Alert: Deadly Flea Drop Packaging Mix-Up

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Image source: Raita Futo via Flickr
Image source: Raita Futo via Flickr

Please, help spread the word: There has been a packaging mix-up between Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs and Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens, both manufactured by Bio-Tech Solutions and distributed in the UK.

The mix-up occurred when flea drops for dogs were accidentally packaged as being flea drops for cats. These formulas are significantly different, and the flea drops for dogs can prove fatal if used on cats. The dog flea drops contain permethrin. Unfortunately, exposure to even a small amount of permethrin can kill cats.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate issued a statement about the product mix-up on its website.

The statement reads:

We wish to make wholesalers, veterinary surgeons, retailers and pet owners aware that the VMD has been notified that Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd has issued a recall of:

  • Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs 702 mg spot-on solution (Vm 20205/4003)
  • Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens

An unknown quantity of the Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs containing permethrin has been distributed in packaging labelled Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens.

Exposure to even small quantities of concentrated permethrin can cause severe and fatal poisoning in cats.

If you have one of the products, do not use it on your cat.

Return the product to the place of purchase or contact the company:

John Tharratt, Bio-Tech solutions Tel 08704 450154 or email [email protected].

 

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