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on January 19, 2011
You love your pet. That's probably why you are here, to find out if this will free your beloved animal from the pain and suffering they are enduring because of those nasty creatures, fleas. And to that point, I will give this product some respect. It killed the fleas. But so does raid. In fact, the only difference between this product and an ordinary bottle of bug spray, is that this one is actually recommended for spraying on your cat. This is what my vet thought of it when i took my poor guy to the pet hospital after more than 20 hours of the warned possibility of "temporary" drooling, leaving out that it was mixed with seizures, shaking, panic, drug-induced stupors, and crying out in pain. Every time he licked himself, the cycle of torture would repeat itself. Cats lick themselves. That's what they do... Especially when they've had fleas. And i followed the dosage directions to the "t."
After watching this and consoling him for about an hour, I broke down and washed it off, using mild soap and lots of water, just like instructed on the warning label where it severely downplays the magnitude and probability of this kind of reaction (do some research; it will blow your mind that this product even exists, let alone, is sold at trusted retailers). All bathing him did was make him want to lick himself more, and yes, I dried him off as best I could, and no, the chemicals did not go away. Same reactions, but with increased intensity since he licked himself even more to dry himself. That's when the ridiculous drooling started, followed by the foaming of the outh, then the panic and fear, Characterized through his cries, followed by running off to hide (there is a cat-pride issue here), where I would find him trying to wedge himself in the deepest, hardest to find corners of my place. Cats do this when they think they are going to die. When I would finally find him, the carpet was soaked, and he was so stoned that he couldnt move. He would shake incessantly, and stare at me as he continued to drool. It absolutely broke my heart. I felt like such a terrible person for administering this horrible product to my special title guy. He's my pet, and I love him too much to see him go through this kind of pain, and its worse knowing that there will be others who go through this.
The vet offered Valium to reduce the seizures, and advised me to wash him again with dawn dish soap. I did so, and helped a little, so I did it again two more times, and it helped a lot. No Valium, because I didn't want more possibilities of complications. He's been through too much already. If you are here looking for answers, there it is. Wash VERY thoroughly 3 or 4 times using dawn liquid dish soap. Dry very thoroughly as well, using more than one towel to ensure you get as much of the chemical off them as you can. My guy was pretty cooperative by the end. I think it was a combination of the drug daze with being weak and dehydrated from the drooling and seizing, and knowing that I was removing that toxic substance from his fur. He even lifted up one of his paws to let me get under his arm :)