hi all well babies are fine this time , but am very upset
still with hartz. just wanted everyone to know it has
been 5 days since they tried to kill my friends. i
wanted u to know that i purchased kittens milk and
baster and forced fed for 3 days. this seemed to help
them back t health. they are still very lathargic and
something wrong with their eyes, like they can’t see
or something. well i’m doing my part because i work
at a major store, (we all know who) that distributes this
product in everyone one of their stores. When anyone
comes to my cash i tell them all about this product and
they soon put it back when i tell them about my cats and
this site, i don’t care if i get fired if it saves someone’s
Good luck to all and your friends, and hope something is done soon.
bonbon from canada
I have three cats ranging in ages. Midknight is my oldest girl at 13, Ziggy my boy is 2 1/2 and my new addition is Moxie at 2 months. I recently got Moxie, hoping to calm Ziggy down a bit. He (Ziggy) is nicked named my “demon child” for his uncanny habit of taking down ceiling fans, shower curtains, opening doors, walking across wet cement, basically getting into things he shouldn’t be into. Ziggy and Moxie started to get along wonderfully! Then I noticed Midknight had fleas, which she is allergic too. I assumed because none of my cats go out that Moxie must have had fleas. So I went to the local Wal-Mart and picked up some flea and tick drops to treat all three cats. I picked up Hartz advantage care 3-1 flea and tick drops for cats 10 pounds an heavier, and the same product for cats under ten pounds and or for kittens. So when I had gotten home I was talking on the phone as I was reading the directions to another pet owner. I applied the full pipet of flea meciation to Ziggy first. As I was doing this I had mentioned that the package didn’t say how much to put on to my friend. My friend asked what kind and I told him Hartz. Dead silience… Next I heard was “WIPE IT OFF QUICK that stuff will make him sick.” Well I wiped as much of it off as I could I didn’t realize how sick it would make Ziggy. Today Ziggy had been itching the spot where I had put the drops I gave him two baths in hopes of helping him get better. His skin is no longer bright red but his ears are twitching. The vet told me just to watch him today and tomorrow. I did some research and found this sight. Thank you. Right now as Ziggy lays curled up asleep on my lap I keep praying what I did, doesn’t kill or hurt him any more than it has. I also pray Hartz removes this item off the shelves or goes out of buisness. This is just wrong.. This is my boy, my child.
If I sprayed bug spray on a human child and these reactions happened to a human child the product and buisness would be removed and out of buisness pretty quick. Unfortunately I don’t have human children. I have furry four legged children. Their birthdays are celebrated and they get gifts at X mas.. they get all my love and care.. I hope Hartz pays for what they did to my child.
One angry pissed off parent!
The day had come, and we had been waiting for it for over 2 years. It had come time to give my 5 year old cat flea medicine. He was an outside cat for the past 3 years and was the sweetest cat ever. I remember the day I got him, we picked him up at someone’s house for free and ever since then he was my cat. I had him since I was 11, and I am now 16 and a little more lonely. My dad and I went to petsmart, and picked up “Hartz Advanced” flea medication thinking we were doing good, getting rid of his fleas. Little did I know hours later our cat would be dead.
We applied the hartz as directed, exactly as directed. I am almost glad, after reading so many sad stories of cats and seizures, that Salem did pass and is not in any pain. After applying the hartz to him, my mom called my from outside and told me salem was dead. I freaked pretty much, and felt like it was all my fault. Ever since then I couldn’t imagine what had killed him. Now I know, and I will NEVER buy hartz again and STRONGLY discourage anyone from buying it!!!!!!!!!!!
hartz company said they dont think the death of blackie andflashlight was from there probut. and they want
usto dig flashlight up. and have a acropsy done on him. they are willing to pay for the acropsy. hartz are still
say flashlight did not died from there probut. we know that is what killed both of our pets
we just want the stuff off the market. so one else has to go though what we are going though right now if you
in indiana and you pet has died or is sick from using
hatrz flea drops call me at 812-332-0499.
togther maybewe can get off the market
– Thanks for those who called.
– Kitty (Her name is “Itty Bitty”) went to bed at 10PM last night (finally), and was up this morning (Thr: 10/21) at 5:00am.
– She seems a little worn out – but her pupils are back to normal (slant eyed after a few minutes — normal). She was very active this morning – and ate, drank, and used the litter box.
– She cries when I touch her back — also, she spent quite a bit of time grooming herself today. She exhibited normal grooming habits – not the panic type gestures shown yesterday.
– Looks like the worst is over. No skin damage (not even any redness or dryness noted). She has most of her underfur (where the flea treatment was put) pulled out — but no bald spots.
– Am hoping we have no long term health damage (kidneys, liver, etc).
– Anyhow, thanks for your help. Will post an update sometime next week.
– If anyone is still reading this post — definitely do not use Hartz Products on your animals.
