Sudbury Animal Hospital
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WED: 8-7 pm
THU-FRI: 8-6 pm
SAT: 8AM - 12 pm
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3/4/2021 Update: The manufacturer of Seresto collars has made the following statement:
Elanco Statement of Safety of Seresto® Elanco takes the safety of our products very seriously, and thoroughly investigates potential concerns related to their use. It is critically important to understand that a report is not an indication of cause. Since its initial approval in 2012, more than 25 million Seresto collars have protected dogs and cats in the U.S. from fleas, ticks and the resulting tick-borne illnesses that can impact their quality of life. There is no established link between death and exposure to the active ingredients contained in Seresto. The reporting rate for all adverse events related to Seresto is less than 0.3% of all collars sold since 2012 - defined by the WHO (World Health Organization) as “uncommon”. The significant majority of these incidents relate to non-serious effects such as application site disorders – reddening of the skin or hair loss below the collar. As a globally marketed product, more than 80 regulatory authorities around the world, including the US EPA, rigorously reviewed the safety data collected over the course of Seresto’s development prior to registration and/or approval, as appropriate. Further, the safety and efficacy of Seresto are continuously monitored and scrutinized by global regulatory bodies as well as via internal processes
Sudbury Animal Hospital acted initially with an abundance of caution while we gathered information about this matter. Upon review, we have determined that these claims are false and the Center for Biological Diversity has a history of making false claims in order to pursue litigation against the manufacturers of certain products.
At this time, in good conscience, we cannot support the removal of this product from our arsenal of flea and tick treatments. We do strongly recommend that you purchase products from reputable and appropriate retail or clinic sources, like legitimate online pharmacies or your veterinary clinic. Counterfeit products being sold on websites like Amazon and others have been implicated as the culprit in many cases of adverse reactions over the past decade or so, not sure if that is a factor with these claims, but it could be.
We do offer a variety of products to protect against ticks and fleas and are happy to advise you on what may be best for your pet, however, we will maintain the safe use of Seresto collars as we always have.
On 3/2/2021 USA TODAY reported a link between the Seresto flea and tick collar and almost 1700 pet deaths. A nonprofit organization called the Center for Biological Diversity requested public records to make this claim.
The EPA regulates all of these types of products containing pesticides and they still feel that the two pesticides contained in the Seresto collar are safe.
Until more is known, Sudbury Animal Hospital has stopped selling these collars. It might be wise to remove these collars from your pets until we know more. We are currently awaiting a response from the manufacturer and the EPA.
As an alternative you may use Nexgard, Bravecto, Advantix or Frontline.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. We are trying to maintain some normalcy in our hospital operations and will continue to have office hours M-F and Saturdays.
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Please note our COVID 19 policy:
We are not allowing clients to enter the hospital (with some exceptions*)-please call 978-443-2839 when you arrive for your pet's appointment to receive instructions. If you are sick, please have another healthy person bring your pet for their visit (let us know if that is not possible). *If you are instructed to enter the hospital, Masks are required and you must observe a social distance of 6 ft from other people at all times.
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Thanks again for your cooperation and understanding!
The doctors and staff of Sudbury Animal Hospital
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