Last weekend we thought it was a good idea to purchase Hartz Heartguard Flea and Tick drops for my 13 year old Pom-a-poo. (12lb dog) Two days after we applied this, he stopped eating all together and became very lethargic. He also started chasing his shadow and pouncing on the floor for no reason. By the second day, he started not being able to hold down water and throwing up so we rushed him to the vet. He had to go through numerous tests and was put on IV’s to flush his system out. We also bathed him after we realized this product is what almost took his life. It cost us over $1,000 in vet bills and the agony of seeing him in pain. My dog is also diabetic so it took a few days to get his insulin levels back to normal.
I really think these products need to be pulled off the market asap! How a company who says they love and care for animals sell such products that cause severe pain and death, is beyond me… If this does happen to your animal, I was told to get them on IV’s as soon as possible.