I have a 6 month old cat, Bailey who seemed to have fleas. I got him when he was only 6 weeks old, and so I knew that when he got older, I would have to do something other than bathe him to rid of these fleas. Now, at 6 months, I decided to place some drops above his shoulder blades. Unfortunately, these drops did nothing, and he still had many fleas. I decided to pick up some flea spray at the store. After I purchased ‘Hartz Advanced Care 2 in 1 Flea & Tick Cat Spray’, I came home, and sprayed Bailey. A few hours later, he bagan acting very strange, and nothing like himself. He was being lazy and meowing non-stop. My fiance mentioned that he only began this odd behavior after we put the spray on him, so I decided to reseach Hartz spray online, only to find numerous complaints about the product. Many upon many websites claiming its harmful, and has KILLED several kittens and cats. I immediately gave Bailey a bath, and am crossing my fingers for the best. If this behavior occurs again, I will immediately take him to the vet. But I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE others to STAY AWAY from this product. It is BAD NEWS. Just because its sold in a local pet store, or department store, that doesnt nessisarily mean that its safe for your pet. Personally, my cat means a lot to me, and he is part of my family. I would be devistated if I lost him over a companies horrible product. If you care about your pet, please stay clear of Hartz. If you have already used a product by Hartz, and your pet seems to be acting differently than usual, take them to the vet immediately and make sure you give them a bath using plenty of soap to wash away the product!
I really hope my story can help someone researching the same thing as I did. I am greatful to have had the feedback I did. Also, I suggest if you also see your pet having a bad reaction to this product, you contact Hartz and report it. Lets not let them keep a product out that is harmful to our pets!!