About 5 years ago, my Xuxa (tabby) was given a dose of Hartz’s flea medicine because she was having problems with fleas due to my beagle. I gave it to her an hour before I went to bed. When I woke up the next morning I noticed Xuxa was lethargic, disoriented, and basically not herself. I thought maybe she was sick or something so I proceeded to start getting ready for work. When I came out of the bathroom, she was on my bed, barely able to stand long. I gave her attention and tried to figure out what could be wrong.
The thought of hartz’s products being a problem never crossed my mind at that point. I called out to Tiny (my beagle mix) to come sit with Xuxa on the bed. When he jumped on the bed Xuxa went crazy and fell off the bed, and had a seizure.
I screamed bloody hell and had my mother (I was living with my parents at the time) running into my bedroom. When I explained what had just happened, we immediately called the vet who told us to wash off the medicine and bring her into the emergency clinic.
On my way there, I had Xuxa in my arms, wrapped in a towel since she was wet and I did not want her to be cold. Just when we arrived at the clinic, she seized again. Upon arrival, the kind people took her and ran an IV line into her to flush out her system. I had to bring her to my vet two hours later for further observation. They all saved my precious’s life.
It took Xuxa a very long time to recover. To this day, she still wobbles a little bit and loses balance. Probably due to the trauma she had. I call her my little “neurotic” girl. *grinning*
For as long as I live I will never ever forget that day when I almost lost one of my furkids. I have never put anything else on her to this day. I trust only Frontline for my furkids if they need to use flea medicine.
Please help spread the word and get hartz’s products off the line!