|EPA (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY)
If you go to this site, you will see all the complaints the EPA has gotten on
Merial products with Fipronil. These products include Frontline and Frontline
Plus. You will have to be able to open pdf files.
Go to the right side of the page and click search FIOA requests. In search
box put in number EPA-HQ-2015-004825 and then slick search. A yellow
highlighted tracking number will appear. Click on the number and then
IF YOU LOOK ON THE LAST TWO PAGES, IT EXPLAINS THE CODES USED.
IT'S A SHAME THAT SO MANY PETS HAVE DIED OR HAD SUCH TERRIBLE
SIDE EFFECTS AND THAT THIS POISON IS STILL ON THE MARKET.
There is a section on cats
IT IS SHOCKING
IF YOUR CAT HAS LICKED FRONTLINE PLUS WATCH FOR
Cats are compulsive groomers, and if your cat feels something wet on her fur, she will
lick it. She just can't help herself. Luckily, the main active ingredient in Frontline is
fipronil, which is not lethal if ingested. The medication's taste usually causes the most
notable reaction, as the cat's mouth waters to get rid of the foul flavor. She'll drool
excessively, like foaming-at-the-mouth type of waterfall drool. There's little you can do
except offer her plenty of water to help her stay hydrated and to wash the taste from her
mouth. She'll eventually rid herself of the taste and return to normal.
More Severe Symptoms
Don't assume that the worst your cat will suffer is drooling like a Saint Bernard for a
while after licking Frontline. As with any medication, drug interactions and more severe
side effects can occur. Depending on your cat's medical or genetic history, she may
develop more severe reactions from her experimental taste, such as vomiting, lethargy
or tremors. Her appetite may change and she may not seem like herself. If her behavior
changes dramatically after her exposure to Frontline, contact your veterinarian
immediately for advice and guidance.
Just because your cat can't reach the Frontline with her tongue doesn't mean the
medication can't cause her some discomfort. Some cats develop physical reactions to
the ingredients in the medication, resulting in hair loss, skin irritation and an intense itch.
This skin irritation may extend to her mouth after licking, causing her ulcers and pain on
the sensitive skin inside. She may cry out and go crazy trying to scratch at the spot you
treated, or shake constantly in an attempt to get rid of the wet feeling. This may calm
down once the medication dries completely, but some cats are so sensitive to the
chemicals they require medical treatment. Call your vet for advice if your cat seems to
be in pain or physical discomfort from the medication.
THE ONLY PREVENTION IS TO NOT
GIVE YOUR CAT FRONTLINE PLUS AT ALL
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PREVENT MERIAL FROM MAKING THIS POISON
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|WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT AFTER READING THESE PAGES YOU
KNOW HOW DANGEROUS FRONTLINE PLUS IS TO ALL OUR PETS AND
CHILDREN ALIKE. WE HAVE AN ATTORNEY IN NEW YORK TAKING OUR
CASE AGAINST MERIAL. WE JUST NEED MORE PEOPLE TO TELL
THEIR STORIES ABOUT HOW USING FRONTLINE PLUS AFFECTED
THEM AND THEIR PETS.
|Frontline Plus for Cats
Frontline contains the active ingredients fipronil and
s-methoprene. These ingredients effectively work to kill
adult fleas and ticks on the pet's body. In addition, the
insect growth inhibitor s-methoprene kills flea eggs and
larvae and thus disrupts the life cycle of ticks and fleas.
IT MIGHT KILL YOUR CAT INSTEAD OF THE FLEAS
|Active Ingredient Fipronil
Fipronil is an anti-parasite ingredient that interacts with the
nervous system of parasites and causes death to the tick
or flea but may also cause seizures and death to your pet.
It isn't absorbed by the cat's body and is stored in the
sebaceous or oil glands of the skin. If administered to your
cat and it shows signs of poison,
WASH IMMEDIATELY WITH BLUE DAWN DISH SOAP.
IF NO IMPROVEMENT TAKE YOUR FUR BABY TO THE VET
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|THERE IS A VERY INTERESTING WEB PAGE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN PESTICIDES
AND VETERNIARY MEDICINES AUTHORITY REGARDING THE SIDE EFFECTS OF
FRONTLINE PPODUCTS ON CATS AND HUMANS. THE SAME PRODUCTS SOLD IN
AUSTRALIA ARE SOLD HERE TOO.