dog owners!!! Do not use simple guard...
LittleC

Framingham, MA

#92 Oct 8, 2013
My cats absolutely do not groom my dog, but same day as first Simple Guard 3 application to dog, male cat started vomiting, eventually both cats stopped eating, male had fever/drooling. After 1 month male had feeding tube but died horrible painful death due to hepatic encephalopathy (swelling, toxicity of brain). Second cat seems to have recovered but lost fur on belly. Dog lost all fur on belly and some on chest and seems to have seizures at times(breaths funny, hard to wake up, stiff legs, eyes rolled back in head). And my bank account is $3500 lighter.
LittleC

Framingham, MA

#93 Oct 8, 2013
Also, my dog scratched, and bit herself incessently though no sign of fleas or flea bites. I gave her two baths and after one month the scratching is gradually subsiding, though still another seizure-like sypmtom last night. Giving her only herbal flea meds now. And I've never given the cats any flea meds as they are not bothered by fleas. I told vets about the application of SimpleGuard 3 to dog but they were uninterested in that as causal factor to my cat's fever, nausea. Said 7 yr old cat maybe had cancer, even though both cats got sick same day.

Note: VCA vets have contract to sell this product, so they will not likely admit issues with it.
WorriedSick

Upper Marlboro, MD

#94 Oct 8, 2013
LittleC wrote:
Also, my dog scratched, and bit herself incessently though no sign of fleas or flea bites. I gave her two baths and after one month the scratching is gradually subsiding, though still another seizure-like sypmtom last night. Giving her only herbal flea meds now. And I've never given the cats any flea meds as they are not bothered by fleas. I told vets about the application of SimpleGuard 3 to dog but they were uninterested in that as causal factor to my cat's fever, nausea. Said 7 yr old cat maybe had cancer, even though both cats got sick same day.
Note: VCA vets have contract to sell this product, so they will not likely admit issues with it.
It was the Simple Guard that did ALL of that to ALL of your pets! That stuff is not only poison to the ticks and fleas... but also to your pets. My VCA vet actually called me (after I identified and told them that this stuff is dangerous) so that I could advise another pet owner on how long it took for my Shih tzu to get over it/and what I did to soothe her. It happened twice before I put two and two together. Back on Frontline FOREVER! I feel so sorry for you and your pets.
Buddhaboi

Warsaw, VA

#95 Nov 18, 2013
First of all VCA does not manufacture simple guard Ceva does...secondly any person/animal can had an adverse reaction to a medication...severe and even sometimes fatal reactions...to perfectly good medications like the "cillin" family...we don't blame the medication or even the makers of the medication...i used frontline plus for years but found that out wasn't working well the last few years...i switched yuo simple guard about a year ago for both my dogs, one 8lbs and one 45lbs and they're doing great...no side effects...zero fleas/ticks...you should use caution and common sense when applying topical medications...and the simple guard insert cautions you to test a small area first...lets face it folks you want a product that kills bugs and they're not made from flowers and honey...they are chemicals...for my pet family I find simple guard to be a great product...having said that I wish all your animals a speedy recovery...peace
greatdane929

Whitman, MA

#96 Nov 19, 2013
I was given Simple Guard 3 by my vet for my 2 1/2 yr. old great dane who weighs 28 lbs. I have used Frontline in the past with my other pets and never had any issues. I applied SG3 mid day and around 5pm my dog began having diarrhea followed by vomiting. She threw up several times in a period of about two to three hours, followed by more diarrhea and then shivered. I wasn't sure what was causing her to be sick but decided I need to wash the SG3 off her just in case that was causing the problem. I used dishwashing liquid on a sopping wet towel and soaped up the area on her back where I had applied it, followed by rinsing. She layed down and fell asleep and happily she is fine this morning. Scared the hell out of me. I won't use SG3 again.
Missy

