After moving into a new apartment, my girlfriend and I discovered our small three year old cat had a case of fleas. This being our first cat and our first case of fleas to deal with, we weren’t sure what to do at first. Our local pet store was closed, so we went to Wal-Mart and purchased Hartz products, including the 3 in 1 flea and tick drops. Little did I know this was a big mistake. After bathing her in flea shampoo earlier, when she dried off we applied the drops. At that point I started thinking of treatment options for the home, so I decided to go online.
As luck would have it, I found your site within five minutes of applying the product to my cat. After reading several stories and becoming very concerned (and very angry at myself for allowing this to happen), we promptly washed the drops off the cat and watched her carefully. She seemed to be okay, but we called the vet in the morning and took her in. She is now home with us, luckily safe and sound, and starting treatment with Advantage tomorrow. The vet said he was extremely happy to hear we had washed it off immediately and thanks to that she should be just fine.
My point in writing this is to thank each and everyone of you for contributing to this site and telling your stories. Without reading them, who knows what could have happened to our cat. I’m truly sorry for everybody who’s experienced pain and loss due to this horrible product, and I can’t thank you all enough for having the courage to stand up and tell your stories. You may have saved a small little calico life.