Michelle

Roseville, CA

#72 May 11, 2013
Michelle wrote:
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Frontline has quit working for me too. Your explanation would explain why my dog never gets comfort from fleas. Frontline used to work great. I'm looking for something new.
My Vet just gave me SimpleGuard 3. I aplied it about an hor ago, then went on line and read the posts!! I am watching both dogs carefully. Will post if something happens.
Works great!! I recently posted the results of using this product. Again, I hope you are placing the product In-between the shoulder blades so your pet cannot reach it and lick it off! If they ingest it, it can be devastating! My friend placed it in the middle of the back. Her dog licked it and became extremely ill.
Mimi

Reading, PA

#73 May 12, 2013
My poor dog had a HORRIBLE experience Friday night & after reading these comments as well as all of the negative reviews regarding this product online, I am convinced that it was a result of his SimpleGuard 3 application that he received that afternoon. It was the first time we were using this product. Shortly after applying the product, we got in the car for an hour road trip to my brothers house. Not long into the drive, he started panting heavily. He is a Frenchie, so he is prone to some breathing issues. Normally, after getting a little AC & some cold water, his breathing regulates. However, it progressively got worse & worse. We were headed to the beach after stopping at my brothers & had to stop at an emergency vet along the way. Luckily we found one JUST in time. His tongue was purple & he was foaming out of his nostrils& had a temp of nearly 105! He spent the night in the ER at the vet in an oxygen chamber & was receiving sedatives to attempt to reduce the anxiety caused by not being able to breathe as well as chilled IV fluids. They almost had to put a trache(sp?) in his throat because his airway was so swollen. After reading the above warnings & all of the scathing reviews of this product, I shared the info with the vet who ordered that he immediately be given a bath. After that, he started to progress. I will NEVER use this product again & will tell everyone I know with a dog not too either! It is NOT worth the risk!
WorriedSick

Upper Marlboro, MD

#74 May 13, 2013
Mimi wrote:
My poor dog had a HORRIBLE experience Friday night & after reading these comments as well as all of the negative reviews regarding this product online, I am convinced that it was a result of his SimpleGuard 3 application that he received that afternoon. It was the first time we were using this product. Shortly after applying the product, we got in the car for an hour road trip to my brothers house. Not long into the drive, he started panting heavily. He is a Frenchie, so he is prone to some breathing issues. Normally, after getting a little AC & some cold water, his breathing regulates. However, it progressively got worse & worse. We were headed to the beach after stopping at my brothers & had to stop at an emergency vet along the way. Luckily we found one JUST in time. His tongue was purple & he was foaming out of his nostrils& had a temp of nearly 105! He spent the night in the ER at the vet in an oxygen chamber & was receiving sedatives to attempt to reduce the anxiety caused by not being able to breathe as well as chilled IV fluids. They almost had to put a trache(sp?) in his throat because his airway was so swollen. After reading the above warnings & all of the scathing reviews of this product, I shared the info with the vet who ordered that he immediately be given a bath. After that, he started to progress. I will NEVER use this product again & will tell everyone I know with a dog not too either! It is NOT worth the risk!
Mimi, i am so sorry you had to go through this like we did. The crazy thing is that this "poison" does NOT list any possible side effects/or anything for that matter on the box, etc.
Grieving Dog Owner

Brookhaven, PA

#75 May 27, 2013
I wish we saw this sooner. A little less than two weeks after my dog was given this medication for the first time, we heard him yelp as his hind legs collapsed. When my father picked him up, he urinated himself. He seemed to somewhat recover, although he was not walking right and restless. He was 17 year old so we chalked it up to his age and decided to wait a few days and then talk to the vet about what we should do. He died the next day. We later heard about these horrible side effects and it all seemed to make sense. I understand my little guy was pretty old, but he was still a spunky critter who really impressed the doctors during his bi-annual geriatric check-ups. But I know in my gut what happened was the result of this medication. Please beware!!! There is no harm in just avoiding this medication when other, effective medications are available.
kyle

