ATLANTA, Georgia- Channel 2 Action News consumer investigator Jim Strickland says thousands of dog owners worldwide are blaming a popular flea medication for harming their pets.
FDA reports obtained by Channel 2 show Bravecto is suspected in 355 deaths since the pill’s release in 2014.
The drug comes in chewable form and is reportedly powerful enough to kill fleas and ticks for three months with just one dose.
Pharmaceutical company Merck says Bravecto is safe and effective, but Donna White of Buckhead is one of many who think otherwise.
“I believe that Bravecto killed my dog,” White told Channel 2. “That’s the only thing I changed his entire life.”
White’s dog, JoJo, vomited after taking Bravecto, which is a known side effect. But 12 hours after the third dose, he had to be rushed to the veterinarian for emergency CPR. It didn’t work, and JoJo died.
“It was the worst day of my life,” White said.
Jojo took the third dose of a popular flea and tick drug and died 12 hours later. No proof, just blame. Thurs 5:45 pic.twitter.com/DpGRY9hPvc
— Jim Strickland (@JStricklandWSB) February 1, 2017