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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT SELL THIS PRODUCT AT PENMELLYN VETS BUT ARE ADVISING OUR CLIENTS WHO MAY HAVE BOUGHT IT ELSEWHERE
A recall has been issued after flea and tick treatments for dogs – containing permethrin – were distributed in packaging labelled as flea drops for cats.
The VMD has been notified to warn wholesalers, vets, retailers and pet owners that Bio-Tech Solutions has recalled:
Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs 702mg spot-on solution (Vm 20205/4003)
Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens
Fatal to cats
An unknown quantity of the Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs, containing permethrin, has been distributed in packaging labelled Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens.
Exposure to even small quantities of concentrated permethrin can cause severe and fatal poisoning in cats.
If you have one of the products, return it to the place of purchase or contact the company:
For more information, telephone John Tharratt of Bio-Tech Solutions on 08704 450154 or e-mail JTharratt@btsl.uk.com