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Old 24-10-2012, 01:02 PM
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

Like I said in a previous post I will be calling the vets on friday to update them on Romeos progress.. I'd like to reinforce the fact I think it is/was definatley the flea collar so if anyone has any questions they'd like me to ask the vet I'm more than willing to ask them?

As for using the vets again... I've lived here for 2 years now - I can't drive and it's a relatively remote place to live + the fact that I don't drive makes it even worse. I've only had to go this particular vet to pick up frontline combo and a feliway plugin until we found Romeo. Up until then the only time I had to visit the vet was with Diesel (who lives with my mum) and we use a vet in Plymouth... now thinking about it I could give them a ring and ask but flea treatments and see if they prescribe them and ask questions.

I'm just happy he appears to be getting better.



This morning he woke me up by clamping his paws around my arm and biting my elbow... He's eaten all his food , gone for a wee (but no BM ), he even had enough energy to prod Button with his paw.. and jumped on the back of the sofa (which he hasn't even attempted in the last few days)
He's still a bit sleepy and tired ... and his hind legs are still not moving exactly how they should be but he seems to be able to walk a longer distance before he has to sit/ lay down again. Fingers crossed

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AM, I hope you do not mind, but I have posted some details of your experience over on MSE.
One of my boys had what I was certain was a strong reaction to a spot on flea treatment many years ago.....he collapsed and could not walk, had to be hospitalised on IV and was treated for poisoning. Of course the vet who had sold me the treatment denied the link all together. He made a full recovery and the experience just reinforced my reluctance to use these treatments frequently (if at all! )
No Paddypaws I don't mind at all.. I hope that it gets spread around and people realize these things are dangerous.. I've read about flea collars on here before but I guess it was a naive trust of vets that made me feel comfortable using the seresto collars. "They wouldn't prescribe them if they were safe" mentality I guess.

If you type "Seresto Collar side effects" into google this thread is on the first page of results thankfully
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Old 24-10-2012, 01:28 PM
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

Aww, he is looking extra adorable in that picture....I do hope he is not milking this for extra treats and snuggles.
I really would like to make a point that I just don't think it is either necessary or healthy to use flea treatments routinely, even IF there is no massive reaction such as this one by Romeo (and Buttons )
I don't even like the household sprays but do use Indorex or similar very thoroughly to cover the whole house. Recent new arrivals have been dosed with Advantage but I wont repeat the dose unless I have good reason to suspect a flea outbreak.
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Old 24-10-2012, 01:42 PM
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

AM, very pleased to hear Romeo is much improved today! Bless him, what a sweetie he is, love the photo!

The fact he is making a fairly rapid recovery from the ataxia/weakness reinforces my suspicion the Seresto is to blame. The condition came on suddenly, soon after the collar had been put on, and once the collar was removed, the condition has started to go -- -- coincidence???
Hmm, I think not!! .

How about reporting the adverse reaction to DEFRA -- they take reports from the general public as well as from veterinary professionals. It is only by reporting our experiences of side effects that such useful data can be collected. Here is the link:

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Old 24-10-2012, 07:42 PM
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

Ahh thank you chillminx

I will get on the site and report it.. I wonder if I could attach the invoices I have to it? So they can see the vets notes.

Romeo has eaten all his food again and he's still a bit tired and dopey but he's been walking around a lot more and looks less uncomfortable.. he did have a little tumble earlier though.. he looks so confused about why he doesn't seem to be able to run around
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

I cannot help but feel that your vet has let you down very badly. If Romeo had been put on an IV, it would have flushed to toxins out much quicker and he would have made a faster recovery. He has totally dismissed any fault of his own, given poor after care, and has been totally negligent and somewhat arrogant in refusing to accept responsibility and give the due care needed.
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

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I cannot help but feel that your vet has let you down very badly. If Romeo had been put on an IV, it would have flushed to toxins out much quicker and he would have made a faster recovery. He has totally dismissed any fault of his own, given poor after care, and has been totally negligent and somewhat arrogant in refusing to accept responsibility and give the due care needed.

and have they at least refunded the purchase price of the dratted evil collars?
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

Just to let you know .. Romeo is doing really well.today he isn't sleeping , he wants to play and is moving around *nearly* perfectly.

Both Button & Rome's have had a bowel movement... I was so excited I text the OH who replied "your such a weirdo".

I will still be ringing the vets tomorrow anyway.

And no there's no chance in hell of getting a refund on the collars.

Does anyone have any questions they'd like me to ask the vets???
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

Very very pleased to hear the good news AM What a relief!

Romeo's fairly rapid & spontaneous recovery obviously knocks on the head the vet's unlikely theory that Toxoplasmosis might be to blame!! I wonder what other off-the-wall theories the vet may come up with to explain it all!!
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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

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Very very pleased to hear the good news AM What a relief!

Romeo's fairly rapid & spontaneous recovery obviously knocks on the head the vet's unlikely theory that Toxoplasmosis might be to blame!! I wonder what other off-the-wall theories the vet may come up with to explain it all!!
I did a little dance... when one after the other they used the litter tray to do a poo

The relief of seeing him being able to walk.. you wouldn't believe it!

I don't know what theory they will come up with .. but I promise I'll let you know! I've reported the reaction on the link you gave me yesterday and I'm considering reporting it to watchdog like another poster did for the Bob Martin stuff. I have the vets email address and I'm considering emailing the practice manager (I've never seen her in the vets).

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Re: WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

only just seeing this as not had any internet since Monday. Glad he is getting better x
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