Cincinnati, OH

#97 Nov 22, 2013
I just applied SimpleGuard 3 to my 15 lb terrier 36 hours ago. I noticed she was really restless all morning and whimpering, walking around from room to room, itching and biting at her legs, back, etc, chewing herself. This behavior is not normal for her! Now I know the cause. I'm so glad she didn't have seizures. But I'm also very disappointed that my trusted Vet would sell such a product. I guess different dogs have different reactions. Thanks for you posts, they were very helpful.
fleas suck

Bothell, WA

#98 Dec 3, 2013
I just wanna know if I can use it twice in a month my dog does fine on it. Heeler mix
My Dogs

Sherburne, NY

#99 Dec 3, 2013
I have always used Frontline Plus. I get it on E Bay. Be very careful you are buying a made in the USA product when buying on e bay. I was ripped off once.
sancalgal

East Weymouth, MA

#100 Jan 25, 2014
I first posted on May 3, 2013 as my 85lb lab was on the way to our VCA vet with severe diarrhea, vomiting, extreme agitation and difficulty moving. He had received a total of 4 doses of Simple Guard 3 as we had made many location and dietary changes after starting the Simple Guard 3. He has serious long-term issues, all connected in some form to the brain and enzyme production. He has diabetes, lost 20 lbs, is now on enzymes to replace one no longer made by his liver, and has constant digestive issues for which he takes tylan daily. He's regained 15 lbs., but is far less active than the healthy dog who took his first does of Simple Guard 3 just over a year ago. He now faces cataract surgery as he has become blind. I did make sure that my VCA vet reported this incident, along with that of my sister's dachshund who had seizures from this medication, to the manufacturer as well as the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. These are NOT normal allergic reactions. Both were healthy dogs with veterinary records to verify this. I have worked actively in labrador rescue for several years and know what reactions are normal. The frequency of reports of horrendous consequences of the use of Simple Guard 3 seem more frequent and of greater severity than is the norm. If anyone knows of a class action suit against the manufacturer, please post it to this site. My medical bills will exceed $8,000 before long, and the monthly costs for medication are nearly $500. A VERY costly mistake indeed, but there is no cost too great to restore a fairly normal lifestyle to a beloved family member.
Lori

Camarillo, CA

#101 Jan 26, 2014
Dear Lord..How could they give this to a senior dog...with already health problem..They must be hurting for money.......They keep telling me she getting older...Love to open a full box and pouring the tubes all over their neck to their but and the extra one you get in front of the box put it in their eyes.... and give me a call see how it work...
WorriedSick

Upper Marlboro, MD

#102 Jan 27, 2014
sancalgal wrote:
I first posted on May 3, 2013 as my 85lb lab was on the way to our VCA vet with severe diarrhea, vomiting, extreme agitation and difficulty moving. He had received a total of 4 doses of Simple Guard 3 as we had made many location and dietary changes after starting the Simple Guard 3. He has serious long-term issues, all connected in some form to the brain and enzyme production. He has diabetes, lost 20 lbs, is now on enzymes to replace one no longer made by his liver, and has constant digestive issues for which he takes tylan daily. He's regained 15 lbs., but is far less active than the healthy dog who took his first does of Simple Guard 3 just over a year ago. He now faces cataract surgery as he has become blind. I did make sure that my VCA vet reported this incident, along with that of my sister's dachshund who had seizures from this medication, to the manufacturer as well as the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. These are NOT normal allergic reactions. Both were healthy dogs with veterinary records to verify this. I have worked actively in labrador rescue for several years and know what reactions are normal. The frequency of reports of horrendous consequences of the use of Simple Guard 3 seem more frequent and of greater severity than is the norm. If anyone knows of a class action suit against the manufacturer, please post it to this site. My medical bills will exceed $8,000 before long, and the monthly costs for medication are nearly $500. A VERY costly mistake indeed, but there is no cost too great to restore a fairly normal lifestyle to a beloved family member.
I am so sorry that you and your dog have to go through this. It was upsetting to me that there were no warning label/adverse reaction info on the box. My shih tzu recovered after about 9 days (I think). I would have sued if it was as bad as yours, because I thought about suing anyway.. God Bless!
mjb

