My Bonnie is 4 years old, and has never had a problem with any shampoo’s, sprays, or treatments for fleas when needed. Over the past month, she’s been having continuous seizures (at least one daily). Every muscle in her little body turns hard as a rock, her ears go back, mouth wide open, and she pants almost violently. It takes a good 20 minutes to pass, and you can’t even touch her for the first 5 to 10 minutes.
Vet visits just offered a pain killer/anti-inflamitory suggesting a pulled muscle in her neck or chest that may be causing intense pain; hence her reaction. They even talked about putting her out, and injecting a dye into her spine under X-Ray to see if there is some kind of a pinched nerve somewhere.
Then I overheard one of the girls at the front desk telling a customer NEVER to use the HARTZ flea drops, and that they’ve been known to cause seizures in dogs. So I asked her more about what she knew, and she just said that Hartz was aware of the problem, and that I should call Hartz.
So I first went to get a good shampoo with all natural ingredients, and put Bonnie in the shower and just wahed and rinsed 3 long rounds. I sprayed on a good skin and coat conditioner, and applied an all natural flea repellant.
It just took a day for her to start getting back to her old playfull self. She hasn’t had a seizure in over two weeks now, and all is fine.
I called the 800# 275-1414 to Hartz to inquire about the problem, and spoke to OZZIE on 6/16. Ozzie was unaware of any problems with their product, and informed me that people just assume that their product is the cause of a problem since it’s the last thing that was used. She claimed to be totally unaware of any issues with the HARTZ product. I called her on it, and told her I didn’t believe her, and I was sure she had read all about it on the web sites, along with taking all of the Customer service calls. She just referred to information on the WEB as bogus, and unsubstantiated.
Has anyone ever gotten any restitution from Hartz at all? I / Bonnie was lucky that a long good bath got her back to normal after all of the stress and heartache watching her seizure caused me, and I would have done about anything to help her if I would have known. I felt so bad. And there’s not even a warning on the labels of their products. (Although, Ozzie did say I could go to the WEB and look up the EPA Regulations on the ingredients of any of their products.)
To which I replied, “oh, you mean…one of those Bogus and unsubstantiated WEB sites?”…