Monday, March 8, 2010

Could Your Flea & Tick Medication Be Hurting Your Pet

Apparently there are a lot of lawsuits being filed against a list of companies named Hartz Mountain Corp., Summit VetPharm LLC, Bayer Healthcare LLC, Merck & Co. Inc., Sanofi-Aventis Inc. , Sergeant’s Pet Care Products Inc. and Merial Ltd. . Due to the pets owners pets either getting sick or dying from the use of the flea and tick medication.

The lawsuits are based on an ingredient called Pyrethrin which is an insecticide that is derived from the extract of the African chrysanthemum flowers. So I wonder if using these products could really be the cause or not when you read about the chemical breakdown of this ingredient.

Pyrethrin is used as a natural insecticide that will penetrate the nerves system of an insect, so I wonder if a product using this ingredient over time on our pets could become toxic to them. I guess we will have to wait for the outcome before we make any judgment on these products.

Read the article by Hugh R. Morley here.


Texas Bulldog Owner Wins Verdict Against Hartz Mountain Pet Products

Read the article by Lisa Wade McCormick here.

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