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FDA: Your pets' flea and tick medicine could cause them neurological issues

Posted at 10:46 PM, Sep 20, 2018

The FDA warned pet owners on Thursday that some flea and tick medicine could cause neurologic adverse events for dogs and cats. 

The flea and tick medicine are in the isoxazoline class. Drugs in this class include Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica.

The FDA said that these products can and have been safely used in the majority of dogs and cats, pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to review their pets’ medical histories and determine whether a product in the isoxazoline class is appropriate for their pet.

The FDA said that neurologic events such as muscle tremors, ataxia and seizures could be caused by the aforementioned medicines. 

For more information from the FDA, click here