I am just sick reading about about you poor people who have had tragic results using “hartz” flea and tick medicine. Fortunately, I only have to look at a HUGE hair loss on the back of my persian. I had a blue tube of the Hartz “3 in One” that I put on Sweetpie last Thursday. By Friday morning, I was seeing huge clumps of black hair on the carpet. I thought it was just her shedding her winter coat…we’re in Boston. By the afternoon, she had an open sore and a bald spot that is 3″x 5″ on her back. It’s just heartbreaking for me to think I did that to her.
I called Hartz Sunday nite to let them know what happened. I was surprised to have a person answer the phone. However, when I explained the situation, I found her snippy and condescending. How dare they not admit that these chemicals were too strong for my indoor cat. She told me to put vitamin e on her back…i’m trying that but, think I’m going to stick with my original plan of using neosporin, which the vet said I should use for her eye ducts.
I’m so Upset with this company…I’m ready to go to the Boston Globe!
I can’t believe it – I’d never heard of any of this. I just knew I needed some flea drops for my kitty… We treated her this morning, and she didn’t seem happy… By the time I got home from work though, she was twitching all over and freaking out. I managed to get her to the vet asap; they gave her a valium drip and a bath and are keeping her overnight. I’m in distress, waiting to see how she will be tomorrow morning.
I am furious that EPA let them get away with such a weaselly warning on the package – incidentally, my cat meets NONE of the criteria. Did they even change the formula?? I intend to make some noise here locally and get as many people as I can to sign the petition. What will it take for this company to change its ways?
My poor little cat is dead, why is this allowed?
They must be paying the goverment so much money to keep it on the shelves.
Ask them on their website why they are killing animals: www.hartzultragard.com
about 2 months ago i had bought some of the hartz gold flea and tick drops for my 11 years old chiuaua, tiny. He was my heart and my love. well he is not with me today because i had to put him down because he was suffering. MY MOM HAD PUT IT ON HIM AND HER CHIUAUA TO. THEY BOTH STARTED YELPING AND WHINING ABOUT 30 MINUTES AFTER SHE HAD PUT THIS POISENED ON BOTH OF OUR DOGS. SHE NOTICED THAT THERE WERE BURN MARKS COMING UP ON THEIR SKIN. SOME EVEN LOOKED LIKE BLISTERS. THEY WERE BURNING SO BAD. THE AGONIZING PAIN THAT THEY WERE GOING THROUGH WAS UNCALL FOR. SHE CONTINOUSLY GAVE THEM BATHS OVER AND OVER. AT LEAST 5 TO 6 THAT DAY. THE NEXT DAY SHE TOOK BOTH OF THEM TO THE VET. THEY BOTH HAD TO BE MEDICATED. THE VET TOLD HER THAT THE HARTZ GOLD FLEA AND TICK DROPS MIGHT OF MESSED UP THEIR ORGANS AND NERVES. WELL UNFORTUNATELY IT DID! MY MOM’S DOG TURNED OUT TO BE OK BECAUSE HE WAS A LITTLE YOUNGER. BUT MINE DID’NT. HE ENDED UP HAVING DIABETES AT FIRST. HE WOULDN’T EAT. AND WHEN HE DID EAT, HE WOULD THROW IT UP.IT CONTINOUSLY GOT WORSE. HE ALSO ENDED UP WITH CUSHIONS DISEASE. I HAD TO FINALLY LAY HIM DOWN TO REST ON SUNDAY APRIL THE 13TH AT 5:00 PM . IT WAS SO PAINFUL!! BEFORE THE FLEA AND TICK MEDICINE HE WAS ALWAYS A HAPPY, CHEERFUL, AND LOVING TINY UNTIL THE POISEN THAT IS ON THESE SHELVES ARE BEING SOLD HURTING ALL THESE ANIMALS OUT THERE IN THIS WORLD. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY OVER THE COUNTER FLEA AND TICK MEDICATION BECAUSE IT COULD KILL YOUR LOVE ONE!