I gave my 2 cats (Nala and Koal) Hartz Ultra Flea and Tick Drops 3 days ago. The seemed very weak, irritable, and lethargic. I left it on overnight and my cats went and hid under my bed, which is very abnormal behavoir for them. So the next day, I noticed that the oil and chemicals were spreading all over there fur and they were trying to lick it. They were also behaving strangely, their head was not steady, and they were barely eating or drinking. So, I took them into my bathroom and washed both of their necks down, as much as I could. My cats are 9 and 14lbs, so there wasn’t much I could do on my own.
I made a plan to have my friend come over the next day and give them FULL baths. I called the vet and asked them what to do.
They told me to bathe them in DAWN DISHSOAP. Specificly that kind, because it kills grease and oils. So we clipped their nails and washed them VERY WELL, then dried them both very well. That was yesterday and after sleeping all night and resting all day today, tonight they are seemingly fine. They are playing, eating more, drinking more, and wanting lots of love.
I don’t currently see any signs of illness, but I know I can’t be fully sure for at least a month. So I will be keeping a close eye on my babies.
I hardly slept last night, I was afraid that my babies were going to have a seizure and die while I was sleeping. PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM!!!!
and NEVER, NEVER BUY A HARTZ PRODUCT AGAIN. My friends and family have agreed as well.
My thoughts and loving prayers go out to all other victims, and I hope all of your cats come through this, and to those who have lost a cat to this…may they rest in eternity until you join them…
>^..^< Chino, CA