Liberty 50 Spot-On for Dogs Review
Manufactured by Star Horse, Liberty 50 Spot On for Dogs is flea and tick treatment that claims to also eliminate lice, mites, and mosquitoes.
About Liberty 50 Spot-On
Star Horse claims that their product, which consists of 50% Permethrin and 1.2% Pyriproxyfen, is “one of the safest pest control products on the market.”
According to them it outperforms competitors by killing flea eggs and larvae for up to eight weeks and outlasts them with two additional weeks of tick protection. It also claims to be able to kill lice and mites unlike its competitors.
What Are Users Saying?
While there aren’t many reviews for Liberty 50 Spot-On, there are plenty of reviews on Permethrin, the active ingredient found in this product. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency is more closely regulating over-the-counter pesticides such as Liberty 50 due to an alarming increase in flea and tick control-related deaths and illnesses.
Permethrin is lethally toxic to cats, and the company makes it clear that Liberty 50 should not be used on cats. Despite the clear “no cat” warning, they fail to mention that the National Resources Defense Council implicates Permethrin as a carcinogenic agent with the ability to disrupt the endocrine system in humans. It is also a possible contributor to asthma and allergies. The EPA also points to negative side effects in pets such as skin irritation, loss of appetite, and vomiting.
Moreover, reviews over BioSpot, a flea and tick treatment that contains 45% Permethrin, validate the EPA’s concerns. Yes, these reviews are not specifically on Liberty 50, but they illustrate Permethrin’s side effects and indict Liberty 50’s safety claim.
Many reviewers indicate that upon first use, their pets appeared to be fine, with only a slight drop in appetite or mood; however, after several months of treatments, several pets began refusing to eat for long periods of time, vomiting, and itching. Many reviews also attest to an irritating skin rash immediately upon application of the product. Several reviewers complained of its failure to work for more than a few weeks.
Permethrim is a pesticide proven to have ill effects on humans and animals, and Liberty 50 Spot On for Dogs contains more Permthrim than other medications. It may by half the price, but the savings are not worth the harm.