Our baby Splash

I bought a package of the Hartz 3 in 1 drops to treat a flea problem with our girl Splash and her + 3 month old kittens as they were old enough and we were getting them ready to go to new homes.
We had used other flea products on her such as Frontline without incident so we had no reason to think that this product would cause a sensitivity problem. We put it on her around 5pm last night and saw no reaction other than she sat off by herself for a bit. I went to work around 11:30pm and my daughter went to bed (she’s 21). Around 3:30 am she thought she had heard something but went back to sleep at around 7:30 when she woke up she found our girl shaking uncontrolably in her liter box. She called the vet emergency clinic. They were getting ready to close and notified our vet that we were coming. We rushed her to the vets office only to find out that this had happened with other pets. I got online and found your site and a multitude of stories about this terrible product. I was outraged and got on the phone with not only Hartz but the epa. I then moved on to call my congressmans office. I was refered to the consumer protection agency, who refered me to the fda. I called my local newspaper and realied my story to them I am planing on going to NBC ABC CBS and any other media program I can think of. This has got to stop and unless something is done on a national level nothing is going to happen. We need to pull together and make a true organized effort to put a stop to this product. Not just getting online and telling our stories or suing them in indiviual small claims. This is how they hide this dangerous product. And a few hundred people not buying the product is not going to hurt them.
There are millions of pet people out there remember this is a billion $ industry and in order to do anything it needs to be done in mass.
My name is Deb and I would like to hear from anyone who has ideas on how to do this as a unit and not as individuals. My email is [email protected] or [email protected],com
We are looking at losing our girl who is now in a coma and a hugh vet bill. If she makes it we may still have to put her down depending on the amount of brain damage that is done.
I for one think its time we gather and say enough.
Deb and Sarah in Syracuse, NY

Need to report incidents to FDA and EPA

After talking with the EPA in my area – Texas, they told me that there were no other victims on record that used Hartz products. Therefore, it is very important that everyone call/email the EPA and the FDA to report their incident.

We need an accurate record of all of these accounts so that we can build a rock solid case against the Hartz company.

EPA: How do I report adverse health reactions associated with these and/or any pesticide products?

If you and/or your pets have experienced adverse health reactions to pesticides, you should report those reactions to your local Poison Control Center, physician or veterinarian. Another option is to contact EPA by telephoning the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) on 1-800-858-7378, seven days a week excluding holidays, from 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific Time – or fax them on (514) 737-0761 – or send them email at [email protected]

FDA: How To Report An Adverse Drug Experience

Introduction

Veterinarians and animal owners are encouraged to report adverse experiences and product failures to the government Agency that regulates the product in question. Pretesting by the manufacturer and review of the data by the government does not guarantee absolute safety and effectiveness due to the inherent limitation imposed by testing the product on a limited population of animals. CVM encourages you to contact the manufacturer of a suspect product. Reporting information for the following product categories:

1. Animal Drugs, Devices and Foods
Veterinarians and animal owners may report adverse drug experiences to FDA by:

B. Telephoning the Center for Veterinary Medicine: 1-888-FDA-VETS
IMPORTANT: The identities all persons and animals is held in strict confidence by FDA and protected to the fullest extent of the law. The reporter’s identity may be shared with the manufacturer or distributor unless requested otherwise. However, FDA will not disclose the reporter’s identity to a request from the public, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

2. Animal Biologics: Vaccines, Bacterins and Diagnostic Kits
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(800) 752-6255

3. Pesticides: Topically Applied External Parasiticides
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(800) 858-PEST

Jenna

On Sunday August 29th, around 9pm, I put Hartz advanced flea drops on all 3 of our cats, ages 4, 2, and 5 months. by the next morning around 4:30, our 2 year old Female Khana was throwing up. I put the food up , as She has gotten sick like that from Advange, due to licking the product off her fur.
I took my Husband to work, came home and went to bed. round 8 am , Jenna our 4 year old crawled into bed with me shivering like she was freezing. I looked at her eyes and her pupils were completely dialated. shocked I sat up and watched in horror as my cat had a grand mall seizure. I called the vet, He told me to bathe all the cats, in Dawn dishwashing liquid, and get Jenna in as soon as possible. I bathed Khana and she imediately improved. I only put a small drop of the stuff on the kitten so she was not ill, but taking no chances I bathed her too. Last I washed Jenna, who was shacking so badly she could not sit in sink. I had to hold her head up so she would not drown. I got her to the Vet and they imediately admitted her and treated her with IV meds and put in a cathitor to monitor her urine out put. they had to sedate her for the seizures, and give her muscel relaxers to prevent injury and Brain damage.
Jenna spent 12 hours in the hospital, and the vet bills were nearly $200.00. Do not put any of the Hartz products on your cats, it not worth the money you think you are saving by buying it instead of a safe product from your Vet.