Shame on PetArmor!
You may have noticed that certain big-box stores are now carrying PetArmor and PetArmor Plus in addition to their usual selection of pet poisons. PetArmor presents itself as being a generic version of Frontline Plus at a fraction of the cost, but that is simply not the case. PetArmor does contain the same main ingredient as Frontline Plus — fipronil — but it does not contain Frontline Plus’ other ingredient, methoprene. Thus, the two products are not identical.
More to the point, PetArmor and PetArmor Plus, along with their parent companies FidoPharm and Velcera, are being sued by customers whose pets died as a direct result of using their product. What does FidoPharm CEO Alex Kaufman have to say about the lawsuit? In a press release, he writes, “Since its launch in April of 2011, we have sold millions of doses of PetArmor and have a very low incidence of adverse events – far below 1 percent of doses sold.”
Far below 1% of doses sold? That’s your defense? Your defense is that less than one out of every hundred doses applied caused an adverse — and potentially even fatal — reaction?
I’m not a gambling man, but I don’t like those odds at all. I would never apply a product to my pet knowing that it had a roughly 1 in 100 chance of harming him. Would you?
Tell PetArmor what you think of their dangerous product. Send a polite but firm email to comments@PetArmor.com, or give them a call at 212-445-823 or 888-908-TICK.
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