I had adopted 3 orphaned kittens from a shelter and was giving them Hartz kitten milk. When after about a day the kittens became weak and could not walk. Then they became lathargic and couldnt even hold there heads up. the three kittens consumed different amount of milk depending on their appetite. The one that consumed the most got like this first. and ended up dying in my arms. I gave him CPR and brought him back to life, then using alot of love and an electrolyte formula got his energy up and the Hartz milk through his system. I then switched to a different kind of milk and he improved 100 percent. The second kitten that day i gave the other CPR, then started the symptoms of just acting crazy and pushing its head against the cage and becoming very lethargic. So i watched him and when his heart stopped I tried the CPR, but to no luck. The kitten ended up dying. The third kitten was aswell showing the signs, but he was the runt and he didnt consume as much as the others. So he became quite ill, but made a full recovery after switching the milk. I contacted several vets and they said it would have to have been a problem with the milk. So I examined the container and it smelled “foul” like it was old or contaminated. I tried to look for an expiration date but there was none. Today the remaining 2 kittens are healthy on this new milk. I wanted to post this to avoid this happening to anyother person.
AVOID HARTZ KITTEN REPLACEMENT MILK!!!!!!!!!!!
This company truely is a company that kills. This happened last week on May 4th 2005, and I will be contacting Hartz company immediately.