs but product doesn't work, some cats will react poorly from mild to severe issues. Make sure ANY product you buy, you know what's in it and discuss it with your vet. If you don't have a vet then read reviews online.
Please NOTE: any products with mint can be harmful to cats. Often natural products will use mint. Make sure you know how much is in each dose and that you are using properly. When in doubt, throw it out!
Good Luck and BE SAFE!
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