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RECALL Trifexis - Flea & Heartworm treatment for dogs

DO NOT GIVE YOU PETS #Trifexis for fleas and heart worm! IT'S KILLING MANY PETS!

#Trifexis is a dangerous and costly (heart & wallet) drug that needs to be taken off the market and the vet bills (including long term care resulting from taking this drug) of its victim's owners should be paid by ELANCO. The FDA needs to create and enforce stricter minimum test criteria before approving such drugs.

MAY 2013 - My dog Cayla, 10.5 year old black lab had a complete senior and pre-surgery panel for a baseline prior to elective surgery (fatty cyst removal). No abnormal or elevated findings We also took full x-rays which showed no abnormal organ sizes.

JULY 13 - 1st dose of Trifexis. Cayla became lethargic and lost her appetite. This dog has NEVER been lethargic or lost her appetite except when a fox tail in 2003 caused a collapsed 1-1/2 of her lungs! We thought it was because we had just brought home a puppy and that the pup was wearing her out. Four days later, she's reasonably back to normal and eventually returned to her full bouncy self.

AUG 16 - 2nd dose. Much more lethargic than the other time, + puffy and dehydration.. Wasn't eating at all. Took her into the vet. Ran culture and sensitivity test, full blood work. Found Albumin in her urine and other signs. An ultrasound found enlarged liver, kidney & adrenal glands. $370 worth of medication for 1 of 2 initial treatment months brought my vet bill over $1350.... and climibing.

The ONLY change to Cayla's regime since the original baseline in May 2013 was Trifexis. So I looked up the FDA study.

FDA approval was based on VERY little data. The control study only tested it on 352 DOGS and 176 were on NOT on #Trifexis! SHAME ON YOU @FDA, @ELANCO and @EliLilly!

On www.Change.org there are 10 pages of petitions to remove this drug from the market by people whose pet was killed by this medication PRIOR to my complaint and Trifexis is STILL on the market!

 

More comments from other pet owners here: http://www.askavetquestion.com/news/2012/trifexis-side-effects/#comment-5655

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