Daily Archives: September 20, 2018

Flea products and adverse neurologic events

I used to put Revolution flea products on both Tyler and Trinity because I was told I should, to prevent heartworm. Tyler didn’t like it but Trinity acted like you’d put something horrible on her for hours even after it dried.  She hated it. She acted weird. I regret ever using it.

I probably used it for no more than a year before deciding the potential of them getting heartworm being indoor-only cats versus the problems she had with it outweighed the benefits and quit. I wish I’d never put the first dose on my cats! Here is yet another reason to keep your cats inside – as they’re less likely to get fleas and need it for it’s intended purpose.

It was years later before she had her seizures and several years after we’d seen her last seizures before she passed away unexpectedly after a clean annual checkup.

They suspected a heart or brain problem for her death and today I read this.

https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm620934.htm?utm_campaign=9-20-2018-fleatick&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrackId=50170C541232B201CF210067A01F9490&elq=b436d8fc64d1406eb98bed2144705697&elqaid=5155&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4126