2/21/2008

Poisoning Your Pet?

Fipronil is the active chemical agent commonly marketed in flea and tick medications for dogs and cats like the product "Frontline." What is less widely known is that Fipronil is also a broad-casted pesticide that is widely used in agriculture. It is a deadly nerve toxin for insects (and may also have some adverse affects on mammals as well). Research in France has yielded enough evidence of Fibronil's disastrous affect on bee populations to prompt restrictions on its use there. And even in the U.S. certain localities are beginning to prohibit its use. Nonetheless, many a veterinary will happily, unwittingly or without any concerns dispense it to you for your dog or cat.

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