Our pets depend on us for their well-being. This summer, if you are concerned about fleas or ticks; try a natural product that has a sensible ingredient list. Read the label. Many products that contain pesticides or strong chemicals can sicken our pets quickly and even do permanent damage. Use the most natural product that works for your pet.
Seresto Flea Collar
It has recently been making headlines that innocent pets and people are getting ill or dying from exposure to the Seresto Flea/Tick Collar. Since 2012 around 1,700 pets and people have lost their lives because their family members were simply trying to do the right thing; protect them from fleas and ticks. The Seresto Flea Collar has been widely used and recommended by Veterinarians worldwide over the past 9 years, with no one sounding the alarm on the risk of death it poses.
EPA’s Role In Protecting Our Pets
The EPA has the job of regulating the use of products that contain pesticides. These collars work by slowly dosing out small amounts of pesticide onto the pets skin over the time of wear. More than 75,00 incidents have been reported to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) involving Seresto Flea Collars since 2012.
Who Will Help Our Pets?
Not the manufacturer…During the 9 years of this happening to innocent families, the company that makes the collars, Elanco, has said they will not recall the product and has added no extra warnings to the labels.
Congress is trying. Despite demands from Congress the product is still being sold as safe for our pets. Finally, this week a class action lawsuit has been filed in the state of California against the maker of Seresto Flea Collars.
Stay tuned folks….hopefully this will come out on the side of the innocent.