No Neonicotinoids for Pets, Too!


Do you have a pet, or know someone who does? You need to know about commonly-sold flea and tick treatments. We so appreciate Dr. Michael Fox and the information he has gathered and so willingly shares in his columns and on his website. See today's column in the photo below.

The first link contains great ideas on how to keep your pet safe and healthy WITHOUT pesticides - neonicotinoids and more. The additional links share some of the sad letters about what has happened to pets treated with these flea and tick (vet-sanctioned) drugs. :-( "Veterinarian Dr. W. Jean Dodds, in Animal Wellness journal, Spring 2020, advises cat and dog owners to avoid isoxazoline-containing flea and tick meds, as in Bravecto, Nexgard, Simparica, Credelio and the recently FDA approved Revolution Plus." "I have received many letters over the past two decades from readers of my nationally syndicated newspaper column Animal Doctor whose cats and dogs had adverse reactions to various flea and tick treatments. One commonly seen pet reaction is panic which, as an ethologist, I interpret as a state of terror caused by the neuro-excitatory effects of some insecticides, sometimes manifest also as transient tremors and ataxia, other times permanent damage with epileptiform seizures or death. Many are carcinogens and endocrine disruptors as well and may contribute to the increasing incidence of cancer and diseases of the thyroid and adrenal glands in dogs and cats, if not also to cognitive and behavioral problems."