I felt compelled to write this letter to the editor on the chance that it might save someone else the pain of losing a beloved pet. We lost our family cat of nine years on Memorial Day. Eight days earlier, we purchased tick and flea drops and applied a dose to our Corky cat.
I won't go into detail here about how she died, but the time we realized something was seriously wrong until she passed took about 12 hours.
Two days later, there was a newscast on ABC's World News about tick and flea products causing 40,000 severe reactions and 1,200 deaths in dogs and cats, up 53 percent from the previous year. To view the ABC report, visit http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerindex?id=7703156.
Patsy Deluche, Durango