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Posted: 07/23/12 10:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi does anyone know anything about Zodiac flea treatment. A lady in our town used it on her cat and she went blinf and into a coma and passed away.
This lady paid 50.00 for enought for her 3 pets so it wasnt cheap but deadly.
Any knowledge anyone?


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How awful for her!! I am not familiar with this product - is it an over the counter item?

Although it may be more expensive, please do not use any pills, treatments, etc., not prescribed by a vet who knows your animal!!! He is familiar with the ingredients in the things he prescribes and knows if it is appropriate for your particular pet or breed or whatever. Some things that are perfectly fine for some breeds are deadly to others.


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There have been reports of deaths and serious reactions. Some can be attributed to owners using dog products on cats, very big no-no with any flea product.

Do a google search and you'll find lots of web sites devoted to warnings.

One of the problems with getting these products online, from questionable retailers (like flea markets) is that there are counterfeit products out there. Usually it's only water or alcohol in the tube rather that the active product but you just never know.

All the advantage/advantix we use comes directly from Bayer, no intermediate (not even a local distributor) so it reduces the chances of adulteration along the way.

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Some treatments shouldn't be used on your dog if there is a cat in the house. They are indirectly dangerous to the cat.

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I hate using chemicals on my dogs! Dog and cat cancer rates are high enough without adding the additional chemical risks of flea killing chemicals that work by placing mixtures of chemicals inside the animals blood stream.

Google "Diatomacious Earth" and use it safely on dogs and cats, natural, one ingredient, odorless, even can be mixed into food to remove internal parasites, used on carpets destroys flea eggs. Farmers add it to livestock feed. Pest Control companies use it for bed bug infestations.

DO NOT use Ditomacious Earth found at Pool Supply Stores, which is used for pool filters and can have chlorene bleach added.

100% natural, FOOD GRADE is often available from Pharmacys, natural food stores, pet shops, farm supply...it is made from the external skeletons of ancient sea creatures, Diatoms. And is a dessicant which means it kills insects by clogging up their breathing vents, and gets into their joints to stop them dead in their tracks.

Dust it on the animal and rub it into the fur. You can use it on their bedding or carpets, for ticks, cockroaches, ants, etc.


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A lot of people in my area use Diatomacious Earth as part of their fire ant control. Supposedly, the razor-sharp dirt causes them to dehydrate by messing with their outer membranes.

One good thing about fire ants? We don't have fleas around here much. Fire ants ate them all!!


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dturm wrote:

There have been reports of deaths and serious reactions. Some can be attributed to owners using dog products on cats, very big no-no with any flea product.

Do a google search and you'll find lots of web sites devoted to warnings.

One of the problems with getting these products online, from questionable retailers (like flea markets) is that there are counterfeit products out there. Usually it's only water or alcohol in the tube rather that the active product but you just never know.

All the advantage/advantix we use comes directly from Bayer, no intermediate (not even a local distributor) so it reduces the chances of adulteration along the way.

Doug, DVM



Ok Doc, I'll be ordering Calvin's next Advantix round from y'all!

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I have three dogs that are on the upper end of the weight recommendations. I had used Frontline forever even tho i was removing dozens of ticks every season. I got the Zodiac because we live out in the boonies and getting to the vet takes some planning. The dogs have not had one tick or flea this season, remarkable in that they are corgis and run thru tall grass, leaves just about every day. So I'm happy with it.

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