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Dog Owner Has Close Call with Sergeant’s Gold Flea Drops



A woman in Springfield, Oregon ended up at the emergency vet with her three dogs this week after they had a bad reaction to an over-the-counter flea medication.

Shortly after using Sergeant’s Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On drops, the woman’s dogs began to itch and scratch themselves. After calling the vet, the woman washed the product off of her dogs, but they still acted lethargic–her chihuahua was even foaming at the mouth.

The company that makes the flea drops says a very small number (less than 1 percent) of animals have a bad reaction to the product and that most problems happen when the product is applied incorrectly.

The company also says that pets receiving the drops should be separated for at least 48 hours. Although this warning is not found on the directions for use that comes with the product, the company says they will be adding it to future packages.


K9 Commentary:

I did a quick Google search for “Sergeant’s Flea” and came up with a frightening amount of complaints on message boards and Web sites. Please comment below if you’ve had any experience with this product– either good or bad!

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