Have any dogs or puppies had symptoms like Parvo after Hartz use?

I have used Hartz Flea and tick drops a couple of times on my Cats and Dogs. I had asked my Vet. if the drops make pets act drugged and lathargic, because my pets always react that way after the application. Her response was “No.”
After reading some of the stories at this site, I realize my pets have displayed many of the same symptoms, running around wildly after application, then being lathargic (as if drugged) for the next few days. I’ve also seen them shake, shiver. After speaking with the Vet. I thought my pets were just trying to get my sympathy, because of the gooey messes in their hair and on their skin; and to my dismay, while looking for information on what flea pesticides were safe for cats, (I still, did not want my cats ingesting the drops while grooming themselves) I happened upon this site and I am just flabbergasted that I’ve never heard any of this before. But, this is not my reason for writing…
I want to know if any dogs or puppies developed symptoms and were diagnosed as having Parvo? Parvo, has similar symptoms to what has been described in several of the articles… Diarrea, vomiting, dehydration and so on… I had one of my puppies develop these symptoms after using the drops, at the time I had felt that my puppy’s illness was not Parvo, but did not associate it with the flea and tick drops at all.
My puppy (Maggie) was about 9 months old, I had two other puppies (same age) and a older dog that did not get sick (with Parvo symptoms) at all, but Maggie was deathly ill for about eight days, before we could get her to take sips of pedialite and licks of baby food, it was almost another week before she ate on her own and several weeks before she gained her weight back and seemed more like herself. We kept her alive by IV fluids, love and devotion. I stayed with her constantly, keeping her warm, trying to soothe her pain and talking to her, even rousing her during the many times she began slipping away. This little dog did not not take a drop of food or water during those eight days , the IV fluids were her only sustinance, though the constant vomiting, diarrea and her pain did not subside. There were moments during those eight days, I thought I should just stop the IV and let her go because she was suffering so horribly, but I love that little dog and every so often, she would nuzzle my hand with her nose or look up to see me, seeming to be comforted that I was there. We made it through those dark days.
I had experienced Parvo with five Dalmatian puppies several years ago, when they were about 7 weeks old. All were at different stages of the virus progression when we discovered they were sick, two became seriously ill. Thanks to an outstanding Vet. (now retired) who gave me antibiotics, compazine, pedialite and instructions of what to expect, what to do and how to tell if they were dehydrated… (He said dehydration is why many animals don’t survive, not limited to Parvo but any/all illnesses.)
Most of the Dalmation pups were recovering the next day, one puppy took two days and another took four days before showing signs of recovery. All of the puppies were not at the same stages of illness, but each displayed the same progression and patterns of symptons. The ordeal was awful but still does not compare to what Maggie went through; because of this previous experience with the Dalmatians, the two other puppies not getting sick, her being an older puppy to be so severely affected, and the amount of pain she experienced; I just could not believe it was Parvo and questioned if she had been poisioned.
Maggie is now fourteen months old, back to her bouncing self. She has become quite protective of me and becomes distressed when I am not in her sight or leave the house, but does seem to be relaxing somewhat, recently. She is not constantly on my heels in the house, and no longer howls at the door while I am gone. According to my husband, she, now sits in the window and patiently awaits my return.
After reading the articles here I’m inclined to think she was poisioned by the Hartz drops, and that is why I would like to know if anyone else has had a simular experience?
**Because it is so important, I want to try and explain how to check your four legged pet for dehydration: Gently tug/rolling up the skin near the bottom their ribcage until you have a skinfold of about 1/2 inch and release. The skin, normally, will be elastic and return to it’s smooth shape upon being released, if the skin seems slow returning to it’s normal shape or stays folded for any length of time, then your pet is most likely dehydrated. Please, contact your Veterinarian right away.

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