A recall has been issued after flea and tick treatments for dogs – containing permethrin – were distributed in packaging labelled as flea drops for cats.

Product recallThe 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.

Return immediately

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 email JTharratt@btsl.uk.com

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Janice Wiggin
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Janice Wiggin
2 months 4 days ago

Batch numbers please !

Nigel Woodbine
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2 months 3 days ago

Hi Janice,

We do not have these, I’m afraid. Please contact John Tharratt at Bio-Tech solutions for further details: Tel 08704 450154 or email JTharratt@btsl.uk.com.

Sarah
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Sarah
2 months 3 days ago

They should have the batch numbers as when Bio-tech make and package them they should have all the production details for reference!! Are these licensed products??

Nigel Woodbine
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2 months 3 days ago

We have contacted the company for batch numbers and are currently awaiting a response.

Debbie
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Debbie
2 months 2 days ago

Are these drops just under the name Armitage or are they known as any other brand names I’ve just recently deflead mine with Stronghold. I hope if anyones cat have been harmed by this product they sue them for everything they’ve got and get them closed down ….I bloody would if either of my cats had been put at risk….

Vet Times
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2 months 1 day ago

Hi Debbie,

Only the products named in this article have this problem. Stronghold is from a completely different manufacturer. However, it is highly recommended that no product designed for dogs ever be used on cats, even in moderation.

Douglas Craig
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Douglas Craig
2 months 3 days ago

Any idea of quantity effected and dhow long this has been going on?

Nigel Woodbine
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2 months 3 days ago

An “unknown quantity” was all they stated, I’m afraid.

Jane
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Jane
2 months 1 day ago

used this product on my cat recently got very sick an put to sleep on Monday very upsetting, coincidence bought in Leyland preston

Vet Times
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2 months 1 day ago

We’re very sorry to hear of your loss.

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