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    09-15-2012, 01:03 PM
  #21
Foal
Certifect and seizures

My vet quit offering Frontline Plus almost a year ago and started offering Certifect. I applied it to my Pomeranian and my son's Boykin Spaniel. My Pom didn't seem to have any problems at the time, but the Boykin ran through the house for 3 HOURS trying to rub it off. She finally calmed down and my husband went to work. When I came home from work, the Boykin was fine, but my Pom had urine all over him. I gave him a bath and he went to sleep on the couch beside me. He started having a seizure about an hour later and I called the vet. He didn't seem to think it was a seizure and sent me home. After the vet's office closed, he started having one seizure right after another and didn't stop. We took him to the emergency clinic with the Certifect box in hand. They bathed him again in detergent and put him on an IV all night to flush his system. I took him to my vet (the owner) the next morning and he told me not to use the Certifect anymore. I got a refund from the office and the vet contacted Merial. They said they hadn't heard of any problems. I googled Certifect and came up with several dogs with adverse reactions including seizures. Merial offered to pay my emergency clinic costs (over $500 and refund the med cost). I finally got the money this past Wednesday (the incident happened November 2, 2011). My vet no longer offers Certifect as there were multiple dogs in the practice with hair loss and other adverse reactions. So BUYER BEWARE!!!
     
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    09-15-2012, 01:23 PM
  #22
Foal
Certifect and seizures

I forgot to add that my Pom has had seizures ever since that first dose of Certifect. I have to keep a log of his seizures and they are quickly filling a notebook even on medication. The Boykin puppy died in her sleep six months after her dose. My son didn't want to have a necropsy done though. She was fine when he put her in her crate at bedtime and when he woke up she was already in rigor. We don't know the cause of her death, but I still feel guilty about possibly doing something that led to her death. Please don't use this medicine!
     
    10-29-2012, 09:59 AM
  #23
Foal
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Originally Posted by Carlson    
I have two Labs. Hunter is an American Yellow Lab and Max is an English Chocolate Lab. Both are almost 2 years old. This June was the first time I tried Certifect. The day I applied the medication both dogs were extremely lethargic but it wore off and the next day they were both back to normal. However about a week later Max started having tremors. At first they only lasted about 10 to 20 seconds now almost a month later they are lasting a whole minute. He has never had any health problems before and we are hoping as the medication fades from his system the tremors with subside. Also our yellow Lab Hunter has been vomiting at least twice a week since the application. When we consulted our vet she suggested it may have been a shock to their systems because we have always used Revolution (which is natural). The harsh chemicals in Certifect were too much for their systems to handle. I would never suggest this product, I love my dogs and it's just too risky.
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    10-29-2012, 10:07 AM
  #24
Foal
I have

How are your dogs now? My 7 year old yellow lab developed scabbing and hair loss several days after using and in the last two days seems unsteady and confused. I took her to our vet and both the vet and I have lodged a complaint with the company selling Certifect. So my interest in how your dogs are doing. I feel terrible about what this has done
To my precious dog.
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    10-29-2012, 10:08 AM
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    10-30-2012, 03:54 AM
  #26
Foal
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Lizbailey.....my dogs are both ok. It only affected one of them and after a bath which was advised by our vet he picked up pretty quickly. I have contacted the supplier here in Cyprus and he assures me there has been no adverse reaction on this product that he has ever heard of! Which seems pretty daft to me. There is loads of info on the net about this product...mostly saying how bad their dogs re-acted. Someone (on here) contacted Merkel and was given compensation for the vets fees involved in getting their dog better.
I do hope your dogs get back to normal quickly. Enough people complaining about this product and perhaps it will be taken off the market...especially if all dog-owners refuse to use it.
     
    10-30-2012, 07:19 AM
  #27
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Originally Posted by suzywong    
Lizbailey.....my dogs are both ok. It only affected one of them and after a bath which was advised by our vet he picked up pretty quickly. I have contacted the supplier here in Cyprus and he assures me there has been no adverse reaction on this product that he has ever heard of! Which seems pretty daft to me. There is loads of info on the net about this product...mostly saying how bad their dogs re-acted. Someone (on here) contacted Merkel and was given compensation for the vets fees involved in getting their dog better.
I do hope your dogs get back to normal quickly. Enough people complaining about this product and perhaps it will be taken off the market...especially if all dog-owners refuse to use it.
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    10-30-2012, 07:25 AM
  #28
Foal
Thanks so much for responding. I really appreciate you taking the time share your experience with Certifect.
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    11-01-2012, 07:51 PM
  #29
Trained
Mo is fine now also, the problem with his anal glands seems to have cleared up.
     
    11-02-2012, 05:01 AM
  #30
Foal
I used this product on both my dogs as I wrote earlier on this forum...
One dog was affected (the vet advised a bath and luckily he was a lot better after) but the other was ok. However, the dog which seemed ok at the time is today now losing his co-ordination and is seemingly confused!!! It was only a few months ago that I used Certifect...I have emailed the rep many times about it here in Cyprus, but each time am told that there are no adverse affects that he knows of! People have written on here that some dogs seem to be affected a few months or so after using it. I am hoping that the confusion in my dog (a 7 year old Weimeraner) is not a result of using this product. He is off to the vet this morning. Will keep you posted.
     
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