My family and I foster kittens all the time, we work on a farm and there is a cat that continues to have kittens, we can not catch her to get her fixed. When the kittens are 2-3 weeks old she stops caring for them. Not that she don’t have the milk, she just stops.So we take them home and forster them. We have a male cat,Logan, who is almost two, who helps by cleaning, teaching them to use the litter box,and eat regular food. About two weeks ago she was moving her five kittens and left one. It was a little boy,Ory. We took him home,we started giving him the Hartz replacement milk,we have used it in the past. He was fine the first week, then one night we were getting ready to feed him and just couldn’t walk, he would try to crawl but would fall on to his side. He would cry and just could respond to movement. My mom tried to get him to potty,with a damp rag,he would pee, she continue thisway for about five hours, then finally he pooped, then he was fine. Playing around he was happy. The next night, he was worse, he couldn’t even crawl. My mom sent me and my sister to bed, because she and my father just knew he was going to die, he was lifeless. Thursday we called the vet and they said to give him warm sugar water, we did, and he was fine.Later that day we found his for other siblings,one boy and three girls,they were prefectly fine.We started them on the Hartz replacement milk as well.Friday Ory was asleep with his siblings,doing just fine. I checked on them about nine in the morning,and Ory was just lifeless, we couldn’t get him to respond to the sugar water.We just knew that he was going to die then.My mom called the vet and they said that he was comatose. And was to give him sugar water every two minutes,when he became respondent,to give it to him every twenty minutes,and so on. After about an hour he was fine. So we would give him warm sugar water every 2-4 hours just sure he was fine. Then today our neighbor brought over one of the kittens she has been fostering,she has been using Hartz replacement milk as well. While my mom was outside helping by giving the kitten warm sugar water, I found one of Ory’s sister’s,Poni, had started acting the same as Ory.Logan don’t know what to do,he wants to clean them, but everytime he goes to they cry. Right then we knew something wasn’t right, I mean come on. How can three kittens,from two different litters, have the same thing happening to them.So I looked up a different replacement milk.Well then I decided to look up the side effects to the Hartz replacement milk, and found this website.So we gave the kittens just plain warm cow’s milk, after about a hour of giving it to them they were just fine.So now we know that it is the Hartz replacement milk.
THOSE WHO WORK THERE ARE JUST SICK PEOPLE. WHO WOULD PUT THESE PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET. HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED. WHY WOULD YOU PUT THESE POOR ANIMALS AND THEIR OWNERS THROUGH THIS.
The reason we have never had this problem before is, because we would usually have the kittens on can food with cow milk.But we got the kittens later than usual so started them on the milk straight.