My perfectly healthy 3 year old dog died yesterday after a HARTZ 4 in 1 application.
I AM FLOORED BY WHAT I HAVE READ THIS EVENING ON THIS PRODUCT. I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT IS SO ACCESSIBLE AND ON SHELVES EVERYWHERE. I GAVE MY PET HARTZ 4 IN 1 AND SHE DIED.
HEALTHY and full of life, my sweet Kellie Bellie, a black lab mix just had her third birthday and died with out warning yesterday. We rescued her from a shelter at 3 months old and wondered what we ever did with out her comical loving ways, I can not believe that I am faced with seeing what home will be like with out her now.
It is flea time here in Texas and I see that Kellie, and my other dog and two young cats are treated with flea and heartworm prevention during the thriving months. My dogs have always been on K9 advantix and my cats on Revolution. I order these products from a pet med place and it usually takes a few weeks to get them. Yesterday morning I was shocked to find that we were completely out of the good stuff as I order 6 mos at a time.
I used this HARTZ garbage in a pinch and an attempt to get ahead of the disgusting flea game. I figured the Hartz would not work as well but may give them some protection until I can get them back on their regular prevention next month.
We applied the HARTZ about 10 am to all 4 pets, none of them seemed abnormal in any way, including Kellie. At around 3pm I let both dogs inside from a potty break (both were completely normal) around 3:15 Kellie was laying in front of the TV with her eyes open with out a pulse or heartbeat. After a few short minutes of trying to revive her we rushed to the vet.
She is gone. (we had the other dog checked when we took Kellie to the vet to confirm he was ok)
The vet did not place flat blame on the HARTZ but did say that their pesticides can have a toxic effect on animals. Although she did not show warning signs of poisoning the toxins could have shocked her little heart into a stroke or heart attack.
THE VET ADVISED US TO GET THAT CRAP SHAMPOOED OF THE OTHER PETS IMMEDIATELY and wait a month to restart their regular prevention.
I have no idea exactly what happened and did not want an autopsy, but I have nothing else but the HARTZ to blame as it is the ONLY thing that was different in Kellies routine.
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MY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE WHO HAS LOST A FURRY ANGEL. I AM OUTRAGED, DISGUSTED, NAUSEATED…THERE ARE NOT WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE FEELING I HAVE TOWARDS DEATHS THAT OCCUR BY SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.