Sentry PRO Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs, 18 Ounce

Sentry Pro Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs, 18 fluid ounce.
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We also are horrified to learn of the dangerous products put out by Sergeants (Hartz). Yesterday I applied Sentry Pro XFC for dogs 21-39 lbs. to my Cock-a-poo “Corky” and at the same time my daughter applied Sentry Pro XFC for dogs 61 lbs. and over on her American Billdog “Lexie”. Within 1 hour both dogs were scratching and very uncomfortable. It got so bad that we gave them both baths to try to wash the stuff off and a benadryl. Corky was miserable all nite. He couldn’t stop scratching, pacing, twitching and whining. The only time he was comfotable was when I held him and rubbed his back where the medication had been applied. I gave him another bath in baking soda this morning and a second dose of benadryl. He seems a little calmer but still not comfortable. Lexie seemed to cope better perhaps because she had been given an injection of Vetalog just last week for allergies. After reading serval blogs regarding this product and other similar ones, I wonder how Petsmart can continue to sell them and how Sergeants and Hartz can continue to market them.
Sentry PRO Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs, 18 Ounce
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SENTRY®PRO Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs kills fleas, ticks and flea eggs for up to 6 months. Collar is a sustained-release system containing four active agents working to provide head-to-tail protection. Thus, the collar has the effect of simultaneous usage of a spray and powder in the control of fleas and ticks on dogs. Use SENTRY®PRO Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs year round for most effective control. The adult fleas and ticks on dogs you see on your pet make up only part of an infestation; over 90% of a flea infestation can lie in the pre-adult forms of the flea (egg, larvae, pupae). This collar protects your pet against reinfestation for up to 6 months. To protect against adult fleas and ticks on dogs, collar should be replaced every 6 months or sooner if needed. Sentry Pro Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs, 18 fluid ounce.
Photo provided by FlickrSentry PRO Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs, 18 Ounce
Photo provided by FlickrSentry Pro Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs, 18 fluid ounce.
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I purchased Sentry Pro XFT Flea and Tick Squeeze-on for Dogs from PetSmart. I applied only a portion of this product on my dog. He immediately began jumping around, scratching, and whining. I assumed he was irritated by the fleas reacting to the Sentry solution. Within the next 15 minutes, he began vomiting and running around uncontrollably. I tried to hold him and console him. He squirmed, moaned, cried, and rolled around in pain. I immediately went to the internet for answers and to find any information about this Sentry Pro XFT Flea and Tick product. My heart dropped and I was horrified by all the terrible stories of other consumers and their pet’s discomfort after using this product. On November 2nd, we called the number on the box AGAIN. The product was washed off of both dogs on October 30th, around noon. Both dogs were worse, not better. Alvin's symptoms were much worse. Again, the representative said to take him to the vet. (That's what we had been doing every day since we applied the Sentry Pro XFT.) We called our vet. He thought it would be better to take him back to the ER. The same vet that examined him over the weekend, examined him again. He came into the exam room and apologized for believing the issue was his back. My sister and I bought Sentry XFT Pro at PetSmart on October 29, 2016. My sister is a vet tech and applied the product to our older dogs -- Maybel (11) and Alvin (10) because we adopted a puppy that had fleas. (We also purchased Capstar -- generic version for the puppy.) Exactly 5 hours after my sister applied the Sentry Pro XFT, Alvin was growling. He was by my feet, so I checked on him. I noticed that he was air scratching with his hind legs, his muscles were twitching, he was having spasms, shaking like he was wet and trying to dry himself off, tremors, and weakness. He was taken to the ER. The vet thought his symptoms were back related because he had back surgery a little over 2 years ago.When you call the number on the box, it directs you to the main company, which is Sergeant's. My mom was told that I could submit their medical bills and fill out forms. The bills have to be paid in full. And, from my understanding, they will decide whether or not they will pay the bills. I'm 36 years old and disabled. I've borrowed money to pay their bills. I don't even know the cost of the hospitalization. I know I can't afford to pay for it. Sergeant's is responsible. I would NEVER have applied Sentry Pro XFT on my dogs, if I knew there was a chance this could happen. From the research I've done, there have been enough incidences that it should be listed as a side effect/complication on the box. The fact that the company continues to ignore this problem is pure negligence. I may not have money to get a lawyer, but I intend to go to the media. Pet owners need to be made aware of the dangers of this product.