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Vectra DEFINITELY killing my pom...
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silverbay999 posted:
For years I avoided using all poisons (Vectra, Frontline, etc.) on my dogs. When we'd see a few fleas or ticks, I'd consider buying them but after reading the labels I'd opt for something homeopathic. The labels clearly indicate they are poisons and say you shouldn't get on your skin. Anyway, at my vet's prodding one day, I put Vectra between the shoulder blades of my beloved 10lb pom. It of course soaked right into her skin and I thought nothing further of it. This dog had boundless energy, boundless. Never rested, etc. Within 2 weeks she couldn't stand, looking to be extremely tired. Took her to the vet and after blood tests, was stunned to find she was no longer producing red blood cells or platelets! The vet asked if she had perhaps gotten into rat or other poison at home! After spending $8,000 we didn't have, we saved her life but found that her immune system (?) was destroyed. She started on a lifetime of Atopica. Well, it's been 2 years and she had a relapse. Our beloved young girl is now dying at the vet hospital although we are hoping for a miracle to buy a few more precious years with her. She's only 6...

So, ignore all the musings here and other places about this stuff being safe. It isn't. Vets are told about these "studies" by big pharmaceutical companies looking to push product. Read the labels, it's very clear what's in them. Look around you, dogs and cats with lumps everywhere, strange sicknesses, etc. They keep blaming more extensive breeding...
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