Problems with other Commonly used Methods to Control Fleas

Problems with other Commonly used Methods to Control Fleas

Monthly Flea Control Products Administered to Dogs and Cats.

Frontline – The active ingredient in Frontline is Fipronil. Fipronil is a nerve poison.(10) It caused thyroid cancer in laboratory tests, and affected the development of the nervous system in offspring when pregnant mothers were exposed.(14) [Fipronil factsheet]

Advantaqe or Advantix – The active ingredient is Imidacloprid, which is another nerve poison.(10) It caused miscarriages and abnormal development of bones in laboratory tests with rabbits.(15) [Imidacloprid factsheet]

Program – The Active ingredient is Lufenuron . Lufenuron is also one of the active ingredients in Sentinel. It stops the development of flea eggs.(16) It is given to pets as pills or as a liquid mixed in food. In some dogs and cats, it caused vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and itchy skin.(17,18)

 

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