I received this email this morning from a friend who has BCs and Corgis. 
I felt it was important to pass it along.


-----Original Message-----
Permission to cross post to whomever.  Got this from Ky Tartan Border 
Collie Club.  sue w.

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After having received this email this morning I went out and researched 
this product and found one particular website that really had nothing 
good to say about it. Their dogs and the people themselves had really 
bad reactions to this product. I know I won't be using it on any of my 
dogs. Figured I would pass this along to everyone I new that had dogs.


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 7:58 PM
Subject: Don't use Promeris for Flea/Tick

>  This came over one of my lists...many may have already heard about it, 
> but better safe than sorry. This isn't the first report I've heard, but 
> it is still on the market, and most of us know you can't really depend 
> on Vets being up to date on this sort of thing. Those who have 
> 'collie/herding' type dogs should probably be even more careful. 
> Frankly, having owned Siberians for years, I find it frightening that 
> it affected a Siberian so much. They're usually pretty tough.
>  Sandy.
>  This is a very important message to my family & friends who have 
> dogs-cats--and to alert you to the hazard of using a new Flea & Tick 
> Preventative called ProMeris
>  (
>  This is a new product designed to be a more effective product than 
> other flea/tick treatments that was just released this year. It is 
> available thru a vet and not currently on-line. I got ProMeris this 
> week for my 7 dogs
>  (6 Huskies & 1 Golden-Airedale), a and the results were debilitating 
> for nearly all of them-including me. Since my incident this week, my 
> vet has pulled it from distribution and alerted the manufacturer, Fort 
> Dodge .
>  Here are my results: Within less than 2 hours after applying, 4 of my 
> dogs had vomited from 2-4 times, 3 were disoriented and stumbling, 1 
> was dragging his back leg, 1 was salivating. I had very similar 
> symptoms like an
>  allergic reaction-my lips were swollen, eyes very red, mucous 
> membranes such as eyes, nose, and mouth were stinging. I was very 
> disoriented-dizzy equilibrium and not able to drive. To make this a 
> short story-all 7 of my dogs were admitted to the hospital for 
> Veterinarian care, and 3 of them remained for care, IV fluids and 
> observation for 24 hours. I was in the emergency room. I'm home now and 
> so are the dogs. We're all feeling much better. Vet bills were over 
> $2,500 and Fort Dodge is paying for these. Not only can the product 
> cause this reaction, it has a highly noxious odor that permeated the 
> house and is just starting to dissipate after 3 days.

~Jill M. Erisman
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