Extremely ill cat may not live

I have a three year old main coon cat that has ALWAYS been healthy. I put a Hartz flea collar on him (the spice scent one). Over the past month, he has lost weight down to nothing and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. I took the collar off two weeks ago and he has lost even more weight, is constantly vomiting and passing very loose stool. He is so I’ll today that he was barely moving. I let him out to use bathroom and can’t find him. He usually comes to my call but not tonight. Praying that he hasn’t went away and died. This brand has also made my two small Yorkies I’ll. Although they are coming around since they didn’t wear the collar nearly as long as my cat, I do feel like my fur baby has passed because of this poison.

My Friend’s Dog and Flee Shampoo

My friend’s dog suffered from that terrible pink colored flee shampoo. Not only did it hurt him to apply it, but he started tearing his fur out. All of his skin turned bright red after 5 days of use and he suffered from hair loss. I asked him about the shampoo and we looked it up. Threw that crap straight in the dumpster. A good oatmeal bath helped but the suffering was terrible. No dog should ever suffer through that.

30 pound cat killed by Hatz for 5+ pounds

My 5 year old pure bred maincoon died tonight from harts flea meds. The medication was for for cats 12 weeks and older over 5 pounds. 3 days ago I gave him Hartz topical med for fleas and he started going downhill with in the hour. He was basically poisoned by the stuff and there was nothing we could do. I learned of pets dying across the country from a friend at work after mentioning to her what had happened. The vet asked if we accidentally gave him large dog meds. I got out the packaging and left over treatments to show what I had used. Really too upset to write more details, only writing this as a warning to other pet owners.

New warning – bad batch of Hartz Oinkies

I purchased a new bag of Hartz Pig Skin Oinkies treats on 5/5/2017 and gave my 3.5 yr old Hungarian Viszla 1 chew treat at approximately 9:30 pm that evening. She consumed about half of the treat and within 30 minutes, her eyes were swollen shut and her muzzle was very swollen – eye lids and lips were pink/bright red. I immediately administered 50mg of Benadryl which helped a little but, she had to go to the vet for a steroid/Benadryl injection the following morning. She’s still taking Prednisone for the rest of the week in conjunction with Benadryl – just for added safety, as instructed by my veterinarian. Please understand, she had been consuming these treats since 6months of age up until 5/05/1017 at the rate of approximately 3-4 chew treats per week with no problems until now. Be careful and don’t risk your pet’s safety with these dog treats. I guess we were lucky since it didn’t cause full-blown anaphylaxis but, I really won’t know if this treat has caused any permanent damage for some time. Don’t risk it!

Hartz collar created terrible sores on my cat. Now he is dead.

We found a puppy, and decided to keep him. I had 3 cats and 2 other dogs at the time. We believe he brought fleas in because all of our pets seemed to be itching more than normal. Since we had so many animals, we could only afford flea collars for the cats. We bought HARTZ brand collars. 2 of the cats had no reactions to the collar, but my poor Biscuit experienced large sores that he could not quit scratching. They were all around his neck and face (which I would post pictures of, but I am in no shape to take pictures of my dead pet). I kept cleaning them and putting neosporin on them. I could not afford to take him to the vet for a while, but was planning to this Friday when I got paid. I was out today until about 9pm. When I got home, I fed the cats, but Biscuit did not come. I looked in his usual spot on the cabinets and saw his little paws hanging off as if he were sleeping. I called his name and touched his paws, but he was gone. He didn’t deserve this, and I feel so terrible that I purchased this product and put him through that misery. Rest in peace buddy, and I am so sorry I may have brought this on you. I will never be able to live this down.


Just wanted to tell you that Revolution caused all of my 10 cats to lose their fur in many large spots and a general thinning of fur over entire body, start drooling, repeatedly develop large sores, and become trance-like. You had said something about turning to Revolution – I would strongly advise against it. Read up on it and you’ll see that many animals have died from this product, too; a lot of people are complaining about it. Stick with Advantage and Frontline – they seem to be the safest of all.