Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. The EPA has issued no warning.

A big business

Seresto’s pesticides more toxic together

History of unsafe pet treatments

Collars have caused seizures, rashes in humans

  • A 12-year-old boy who slept in a bed with a dog wearing a collar started having seizures and vomiting. He had to be hospitalized.
  • A 67-year-old woman who slept in a bed with a dog wearing a collar reported having heart arrhythmia and fatigue.
  • A 43-year-old man put collars on eight dogs and slept in the same bed as four of the dogs. A week later, he developed ear drainage and nasal and throat irritation and was told by a doctor that he had a hole in his ear drum. He removed the dog collars and the symptoms went away. He later reapplied the collars and the symptoms returned.

‘It’s just been a nightmare’

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