A couple of weeks ago while waiting at the counter at my veterinarian’s office, I noticed a Medical Alert Concerning Your Pet flyer and I took a copy. The summary of the alert is this: the EPA has confirmed that counterfeit Frontline Plus and Advantage products “have been unlawfully imported and packaged in cartons designed to appear like the legitimate products manufactured in the USA.”
What I learned is Merial (Frontline Plus) and Bayer Animal Health (Advantage) distribute their products directly to veterinarians and do not distribute to retailers, pet stores, or Internet pharmacies. So, if you have purchased either of these medications from sources other than a veterinarian, talk to your veterinarian and read the information on the EPA’s website to see if your products may be counterfeit. And don’t forget to tell your friends.
For more information about how to keep your pet happy and healthy, visit the Pets Neighborhood the next time you’re in the library. Remember to stop by the New Books area for the newest releases.
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