Alert: Isoxazoline Flea and Tick Products
Potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats
Four flea, tick products linked to seizures, ataxia
Four flea and tick products may cause seizures, tremors, and lost coordination in some cats and dogs.
Safe use of flea and tick preventive products
They're creepy, they're crawly...and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks aren't just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks.
Flea and Tick Products in Pets: Advice on Using Safely
In April 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an advisory concerning approximately 70 spot-on flea and tick control products.
Flea and Tick Treatments: EPA's Investigation of Spot-On (FAQ)
In April 2009, the EPA issued an advisory regarding about 70 spot-on flea and tick control products because of an increase in reported adverse…
Bayer selling flea and tick products directly to retailers
Bayer Animal Health is starting to sell Advantage and K9 Advantix directly through pet specialty retailers and Web sites, while continuing to sell…
Production canceled for flea and tick collars containing propoxur
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Sergeant’s Pet Care Products Inc. and Wellmark International to cancel production…
EPA responds to public comments on spot-on flea and tick products
The Environmental Protection Agency has responded to comments on its action plan to address safety concerns with spot-on pesticides used to control…
Topical flea and tick products come under EPA scrutiny
A recent spike in the number of adverse reactions to spot-on flea and tick products reported in 2008 prompted the Environmental Protection Agency's…
Label instructions tightened on Hartz flea and tick control products
Hartz Mountain Corporation has agreed to enact measures to reduce potential risks to pets.
EPA imposes new regulations on spot-on flea and tick pesticides, calls for comments
The Environmental Protection Agency announced March 17 it is tightening regulations on dog and cat spot-on pesticides after an increase in adverse…
EPA orders retailers to stop sales of counterfeit flea and tick products for pets
The counterfeit pesticides appear to have been unlawfully imported and packaged
Flea control products may endanger aquatic invertebrates
Studies in the U.K. and U.S. reveal environmental contamination with fipronil, fipronil degradates, and imidacloprid, often linking the contamination…
How can we protect patients against the invasive longhorned tick?
A species of tick native to eastern Asia has been spreading in the United States, prompting concerns among veterinarians because there are no…
EPA, FDA weigh oversight overhaul for animal parasite products
Two federal agencies are considering transferring oversight of some 600 products from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Food and Drug…
Seresto collars remain in spotlight after hearing
The Environmental Protection Agency continues to review Elanco Animal Health’s Seresto flea and tick collar, which the company defended as safe and…
External parasites such as fleas, ticks, or mites can irritate pets and carry disease. But treatment, control and prevention are much easier than in…
Seresto collars come under greater scrutiny
Recent adverse event reports from pet owners related to a popular brand of flea and tick collars have gained national attention. The manufacturer has…
Hurricane Ian: Preparing for evacuation and keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home
Millions of people in Florida are under evacuation orders today as Hurricane Ian bears down on the U.S. mainland, and many of them will be evacuating…
Pfizer discontinuing ProMeris
Pfizer Animal Health is discontinuing its ProMeris flea and tick control product.
Alert: Robaxin methocarbamol tablets, USP
Incorrect daily dosing information on the label due to labeling error
FDA approves Zoetis’ multiple-parasite preventive
Zoetis received approval in February from the Food and Drug Administration for its new Simparica Trio, the first combination drug that protects dogs…
AVMA releases FAQs on prescriptions and pharmacies
The AVMA has released two new FAQs, one for pet owners and one for veterinarians, with answers to a number of frequently asked questions about…
Pesticide repackaging: What veterinarians need to know to avoid steep fines
Veterinarians who open spot-on flea-and-tick product packages to dispense single applications to clients
Common-sense measures to protect your dog, yourself and others in canine social settings
Consult your veterinarian about the best preventive program for your dog(s), including vaccinations, heartworm prevention and parasite prevention…