Sterling Heights, MI

#103 Feb 26, 2014
I think my dog has experienced reaction to regular Simple Guard...extreme itching....eventually having to go on steroids and antibiotics, two rounds, until we got it under control. Has anyone had a problem with regular Simple Guard???
WorriedSick

Upper Marlboro, MD

#104 Feb 26, 2014
mjb wrote:
I think my dog has experienced reaction to regular Simple Guard...extreme itching....eventually having to go on steroids and antibiotics, two rounds, until we got it under control. Has anyone had a problem with regular Simple Guard???
Did you read all of the posts above yours??
maltipooowner

New York, NY

#105 Mar 5, 2014
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.
I know that this an old thread but I just found this while googling around....my vet just sold Simple Guard 3 to me too. After reading through some sites online, I too want to return it before even using it. Were you able to get that refund?
WorriedSick

Upper Marlboro, MD

#106 Mar 6, 2014
maltipooowner wrote:
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I know that this an old thread but I just found this while googling around....my vet just sold Simple Guard 3 to me too. After reading through some sites online, I too want to return it before even using it. Were you able to get that refund?
Don't use it… and yes they should be able to give you a refund if it is not opened. DON'T USE IT! It was a nightmare….
restless shay

Chula Vista, CA

#107 Mar 6, 2014
VCA offered the Simple Guard 3 because they said they discontinued Frontline and now my dog is whimpering, scratching and itches all over and her skin is so red and almost raw. I used Frontline and Advantix with no problem before. I got curious with this new med and I was horrified what I've read here. I put virgin coconut oil on her skin for now and she seems to be less miserable at this time.
WorriedSick

Upper Marlboro, MD

#108 Mar 7, 2014
restless shay wrote:
VCA offered the Simple Guard 3 because they said they discontinued Frontline and now my dog is whimpering, scratching and itches all over and her skin is so red and almost raw. I used Frontline and Advantix with no problem before. I got curious with this new med and I was horrified what I've read here. I put virgin coconut oil on her skin for now and she seems to be less miserable at this time.
You were supposed to wash it off with Dawn Dish Liquid as soon as possible.
John

United States

#109 Mar 10, 2014
I have been using simpleguard since it came out and have not experienced a single problem with it
owner of 3 dogs

Ambler, PA

#110 Apr 5, 2014
dogowner wrote:
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It's a preset dose for dogs his weight, I didn't overdose. It's just a bad product. Search online, I'm not the only one that's had issues with it. I wish I did research before trusting the product on my dog.
Not a bad product. Been using it on my 3 dogs for a couple years, never any problem. Could have still overdosed, they could have given you the wrong box. Or more likely an allergic reaction since the benadryl helped. Certainly not the manufacturers fault your dog was allergic to it.
Sophie

Bridgewater, MA

#111 Apr 29, 2014
I also was given Simpleguard as a deterrent for fleas & ticks. My Shih Tzu had a bad reaction also. She started whining, running around the room, barking and trying to bite at the area that I had applied it. I immediately new she was having a reaction to the SG since she was fine before I had applied it. This was the first month I had tried it on her. I gave her a bath right away and she seemed fine after that. The following month I tried it again since the vet did say that sometimes it would take a few applications before she would be able to tolerate it. Again I had the the same reaction and again I gave her a bath immediately . Thankfully she was ok. I returned the product to the vets and received a full refund and started her on Frontline. She seems to be ok on that so far. I don't think the vets are giving this product with the intention of bringing in more money by making the dogs sick. I just think dogs are like humans and have reactions to different things. This is just my opinion. I really don't think any of this stuff is any good for the dogs but I guess if we want them to be free of fleas & ticks this is what we have to do. Just saying!

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