To any readers who may have bought Armitage Pet care Flea and Tick Drops for Cats and Kittens please read this notice from the manufacturer and DO NOT apply to your pet.
We wish to make wholesalers, veterinary surgeons, retailers and pet owners aware that the VMD has been notified that Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd has issued a recall of:
Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs 702 mg spot-on solution (Vm 20205/4003)
Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens
An unknown quantity of the Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs containing permethrin has been distributed in packaging labelled Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens.
Exposure to even small quantities of concentrated permethrin can cause severe and fatal poisoning in cats.
If you have one of the products, do not use it on your cat.
Return the product to the place of purchase or contact the company:
John Tharratt, Bio-Tech solutions Tel 08704 450154 or email JTharratt@btsl.uk.com.
Permethrin poisoning is one of the most commonly reported poisonings in cats worldwide. Cats are most commonly poisoned when they are exposed to the high concentration of permethrin typically found in some spot-on products designed to control fleas and ticks on dogs.
Permethrin overdose in cats can cause the following symptoms;
- Muscle tremors.
- Dilated pupils.
If you think you may have applied the faulty product or if your cat is displaying the symptoms described above contact your vet immediately. From recorded cases, anywhere between 10% and 40% of poisoned cats may die or need to be euthanized because of the severity of the poisoning.
We at Vital Pet Health always like to stress the importance of purchasing flea and worming treatments directly from your veterinary surgery. The products sold by your vets are the most effective and safest to use. Whilst cheaper in price, over the counter products can contain active ingredients that are not as effective and can be potentially fatal if incorrectly applied.