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To all dog owners, there is some very important information about flea & tick control.  Unfortunately, this is discovered just in time for flea & tick season.  There is conterfeit flea & tick control products that are in circulation and the Enviromental Protection Agency is having to step in.  They are announcing that retailers and other distributors to stop the sale, use, and removal of orders to try and get the problem back under control.  Supposedly, the false pesticides have unlawfully imported and packaged in cartons that appear very similiar to legitimate products, such as “Advantage” and “Fronline.”

When I first heard about this I assumed that it was over-the-counter products, but the more I researched the issue, I found out it was actually the well-known protection that most veterinary businesses sell.  That’s pretty scary.

The EPA is now advising pet owners to take a closer look at their boxes and try to determine whether it may be a fake.

Here is a list of the products that may be affected:

  • Frontline Top Spot for Cats (EPA Reg. No. 65331-2)
  • Frontline Top Spot for Dogs (EPA Reg. No. 65331-3)
  • Frontline Plus for Cats (EPA Reg. No. 65331-4)
  • Frontline Plus for Dogs (EPA Reg. No. 65331-5)
  • Advantage 10 for Dogs (EPA Reg. No. 11556-117)
  • Advantage 20 for Dogs (EPA Reg. No. 11556-119)
  • Advantage 55 for Dogs (EPA Reg. No. 11556-120)
  • Advantage 100 for Dogs (EPA Reg. No. 11556-122)
  • Advantage 9 for Cats (EPA Reg. No. 11556-116)
  • Advantage 18 for Cats (EPA Reg. No. 11556-118)

To learn how to determine if your box is legitimate, who to contact, and how to dispose if your’s is, GO HERE.

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