Evansville, IN, USA
I usually used Advantage on my cats but one day unfortunately I bought Hartz at Wal Mart. My Lucy was so beautiful and loved every second of attention she got, she loved to talk to us, and play… she was so beautiful. Just a few days after I put the Hartz on her (the poison) God forgive me, she started having grand mal seizures. She has them constantly now, ten, twenty… we have no idea how many. She avoids us constantly, doesn’t want any attention and we have to listen to her constantly having having seizures under the bed. My vet said there is medicine but it may not work and cost $80.00 a month. I have to take the blame for her misery. She’s only going to get worse, more damage done constantly. If she only knew how sorry I am. My beautiful baby Lucy will never be the same again. I miss my Lucy, I miss her so very very bad. I take the blame for this- but why won’t Hartz? They KNOW the horrendous damage and death they are causing— and they could care less. They sell dog and cat foods also, God help the poor souls who are fed that. I wish those people could suffer– I PRAY they could suffer just like the poor innocent babies are. I care about the animals, I could care less about them. I have to take the blame for this and just as I type this more animals are being given this toxic poison. God help them, please don’t let them suffer. Please. Not them, let it be the cruel heartless ******** that make it and the stores who sell it- knowing they’re killing animals by doing it. Payback, please let there be payback. God bless my Lucy- and God bless all the innocent victims. I’m so sorry baby.
hi im so glad i found this site. I have three cats no
children so they are my life. three days ago my
boyfriend bought some Hartz cats drops for my cats
because he overheard me say I should get some
advantage for mine. He thought he was doing me a
favour and put in on two on my cats. Well almost
immediately my cats had a physcodellic reation. they
started to run all over the house and their eyes were
bulged out. They havent eaten in three days. One is
upstairs hiding under the bed now and the other wont
come out from under the blankets. They are afraid of
me and it is killing me to see them in such pain. I
will pray for them tonight and hope to god that they
live or I dont know what i will do to that Hartz
company. Please pray for my cats. Thank u all
and i GLAD THAT I FOUND THIS SITE , NOW I KNOW
WHAT IS WRONG. PS. THEY ARE ALSO SALIVING AT
Yesterday I applied the flea drops on my six month old kitten and in about 5 hours she could not stand up straight and she had her ears laying funny and her eyes were very strange looking. I then called the vet and they stated that the flea drops had poisened her and that she mostly was not going to make it through the night. I then gave her a bath as quick as I could and by the end of the bath she was laying in the tub twitching with her mouth open, it was the worst thing I have ever seen I couldn’t handle it. I then called the emergency vet and we brought her in and it was going to cost us just to start out over $500.00 and it was going to go up. We do not have that kind of money so we had to surender her to the vet hoping that they would not put her to sleep and that she would be okay. That was the worst day of my life I cried all night long all I could do is think of her she was my baby she followed me every where I went. Even when she was so sick, I feel like I failed her. She needed me so bad and I am the one who hurt her by putting the flea drops on her, I feel like I will never forgive myself for doing that to her, even though I didn’t make those toxic drops. I am the one that she needed and I might have killed her by applying those drops to her. I miss her so bad why did this have to happen to me. I want my baby back.
In May 2004 my 9 year old cat became ill. Her mouth and thoat were swollen. When I took her to the vet he said ” she has a lung infection” and gave me antibotics to give her at home. After a week she seemed to be getting better. A week later she was on the floor struggling to breath. I rushed her to the vet but she died on the way and the vets office was closed. It was like losing my child. If only I had known that what really killed her was HARTZ FLEA and TICK DROPS i would NEVER have bought that product again. But my vet didn’t Give me any indication that she may be having an adverse reaction to HARTZ FLEA and TICK DROPS.
My 5 year old cat seemed lonely so I got another cat. On October 14, 2004 I purchased HARTZ FLEA AND TICK DROPS and applied it to both cats. On the evenig of Oct. 15th my 5 year old seemed sluggish and at one point fell and cried out in pain. I watched him closely through the night and he seemed to be okay. I called my vet’s office on the morning of the 16th. They said “Oh,Hartz is bad. You should wash it off immediately.” which I did. Nobody suggested that he may need medical treatment. On the evening of the 17th Flash came stumbling acroos the room and fell at my feet crying in pain. I once again called my vet and he basically told me my poor kitty was going to die from an allergic reaction to HARTZ FLEA and TICK DROPS because I didn’t have two hundred dollars up front to have hime hospitalized. He suggested trying to get liquids into him. ” That might help flush it from his system.” Flash was foaming at the mouth, he couldn’t breath very well and I could tell he was in alot of pain. It was then that I realized that Blackie had also been posioned by the same product.I tried giving him liquids but not much stayed down. He seemed to improve during the night but early the next morning he went into shock. I had to take him to a vet 50 milles from our home just so I could work out a payment plan. The vet told me flash was very ill but had a 75% chance of survival. But later that night my poor baby died. The vet said the toxin had just Damaged his organs too much. I can’t help but think that I killed him. I mean I bought the drops and put them on my poor inocent baby. But I had no idea that something that was supposed to control fleas that was being sold at my local walmart would harm him. I wonder if he would still be alive if the vet had told me to bring him in saturday or even sunday even though I didn’t have the money to pay two hundred dollars in advance.
Not only do I blame HARTZ for flash’s death but I also blame my vet for not doing something to help my baby.
Something told me to do a little online research before I put the Hartz Flea & Tick Drops on her. I had also bought the Hartz Flea & Tick Spray Repellent as another option. One website, led to another, and then led me here. The stories of bad reactions and even death to so many furry family members is heartbreaking. I am grateful for this website and all the information it holds. It has prevented my Squeaker from becoming a victim. Thank You.