Even though the FDA put out a warning about dog seizures more than a year ago has anything changed? Is your dog still at risk?
A few years ago the FDA warned that flea meds cause seizures and they named at least 3 top sellers that have been proven to do just that. Yet they never did a thing about it. Didn't tell the makers to stop or change a thing.
Later they said if your dog isn't experiencing seizures don't worry about it.
Don't worry? Are they kidding? Why would I wait and see?
If you've ever seen your dog or a human loved one have a seizure you know how awful it is and you wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy.
Let's look at how these pseudo meds work. I say pseudo because pesticides are not medicine for god's sake.
Okay ... so these pesticides get into your dog's bloodstream and when bitten by a flea, tick or even mosquito, it gets a big dose through the blood and the damage it does to the nervous system kills it.
What exactly does it do?
Nerves in fleas, ticks, dogs, cats and humans act like wires conducting electrical signals that control movement and other functions. So by interrupting those signals, the flea is literally paralyzed and dies shortly thereafter.
What I can't figure out is how millions of people (I'm assuming it's millions) actually believe that those same poisons won't affect their dog! Seriously? Sure it's a lower dose but it builds up in your dog over time and can do the same damn thing or close enough.
That's where seizures come in. The damaged electrical signals causes the dog to seize.
I had a woman write me and tell me the vet couldn't figure out what was wrong with her dog. The poor thing was losing mobility for no apparent reason. His legs would shake and he'd sometimes fall down. And he sometimes vomited and had diarrhea.
After finding out that the vomiting and diarrhea happened mostly a few days per month back to back, it was clear to me what was going on. Her dog was being poisoned by those "safe" flea and heartworm "meds".
I set her up with specific herbal combinations to both detoxify the liver and kidneys of those pesticides and boost her poor dog's immune system. And then I gave her an herbal option to keep fleas and heartworm at bay.
The point here is that seizures aren't the only thing that can happen.
The more toxins your dog gets in her lifetime, the more prone to disease she is, and that includes cancer.