My dog was an extremely healthy dog. She is a working service dog, and sees the vet at ANY sign of trouble. We knew she was in wonderful health prior to the flea medication. We’ve never been the type to be cheap when it comes to the dog. She’s my lifeline and best friend. Her presence in my life allows my family to feel comfortable and have peace of mind when I’m by myself.
I never knew that a flea medication could be dangerous. Why would it be on the shelves if it was killing off pets? When food is bad, they recall it. I didn’t stop my family from purchasing the Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick drops, because I never thought this was a risk. I figured because of the price that it wouldn’t work. That was all I thought would happen; Nothing. I feel even worse, because not only did I not research, I was the one who put this on my dog.
She had a seizure. When she attempted to get up, her front legs completely failed her. This was one of the worst things I have ever had to witness. I was helpless to stop any of this once that liquid was on her. All I could do was follow instructions over the phone. She is alive. I’m so grateful that she made it. I do have to wonder if this will have lasting effects that will force me to remove her from service work.
I hope word continues to spread about what this company, and others like it, are doing. No one should have to endure this.