Please Don’t Buy

My story is similar to the rest of the stories. Gave my 2 year old King Charles Cavalier one of these treats and she immediately started with diarrhea and vomiting. I researched the treat, as that was the only new thing introduced to her diet and was mortified and saddened to see all the incidents other pet owners have had. I was appalled they are still being sold in stores! Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can help my fur baby through this? She was up most of the night with diarrhea. Hoping these are taken off the shelves. I will be advising all pet owners I know NOT to purchase these treats.

I Didn’t Know, Now I Do!

I am filled with regret. My two indoor cats got fleas – something I have not had to deal with in many years. I remembered using those white collars years ago so decided to go with what I knew.

My oldest, Casey, became quite ill within two days. The younger cat, Sekan, seemed fine. The next day, Casey was worse, and I noticed that Sekan seemed somewhat lethargic.

The light dawned, and I quickly removed the collars.

The next day, Casey was no better, so I took him to the vet, who confirmed that it was the collar – “they’re too strong and very bad for cats,” he said.

He examined Casey and drew blood. He concluded that Casey had been poisoned. He assured me that Casey would survive, but there were times over the preceding days when I thought I was going to lose him.

He is still lethargic. Sekan seems fine now. What an unnecessary mess!

I’m going to file a complaint with Hartz. This product should not be on the shelves.

It was my fault.

Yesterday, I bought a Hartz collar for my cat. I adopted my cat a couple of days ago. She’s around 5 or 6 months old. And I didn’t know she was pregnant. It wasn’t even noticeable, she didn’t have any type of symptom or anything like that. So I put the collar on her, and today in the morning I found 6 fetus dead in my garage. My cat aborted all of her babies because of my fault, I feel so bad. I think I could have done something, but I didn’t know. I wasn’t sure. I feel so so so broken right now…

Best sugar ever was!

My border collie was 13 years old and it was end of September she got a but of dry skin. I had bought Hartz shampoo with oatmeal hoping to soothe her itch. The next day we moved into a 1 story house. As I’m starting to put things away I hear her making choking sounds then the 1st seizure started, I sat with her waiting for it to be over but as she started coming out of it she went right back in. They were so string she urinated a dedicated on herself. She couldn’t catch her breath. It was Sunday so off to emergency after hour hospital. The seizure didn’t stop as my daughter drove speeding threw Toledo. At the hospital they took her right back , 3 shots of valium and phenbarutal. Now at 4 hours after 1st seizure vet comes to talk to me. My girls temp was 110 plus( could read any higher) and she was still having seizures. Her head and eyes kept twitching and jerking. All these hours doctor said between fever and seizure IF she ever work up shed most likely be brain dead. Chances are she won’t wake. Even a younger dog couldn’t handle that much on their body. As the seizures kept going me and my daughter who grew up with sugar as a sister and best friend spent time with her as I had to make the hardest decision I EVER had to make in my life. Had to put her to rest. All because the chemicals meant for roachesants spiders,etc was in and on my dogs body. Thier was NO way to get it off her. The vet had to do a to screen and send it away for it to say reaction was to the shampoo and flea meds I put on her skin. I didn’t know it would do this to my baby. We had her creamated and had her paw prints done. She was healthy for her age. I miss and love her very much

Hartz left chemical burns on my cats neck

Today I noticed my cat had chemical burns from HARTZ Flea collar. All three of my fur babies had the collar on, thankfully it only affected him. Not saying I’m not devasted. I have no clue what to do, do I take him to the vet? Do I continue to clean and put Neosporin on the wounds? Thankfully it isn’t as bad as it could be. I just hate seeing my fur babies like this, it’s a shame. What this company does to our animals our loved ones. I wish more people knew about this brand. It isn’t FDA approved. I was already scared about the collar, but I figured why not give it a try. But now I know, Hartz is a no go. And they need to be sued.

