Promeris Flea and Tick Control – Dangerous, but Still for Sale

A newsgroup post gave me a heads up that Pfizer has suspended production of Promeris, their popular flea and tick preventative. Promeris has also been marketed as a treatment for Demodectic mange (demodex).

As announced in an article on Veterinary Practice News, a recent study has linked Promeris with Pemphigus foliaceus (PF), a serious autoimmune disease characterized by lesions on the skin, nose and ears.

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Little Miss Sniffles Tries Convenia


Tula’s daughter has a sinus infection.

This is likely a result of her snuffling milk up her nose while nursing, which sometimes happens in French Bulldog puppies. I’ve never noticed a correlation between milk snorters and breathing issues in later life – it just seems that some pups nurse vigorously enough to snort milk up their noses in the process. Maybe her brother made her giggle – Lord knows I laughed enough milk up my nose as a kid.

The first day, it was barely noticeable – just a little milk around her one nostril. Within a day, I had to suction that nostril out – and MAN! You just would not believe how much goo can come out of the nose of a nine day old puppy.

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