Please please read this, especially if you own any kind of herding dog.
DO NOT I repeat DO NOT use Advantage Flea preventatives on your dog. This neurotoxin can enter the dogs blood stream and cause death. The company, Bayer, KNOWS this, and yet does NOT warn consumers and DOES NOT fix the problem.
My 3 month old Sheltie Gunner is in the vet hospital right now. They don’t think he is gonna make it. The toxin has affected his kidneys and liver, and both the vet and the company refuse to believe the drug was the cause.
So please, owners of herding dogs, DO NOT use this product on your animal.
And to all other dog owners, I ask you to boycott the use of all Bayer products. Watching my puppy die is the worst thing ever, and I want the company to admit their fault and fix their product before any other pet owner has to go through what I am now.
I will make a more detailed post soon.
Thank you. Please spread the word.
Bayer is now threatening to stop paying for Gunner’s treatment. The research indicates that it takes about a WEEK of treatment for the dog to work the toxin out of its system. It has only been two days. If Bayer does not pay for the continued care, Gunner will die.
They STILL refuse to admit that the Advantage is the cause of Gunner’s illness, even though he got sick immediately after application. Despite being under a constant watch and never once ingesting the product, Gunner’s breath and later his vomit SMELLED just like the medicine.
I don’t want to see my little puppy pass because of a mistake Bayer refuses to admit, even though there are many documented cases of puppies falling victim to this toxin.
I may soon be starting a Gunner Fund, so that if Bayer DOES cut payment, we can still afford Gunners expensive treatment and give that little puppy the best chance we can.
Even if you can’t donate, please keep spreading the word. Not just for Gunner, but for all dogs and dog owners.