|A healthy Ozzie on the beach two months ago.|
The active ingredient in K9 Advantix II is Permethrin 44.00%. Internet research has convinced me that Permethrin is very dangerous, especially to small light skinned dogs. Bayer acknowledged this to the vet who is treating our Ozzie. Permethrin is also used on bovine and severe reactions have been recorded in white cattle.
There is no antidote to Permethrin poisoning. The only thing to be done seems to be bathing the treated pet in oil dissolving dishwashing liquid (like Dawn) and massive water rinsing. This is what we did for Ozzie. And we continue to hold him during his violent trembling episodes. Today Ozzie continues to tremble, but is drinking, eating, urinating and defecating.
My advice, and I hope you will share this information: Do not use any flea treatment containing PERMETHRIN on ANY small light colored dog.
Our Ozzie should be okay, but we might easily have lost him. My new mission is to spread the word about this horrible product. Shame on you Bayer for marketing this deadly product to pet owners.
- Fourth Morning Update: Ozzie seems to be getting better with each day but still is having espisodes of trembling. I'm so angry at Bayer.
- Fifth Morning Update: This day is beginning like the previous four even though Ozzie showed great signs of improvement last evening. At the moment he's still trembling and afraid. He is resting in my lap. He's not eating or drinking very much. The mornings seem worse than the other times of day.