Teresa Marie writes
3 years ago, we applied Frontline Plus to our very healthy 14 month old beagle. He was
lethargic for about 2 days afterwards, but I thought he was sad because my husband was
away. The next month, we applied it again. About 36 hours later, he started vomiting
uncontrollably. I had to go to work, but my daughter was home with him and said he slept all
day. When I got home, he tried to come greet me, but couldn't use his back legs. I had to carry
him outside & back in again because he couldn't get up & down steps. In the house, he just
dragged his back. It had happened the month before. I googled "frontline side effects" and
found a discussion thread on Amazon where there were well over 50 pages of comments of
people saying their pets had similar symptoms, if not worse (seizures, etc.) They had
recommended bathing in blue Dawn dishsoap. Fortunately I had some on hand and bathed
him, scrubbing his neck & back with it. By the next morning he could use his legs again.
Withing 48 hours, he was back to his energetic self. The vet told me it couldn't have been the
Frontline because that wasn't a known side effect. I told her about the discussion string on
Amazon, and she said I should "be careful to take the advice of anecdotal stories read on the
internet over a vet's advice." Is it a coincidence that he had never had this problem before,
and hasn't had it since? I don't think so. And I truly believe that if we hadn't made the
connection, and had given him Frontline again the next month, he would have experienced
the seizures others had written about and possibly even worse.
|IF YOUR PET SHOWS ANY SIGN OF FRONTINE PLUS POISONING,
PLEASE WASH THEM IMMEDIATELY WITH BLUE DAWN DISH SOAP.
WASH THEM AGAIN IF NOT BETTER IN AN HOUR OR TWO. IF YOUR
PET IS NOT BETTER AFTER WASHING THEM A FEW TIMES, TAKE
THEM TO THE VET. IF YOU CAN FIND A HOLISTIC VET IT WOULD BE
GREAT AS LONG AS THAT VET DOESN'T PUSH OTHER CHEMICALS
ON YOUR PET. ALL CHEMICALS ARE BAD. USE ONLY NATURAL
|Good pages to read are from Amazon. These pages are what alerted me to the
side effects of Fronltline Products. This is how I knew our dog, Rudy, got the
seizures from Frontline Plus.
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If you would like to see the reports on Frontline poisoning
from April 1, 2015 to April 30. 2016 Do the following:
Go to this website:
If you are unable to get on the site that way, put FOIAonline in a
search engine. The first one to come up Is FOIA Online - FOIA -
Freedom of Information Act.
CLICK ON THAT ONE.
On right side of page click Search FOIA requests
In Search For bar put EPA-HQ-2016-006063
In Agency (under where you put the number) be sure to click US
Environmental Protection Agency
CLICK ON HIGHLIGHTED EPA NUMBERS TO GET REPORTS
AND THEN CLICK ON TITLE AND CLICK OPEN. BE SURE TO CLICK
ON ALL THREE REPORTS.
THERE YOU WILL SEE ALL THE SIDE EFFECT OF FRONTLNIE
PRODUCTS FOR THE PAST YEAR.
Seeing all these pets that suffered and the EPA not doing a thing about
it is very horrifying.
IMPORTANT REPORTING INFORMATION:
1). If your PET has experienced ANY negative side effects after
the application of Frontline Products, please call MERIAL.
The U.S. phone number is- 1-888-637-4251
Option 3 and then
Take notes and get the names of all the individuals you spoke
with. Be thorough and well prepared. They will want the
chronological order in which the side effects occurred, how long
they lasted, if and when they got worse or better. MERIAL needs
to know, no matter how insignificant you think it to be.
2) REPORT this incident to the
CENTER FOR PET SAFETY:
Go to file a complaint
Be sure to include:
•Your name and email address, and contact information.
•Information on the product involved, including the brand,
product name, model number, UPC code, product age and
where you purchased it.
•Detail your problem with the product. If your pet was sickened
or died, let us know if you have (and would be willing to share
with CPS) substantiating veterinary records associated to the
problem caused by the product.
3) CALL THE NATIONAL PESTICIDE INFORMATION CENTER
AT 800-858-7373 and report your pet's incident to them. You can
also fill out a form online at http://www.npic.orst.edu/ Click on
Pesticide Incidents. They in turn have to report the incident to
4) MAILING A REPORT TO THE EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Pesticide Programs, Mail Code 7506C
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington DC 20460
BE SURE TO INCLUDE:
1. Name(s) and EPA registration number(s) of product(s) applied,
2. Active ingredient of the product (if known; can be found on
the product label),
3. Breed(s) and age(s) of animal(s) and any other factors needed
to understand any previous medical condition(s) of animal(s),
4. Who applied the product(s)-owner or veterinarian,
5. Length of time between application and reaction,
6. Description of adverse reaction,
7. Date(s) on which adverse reaction occurred,
8. Contact information and telephone number, and
9. City and State where the incident occurred.
IT IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT YOU FILL OUT
A REPORT AND/OR CALL ALL THESE AGENCIES
|WE NEED TO MAKE MERIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR
PRODUCTS THAT THEY SELL.
|While doing some research, I came across this page by the
Consumer Protection Agency. It is of recent problems with
this Poison. It's for some interesting reading and many of the
same problems reported are problems you are all having.