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.
Please consider reading the following: http://www.hartzvictims.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=49
The Flea Waltz, find it funny that this piece is known all over the world and nobody knows the composer.
it is known
in Japan as Neko Funjatta (I Stepped on the Cat),
in Spain as La Chocolatera,
in the Netherlands as Vlooienmars (Flea March),
in Belgium as Valse des Puces (Flea Waltz),
in Russia as Sobachiy Val’s (Dog Waltz),
in Bulgaria as Koteshki Marsh (Cat March),
in Hungary as Szamárinduló (Donkey March),
in Majorca as Polca de los Tontos (Fools’ Polka)
in Denmark as Prinsesse Toben (Princess Two-Legs).
In Mexico it is called Los Changuitos (The Little Monkeys),
in Finland Kissanpolkka (Cat Polka).
In China it is called 小偷进行曲 (Thief March).
The Flea Waltz in double octaves:
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Help for dogs and cats with flea allergies or flea bite dermatitis. Dr. Colleen Smith discusses natural treatments to rid your pet of fleas. To view other pet health videos, visit www.holisticpetinfo.com
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