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BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DOGS & CATS

I've read hundreds of complaints of severe illness and death directly caused by the flea treatments Trifexis, Comfortis and Assurity.

All three contain Spinosad and/or Spinetoram which is a toxic metabolite made from the bacterium Saccharopolyspora spinosa.

Fleas are now resistant to most pesticides. So new, more toxic pesticides are now being marketed to use internally and externally on our pets.

Trifexis is an internal pesticide marketed for dogs. Trifexis is a combination of Spinosad and Milbemycin oxime. Comfortis is an internal pesticide (Spinosad) marketed to dogs and cats. Assurity is a topical pesticide (Spinetoram) marketed for cats.

All three pesticides are neurotoxins. Many dogs and cats have suffered lethargy, seizures, blindness and death from these flea treatments. There is a citizens group asking for a recall of Trifexis.

Comfortis has also caused many dogs and cats to have seizures, lethargy and death.

Assurity for cats causes their fur to fall out and cats have also torn their fur out themselves after being treated with Assurity. Cats that have torn their fur out ingested the pesticide resulting in becoming gravely ill.

The pets die exactly like the bugs do. They seize, convulse, are paralyzed and die.

You can google the name of these pesticides with the words, "side effects" and find dog & cat blogs of complaints of how pets were maimed & view memoriams to pets that were killed by these flea treatments. Very sad.

There are also reviews on Amazon.com about how these flea treatments caused severe illness in pets.

I'll post links to stories, youtube videos and more information about these products in the comment section.

Please err on the side of caution and don't use these (or any OTC) toxic flea treatments on your pets.

We need to email, phone or write the FDA and tell the chemical & pharmaceutical companies that we REFUSE to POISON our pets in order to kill fleas.

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO

We lost 2 dogs in 4 months, healthy dogs.  Both with cancer.  I WILL NEVER USE THESE PRODUCTS AGAIN, EVER.  i think it is time to contact someone and have a class action suit brought against Elanco.

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO

@chatrat

@57babe

I always was afraid of these.

its kind of like many of the human rx's-"side effects could cause blindness, seizures, death"?! and on and on!

If something is so toxic why in the h do they sell it?!

All these things to our pets, humans, jeez. It is just insane. Hard to trust whats in rx's for our pets, ourselves, in our food.

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO


57babe wrote:

I've read hundreds of complaints of severe illness and death directly caused by the flea treatments Trifexis, Comfortis and Assurity.

All three contain Spinosad and/or Spinetoram which is a toxic metabolite made from the bacterium Saccharopolyspora spinosa.

Fleas are now resistant to most pesticides. So new, more toxic pesticides are now being marketed to use internally and externally on our pets.

Trifexis is an internal pesticide marketed for dogs. Trifexis is a combination of Spinosad and Milbemycin oxime. Comfortis is an internal pesticide (Spinosad) marketed to dogs and cats. Assurity is a topical pesticide (Spinetoram) marketed for cats.

All three pesticides are neurotoxins. Many dogs and cats have suffered lethargy, seizures, blindness and death from these flea treatments. There is a citizens group asking for a recall of Trifexis.

Comfortis has also caused many dogs and cats to have seizures, lethargy and death.

Assurity for cats causes their fur to fall out and cats have also torn their fur out themselves after being treated with Assurity. Cats that have torn their fur out ingested the pesticide resulting in becoming gravely ill.

The pets die exactly like the bugs do. They seize, convulse, are paralyzed and die.

You can google the name of these pesticides with the words, "side effects" and find dog & cat blogs of complaints of how pets were maimed & view memoriams to pets that were killed by these flea treatments. Very sad.

There are also reviews on Amazon.com about how these flea treatments caused severe illness in pets.

I'll post links to stories, youtube videos and more information about these products in the comment section.

Please err on the side of caution and don't use these (or any OTC) toxic flea treatments on your pets.

We need to email, phone or write the FDA and tell the chemical & pharmaceutical companies that we REFUSE to POISON our pets in order to kill fleas.



57babe wrote:

I've read hundreds of complaints of severe illness and death directly caused by the flea treatments Trifexis, Comfortis and Assurity.

All three contain Spinosad and/or Spinetoram which is a toxic metabolite made from the bacterium Saccharopolyspora spinosa.

Fleas are now resistant to most pesticides. So new, more toxic pesticides are now being marketed to use internally and externally on our pets.

Trifexis is an internal pesticide marketed for dogs. Trifexis is a combination of Spinosad and Milbemycin oxime. Comfortis is an internal pesticide (Spinosad) marketed to dogs and cats. Assurity is a topical pesticide (Spinetoram) marketed for cats.

All three pesticides are neurotoxins. Many dogs and cats have suffered lethargy, seizures, blindness and death from these flea treatments. There is a citizens group asking for a recall of Trifexis.

Comfortis has also caused many dogs and cats to have seizures, lethargy and death.

Assurity for cats causes their fur to fall out and cats have also torn their fur out themselves after being treated with Assurity. Cats that have torn their fur out ingested the pesticide resulting in becoming gravely ill.

The pets die exactly like the bugs do. They seize, convulse, are paralyzed and die.

You can google the name of these pesticides with the words, "side effects" and find dog & cat blogs of complaints of how pets were maimed & view memoriams to pets that were killed by these flea treatments. Very sad.

There are also reviews on Amazon.com about how these flea treatments caused severe illness in pets.

I'll post links to stories, youtube videos and more information about these products in the comment section.

Please err on the side of caution and don't use these (or any OTC) toxic flea treatments on your pets.

We need to email, phone or write the FDA and tell the chemical & pharmaceutical companies that we REFUSE to POISON our pets in order to kill fleas.




@57babe  If you havn't already, please post this in the Pet Lovers Forum.

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO

Not that the info. isn't useful but this thread is almost 3 years old. 

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO

i allways use frontline or walmarts brand of frontline and never had a problem. they work very well controling flees.

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO


LipstickDiva wrote:

Not that the info. isn't useful but this thread is almost 3 years old. 


So then what's your point?

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO

 


JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

LipstickDiva wrote:

Not that the info. isn't useful but this thread is almost 3 years old. 


So then what's your point?


It in now late July 2016 and cats are dying from Cheristin for Cats!  That is the point!  Elanco, the maker of this toxic drug that causes death in some cases did exactly that to my cat.

 

I would never recommend any product that contains spinetoram to anyone for any reason.  It is a great risk to take. 

 

Cheristin for Cats is basically sold OTC and can be easily purchased, that is what is so frightening about this, especially as there are more and more fleas that are resistant to other insecticides that used to kill them.

 

Cheristin for Cats does a great job killing fleas but it may also kill your cat!  BEWARE!

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO

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Re: BEWARE: FLEA TREATMENTS TRIFEXIS, COMFORTIS, ASSURITY containing SPINOSAD/Spinetoram KILLING DO

Thank you.  The point is to get this info out so no more pets are harmed. Very sad.

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