A few weeks ago my cat went outside to enjoy the sun while I was leaning my apartment and everything was fine. A few days later I noticed that she had some flea’s so with my not having a lot of money I went to wal-mart and picked up some hartz pro plus for cats over 5lbs because she was at least 18lbs I thought the product was working because the fleas were going away a few at a time. She started to act not in her normal way, she would sleep in the bathtub on her own, or sleep in her litterbox when it wasn’t clean. They didn’t go away like the box said they would so on the night of May 28 2009 I gave her a bath with flea shampoo that I also bought at wal-mart (not hartz though) and on the morning of the 29th I found her sleeping in a cubord in my kitchen I didn’t think anything of it then she started to make a noise that didn’t sound right and I went into the kitchen to get her, when I went to take her out the of the cubord I had to pull her because she was very limp and bearly breathing so I got her into her carrier at rushed her to the vet and that is when I was told that she had a mass on her liver due to the flea oinment not working and going strait to the liver, the vet said there was nothing that could be done and the best thing for her was to put her to sleep, I had her for almost 12 years, I got her two weeks before my birthday and she died two week before her 12th birthday. I am letting everyone I know not to use hartz flea product…RIP MITTENS 5/29/09

4 Replies to “mittens”

  1. My dog Missy is a Rottie/German Sheppard Mix. She’s about 11 years old and every summer her skin gets so dried out and she gets fleas so bad. We live next door to people who have alot of cats. I didn’t think anything of it because Missy is always scratching during the summer. My funds are limited right now because of us just buying a house. I went to Walmart and bought some Hartz Ultra Guard Plus Flea and Tick Drops. I’m not sure if these are the ones that are causing harm to other animals but I’m going to throw them out immediately. I’m calling my vet and see if I can get something decent for my dogs. The drops aren’t doing anything to my other animals but Missy has open sores all over her back. We’ve bathed her in Skin-So-Soft from Avon (which works real well for fleas) and I’ve put alot of Neosporin on the open sores. Hopefully this will help. I would advise everyone to hold on to the product just in case this goes to litigation.

  2. Oh my gosh, this story brought me to tears! I’m so sorry you had to go through that! I hope something is done about this so called “medicine” that is supposed to protect our pets! I wish you the best.

  3. Hey jen thanks for your comment…I am going to look into trying to find away to sue hartz for the death of my baby if I had not put it on her she would still be with me.

  4. I wish you luck with persuing legal action! It’s very very hard to lose a pet especially in such an instance where it didn’t have to happen.

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