Night and Day

I am horrified at all the information I am seeing about the Hartz flea collars and shampoo, etc. that have been used and have caused reprehensible damage to all of these loved pets, now including mine. My Tierney, 2 yr. old half pit half lab sunshine in color, eyes to match is so sick right now. Two days ago she was her fun loving self, playing with her toys, then all out of the blue, she couldn’t walk. Her back hind legs were collapsing, weak, she could not stand without wobbling. We had to carry her around the house, then all of a sudden she would be able to walk, but was walking funny. We noticed she started being very quiet, very out of it, not playing, just laying down. Went to work came back she vomited all over the living room floor. She wouldn’t get up so I could take her to the vet, we had to carry her to get her in the car. She got sick on the way to the vet, vomited violently all over the car. Got to the vet, he noticed she had some fleas on her, I told him we just threw away a blue collar we had on her from Hartz. He instantly said she has neurotoxicity and its from the ingredient in the collar the P word. I’m sorry I can’t remember how to say it. I was floored!! I told him my husband also bought and bathed her in the hartz flea shampoo and conditioner, he said all of those make pets sick and/or they die! I almost fell to the ground. My poor little baby girl who is only 2 yrs old can die. He said her nerves and brain have been affected, that is the reason for the weakness, wobbling, not being able to walk, out of it, unusually quiet, vomiting, etc. He told me if she continues to have seizures, to take her to Penn Vet for more detailed analysis and testing. I am praying that she will not have anymore seizures, but she is continuing to have tremors and is shaking while trying to sleep. It is the scariest thing to see. I feel so helpless. Why is it that if these products are so fatal and harmful why are they being still being sold. All of them should be recalled indefinitely until they are reproduced without that P ingredient. I am appalled that stores are selling these at the expense of our beloved animals. I will be instituting a class action suit against Hartz! Now its just a waiting game to see if she either gets worse or slowly gets better but Will never be the 100% she used to be when we got her at 12 weeks. old. I am mortified.

Chemical Burn from Hartz Flea Collar

We discovered my cat and dog had fleas October 6th.
We followed the necessary steps to ensure we had them removed, flea baths, groomers, natural remedies such ad apple cider vinegar etc. As a precaution my daughter purchased HARTZ Flea collars on 10/7 from Petland.
After 2 days we had to remove the collar because we noticed a heat burn on my dog. Luckily I live with a vet tech, she told me what had to be done, shave the surrounding area to avoid spreading, apply topical ointment, keep the area dry and covered to avoid scratching. The heat burn started out the size just a bit larger than the size of a quarter. Within 3 days it spread from her lower neck to just as far as her ear. She was taken to the vet, told this was one of the worst heat-burns he had seen and IMMEDIATELY knew it was from the flea color. Unfortunately, I do not have the receipt, but I still have the flea color (who thinks to save a wrapper and the receipt) She was prescribed steroids, antibiotics and another topic. I am DISGUSTED that a company would keep this item on the market (as I am learning even more of their products are just as harmful) My dog is like my child.
For the past week, I’ve had to stay up with her, console her, ensure that she doesn’t scratch her wound (that’s a job all in itself! It’s been a nightmare for everyone, most of all for her!She’s been lethargic, she doesn’t want to go outside, or the bathroom, she’s not her normal self and it’s scary! Not to mention, my beautiful baby may not grow her hair back! I am truly lost for words. Something needs to be done!!!!!!!!!!!

HARTZ FLEA COLLAR MASSIVE HEAT BURN

We discovered my cat and dog had fleas October 6th.
We followed the necessary steps to ensure we had them removed, flea baths, groomers, natural remedies such ad apple cider vinegar etc. As a precaution my daughter purchased HARTZ Flea collars on 10/7 from Petland.
After 2 days we had to remove the collar because we noticed a heat burn on my dog. Luckily I live with a vet tech, she told me what had to be done, shave the surrounding area to avoid spreading, apply topical ointment, keep the area dry and covered to avoid scratching. The heat burn started out the size just a bit larger than the size of a quarter. Within 3 days it spread from her lower neck to just as far as her ear. She was taken to the vet, told this was one of the worst heat-burns he had seen and IMMEDIATELY knew it was from the flea color. Unfortunately, I do not have the receipt, but I still have the flea color (who thinks to save a wrapper and the receipt) She was prescribed steroids, antibiotics and another topic. I am DISGUSTED that a company would keep this item on the market (as I am learning even more of their products are just as harmful) My dog is like my child.
For the past week, I’ve had to stay up with her, console her, ensure that she doesn’t scratch her wound (that’s a job all in itself! It’s been a nightmare for everyone, most of all for her!She’s been lethargic, she doesn’t want to go outside, or the bathroom, she’s not her normal self and it’s scary! Not to mention, my beautiful baby may not grow her hair back! I am truly lost for words. Something needs to be done!!!!!!!!!!!