I don’t care if you love the product. I don’t care if it has not impacted your life. That’s your opinion and here is mine. I love my dog more than you’ll ever know. He was there when I felt like no one else was. I don’t always have the funds to rush him to the nearest animal hospital or clinic when something slight happens. I started to used this brand for him because it was the cheapest. He started show signs of hair lost, but I thought it was normal due to stressed or the changed in weather. He was a happy and healthy dog. Then he had spots missing, sores for no reason, and then dropped weight quickly. He then proceeded to have a seizure and died. HARTZ KILL MY DOG. Again, I don’t care about your personal feelings, but here is mine. I did everything in my power to keep him happy and healthy. Then like that he was gone. He didn’t deserve this and I don’t deserve the pain that I am feeling.

Love you my puppy that’s in heaven 💛

Hartz Ultra Guard Plus for cats is poison!

I recently tried Hartz Ultra Guard Plus topical flea and tick prevention for cats and kittens 12 weeks and older (for 5 pounds and over). I had spotted a few fleas on 2 of my 3 cats, so I thought one dose each might get rid of them before they became a bigger problem. I applied it first to my long haired cat (she is the bigger of the 2), and she was ok. So, I then put it on the other cat. Almost immediately after the application, he started racing around the house! He was all puffed up, panting then hissing, screaming out like he was in pain, and just completely freaking out! He could have passed for demon possessed the way he was acting. I immediately tried to call the 800 number on the box and got a voice recording directing me to an 888 number. No luck reaching anyone. It was after 6, so no vets offices were open and the emergency hospital is an hour away. I wasn’t sure if it was burning his skin or if he’d somehow licked it. I raced him to the bathtub and scrubbed the solution off of him. Luckily, shortly after the bath, he returned to normal. It’s been 11 days since the applications. He is fine now as far as I can tell, but the first cat with the long hair has been losing her hair in clumps where the Hartz was applied. After reading other people’s testimonies, I consider myself lucky that mine are still alive and healthy! I wish I would have found this site before I tried the flea solution!! I knew Hartz products have been on store shelves for decades, so I figured they must be effective and safe. I am going to tell everyone I know about how unsafe and dangerous their products are. They shouldn’t be allowed to be sold at all.

After 30 years, REALLY

Christmas 1987, We were newly married and proud owners of a rescued kitten. We planned to take Antic with us to my in-laws home for a day long Christmas visit. We bathed Antic with Hartz flea shampoo because we were battling fleas at that time. She started foaming at the mouth then stumbling around finally she got under our bed and had a seizure. We tried to rinse her again then a fast dash to the 24hr Emergency vet where they pronounced her deceased upon arrival. It was the saddest first Christmas any newlywed could imagine. I thought they pulled this from shelves, but apparently NOT.

chemical burns on my cat.

I had used hartz liquid flea and tick on my cat…. That was a terrible mistake it caused chemical burns everywhere it touched that was just nasty and it took her 2 month to recover with antibiotics and baths along with lots of at home wound care. $400 dollars later in vet bills and treatments she is doing better but has permanent scars from it and is very sensitive now. I tried to upload photos but it won’t let me.

Horrible products

I bought my dog the oinkie chicken tender twist sticks. Not knowing the bad reviews of course. All of a sudden I started seeing clumps of undigested white material in my dogs stool. Then a day or 2 later my dog got so sick he started vomiting the same material all over the house. When my daughter and I looked at it closely the white material was the twists that Hartz use to wrap the chicken jerkey around. It was all undigested and made my dog so sick he just laid around for days. I will NEVER give this crap to my dog again or any other Hartz product EVER again. I hope they go out of businesses.

Article on Hartz website, deeply concerning.

The article, “How to Stop Your Cat From Biting” is very concerning. You are telling people to hit or punish a cat for biting. A cat is biting because he or she is frustrated or trying to communicate something. Punishing this behavior is not only abusive but it is counterproductive. You are adding to the frustration and anxiety the animal is feeling. It is like the idiot who use shock collars on their dogs. You are forcing discomfort and anxiety on an animal who is already experiencing discomfort and anxiety. All you are doing is teaching the cat to not trust you. I don’t know who wrote this garbage but I’ve been an animal behaviorist for 15 years and what you are telling people is abusive and will damage the animal mentally and the relationship. I’m posting this article to every inch of the internet to show people what not to do and what bad, uneducated information looks like. I will never buy another product from your company. I hope none of you have animals because you clearly are stuck in 1940 where people believed that abusive and punishment tactics were the answer to train animals. We have scientific research now that proves these tactics are not only wrong but dangerous to the animal and the relationship. I’m sure you guys have other disgusting articles as well that I will expose. Animals have deep emotions and sensitivities that we can’t even fathom. We are barely scratching the surface of how deeply they feel fear, love, anxiety, depression, joy, confidence, etc. Companies like you and people like you are the problem. Disgusting.

My puppy

I recently got my dog last year around September or so and he’s still a puppy. My mom and I used the oatmeal and orange Hartz shampoo for quite some time on him. And a couple months back we noticed something different about him and now it makes sense! We noticed that he’s been jumpy a little bit, like he’d be laying down and couldn’t control his paws. We were worried and took him to the vet and they had said that he has distemper but don’t know how he got it. They said maybe because he didn’t get his shots but we have records that he does. And now that I’m seeing all these other stories it makes sense.