Are you poisoning your pet?

By Catherine Woulfe In Lifestyle

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7th February, 2013
Pet owners in the hot and humid parts of New Zealand are midway through another summertime war on fleas – desperately bombing and spraying, shampooing and powdering, and squeezing tiny “spot-on” tubes between furry shoulder blades. But concerns are growing, here and overseas, about just how safe our anti-flea arsenal really is. A file of adverse reactions – obtained under the Official Information Act – shows hundreds of cats and dogs are becoming sick after being dosed with popular flea treatments, and the number of reported problems has risen dramatically. ...

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