Sender’s Name: Pat Shields
Sender’s Email: <withheld>
Message: I have a brand new spray bottle of Hartz "Control" for
cats. I was going to use it in a couple of days on my four cats, and my favorite
cat was going to be first. I just happened to land on this web site first,
thank GOD! My 20-year-old cat died recently, probably from cancer or a
heart attack (he was so old that the doctor did not want to hurt him more by
investigating to find out) and it would have been more devastating to know that
I hurt the little ones by trying to help them. As soon as I read some of
the letters here, I called my dog in and took off his Hartz flea collar.
He has had it on for two months, but I don’t want to take ANY chances.
Just because he isn’t acting sick does not mean that he isn’t enduring something
he can’t tell me about.
And you know, my old cat was sick anyway, but not too long before he died I
used Hartz flea shampoo on him. I hope to high heaven I didn’t push him
over the edge. I will never know, but you can be sure that I won’t make
that mistake again! Thank you for the information, and my cats thank you.
Now of course I will be racking my brain to try to remember if my old cat’s
seizures were related to any flea products I might have used at the same times.