It's the WORST product I've ever seen in my entire life!!!!
It's terrible what that crap can do to your pet. Bought this weeks ago to applied to my 3 month old kittens and it absolutely destroy them. I've applied it to my 3 kittens and also to an area which they cant lick and I've been keeping them apart and under observation. My mistake i haven't read the reviews before buying it. But lesson learned. My kittens were the most playful and happy kittens, eat drink properly and in good health. Few hours after applying that one of my kitten started to feel weak and was just sleeping while her brothers were ...cheerful and playing, I though maybe she's just tired and is resting. Some hours later i decided to wake her up cause she been sleeping much more than usual and for her to feed herself. I called her several times and wasn't responding which isn't in her usual. When i went to see her nearby to look at her, she was weak at a point she couldn't even open her eyes and barely move, she was breathing fast and was shivering as if she was cold. I got so scared and after few hours, another kitten started to be weak as well and both of them kept on sleeping, can't barely move and is trembling. At night the last one who were still cheerful and playing around, he usually likes to sleep next to me, I can put him to his bed when he's fast asleep he'll always wake up and come back next yo me in my bed, so i let him sleep next to me as the other 2 were not well just to keep an eye and in the middle of the i heard him meowing and when i woke up he was still next to me meowing, i didn't know what was wrong and he started to vomit, but not much and since that he is also sick not eating drinking anything and is weak. All 3 of them were so weak and even their face look sick and I can feel they are weak they barely move and as if they are in pain they meow whenever they move, so I decided to handfeed them, and had to force a lil bit but By God's grace the 2 that got sick before. They are able to move and I cam feel they are much better. But the one who vomits is still not eating and nothing and is weak. I'm doing everything possible to get him as well back on his feet cause he was crawling to his litterbox which literally breaks my heart, now he meows for me to take him to it cause he can't crawl to it even though its next to him. I just pray to God he gets better too. But I'm doing everything possible to get him as well back on his feet. And I have faith. But words can't describe how crap this products is and the funniest part is that it doesn't do anything to the fleas. They are still the same. I wouldn't recommend anyone to use that, cause all cats are not the same and some can't get worst. Be careful
Gave me anxiety
So I put this on the cats as directed, and immediately they started scratching profusely. I could not get them to stop.
So I called the vet and they told me it was a terrible product and to wash it off them immediately. Once I had done that, i have to watch them for 24 hours based on bad reactions other animals have had from this product. I'm absolutely gob smacked at how bad it is. I've had to cancel my day trip tomorrow to make sure I'm home to watch the poor cats
If I could give this negative stars, I would
I normally use Frontline plus due due to not being able to get hold of any from the vet due to people panic buying a years supply, I was temporarily unable to.
First of all I applied this treatment according to the instructions, the product did nothing other than make the cats fur oily over the next few hours and make her throw up several times even though the treatment was not applied in a place she could lick it off.
It did nothing at all to kill fleas, eggs or larvae at all, in fact within 36 hours it seemed to make the problem so much...worse, as well as making the cat fall ill. Do not use this product on your pets, it is just poisoning them and doing nothing adverse to the fleas, eggs or larvae. I did manage to track down a better product (Frontline Plus) which was not that much more expensive, spend the extra few dollars on a decent product people instead of this crap.
POISON! DO NOT USE!
I gave the flea tablet to my cat and within one day she has become incredibly sick, she can hardly move and has been vomiting a scary amount. I have a vet coming and pray she can make it through this! Never use this on your cat if you want them to live!
This product should be banned!
I always buy advantage but was short on cash and went to woolies and bought Purina on the spot flea control. Last night I noticed my 13 year old female cat really itching and biting her fur looking very agitated so I found all of these reviews and couldn’t believe how many people have had the same experience! I washed it off with a face towel but this morning I’ve noticed my 15 year old male cat shaking his head and all weak and lopsided! I called the vet and she told me to wash it off immediately and stay well away from this product that it ca...uses seizures!!!! I’m beside myself and so upset I cannot believe Woolworths sells this product and that’s it allowed to be sold!!!! My poor babies!!! I am going to contact consumers affairs this is bad.
Use this on my 2 cats
I have used this on my 2 adult cats, it works well to keep fleas away. Will not work if you cats are outside or in a filthy inside environment. Never seen a single flea on my babies. Use in conjunction with a adult flea knockdown tablet and what do you know, no fleas. Its not rocket science people, yes the more expensive stuff works better, but this works just as well when you look after your let's properly.
Not good enough! False advertising!
THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT KILL LIVE FLEAS. It treats ONLY eggs and larvae (preventative only), if your cat already has fleas this product will do NOTHING. I did not know this until two days after using the treatment on my seven cats, and seeing live adult fleas still crawling all over them, therefore a waste of $120. It does not say in the instructions nor on the packaging that is only kills eggs and larvae and I only found this out after viewing the website, which I searched for because I was wondering why on earth the fleas were not dead. I am no...w required to spend another $100+ on another flea treatment that will kill every life cycle of the flea. Now my cats must suffer another night of being bitten. Extremely disappointed about that. It's misleading packaging and overall its not good enough.
