Vets’ warning to East Lancs pet owners over flea treatments

Vets’ warning toEast Lancs pet owners over flea treatments

Vets’ warning toEast Lancs pet owners over flea treatments

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ANIMAL owners across East Lancashire have been urged by vets to take care when picking a flea treatment to avoid harming their pets this summer.

The British Veterinary Association has said that most treatments are safe and effective but not all are appropriate for every animal. The association is encouraging owners to speak to a vet about different options before treating their pet to ensure they are able to choose the best and safest option available.

Products used inappropriately or those intended for other species can seriously harm or even kill an animal. Association president and veterinary surgeon Robin Hargreaves said: “As the weather gets warmer many owners will be stepping up their efforts to keep their pets and homes flea and tick free.

“It’s understandable that people might be tempted to reach for the cheapest option or to use up products that they purchased last year but these can be ineffective or even dangerous to your pet.

“I can easily understand how the wide range of available flea treatment products, of varying efficacy, could be confusing for owners.”

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10:25am Tue 10 Jun 14

Izanears says...

If I could be certain that vets were really trying to ensure my pets safety rather than lining their own pockets I might taken this warning seriously. The prices that vets charge now are astronomical even for the lesser treatments. If you need an Xray etc, then you are looking at hundreds of pounds.
If I could be certain that vets were really trying to ensure my pets safety rather than lining their own pockets I might taken this warning seriously. The prices that vets charge now are astronomical even for the lesser treatments. If you need an Xray etc, then you are looking at hundreds of pounds. Izanears
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11:09am Tue 10 Jun 14

anne980 says...

i used a well known product last year on my cat,she had bad reaction to it and was very ill she survived i will never again use a product of this type,when my cat became ill i went on the internet to see if any other owners had problems and i was shocked at the number of people whose cats had been ill and some even died
i used a well known product last year on my cat,she had bad reaction to it and was very ill she survived i will never again use a product of this type,when my cat became ill i went on the internet to see if any other owners had problems and i was shocked at the number of people whose cats had been ill and some even died anne980
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2:53pm Tue 10 Jun 14

roseygogs says...

Never use "Frontline" on a rabbit, it can kill them. Always go the the vet, get the rabbit weighed and ask for "Advantage"
Never use "Frontline" on a rabbit, it can kill them. Always go the the vet, get the rabbit weighed and ask for "Advantage" roseygogs
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