sergeant’s flea and tick burned my bichon frise

I purchased Sergeant’s flea and tick spot treatment a month or two ago for my 6 month old bichon frise. As soon as I put it on his back, he crawled into the corner whimpering. I picked him up and looked at his skin. He had a burn down his back that was cracking and bleeding from the stuff. Luckily, I washed him and it came right off. But… he was still bleeding a little and in a little pain. The next day he wasn’t in pain but still had some cracks. It also left a yellow tint on his white fur that hasn’t gone away still and it has been over a month. I would never buy this product. I have used other things from this brand but never use the flea and tick drops. I think the cinnamon and peppermint oil in it was the main factors that hurt him.

my healthy young dog died after Hartz 4 in 1

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.
I TRIED TO REGISTER HERE BUT CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ERRORS, I DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE ANONYMOUS.  IF ANY ONE WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME, PLEASE DO SO.  [email protected]

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.

Hartz Flea Spray

I sprayed my stairway, my couch, two chairs, and my bed with Hartz Flea Spray. Then I went to work. 10 hours later I came home and didn’t think anything about the smell. I assumed after 10 hours, it was safe to sit on the couch and lie on the bed. It has been 23 days since then, and the smell is driving me crazy.
I vacuumed, put baking powder down, washed and re-washed bedding, couch cover. I threw rugs and clothing away. I tried Fabreeze. I go to the sauna almost daily thinking I have to sweat it out of my body. I started drinking liquid chloraphyl because the local nutrition shop said it might be an internal issue. I used the sinus cleansing kit from Wal Mart thinking maybe it was in my sinuses. By the way, no one else can smell it.
I called the nurse hotline. They said a smell that is not going away is not a health issue but put me through to the Poison Hotline. They said that as long as there were no respiratory or neurological symptoms, I had to wait until it went away.
Not a good way to spend a month. I smell this sicky sweet chemical spray everywhere, even when I leave home and go to work. NEVER AGAIN!
(oh, at least there were no fleas that lived, they were lucky.)

Seargeant’s Gold is AWFUL

I bathed my dog in regular shampoo and when she was dry, I applied the “gold”.  Proper dose for size and weight.  Within a few hours she began shivering and became very hyper.  She couldn’t sit still and she was whining terribly.  She had what appeared to be hiccups.  This stuff nearly killed my litttle dog – It should be taken off the market.

Winston’s seizures

I can’t believe this! I work night and got a call from my mom who stated that she gave Winston, my 3.5 mth old yellow lab, a bath with that new shampoo we bought. As my mom was drying him off she noticed he looked sleepy. She went to go get his bed and then when she came back she thought he was running in his sleep. As she got closer she realized that he was having a seizure. My mom, a doctor, grabbed the shampoo grabed everything that he had touched in the last 10 mins basiclly and jumped in the car to head to the vet. When arriving at the vet’s office (she called on her way), Winston finally started to just move around and start to be very playful again. At the vet’s office my mother was told that it was most likely he had low blood sugar and that honey would fix it. Thank GOD my mom is a DOCTOR b/c she inisted on blood test. The vet realizing that my mother knew what she was talking about did the blood test and then looked at the shampoo and stated that she was right and that they would give Winston a bath and make sure that he would be fine.. We never used that shampoo or their products again and Winston has never had a seizure again. The vet apoglized to my mom about the inisted and has since stopped all his patients (or those that listen) from using products that they make.

sergeant’s flea and tick burned my bichon frise

I purchased Sergeant’s flea and tick spot treatment a month or two ago for my 6 month old bichon frise. As soon as I put it on his back, he crawled into the corner whimpering. I picked him up and looked at his skin. He had a burn down his back that was cracking and bleeding from the stuff. Luckily, I washed him and it came right off. But… he was still bleeding a little and in a little pain. The next day he wasn’t in pain but still had some cracks. It also left a yellow tint on his white fur that hasn’t gone away still and it has been over a month. I would never buy this product. I have used other things from this brand but never use the flea and tick drops. I think the cinnamon and peppermint oil in it was the main factors that hurt him.

my healthy young dog died after Hartz 4 in 1

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.
I TRIED TO REGISTER HERE BUT CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ERRORS, I DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE ANONYMOUS.  IF ANY ONE WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME, PLEASE DO SO.  [email protected] 

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.

One Spot

I had just applied Hartz One Spot to my two beautiful Bengal kitties when they started cleaning each other, as they often do.
I panicked and went to the Hartz website to see if this was going to make them sick by ingesting it. To my suprise I couldn’t even find the product on their website!
So I did a google search for Hartz One Spot and was led to this website, Thank God!
After reading several stories of bad reactions from this product, my stomach dropped. I rushed each kitty into the bathroom for a bath to remove as much of this POISON as possible. This was a VERY traumatic experience for all three of us! (I am worried the trauma of the bath itself is going to make them ill.)
I have also given them some milk, but they are still too stressed from the bath to drink much of it.
I will post again tomorrow for an update to see how my kitties are doing after these interventions.
I don’t know how Hartz can get away with keeping products on the market that have received these types of complaints! I also bought this product at Walmart. If Hartz won’t voluntarily pull these products maybe we can influence stores like Walmart to stop carrying them.
Thank you for having this website, you may have saved my babies lives!

Acute Pancreatitis

About 10 years ago I purchased a package of rawhide chews, made by Hartz, at the grocery store. The next morning, after eating a chew the day before, my dog was in the emergency hospital with acute pancreatitis. He was put on an IV, spent the night & did recover, but the vet bill was outrageously expensive. The only thing I could assume to be the cause was the rawhide. I never again purchased anything made by Hartz. I see a similar story posted by another dog owner at this site. I know the latest concern seems to be with cats, but dog owners should also beware!

Ilene

One Spot

I had just applied Hartz One Spot to my two beautiful Bengal kitties when they started cleaning each other, as they often do.
I panicked and went to the Hartz website to see if this was going to make them sick by ingesting it. To my suprise I couldn’t even find the product on their website!
So I did a google search for Hartz One Spot and was led to this website, Thank God!
After reading several stories of bad reactions from this product, my stomach dropped. I rushed each kitty into the bathroom for a bath to remove as much of this POISON as possible. This was a VERY traumatic experience for all three of us! (I am worried the trauma of the bath itself is going to make them ill.)
I have also given them some milk, but they are still too stressed from the bath to drink much of it.
I will post again tomorrow for an update to see how my kitties are doing after these interventions.
I don’t know how Hartz can get away with keeping products on the market that have received these types of complaints! I also bought this product at Walmart. If Hartz won’t voluntarily pull these products maybe we can influence stores like Walmart to stop carrying them.
Thank you for having this website, you may have saved my babies lives!