Your pets are a prime target for ticks, so in the event of a flea or tick infestation dogs and cats can be given medication to help get rid of these critters. However, pet owners beware! You might want to take note of this article because some of these pills can make your pet pooch or your kitty cat seriously sick.
Fleas and ticks can get on your pet’s nerves. But apparently so might some medications to get rid of these pests. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that medications in the isoxazoline class such as Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica may do more than just combat flea or tick infestations. These medications have the potential of causing seizures, ataxia, muscle tremors, or other neurological problems in your pets.
Of course, we don’t want to panic you with this information. We just wanted to share with you a warning that has been issued by the FDA, so that you’re mindful when it comes to not only protecting your dogs but your feline friends too.
Pills or chews that protect dogs and cats against fleas can cause neurological problems such as stumbling or seizures, and pet owners need more warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA issued an alert to owners and veterinarians and said it was requiring clearer labels on the products.
Do you know how to check your pet for ticks? Are you making sure that once your dog or cat has been outside, that they are tick free? Would you know how to remove a tick if you find one? Keep your best friend safe from these critters, because they can’t check for themselves. It is all down to you.