Neno Kechkarian

I had been using Hartz shampoo on my dogs for months always wondering why they itch so much and are continyously biting themselves all over. After doing some reasearch about my chihuahua’s rash that first started from a Hartz flea collar, and then got SERIOUS from the Hartz Flea and Tick Shampoo with Oatmeal, now I have to run to the vet because she is getting these HUGE bumps… almost like welts all over, and mini bites, almost like a human mosquito bite, all over her body. The rash on her neck is the point now where it is full of blood and puss and starting to fall apart… her neck is falling apart thanks to freaking HARTZ! I want to push for a lawsuit against that company I can’t believe they can continue to see products that have killed pets in the past and have had such a bad reputation. I am so furious I have been giving her Benadryl and baby asprin for the past two days to keep her calm and let her get sleep… DO NOT BUY HARTZ ANYTHING! I STRONLY DESPERATELY URGE YOU! Stay the heck away from this company, and I hope they get shut down for being such a careless company…

Hartz Puppy Shampoo almost killed my litter of pups

My name is Julie and I have been breeding Toy Fox Terriers for the last few years. I have been a dog owner for the last 12 years and have always used Hartz shampoo with no problems. I have a litter of 8 wk old pups and gave them their first bath with shampoo this past Sat. within 30 mins of that bath my female pup started to vomit. I immediately called the vet and was directed to rewash her with baby shampoo and to keep an eye on her. Within another 30 mins my other 3 pups, one by one, started to vomit and foam at the mouth. Two of the four could not stand and would flop over. Their eyes were bulging and they could not hold their heads up. They all were drooling a thick saliva and one was very lethargic. I rushed them all to the vet. They were immediately taken back and given injections of Robaxion and had activated charcoal and iv’s with fluids administered. I was told I might even lose one of them. Whatever they were reacting to in the shampoo had effected and started to shut down their nervous system. There was even the possibility of permanent brain damage in one of them. They were just a step away from seizures. Fortunately 24 hrs later and a $246.50 vet bill later they have fully recovered. I was told by the vet and a dog groomer since this happened that Hartz products are deadly and to never use them. They do not test their products to ensure the safety of their use on your pets. The product I used was Hartz Puppy Shampoo with Lavendar scent. I went home and threw away all my Hartz products. I hope that by telling stories like this, it will help spread the word about these terrible products and raise pet owner awareness.

Rash on pet owners from Hartz flea collar

My girlfriend and I recently adopted a cat from a shelter, and purchased a Hartz flea collar (the 2-in-1 brand) for it. The collar did not seem to harm the cat but gave me and my girlfriend (who live with the cat) horrible rashes. We checked with our doctors and with the vet, and they all believe that the culprit was the flea collar – since no other changes in our home have been made since we obtained the cat. The cat also has a clean bill of health from more than one vet (just to make sure we didn’t catch something from it). The rash still comes and go (for over two months now) and is extremely irritating – we are both taking allergy medicine and have obsessively and repeatedly cleaned the house and the cat to get the allergins out, but the doctor says the collar is designed to disperse the chemicals widely and it will probably be a few more months before it’s out of our home and systems. We haven’t contacted Hartz because we know that without a lawyer and extra medical expenses it would be impossible to get them to admit that the rash is the fault of their collar. Please investigate the chemicals they use in their collars and the effects of the collars on animals and humans before purchasing their products. Thanks for creating this site, and hopefully our story will prevent more people from suffering from horrible Hartz products.

Neno Kechkarian

I had been using Hartz shampoo on my dogs for months always wondering why they itch so much and are continyously biting themselves all over. After doing some reasearch about my chihuahua’s rash that first started from a Hartz flea collar, and then got SERIOUS from the Hartz Flea and Tick Shampoo with Oatmeal, now I have to run to the vet because she is getting these HUGE bumps… almost like welts all over, and mini bites, almost like a human mosquito bite, all over her body. The rash on her neck is the point now where it is full of blood and puss and starting to fall apart… her neck is falling apart thanks to freaking HARTZ! I want to push for a lawsuit against that company I can’t believe they can continue to see products that have killed pets in the past and have had such a bad reputation. I am so furious I have been giving her Benadryl and baby asprin for the past two days to keep her calm and let her get sleep… DO NOT BUY HARTZ ANYTHING! I STRONLY DESPERATELY URGE YOU! Stay the heck away from this company, and I hope they get shut down for being such a careless company…

Hartz Puppy Shampoo almost killed my litter of pups

Hi,
My name is Julie and I have been breeding Toy Fox Terriers for the last few years. I have been a dog owner for the last 12 years and have always used Hartz shampoo with no problems. I have a litter of 8 wk old pups and gave them their first bath with shampoo this past Sat. within 30 mins of that bath my female pup started to vomit. I immediately called the vet and was directed to rewash her with baby shampoo and to keep an eye on her. Within another 30 mins my other 3 pups, one by one, started to vomit and foam at the mouth. Two of the four could not stand and would flop over. Their eyes were bulging and they could not hold their heads up. They all were drooling a thick saliva and one was very lethargic. I rushed them all to the vet. They were immediately taken back and given injections of Robaxion and had activated charcoal and iv’s with fluids administered. I was told I might even lose one of them. Whatever they were reacting to in the shampoo had effected and started to shut down their nervous system. There was even the possibility of permanent brain damage in one of them. They were just a step away from seizures. Fortunately 24 hrs later and a $246.50 vet bill later they have fully recovered. I was told by the vet and a dog groomer since this happened that Hartz products are deadly and to never use them. They do not test their products to ensure the safety of their use on your pets. The product I used was Hartz Puppy Shampoo with Lavendar scent. I went home and threw away all my Hartz products. I hope that by telling stories like this, it will help spread the word about these terrible products and raise pet owner awareness.

Rash on pet owners from Hartz flea collar

My girlfriend and I recently adopted a cat from a shelter, and purchased a Hartz flea collar (the 2-in-1 brand) for it. The collar did not seem to harm the cat but gave me and my girlfriend (who live with the cat) horrible rashes. We checked with our doctors and with the vet, and they all believe that the culprit was the flea collar – since no other changes in our home have been made since we obtained the cat. The cat also has a clean bill of health from more than one vet (just to make sure we didn’t catch something from it). The rash still comes and go (for over two months now) and is extremely irritating – we are both taking allergy medicine and have obsessively and repeatedly cleaned the house and the cat to get the allergins out, but the doctor says the collar is designed to disperse the chemicals widely and it will probably be a few more months before it’s out of our home and systems. We haven’t contacted Hartz because we know that without a lawyer and extra medical expenses it would be impossible to get them to admit that the rash is the fault of their collar. Please investigate the chemicals they use in their collars and the effects of the collars on animals and humans before purchasing their products. Thanks for creating this site, and hopefully our story will prevent more people from suffering from horrible Hartz products.