Today I go to Petsmart and get my cat some Hartz Plus Guard flea drops because I ran out of the usual stuff I use. i get home and put it on my two cats and am shocked by the amount of oily substance that gels their hair at the base of their neck. A few hours later, one of my cats starts acting funny rubbing up against me in ways he generally does not do. Its four hours and the oily substance has still not dried. So I take a damp cloth and wipe as much of it as I can away.
I then jump on the internet to see what the heck is going on. Luckily I find this and other pages. I quickly give him a bath (The most traumatic event in his life. ) It kills me to do it but the lathargic looks he was giving me and the unnatural way he was acting forced me to follow through.
After I was done I call the 800 number on the back of the box which gives me an 888 number where a “vet” tells me to do exactly what I had done. he starts referring to the product as a “pesticide”. I didin’t buy a “pesticide” I bought a nationally sold product sold by a national retailer which is supposed to care about animals!!!
My cat is still not acting normal and now it is a little after midnight and I have to be in court in the morning. I am afraid to go to sleep now that I have read all the horrible things that you all have shared. The “vet” told me it should be alright and that I should continue to monitor him and if he worsens to take him to the vet. Now am I supposed to pay for this vet bill? I requested that someone from Hartz return my call tomorrow and I am hoping that my cat will be ok.
This is the last Hartz product I ever use!!!‘