IF YOU ARE HAVING AN ADVERSE REACTION TO A FLEA/TICK PRODUCT RIGHT NOW PLEASE BATHE YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY IN DAWN BLUE DISH SOAP AND CALL YOUR VETERINARIAN, AN EMERGENCY VET OR THE ANIMAL POISON HOTLINE ($35 FEE) at (888) 232-8870.

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This push is on again this year, my friends. Each year for the past three years we have been able to travel to Washington, DC to meet with the EPA and lawmakers to discuss the issues with harmful flea and tick products and safer alternatives. JOIN US TO HELP 1. Chip In – The ChipIn System lets people microfund projects […]

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Mercury in Pet Vaccines – Company fined by EPA

Boehringer, a company in St. Joseph, MO that makes vaccines for pets has been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for mishandling mercury which they use in their vaccines. Boehringer Ingelheim will pay more than $68,000 for mishandling mercury waste in St. Joseph. The company will also build a $300,000 state-of-the-art hazardous waste storage facility as part of its […]

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I picked up this little tidbit from the website of a “consulting” company that says they can save manufacturers time, money and apparently effort in registering their pesticides with the EPA. As we ramp up for our annual meeting with the EPA to discuss harmful flea and tick products, this one has me a bit floored. How much of the […]

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Perrigo to Acquire Sergeant’s Pet Care

Thanks to our friends over at Broken Hartz for Tweeting about this news earlier. On September 14th, a press release went out stating Perrigo Company planned on acquiring Sergeant’s Pet Care for a cash settlement of $245 million. In line with almost every other over the counter flea and tick product company, Perrigo Company is a manufacturer of private label […]

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PetSmart has just settled on a $392,842 settlement for selling unregistered pesticides, including flea & tick products. Trust PetSmart to care about your pets or your family? Maybe not so much. [For the California DPR announcement and a list of the products, click here.] If a product is not registered with the EPA, it has not undergone approved testing for […]

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