Losing Tigger

It has been a month now since tigger has passed away, and I had no idea of how harmful the Hartz products are. If I would have known about all these sad stories, then I would have never given the treatment to him. He was 10, I gave him the Hartz flea and Tick treatment, and when I gave it to him, he started foming out of his mouth, I then washed it off of him with mild soap. The day after for about a week went downhill for tigger. He wouldnt eat, causing him to lose a few pounds. By the 3rd day after giving him the treatment, I took him to the vet. They gave him fluids, and meds. It didnt help, that night he could hardly walk, didnt touch his food, and it seemed like he was going blind. Then the next day tigger passed away….. After reading and researching about hartz I am so outraged, I went into a Kmart just the other day, where I had bought the treament from and there it sat on the counters. I read an article where the production was supposed to be stopped. I told the service counter about the products, so hopefully they will look into it further. I just wish I would have been more educated about hartz, I tried contacting them and they provide no email, just a number.

4 thoughts on “Losing Tigger”

  1. Dear Tigger4ever,
    I read your post and wanted to answer you personally. I am deeply sorry to hear about Tigger.
    The Hartz UltraGuard flea & tick treatment product you refer to, sold at Kmart and many other retail outlets across the nation, contains an active ingredient which has been fully approved by the EPA and is actually classified in its lowest toxicity rating. It is one of the least toxic pet pesticide products available on the market today.
    The Hartz Advanced Care flea & tick treatment in the news article you mentioned is referencing a prior product for cats, with a totally different active ingredient, which Hartz voluntarily removed from the market 4 years ago, and is no longer available.
    I noted your frustration that Hartz had no email for you to contact, and wanted to let you know we are adding that service to our website soon. In the meantime, if you would give me your contact information, I’d like to reach out to you further regarding Tigger and answer any questions you may have.
    Dr. Melinda

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