I will NEVER buy another Hartz anything

I arrived home from work around 7am on Tuesday February 21st, 2006.(Please note the date!) I decided to put some of the Hartz 4 in 1 flea and tick drops on my sweet, precious cat “Lollie”. I then went to bed. I awakened about 3:30 that afternoon to find Lollie barely able to walk and tremors running down her spine like a rollercoaster. I immediately called the vet and was instructed to call Hartz. I called Hartz and was told to wash the area where the drops were applied. I washed Lollie and then took her to the vet. The vet said it was in her bloodsteam and effecting her central nervous system. He gave her an injection of Atropine and Dexamethazone and instructed me to keep a close eye on her and call him if I needed to. Well, I got Lollie home and she actually started walking better, but the tremors were still there. She was not herself at all! At 9:15pm, I called Hartz back and one of their “medical” telephone people answered. He told me to wash her again and that she needed a sedative. I gave Lollie a “good” bath and called the vet . He told me he didn’t want to mask her symtoms with a sedative, but giving her 12.5mg(children’s dose) of Benadryl might help. I gave Lollie the Benadryl and it did seem to help her get settled down some. The next day I called Hartz back and was given their script about sending a letter, vet copy and the product to them. I wrote the letter, scanned the box that the poision came in and sent the vet copies, of which I had him write the barcode # on (I had taken it with me to the vet) and mailed it certified. I have yet to get a copy back of where Hartz has received it. By Friday, Lollie had improved, and was almost herself.
As I write this story, Lollie is fortunately back to her old self. I’m just shocked that I was able to buy that poision at such a late date. I plan to send copies of the letter I wrote to all the agencies listed on this website. It saddens me to think that there are other people that probably have that product in their homes, and are planning to use it on their beloved pet, not knowing the danger of it. Needless to say, I will NEVER buy another Hartz anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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