Pets and Pesticides:The Desmonds’ Story

Pesticides in Pet Products: Why Your Dog or Cat May Be at Risk

Pets and Pesticides: Let’s Be Careful Out There

Are Over-the-Counter Flea-and-Tick Treatments Really Safe for Dogs and Cats?
By M.B. Pell and Jillian Olsen | December 16, 2008

Last June Diane Bromenschenkel applied a flea-and-tick product to her English pointer, Wings, so the dog wouldn’t get ticks while hunting pheasant in the tall grasslands of western Idaho. Wings, a healthy five-year-old with a sleek white coat and a chocolate brown mask, enjoyed long walks in the woods, bacon treats, and burying things in the yard. But three months after the pesticide was applied, the animal was dead.

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