Utica, NY

#76 May 29, 2013
Dont use
WOW

Milwaukee, WI

#77 Jun 4, 2013
What I've been using is Parastar Plus on my dogs for a few years now, it's the best there is, better than frontline and the same cost or even a little cheaper, and it works great,kills within an hour and had no reactions. Haven't heard anyone with problems with this product! So i recommend this product for all dogs owners! Parastar Plus for dogs!
Michelle

Roseville, CA

#78 Jun 23, 2013
Well, it's the 3rd month using SimpleGuard 3. First time I haven't battled fleas when it was close to the time for application. I am very happy with the product. I am so sorry for others who have had such horrible experiences.
dnegjer125

Hightstown, NJ

#79 Jun 30, 2013
I have a choc lab. She weighs 67lbs. I've been using this product for about 1 year plus. She has been fine and I like this product.
VTD82

Brookline, MA

#80 Jul 1, 2013
Moments after I applied Simple Guard 3 (given by my vet), my dog (golden retriever puppy 4 months) acted very strangely, wouldn't go to her bed, paced, whined. She is very routine like, goes to her bed every night with no fuss, so I knew something was wrong. I bathed her. She's still not sleeping in her normal spot but I'm hoping the bath helped. I think this may be a bad product, especially since so many negative reviews.
kady

Philadelphia, PA

#81 Jul 2, 2013
I just gave my 11lb 10yr old yorkie, Kady, first dose of simpleguard3 2 hrs ago. She is acting strangely for her. At first she looked stricken and shocked..usually a lap dog, she doesnt want anything to do with me now. Hiding under the bed. Not barking when someone comes to the door...(did I mention she's a yorkie?!?) Shes not itching or breathing funny, but something is very wrong..I just googled and found your posts...thank you!!! Just bathed her good and gave her 1/2benadryl. Maybe it wouldnt have gotten any worse than this, but dont want to take the chance. Back to Frontline for me.
Quincy

Pittsburgh, PA

#82 Jul 2, 2013
I used Simple Guard 3 yesterday and today my two 6 pound 1 year old toy poodles began to run and bite their backs. They dashed from one place to another and could not relax. When they started to pant I called the vet. He told me to wash off the chemical with Dawn dish detergent and then the vet gave them injections of Benadryl. One dog seems to be better. The other one has been hiding in his crate. The vet said dogs are reacting to the Pyriproxyfen.
Alex

Desoto, TX

#83 Jul 3, 2013
I gave my 5 lbs yorkie Simple Guard 3 earlier this morning and he also began to act strange. I took him outside and he act like he could not go up the step. When he is in the house he just stand in one place. I Google this produce side effect and found this site. I bath him with dawn and have him about a 1/4 tablet of Benadryl. I will watch him tonight and if he is still acting strange will call the vet.

“Time to fight back”

Since: Apr 12

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#84 Jul 4, 2013
Let's see, the VCA makes this product and pushes it through their vet offices that are expensive to be seen. Then the animal gets sick and needs vet attention at an additional cost....see the pattern sheeple?
terri and doggie shiloh

Bensalem, PA

#85 Jul 28, 2013
i've been using k9advantix for years on my 37 lb dog with no issues whatsoever. glad i read the reviews here,'cos i almost switched at the recommendation of a vet. i'm gonna stick with the advantix. geez.....
everyone who has had problems, good luck with your pets. i think ya'll should get together for a class action suit.
Donna Lintz

