Are common flea preventative products safe?
The FDA now says there is a proven link between those products and serious neurological reactions in a small number of pets (link:
In Queensland, and other areas where paralysis ticks are common, I strongly believe that benefit of the products in controlling ticks (they are very effective for this) far outweighs the risks.
For those dogs affected by Mange (caused by a type of mite), these products are also of great benefit. Few other options come close in effectiveness.
This leaves us with the burning question – what about those pet parents who use these product only to treat fleas. The answer is – I believe this is a personal choice for each of us. For those concerned about the risks, there are alternative effective products available.
I hope that you and your pets stay safe and healthy.