CAUTION: Seargents flea and tick shampoo for dogs killed my puppy.

I used Sergeants skip flea and tick shampoo for dogs on my 5 1/2 month old Labrador Retriever Heaven every two weeks for the past 3 months. I continued to see no improvement of flea control. I then began using the product every few days for the past three weeks. Heaven immediately became extremely ill with symptoms of seizure’s, drooling, vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite, skin irritations, and convulsions. I watched my perfectly happy healthy puppies health deteriorate in one weeks time from these severe symptoms to death this morning of 8/11/08. Heaven was taken to an emergency vet clinic on 8/5/08 as diagnosed with a $366.80 vet fee for service/ item fees to counteract the chemical in this flea product. I am deeply concerned with the minor warning labels on the product and unawareness of the drastic consequences of the chemical, in this case, permanent brain damage and death. I requested that my veterinarian bill be reimbursed and that warnings are made more urgent and clear to customers as I have gravely suffered the loss of my puppy this morning. I am still waiting on a response as I will keep you updated. Please be aware that the same does not happen to your puppy or dog as this has been the utmost painful experience of my life.

3 thoughts on “CAUTION: Seargents flea and tick shampoo for dogs killed my puppy.”

  1. I am so sorry to read about the great loss you and your poor puppy suffered. The Hartz company should be held responsible for the loss of your pet, the vet bills in addition to your pain and suffering. You must be in extreem sorrow to have gone through such a tramatic experience. I am sure you had many sleepless nights and still ended up with a great loss.
    It is apparent that you loved your Lab, Heaven very much. In fact enough to trust a well known company’s product on her to help her not to have a flea problem. I will be interested to know if they stand behind their flea control product enough to reimburse you for all the expense, pain and trama you and your puppy went through.
    Even though no amount of money wil cover what you have been through. I hope it will not have all been in vain.
    Hartz company hear the victims and do something to help them!

  2. Seconded! As soon as I get back from the vet, I’m going to leave another article about this and be sure to mention that Sergeant’s is a subsidary of Hartz!

  3. Oh, I’m so sorry – I just saw the first part and didn’t read that your dog died a few days later. This is completely unacceptable. I’m so very, very sorry for your pain; I know all too well how much our animals mean to us.

    I would contact [email protected] who is currently looking into a lawsuit about this.

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