Merial - Certifect caused severe chemical burns

I applied the second dose of Certifect to my male and female miniature American Eskimo 5 yr-olds.

The male developed 8"x10" chemical burns on his shoulder and tail areas. Scabbed, hairless areas that will take months to heal. I have pictures available online.

The female had an episode of bloody urine that night, collapsed on the kitchen floor and never moved from the spot. She died at 7:30 the next morning.

Both dogs had used Frontline Plus with no problems. Neither had any previous health issues. Bought this product because it was made by Frontline. What a tragic mistake that was!

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Jun 29, 2014 #833768

Oh my gosh, I am sorry for your loss. That is horrible. I have heard of this happening to other dogs but to see the pics is to see the reality of the problem. I will never use this again. I feel so sorry for you and your pup. How terrible!

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Dec 24, 2013 #763277 Fallon, Nevada

I am so sorry for your loss and pray your other dog will heal and be ok.

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Dec 23, 2013 #763195 Wichita, Kansas

The September issue of the Diagnostic Insights publication from the Kansas State Veterinary School featured an article about the adverse effects of Certifect.

Here is the link:

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Dec 22, 2013 #762576 Norfolk, Virginia

ask your vet about the flea pills

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Dec 22, 2013 #762686 Wichita, Kansas

I used Comfortis pills this month. Will not use another topical treatment. Thanks

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Dec 21, 2013 #762361

:sigh :cry so sorry. I know what a dog adds to your life.

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