Bolingbrook, IL

#86 Aug 9, 2013
Mindy wrote:
Simple Guard 3 should be pulled off the market. After applying, my dog was extremely agitated, panting heavily, and rapid heartbeat. Gave her several baths in Dawn to remove product and gave her Benedryl, after 6 hours she is still restless. Back to the vet tomorrow, if she still isn't better.
I used Frontline Plus for 8 years, with no side effects, and I am going back to using it again.
DO NOT USE SIMPLE GUARD 3, if you love your dog!
I agree. I have always used Frontlne Plus for 15 years. With our new rescue dog, 2 years old, our new vet promoted Simple Guard 3. Twice now she got sick the day we put it on her. Throwing up brown bile and diareaha for a day and very sluggish. Never again! Didn't connect the dots the first time, but twice is not a coincidence. Makes me mad that my new vet would not tell me about the side effects because they are probably getting a kick back for sales. Will be changing vets.
Amy

North Royalton, OH

#87 Aug 11, 2013
My dog is having a very bad reaction as well. She is twitching in her rear legs and is having a hard time getting comfortable. She is also very tender on her back where I applied this medication. I have never had issues with other medications, but this was the first time i switched to simpleguard...never again!!
Wow

Navesink, NJ

#88 Aug 11, 2013
Donna Lintz wrote:
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I agree. I have always used Frontlne Plus for 15 years. With our new rescue dog, 2 years old, our new vet promoted Simple Guard 3. Twice now she got sick the day we put it on her. Throwing up brown bile and diareaha for a day and very sluggish. Never again! Didn't connect the dots the first time, but twice is not a coincidence. Makes me mad that my new vet would not tell me about the side effects because they are probably getting a kick back for sales. Will be changing vets.
Frontline + is the best no reason to quibble. Get it from reputable dealers on ebay.
Maev

York, PA

#89 Aug 16, 2013
Do Not Use SimpleGuard3. After applying simple guard my dogs skin is discolored, blistered and he has lost his fur at the sight of the application of the medicine. I have used frontline for many years with no problems. Switched because of my vet. No I have multiple vet bills and my beautiful dog has huge patches of fur missing.
BHT

Alexandria, VA

#90 Sep 10, 2013
dogowner wrote:
I was sold simple guard 3 by my vet and gave it to my small dog. Within an hour he seemed to be acting funny, within 2 hours he was panting and yelping. They told me that he may feel slight discomfort and itchy so I just held him hoping that would keep his mind off of it. He ended up having a seizure in my arms and I thought he was going to die. I quickly gave him 2 washings and a benadryl his symptoms went away. He has problems walking now and tomorrow I am going to seek a refund. Please don't risk your dogs life. I am going back to frontline which he does fine on.
****We had two incidents of our dog nearly being paralyzed for several days - excruciating to watch. Just when I was going to return him to the vet, my husband (contrary to my instincts) tried "walk" therapy - and he quickly responded, as he loves walks. But that was the 3rd day, after 3 vet visits, when various diagnoses were given. He recovered both times, and both times there were diverse circumstances that could have explained his condition.*** Some days ago, within hours of his Simple Guard (I swiped off some of it, as he's near the bottom weight for his dose)- here came the paralysis again. Now, there is no question that Simple Guard 3 is the culprit, and he will NOT have any more....
Upset Llapsa-poo owner

South Windsor, CT

#91 Sep 19, 2013
Like others, I wish I researched this Simple Guard 3 before I gave it to my dog yesterday. My VCA vet sold this to me as I ran out of Frontline and they told me they did not carry it any longer and I had to switch to Simple Guard 3. I gave it to my 25 lb. dog yesterday and she started having a reaction about 2 hrs. after. Started crying, and biting at her hind legs and having trouble walking. Also, she started panting heavy and breathing heavy. A very sad dog. No interest in her toys or eating. I called the vet and was told this product does have a reaction in dogs like crawling and to give her 25 mg. of benedryl every 4 hrs. Also, to give her a warm bath. Well, its been going on 24 hrs. and 8 more hours and she is still very weak . I'm calling my vet tomorrow to report this and to see if any permanent damage has been caused by this product. And, I am inquiring if there is any legal help with this situation. This should not happen to any dog and my dog was very healthy until this. Now, she does not even want to play anymore. She's only 5 yrs. old.

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