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Owner issues flea-product warning after kitty dies

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Last year I lost my job and had to take one making half what I had been earning. So we moved closer to our jobs to save on the ever-increasing gas prices.

When we were moving into our new apartment, we heard a small kitten crying and I thought maybe a stray had a litter and was out looking for food.

The next day, as I came home for lunch, I heard it again and went to investigate. I found a small black kitten in the bushes behind the store that sits in front of our duplex. I took some food and water out and left it.

My girlfreind saw me do this, and by the time I got back home from work, it had a bath and a name.

Styx became the newest member of our family. We had her through fall, winter and spring. As summer got into full swing, we started getting fleas, so we went to the pet store and purchased a a three pack of Frontline-Plus for our small dog and another for our cat.

We applied the first two treatments 30 days apart without any problems. Recently, I put the treatment on Styx, and within 30 minutes, she developed respiratory problems and had lost the ability to control her hind legs and tail.

I called the vet and was told to call and report it to the company and to bathe the cat and bring her in to see the doctor. After taking her in the vet told us this happens sometimes with this product and the end result is death.

So she was put down to end her suffering. After some online research, I found several other people reporting the exact same symptoms.

I truly believe this product is unsafe and should be removed from the market place.
I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I had to endure.

My animals are like my children and I love them as such. Please don’t buy this product and tell everyone you know not to use it on their pets.

I can’t afford to hire a lawyer to take them to court to force them to stop selling this unsafe product, but I can share Styx’s story and hope it reaches enough people to make a difference.

Thank you for your time.

Broken but not beaten,

Rusty Gibson
Rockwood