Attention Pet Owners and Animal Lovers!!

I just got this email from a friend and felt I needed to share it with you all…

(NOTE: There are several herbal and organic SAFE remedies for fleas and other problems for both cats and dogs! Please see the bottom of this entry for links to online shops.)


I found my (normally very healthy) cat today moving erratically in my basement, kind of staring into a corner. Dad confirmed that there was something wrong with him.. so we called the vet and she said that it sounded like he was having minor seizures(he probably had a bigger one earlier when we weren’t around, as we found vomit around his mouth and on his paws and vomiting goes hand-in-hand with seizures).

On the way to the vet’s I mentioned that the flea medication, BioSpot, that my mom had applied a few days ago might be the cause. Lo and behold when the vet saw the greasy residue left on the back of my cat’s neck and confirmed that it was BioSpot, she told us that it was definitely the culprit. She said this happens ALL OF THE TIME with cats a day or so after BioSpot has been applied(it can happen in dogs too but apparently not as much). It works by being absorbed into the hair follicles and then spreads throughout the whole body. It’s a lot cheaper than the prescription stuff, but we bought it at PetSmart(a leading pet retailer) so we of course assumed there would be no risk. But I guess they (like so many other huge companies) are just out for an easy buck, because when you see websites like hartzvictims.org that have reported THOUSANDS of cases of cats seizing/dying from this products, you’d think they would be more aware of the problem.

I’m sitting in my room, watching my poor cat still slightly convulsing on the bed. We’ve bathed him of course, and the vet has given him shots and medication for a month. He is slightly responsive to movement and petting. We have to monitor him for 3 days(and give him a bath every day for a week), and if he’s better after that he’ll probably pull through. It’s up in the air now. So horrible to see him like this.

I have already contacted the local petsmart and talked to the manager, and will contact corporate when they are available. I have also emailed our local paper in the hopes that they will alert the public about this…and now I’m informing you guys! Spread the word…protect your animals… do NOT use BioSpot(or any other OOC flea medication).

hartzvictims.org (hartz is the company under which biospot is sold)

elversonpuzzle.com (about a dog’s reaction to it)


Online Stores for Herbal and/or Natural Pet Remedies

Only Natural Pet Store (where I personally shop)

Drs. Foster and Smith

Natural Pet Market

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