Thursday, January 19, 2012
In the news, Fleas..
Have you heard the news? there is a new flea product on the market designed specifically for cats, and it is called Assurity.
According to this news article on The VPN it has been out for a while. I would suggest you read the Comments, because while this seems like such a good idea, apparently it isn't. All the comments I read were from people who used the product and it had some major side effects, from mopey cats to hair falling out.
And I also saw that Novartis also released new products.. Parastar for dogs and EasySpot for cats are species-specific formulations of fipronil, a flea and tick adulticide. I couldn't find any reviews on it, probably because it isn't out yet.
Too many new flea and tick products have come on the market and had major side effects. Yes, we all hate fleas, but you need to be aware of the risks of the products you are using, and those risks really aren't well known until they have been out on the market for a while. It is sad to think of other cats and dogs being test subjects, and it is sad to think better them then me... but I think I'll stick with the flea meds I know then risk the ones I don't...