BAD STUFF FOR PETS/PEOPLE?????

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by d.k, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Has anyone heard of a BRAND-NEW vet-med for FLEAS called "Primaro" or "Primario", something like that??? My mom called today saying a friend of hers was given it bx her vet and it almost killed HER AND all 5 dogs and 3 cats. I can't find a thing, IN ENGLISH ANYWAY, about it O/L. [​IMG]
     
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  2. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I got an email about it (you know, one of those fw: fw: fw:s) regarding adverse effects to humans & animals but haven't verified w/a vet. Heck, I'd never even heard of it...
     
  3. BasenjiFan

    BasenjiFan Out Of The Brooder

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    Could it perhaps have been "ProMeris?" I did a search for new flea medication on the veterinary practice news website, and found a little on ProMeris... It's a Fort Dodge product.

    http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-cover-stories/manufacturers-veterinarians-target-product-diversion.aspx

    I hadn't heard of it yet... but then, I haven't worked for a clinic for almost two years now... besides, I'm in Arizona where fleas aren't a big problem.

    Hope this info can help!

    Keri

    PS active ingredient in dog formula is metaflumizone
     
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  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    The product is called ProMeris. As far as I know it is a genuine problem and Fort Dodge are recalling it.

    I refuse to use any kind of topical pesticide on my dogs. If it says on the directions to avoid contact with my own skin, why would I want to put it on my dogs'?!
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * That must be it, then. My mom's friend said her dogs had "immediate" diarrhea, vomiting, escullating into convulsions in at least 2 of them-- and SHE had dizzyness, disorientation, anaphalaxis symtoms w/ swelling of lips, trouble breathing, etc. . AND, they live 45 MILES FROM THE NEAREST CLINIC!!! Lucky they lived at all, sounds like!!
     
  6. BasenjiFan

    BasenjiFan Out Of The Brooder

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    glad to hear they are all okay... scary ordeal though.
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Veah, very!!! We are being hit real hard w/ our dog right now and my mom wanted to make sure we didn't try and use it.
     
  8. BasenjiFan

    BasenjiFan Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, like I said, I don't really have any experience with fleas... but I try to use as few chemicals as possible, stick to the more "natural" stuff (I support integrative medicine). Here's a link that may give you some info on natural flea prevention:

    http://fiascofarm.com/herbs/health.htm

    If you have goats, you've probably come across this site, it's the Fias Co Farm people. Hope that can help you out a little.
     

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