I gave my cat flea drops and now he has leg spasms? Any connection there?
I decided to try some flea/tick drops to prevent infestation and dripped it on the back of my cat’s neck as directed. The next morning I noticed the area turned pink with a small red spot. Now, when he gets up from a sitting position his hind legs seem to spasm, either that or he just shakes them. This never happened before the drops. Is there any connection to the drops and nerve/muscle damage? Is this serious?
Hi Kent…this isn’t uncommon especially with over the counter spot-on flea infestation topicals such as Hartz, Sentry and similar products which are not prescribed by a veterinarian. The products contain "pyrethrin’s" which have been considered lethal in pet animals. Side effects have been paralyzation, seisures to even death.
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