Ingrid, Now Mom to Brisby
Gatsby had annual check up recently. He got his 3 years rabies, lepto, the vet recommended Bravecto (I used revolution before). He got all of this in the morning and in the afternoon he had a seizure. Could be a coincidence as he had a seizure this past December while not on Bravecto, surely he is a seizure prone dog. I wish I checked the most common side effects before giving him Bravecto, instead I trusted the vet who knew about his December episode.A recent article regarding Bravetco, Nexguard, which also includes a new product Simparica:
Bravecto, Nexgard And Simparica: Are These Oral Flea And Tick Preventives Safe? - Dogs Naturally Magazine
I am so sorry to hear that your Gatsby seemed to have such a severe reaction. He may not be a "seizure prone" dog, however may be a dog who's immune system is reacting to both the re-vaccination and the Bravetco, specifically if given in tandem or closely therein.Gatsby had annual check up recently. He got his 3 years rabies, lepto, the vet recommended Bravecto (I used revolution before). He got all of this in the morning and in the afternoon he had a seizure. Could be a coincidence as he had a seizure this past December while not on Bravecto, surely he is a seizure prone dog. I wish I checked the most common side effects before giving him Bravecto, instead I trusted the vet who knew about his December episode.
Thank you for sharing this. I am so sorry that you had this experience with Bravecto with your Sophie.We rarely have a flea problem here, but have from time to time. I gave our late golden girl Sophie, and our Pyrenees, Sir Moose Bravecto--and Sophie went into a horrible seizure a few hours later. And dumb me didn't make the connection. Til it happened again the next month and then I realized it was the Bravecto that was cuasing her seizures. She never got another and neither has Sir Moose.
This Group is a place to talk about Bravecto and any potential impact it had on your dog.
Since starting this group in August 2015, we have had numerous posts worldwide detailing side effects of Bravecto.
Some of the most common are diarrhea, vomiting, blood in stool, seizures, kidney and liver concerns, skin issues, and death.
We have obtained FDA reports of adverse events that many veterinarians don't have even thought they sell this product.
The FDA reports are consistent with the side effects reported here.
We will continue to get updated reports for our members to see.
We also help people report symptoms to Merck and the FDA and provide support to those with dogs experiencing side effects.
I am so , so sorry that you lost your Hunter to one of these "preventatives". The horror stories at the FB are just that...horror stories of what has happened to so many dogs after taking just one dose :bawling::bawling:Yes, I am a member of that group. It seems that is a dangerous drug. After ProHeart6 killed my Hunter and I started using the computer I found tons of stories of deaths. And Fort Dodge KNEW it. So many of us sent in reports, copies of our dogs medical records, etc to the FDA animal division and Dr. Victoria Hampshire saw the pattern and started procedures to get I removed. Fort Dodge fought back and she actually lost her job. BUT then it was pulled, the proof was in records, and she ended up being named Vet of the year. It is my understanding that ProHeart6 was the first animal med ever pulled.
Agreed. Sadly it seems this is true with big pharma in the human realm as well.This is how goes. These big pharma companies (and others) KNOW what is going on. But they figure out that they can make XXX amount of dollars until it is pulled, and only pay out X amount in suits, so it is worth their while to keep it on the market as long as they can. They did this with a car that had a problem that if it was hit a certain way, the gas tank caught on fire--think it was a Pinto, but not sure. GREED simple and pure.
Companion animals in most geographic regions are considered property, therefore any loss if obtained during litigation is very small. Add to that the shorter life span of dogs. If these drugs don't evoke and immediate reaction and/or death, I would assume that it would be very difficult to "prove" that the particular "preventative" was the cause.And with animal meds, not much chance of being sued. , getting very little money. I was in contact with about 150 who had lost or almost lost their dogs to ProHeart6. One in Colo took all 3 of hers in the sme day and within a month two were dead (one from dying liver, one from AIHA and my Hunter had BOTH) and the other was on meds the rest of his life. FD never gave her a penny. I am not sure why they paid so much of Hunter's bill. I didn't try to sue,just wrote them 2-3 times a week and copies of deaths. At first they contacted my vet and asked if he thought I would take a settlemtn and had the realease for me to sign. He called me and I went and got it, read the letter and wrote on it SHOVE IT WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE' and sent it back. Kept the released form--which said I would never talk about his death, never disclose how much they paid, etc. Then suddenly out of the blue, they paid without me signing, no idea why, so I wa able to go on warning folks and still get most of my money back. Then then months after Hunters' death (about 5 months after they sent the money) the FDA had them pull it. According to FDA redoreds, it killed more dogs in the first 4 years it was on the market than ALL others combined and some had been out more than 20 years.