Toxic Product Avoid At All Cost
I agree with all these reviews about the product being toxic and harmful. I recently used it on my 5 year old cat. After some time he started acting out and being very lethargic. I also notice him still scratching and itching. After about a week of me applying the treatment, i noticed chunks of his fur all around the floor, he was acting out of sorts. I had a look closely around his neck where he was itching himself and noticed a scab exactly where i applied the treatment, in exactly the shape that i applied it in. I took him to the vet and the...y advised me to apply an ointment to soothe the skin because it was essentially a chemical burn. I won't buy Purina products anymore, as i don't think they have the pets care in mind when developing products.
Get something else recommended from your vet, this doesn't work
Followed the directions + extra measures such as vacuuming every day, bathing my cat weekly, after weeks we were still finding new fleas. Went to vet, she recommended another brand and advised us that this one is terrible and a waste of money, avoid.
If you care about your pet, spend a little extra, don't buy this dangerous rubbish.
This product should be banned. Why did I buy it? I don't know, but I did. My cat's skin became oily/wet and because he kept licking it he got sick. It may well have done the job of killing flea larvae, but it also had a massive effect on the cat. My thoughts are that as this is a "treats all" dose, it it is far too much. Do yourself a favour, spend a little extra on a named brand, don't buy this garbage.
Just used this product on my two 9 week old kittens the other day. They both started foaming at the mouth and became weak and lethargic. Luckily they both survived but I can't understand why this product is still available after reading other reviews of similar side effects. Will never use it again.
Sorry! Review is on the wrong page - it's for Purina Total Care Flea Collar for Cats
My apologies, I looked at other reviews and realised after writing this that I ended up on the wrong review page.Tried to cut and paste to the correct page but couldn't. I just bought a Purina flea collar for a stray cat I'm looking after. I intended to get a better quality liquid topical treatment soon to replace the collar but got this in the meantime to get things started. Should have researched before a spur of the moment buy because after now reading reviews about cats getting sick and some even dying very quickly after use it worried me s...o I've removed it from him immediately. I looked up the substance used which is DIAZINON and found out that these exact Purina collars and 75 other products that use the substance have been BANNED in France. USA has banned Diazinon for residential use but still allows it for agricultural use. Britain is now calling for bans and some stores are removing them from shelves. The substance is an organophosphate that was developed as a NERVE GAS for World War 2! Apparently in France the packet advises people not to sleep in a bed that you share with an animal wearing the collar but there is no such warning on my packet sold in Australia (made in France). The Australian packaging only warns that children shouldn't play with it, that it shouldn't be used on sick or convalescing animals or kittens under 6 months old. Also to wash hands after handling the collar. I am disgusted yet again at a company continuing to sell and promote products that appear to be causing serious harm to animals and also people. The bans were called for after scientists investigated 3 children who appeared to have absorbed Diazinon into thier bloodstream after sleeping next to their pets in bed. Symptoms can include blurred vision, headaches, vomiting, loss of coordination, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness and muscle twitching. It interferes with transmission of nerve signals so can have widespread effects. Australia has taken some Diazinon pet products (those without a stabiliser) off the market but has allowed others to remain (we have many dangerous chemicals allowed here that are banned in most other countries). SHAME ON YOU PURINA for continuing to sell and promote these cat and dog collars knowing the very real risks and that they are already banned elsewhere. How about you include that info in your promotions? It may be legal here for now but it's certainly not ethical especially WITHOUT very strong warnings including all possible side effects. Even though the collar's been used for 1 day I will be calling to ask for a refund from Purina. I will be informing Coles where I bought them and ask that they remove these products from the shelves, if you feel the same please contact any stockists you find to let them know. Purina pet food also has a shocking reputation, if I had remembered I wouldn't have bought the collar. I had forgotten but when I looked up the collar I was reminded about the complaints about their pet food and looked into again. Proof is starting to emerge. In recent years the company has received many thousands of complaints about their Beneful dry pet food and other products causing serious illnesses and deaths in animals and the complaints are rising. Class action lawsuits in the U.S have dropped some of the charges due to the previous difficulty of proving the deaths were from Beneful - there was evidence of poisoning and severe symptoms or death but it was difficult to definitively prove it was solely from the food.That may change though with the release this year of FDA documents (details below). Consistent symptoms are occurring in thousands of dogs, often those newly introduced to it. Symptoms include internal bleeding, liver and kidney failure, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea and also cases of deaths. Weight loss, dehydration and bloat are also symptoms. I have looked into this before but just found new information on the website truthaboutpetfood.com stating that the FDA in USA tested Beneful in 2013 and only released the information in 