A few weeks ago I bought Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Drops for my 3 cats, and Hartz Advanced Care 3 in 1 Home Spray. After applying the flea drops I noticed my cats acting strange several hours later. They were listless and twitching. Not even wanting their treaties. By the next day they were vomiting and the area where I put the drops was hot to the touch.
I went online to research this product as to any side effects and thats how I found this site. Had I known what I know now, I would have NEVER used these products. Now several weeks later, my cats still arent themselves. They will suddenly just hop off the floor like there was a spring under them, then look around seemingly confused as to what they are doing. My Himalayan decided to lay down in the litter box like it was the most natural thing. Sometimes they actually stagger. My one cat doesnt even PURR anymore and he had the loudest purr of any cat I ever knew. He used to play fetch and make us chase him….Now he doesnt play at all anymore, he just cries and sometimes doesnt even want to be touched. Needless to say, I feel horrible that something that was supposed to help my cats, has hurt them and altered their personalities.
I filed a report with the EPA about these products. I just got off the phone with a woman from there. Shes informed me that ALL these products were NOT to be sold after March 31st of this year. Yet they are still on the shelves, still being bought by unsuspecting consumers. I told her about this site and how many people are still being affected by Hartz products. She is filing the paperwork for a formal complaint. Everyone from on here needs to call this number 215-814-2128 to report whats happened. Please add to my voice so that we can be heard and put corporations who care more about profit than our pets OUT of business.
Also call the store where you purchased your products. Most will be happy to refund your money. Ask them to visit this site and remove all Hartz products from their shelves. Hopefully we can make a difference.
Patti Minersville Pa.