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post #71 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 09:19 PM
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My mother used it on her cats. One of them had a reaction. He was in terrible pain. He cried and meowed all night. She thought he was allergic and she bathed him immediately. Fortunately, this helped and he survived it.
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post #72 of 79 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 07:44 PM
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We have beed using the flea medicine on our cats for a few months now!

Ok, I just called her and told her it is bad for our cats, although our cats have not shown any signs of damage...

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Originally Posted by Chinisimo

alos, i'm not trying to be an ahole, but you misspelled "dying"
Oh, I can't resist teasing. You misspelled "also." Sorry...
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post #74 of 79 (permalink) Old 03-04-2006, 06:52 PM
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Bio Spot

A brand called Bio Spot can kill cats too. There was an adopter from my prior organization that used that on a cat and it was the cause of death because of some ingrediant that was in the flea control.

I advise to stay away from normal store brands that are in stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Big K, etc and stick with Revolution, Advantage, and Frontline.

Also, dog and cat Advantage is the same stuff! They just sell it differently, but you can use it on either, just pay attention to the dosage with the weight of your cat. They tell vets this, but vets don't tell the public, they do tell rescues.

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This is kinda old news, but I didn't see it posted anywhere:

Hartz will stop all new production of the cat and kitten products by September 30, 2005, and not sell or distribute any affected product after December 31, 2005. The measures announced today will help ensure pets are protected. Pet owners should pay close attention to new labels and exercise good judgment when choosing pet products.

"EPA is taking this action because there are safety concerns with these products," said Susan B. Hazen, principal deputy assistant administrator at EPA. "Pet owners should be alerted to these concerns, and may choose to transition to alternative products. We take seriously our obligation to ensure that pesticide products, when used as labeled, are safe."

The company agreed to a prohibition on any remaining retail sales by March 31, 2006. This orderly transition allows consumers and distributors to move to alternatives flea and tick products and will be strictly monitored. Hartz will also be notifying their distributors and retailers of the changes in order to ensure a workable phaseout.
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Originally Posted by Chinisimo
i'm sorry for your lost

alos, i'm not trying to be an ahole, but you misspelled "dying"
not to be an a hole but I think you meant LOSS

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post #77 of 79 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 06:27 PM
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My parents used Hartz on my cat, she luckily tolerated it, but I told them to stop using it since it has been known to kill dogs and cats...

Unfortunately...they don't believe me, but they haven't bought anymore Hartz stuff in a while, so maybe they are believing me.

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post #78 of 79 (permalink) Old 06-09-2006, 03:00 PM
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I use Revolution on Gizmo, a cat who has a high sensitivity to meds.

She takes it without any ill effect. The product combats fleas, ticks and heartworm. It is ten dollars per dose at the vet's --a small price to pay for her continued good health.
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i didnt have a clue about that at all!
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