NO MORE HARTZ…for the LYTLE’S

On April 18, 2009 we applied Sergeant’s Silver Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs on our 2 puggles (Daisy Mae & Jack) & our Lab Mix (Cody). All just have turned a year old in February and April.

HOW CAN THEY CONTINUE TO PUT A PRODUCT LIKE THAT ON THE SHELVES FOR CONSUMERS? I SURE WISH I WOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THE PRODUCT ON THE INTERNET BEFORE APPLYING IT!!!

Shortly after we applied the product to Jack he started running around scratching & itching. He was whining and just could not sit still. Not knowing that it was a reaction to this product we waited thinking that it was something else making him “go crazy”. When he started foaming at the mouth we decided we better get him to the nearest vet. hospital. Before we could secure our other 2 dogs… Daisy started foaming at the mouth as well. We contacted the vet. hospital and talked to the emergency vet and she told us to bathe them with dishwashing liquid and then get them to the hospital. So after bathing all 3 dogs, loading them in the car and RACING to the hospital with 3 foaming, salvating, whining dogs and 2 distraught owners we find out that it’s the application for fleas & ticks causing this scare of a lifetime.

After a $261.80 hospital charge and several injections to each dog, a sleepless night and now today (the next day) I’m on the Internet searching this product and find all these people that have either lost or severely ill pets.

I AM OUTRAGED! Is our dogs in for more permanent health problems due to this product?

Other symptoms we have noticed SO FAR:
in the emergency room both puggles were shaking, twitching ears, twitching muscles

We had to contact the vet. hospital again this evening for more meds.

 

This product is causing pyrethrin poisoning on pets and the public should be told before more pet’s lives are lost!

7 thoughts on “NO MORE HARTZ…for the LYTLE’S”

  1. According to a new report from the
    Environmental Protection Agency, topical and on-spot flea and tick medications injured 44,000 pets last year.
    Here’s the full article:
    http://www.pawnation.com/2009/04/20/flea-medications-injure-44-000-pets/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl5|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pawnation.com%2F2009%2F04%2F20%2Fflea-medications-injure-44-000-pets%2F

    To see if you’ve been using one of the seven products in question by the EPA,check the EPA registration number on the label and then visit this Web site:
    http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/flea-tick-control.html

  2. I called the company and they said to use Dawn dish soap and bath them 2x well it worked and my dog is so much better. Dawn will degrease the product off him. I would try that asap. I am glad that I called the company. I have a case Number and will be working with the company to have it recalled if possible.

  3. Hartz does not make Sergeants products. Sergeants makes Sergeants products. So the title of this posting….”No more Hartz for the Lytle’s” is very misleading. Lytledogs issue is with Sergeants, not with Hartz.

  4. Dr. Melinda, you’re right…this posting is mistitled and that is not fair to Hartz. Fair is fair…and this title isn’t.

    Could you bring us up to date, however, on the 956 adverse incidents the EPA says Hartz’s cat products were responsible for in 2008? And what about your dog flea and tick products–how many injuries and deaths in 2008? How many in 2007? How many so far this year?

    And just how many cat and dog injuries and deaths do you people at Hartz believe is an acceptable number? Your spokesperson, John Mullane, told the USA Today in 2005 that 7,000 cat injuries and deaths were a small number compared to the number of applications…that was just prior to the EPA issuing a Cancellation Order on your products. Is that an acceptable number of cat or dog injuries and deaths–7,000?

    Oh, one final question–what kind of flea and tick products do you use on your own pets?

  5. WOW! THIS PRODUCT IS POISON AND HOW CAN THEY STILL HAVE THIS CRAP ON THE SHELVES? I USED THE SERGEANTS GOLD FLEA AND TICK AND THIS HAS BEEN 8 DAYS AGO. THE DAWN DID HELP. I SUGGEST 3 BATHS. THREE MADE A DIFFERENCE, BUT MY DOG WAS STILL VERY SICK WITH THE HEAVY PANTING AND ITS LIKE THEIR SKIN IS ON FIRE!!! IT HAS BEEN 8 DAYS AND TODAY THERE IS RED RAW BLOODY PATCHES ON HIS TAIL. IT IS PAINFUL FOR HIM TO SIT DOWN. THIS STUFF REALLY IS POISON AND I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS??? I PUT NEOSPORIN TOPICAL ANTIBIOTIC ON RAW AREAS. HE IS FINALLY SLEEPING BUT THIS ORDEAL HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!! SERGEANTS YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!!!!

  6. Hey,

    I am having the same problem with my 11 month old Chihuahua, I used heartz, I am terrified for his life.
    I went to the store and bought Dawn dish soap as suggested above.
    How many washes with it do you recommend.
    I just finished washing him and he is still itching at himself.
    Does it matter if the dawn is scented or will that harm him.

    Please let me know ASAP.

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