“More dogs and cats are becoming ill – and in some cases even dying – from flea and tick control products, prompting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to place tougher restrictions on the insecticide treatments commonly used on pets and to require revisions to labeling to help pet owners use the products properly.”
The Patriot Ledger continues:
… According to the report:
Death occurred in 560 pets in 2007 and 640 in 2008 related to the use of flea and tick products.
Major illnesses occurred in 610 pets in 2007 and 740 in 2008.
Minor illnesses occurred in 5,100 pets in 2007 and and 27,000 in 2008…
Having much experience with EPA “statistics,” we are of course suspicious of these figures.