I cannot believe what I am seeing on this site, it explains so much. The week before Memorial Day weekend, I ran out before work to get some quick flea treatment for Holly, my 6 year old mini schnauzer. By Monday, Memorial Day, she was dead.
It started with lethargy and vomiting. Ulitmately her skin turned dark red from head to toe, her body temp sky-rocketed, and she would not eat or drink. My vet started with the usual bath, antihistimine and steriod shots. From there we went to IV’s of more aggressive treatment. My vet contacted a dermatologist. We transferred her to an emergency clinic where she would have 24 care from a team of licensed vets…all to no avail. Holly did not respond to anything, which baffled all of the vets who tried to save her. Finally, her organs failed and she passed.
All in all, this cost abour $2000.
I am horrified that this product is on the shelves. I am wondering if lobbying retailers who carry this product would make a difference. I only bought it because it was the only choice I had at my local grocery store.
I bought hartz flea & tick collars for my 2 cats in 2004.Scooby Doo always got his off Rascal only got his off sometimes.In August of 2006 Rascal started getting sick had bumbs on his neck real sickly looking, losing his hair around his neck and his a tail finally i told my daughter in law what was going on and she is a vet tech., she told me to take him to the vet so i did and it was from the collar now his bumbs on his neck is going away he looks better fells better and his hair is growing back.Scooby Doo is doing fine. Iwill never use hartz Products again.
OOps- Please correct my post. I wrote Heartgard, I meant Hartz….Thank You!
Well I bought HartGard Flea Drops for my 7 pound toy poodle and used them 2 days ago. She woke up the next morning with the most disgusting yellow liquid diarrhea ever. There had been no changes in her diet so I know this had to be the cause. I have bathed her twice and will Not be using these drops again. I hope she is okay and I Will be purchasing the expensive stuff from now on. Don’t buy this crap it’s not even worth it.
marcy was a vibrant healthy 3 year old cat as of 6/5/07 and on 6/6/7 nolonger a hartz flea collar may take my cats life i never knew that this could happen on 6/6/07 my cat bega to seixure shake all over and act so sick on 6/7/07 i took her to the vet and was told it was the flea collar and it was immediatley removed and she was given muscle relaxers and a special shampoo to wash her and if she is no better by 6/11/07 she goes back to the vet and they will determine if she has brain damage and if so she will have to be put to sleep we love this cat she is apart of our family hartz needs to be stopped I just pray marcy will be ok
I purchased this product at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago. I applied it yesterday morning. My cat vomited in less than 30 minutes. She had not licked the product at all yet. Throughout the day, my husband noticed increased lethargy, drooling and continued vomiting. We called the vet, who immediatley knew what the problem was. We brought her in right away, she is still at the vet. We now have a bill of over $400.00 and do not know what will happen to our cat. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT AT ALL. OUR VET HAS SAID TELL EVERYONE TO THROW IT AWAY. THE LITTLE BIT OF MONEY AND TIME SAVED IS NOT WORTH YOUR PET’S LIFE.
My husband is severely allergic to fleas so last weekend i bot some Sergents Silver spot on flea & tic medicine. Now both of my cats are very ill. Gracie (1 1/2 years old) was very lethergic for 2 days, walking like she was very sore, not eating or drinking. Last night I got her to drink some water and this morning she actually got up on her own and ate and drank some water. My other cat Cleo (3 years old) is much bigger than Gracie so it took longer for it to affect her. All day yesterday all she did was lay around. She didn’t eat or drink. She wouldn’t even come out of the bedroom this morning. I can’t believe I have never heard of these flea medicines doing this to animals. I feel like a horrible "mom". I’m leaving work now to go home and bathe my babies.
I went to Petco today to purchase some flea and tick treatment for our 1 yr old short hair pointer since he runs around a lot off lead in wooded areas. i bought the Hartz InControl product. We applied the tube to his back and then I decided to research the ingredients just out of curiosity.
Thankfully I came upon this website. When my dad came back from walking him we immediately gave him a bath. I don’t know if this is helped or not but most of the pesticide was still on his coat and not on his skin. It kind of started to cake there before we washed it off.
My family adopted him about a month ago when someone abandoned him in an alleyway for 2 weeks. Seeing that it has only been a month and I’m already attached to him I truly feel sorry for those that have lost pets due to the negligence of Hartz. I’m very thankful that I came upon this website and to all those that took the time out to write about their experiences so that they can help people like myself.
Not only will I not go near any Hartz flea and tick product but I will not purchase any of their other products.
Hopefully everything turns out well and I wake up tomorrow morning and following poisoning him because of the fact that I was too lazy to research the chemicals I was putting on him beforehand.
Again, I thank all those that make this website possible and tot hose that have shared their tragic experiences to educate others.
I used Hartz Flea and Tick shampoo on my Polmaranian pup Sat. morning, by
Sat. afternoon he wouldn’t eat or drink and by evening was having seizures. After taking to the emergency vet brought him home, but continues with seizures, I poisioned my pup I feel so guilty and so angry I don’t know what to do, I have killed one of the most precious pups I have ever had. Why are they still putting this stuff on the shelves? I have never had so much disgust for a company and hope for the the worst that could possibly happen to it as I have for Hartz. If there was a way to go after this company I would do it but it won’t heal my pup. MAy Hartz rot in HELL.