The Bayer company is under scrutiny after an article came out blaming the company for almost 2,000 related animal deaths.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — USA Today recently released an article claiming over 1,700 pet deaths were linked to the popular Seresto Bayer flea collar. Already in West Texas, veterinarians like Dr. Karen Frembgen, owner and vet at Knickerbocker Road Animal Hospital, have been getting calls from worried pet owners. Dr. Frembgen said these accusations are new and could be false, but in the meanwhile, she recommends patients stay away from that particular product until more information is known.
Since these claims are now out, Bayer will have to provide their research and prove they have a safe product. Dr. Frembgen said the Environment Protection Agency, or EPA, will also want to look into if the products were used correctly, not a fake, and not ingested.
Dr.Frembgen said once explanation for the pet deaths is the owners unknowing bought a knock-off copycat version that is not safe or regulated. She said patients should always buy their medicine from the pharmacy or veterinary clinic because some products online or at other stores may look like the popular brand but isn’t. She also said its very important for pet owners to consult their veterinarians before giving any…