Pet Medication Side Effects & Drug Detox

Flea/Tick/Heartworm Medications
Posted by Charlotte (Mississippi) on 02/11/2015

I have a miniature Schnauzer. She has some sort of hallucinations while she is on the heart worm medicine about halfway through the month. She runs in terror, hiding in corners and under beds. Her heart is racing and she can't be calmed. I am afraid to give her more heart worm medicine. I am researching alternative ways to prevent heartworms. I already get her blood tested for all the yearly shots. She has not needed the yearly shots for three years because she shows plenty of antibodies in her blood.

Flea/Tick/Heartworm Medications
Posted by Katie (Albany, Ny) on 09/04/2011

Anybody's dogs have reactions to Vectra 3D for fleas and ticks. My dog is all scabby and has blisters where I put it on his back, the vet said it was his allergys, BUT it's only where I put the stuff.. Any response will help.. TY

Flea/Tick/Heartworm Medications
Posted by rocketmann80 (Blytheville, Arkansas USA) on 06/23/2009

my coment is about the Vet's advice, and how bad my cat was harmed by ME, taking my cat to the vet., and how frontline failed. It can cause some serious side effects, if used all the time. Also never let your cat get dipped, I have photos of the torture my best friend went through, I will blame myself forever, for not asking,WHAT IS A FLEA DIP, AND WHAT DO YOU DO TO MY CAT DURING A FLEA DIP! Thank you, Janet

Flea/Tick/Heartworm Medications
Posted by Terry (West Palm Beach, FL) on 06/09/2009

Dog medications for fleas/ticks/heartworm: My daughter has a 15 month old, 88 pound Golden Retriever. Her vet recommended a monthly flea/tick medicine. "Riley" is not the same puppy after this treatment. He is lethargic and sad. I recommended garlic in his food. The vet said absolutely NOT! I've read articles all over the internet, and garlic is given. There are small ticks on him when we walk him. Fortunately they come right off. What can we use to keep fleas/ticks off him that is safe? Why don't vets want garlic used? I cry seeing him after these treatments. So many pets get cancer, and I think it must be related to their food and these toxic medications.

Flea/Tick/Heartworm Medications
Posted by Sheri (Wylie, Tx) on 05/16/2009

I just want to warn those of you that still use the veterinary obtained or medicinal (internal, spray, or spot drop) flea / tick repellents: I recently read about someone, that really touched my heart with his story of killing his dog by using such items on it. These products can cause cancer to your pet. It is a chemical, it is toxic to the fleas and you are putting it on your beloved pet and using your pet like a flea magnet so when the they get bit the flea dies, think about what is running through your pet's body, veins, bloodstream and organs that is so potent to kill fleas and the eggs. I used them for years and never had any animal die with cancer but I will tell you what he said makes sense; animals are a magnet for fleas, so by pumping their bodies full of toxins / chemicals that kill fleas if they bite them, what are we doing to our pets, and what does this say about us as a human race. I am in no way judging anyone...just wanted to share!

Flea/Tick/Heartworm Medications
Posted by Bev (USA) on 04/22/2008


Hi, My dog when she was 2, ( a golden retriever/lab mix) was started on Program the one with flea control and heartwomer. She developed ITP. A autoimmune problem with her platlets. She had to be put on predisone because her platlets were so low. She had a bone marrow biopsy, an ultrasound and many blood tests. She is finally went into remission and has been very good for many years. So I know that it was not her but the medication. If it was her it would have stayed not gotten better when she was taken off of it. I know other dogs have actually died because of this drug. they went into the same autoimmune except it attacked the red blood cells instead and the dogs died. Just thought you should add this to your problem meds. thanks Bev B.