I’ve had my cat for around 8 years. I’m a fifteen year old and love her to death I’ve had her since i was little. She never ever got fleas but she happened too. We just went and got hartz flea spray at walmart and used it. It seemed to work very good. We were about to go on a camping trip but i was not leaving. My cat bubbies was acting weird and wouldn’t leave my bedroom for anything. She wouldn’t get up at all. We called the vet and they told us hartz is the worst possible thing to use. They told us to give her a bath in dawn soap and we saw results immediately. After a day we had are cat back. We were one of the lucky ones that she survived. i called hartz and complained and all they did was told me “they would pass my comment along.” Hartz is a greedy company that could care less if their products are killing pets. It great they are finally getting what they deserve. No wonder hartz kills fleas if it can manage to kill cats too.
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Jacqueline Mottek February 15th, 2010 @10:20 pm
I am a class action lawyer in the San Francisco area, investigating the toxicity of Hartz and Sargent flea products and the possibility of filing a class action against the companies. I am very sorry for your loss and o-pain. Please contact me if you would like to talk about your experience and help us get these products off of the market. Thanks very much.
Positive Legal Group
We bought Sergeants flea and tick after noticing a flea on one of our three boxers a week ago. We put this (medicine) on two of the three and after a few minutes they both were starting to to act a little sick, We didn’t think a lot of it at the time and it was late so we went to bed. The next morning was a nightmare! Our youngest boxer (2 years old) was so sick that he couldn’t keep his balance, was drooling, and throwing up. He couldn’t walk. was shaking. I called the hotline from the box,, what a joke, this woman told me to cleanse my dog’s palate with soft dog food and peanut butter, yeah right! then she told me the reason my dog was shaking was this ” dogs shake when they are excited or anxious”. She refused to tell me anything, and told me to have my vet call her..
after talking with my vet, here’s what we did,,
Force water/chicken broth to help flush out the poisons. SCRUB YOUR DOG WITH DAWN (BLUE) DISH SOAP, it will help remove the poison from the dog’s fur and skin and will also kill fleas, do at least three times. as soon as we did this with ours he was better within a few minutes.
This “medicine” should be removed from the shelves, and the side effects should be listed on the box!!