WASHINGTON (CBS) – The FDA is warning pet owners that some flea and tick drugs have been associated with seizures in dogs and cats.
The agency’s alert concerns drugs in the isoxazoline class, which includes FDA-approved medications Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica.READ MORE: Body Believed To Be Missing Five-Year-Old Elijah Lewis Found In Abington
“Isoxazoline products have been associated with neurologic adverse reactions, including muscle tremors, ataxia, and seizures in some dogs and cats,” the FDA says. “Although most dogs and cats haven’t had neurologic adverse reactions, seizures may occur in animals without a prior history.”READ MORE: 'Mecca Of Rowing': Head Of The Charles Regatta Participants Grateful For Event's Return
The FDA says these drugs are considered safe and effective for dogs and cats, but pet owners should talk to their veterinarians to determine which tick and flea medications are appropriate.MORE NEWS: Boston Mayoral Candidates Hit The Streets On First Day Of Early Voting
Pet owners should contact a vet if their dog or cat has an adverse reaction to isoxazoline products.