I wish I had seen this site sooner.
My husband & I treated our cat Hunter, who spends a lot of time outdoors, with Hartz Ultra Guard Pro drops last night. I had been putting off going to the vet lately to get his Advantage drops, and I figured this might work until I could get to the vet.
What a mistake. When we put it on him he immediately acted as if it was bothering him and tried to start licking it off. He has never acted that way with his Advantage drops.
Today when I got home from work, I saw that he had spent most of the day inside (which is rare, unless he isn’t feeling well) and he was having trouble climbing our stairs. He was fairly lethargic, even when our kitten tried to play with him. His back kept twitching as if he was unable to control it.
Luckily we found so much information on these Hartz drops within a matter of minutes after seeing his symptoms, and he seemed almost delighted as we washed his fur with Dawn dishwashing liquid and a warm washcloth.
How could Hartz make such a terrible product? And isn’t it convenient that you cannot email your complaints through their website? You can call an 800 number from 9-5pm only, Monday through Friday or write a letter to their human resources department.
I think I will go to the Better Business Bureau with this one.
My heart goes out to those who have had similar problems, and worse, with these products. Very sad. I never in a million years would have thought you couldn’t trust Hartz products, but now I know better.