Thank God i found this site.

I have three cats, they all have fleas. I used the hartz ultra pro drops as sort of a last ditch effort before i had to take all of them to the vet to get the good stuff. When i put it on, it was oily and spread all across their necks. I didnt think anything of it because the label said it had to dry. Well probably 6 or 7 hours later it was still oily. I went online and typed in Hartz flea treatment and this site was the first one at the top of the page. I was curious so i clicked on it and my stomach fell to the floor. I love my cats and the thought of losing any one of them is too much. So i requested the assistance of my little sister, gathered all the cats in the bathroom and then gave them all baths with Dawn. Now they are all traumatized and i am scratched up to the point where it looks like i got into a fight with a rake, but it was well worth it if i have intervened in time to save my cats. Now, i am going to get the good stuff from the vet no matter the cost and pay for someone to give them a flea bath. The Hartz products should be off the shelves and they should be ashamed of themselves for not doing the right thing and taking the products off the shelves themselves. The good news in all this is i have already seen a few dead fleas on my cats that i have picked off and thrown away. Thank You for putting this information out their for people to find, you will have my eternal gratitude.

2 Replies to “Thank God i found this site.”

  1. Hartz Mountain Corporation has a deplorable safety record over the years. They aren’t the only manufacturer with an unacceptable safety record, BioSpot and Sergeant’s are also deplorable, but since your problem resulted from Hartz’s products you should know that their appalling history goes back to the late ’80’s and ’90’s when their product, Blockade, was pulled from the market because of a terribly high number of pet injuries and deaths. It was later reintroduced and, again, with tragic results. Hartz was cited and fined for not accurately and promptly forwarding consumer reports to the EPA as all manufacturers (and registrants) are required to do. In the early 2000’s they were required to make numberous package labeling and directions revisions on both their cat and dog insecticide ingredient products. In 2005 the EPA, probably the most lax oversight agency in the federal government, forced Hartz to terminate their cat and kitten products, issuing a Cancellation Order against Hartz’s products containing neurotoxin pesticide ingredients. The number of cat and kitten injuries and deaths was stunning and even the EPA could no longer ignore it. Please take the time to report this incident to the National Pesticide Information Center, at 1-800-858-7378. They maintain a database of pesticide-related illnesses for the EPA. The EPA uses this database to determine if dangerous pesticide products require specific action in terms of safety requirements, including up to removal from the market. Don’t let Hartz, Sergeant’s, BioSpot or any other manufacturer get away with the devastation they are causing any longer. These manufacturers count on victims’ owners taking no action or simply complaining for a week or two and then going away. Please take the time to report this terrible tragedy to Hartz as well. They are obligated by federal law to keep records and provide the EPA with the adverse incidents. They can be reached at 1-800-275-1414. Insist that they take your specific information. This keeps the pressure on these manufacturers and will assist all of us in one day ridding pet owners and their pets from this terrible, toxic garbage. I’m very sorry this has happened to you and your cats. Thank you for telling your story.

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