2016 after multiple requests from the public about what substances could be causing the deaths and found ABOVE ALLOWED levels of cyanuric acid, melamine and ethoxyquin. These were not stated in the ingredients list as required by law and they are NOT APPROVED for pet food anyway. Cyanuric acid is a compound of melamine and both were involved "in the deadliest and largest recall of pet food in 2007" in the USA yet these Purina products were not recalled! I checked the FDA website and in 2009 they said the combination of those two substances appears to be more toxic than when used on their own and cause crystals in urine that can lead to kidney failure and were looking into further testing at the time. Why wasn't the evidence that these same substances were found in Purina's Beneful released by the FDA to the public until this year? FDA gave more warnings to Purina in 2014 but why no recalls? I will look further into it to see if I can confirm if all the information is correct but the truthaboutpetfood site says in 2013 Purina refused to provide the FDA copies of various documents detailing their testing methods without their legal counsel's approval although they ended up letting them view some.They refused completely to even give an ingredients list for one suspect product and wouldn't reveal their testing method for contaminants either. There's more inormation available on the FDA website too. And all this time they've been defending themselves and accusing people of lying or being mistaken that Purina food caused the symptoms and deaths. I found other warnings from the FDA in 2014 about lack of temperature control with wet foods and inadequate protection on conveyor belts that allowed raw food to be sent out in tins so could be filled with bacteria and again Purina did not cooperate with documentation in various areas. They should be shutdown and some issues should be considered criminal offences in my opinion when they are aware of deadly issues and just deny and try to ignore them. Interestingly enough they have just changed ingredients in some of their products to include more meat and other changes but claim it's not to do with the lawsuits or sick dogs and that they began planning for the changes 2 years ago, before the lawsuits began and before the latest FDA info was released. Yeah, sure.I would never trust their products regardless of what they do now.
Very misleading. A day after I gave this to my cat, she became very weak and ill, shaking and lethargic, though she does have marks from allergies to the flea bites. She seems to have pulled through, but please don't risk giving this to your pets, especially if they have affected skin, and especially since I've seen other reviews saying the Purina spot treatment has made their pets ill the same way.
Read the destructions before using
How many bad reviewists actually read the instructions before using total care spot on flea control????
It clearly states on the packaging that it DOES NOT KILL ADULT FLEAS.
It stops the eggs and larvae from developing into adult fleas so you need to combine this product with something to kill the adult fleas as well.
I use Capstar tablets to kill the adult fleas and then use the spot on to stop the eggs hatching and the larvae growing into adults. I also regularly vacuum the carpets to keep them down.
Once again for those in the back, this product DOES NOT KILL ADULT FLEAS.
It kills the eggs.
Read the damned instructions people.
It's okay but for the price you can get better.
Okay here's the truth I get sick of Vet Snobs trashing a product.
Because it from the supermarket it's the same as food snobs trash the food.
Truth is this product which no one verified they actually bought it.
Is okay it did a decent job but for the price your better off getting something with more value too it.
It's great if you can't afford to get the higher priced options or if you can't get the usual.
I've never seen anyone who's cat/dog was killed by it.
My sister uses it all the time as she can't spend Upwards of a hundred dollars on flea treatment.
I've used it twice it was okay not brilliant but ok.
We have used this product on our dog in past no problems, recently used it again and little did we know.... Expensive product that probably only good for killing your dog. Fleas eggs are still there didn't do anything except for burning her skin in large patches and she spent a whole night throwing up and shaking. if any body reads this review kindly do your dog or cat a favour and spare it the agony, better off before with the fleas!
Do not use this product on Cats It is highly toxic and will kill
We used this product on our cat and within 40 minutes he was weak and dying. We took it to the vet and she said it was a very close call and the cat survived on a drip and antivenene all night. Unless you want your beloved cat to die or have it convulsing in your arms, I warn you this product is highly dangerous and toxic. It should be removed from the shelves of stores. We are very upset about this and this is the 1st time I have ever written a complaint about anything. Its just not who we are as people. All I ask is you look at further comments on here and just save your cats life. Our little girl was so upset now we are so relieved. I only wish I had read this review beforehand and in the future I will for all products I use.
Waste Of Money
We have lived here for 12 years and NEVER had a flea problem until a month or so ago. I used this product on my dogs. It has done absolutely nothing. Now my poor little girl has a skin condition from the fleas. Why are they allowed to market a product that doesn't work?
Thank you, everyone for your reviews, as I bought more of this product and was looking online to buy it in bulk when I found this page. You have saved me a lot of money and saved my pets a lot of grief, and maybe even their lives.
Questions & Answers
Hi was wondering if I can still use Purina spot on flea control as its 4mths out of date, Oct 2017? Thank you.
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