About 2 weeks ago, I put Hartz Flea drops on my 2 beautiful persians, Casper and Lacey. I have had my babies for about 5 years, spent almost $1000 on them, and now a thoughtless purchase of a $10 product that I ASSUMED was safe has put them both in the ground. I am heartbroken and tears fall as I write this. And I am outraged. I usually buy Advantage. This time, my kitties rapidly broke out in a massive flea infestation and I have a 10 month old crawling around on the ground who was eaten alive within a couple days. So I couldn’t wait for the Advantage to come in the mail, I went to my local Safeway and picked up the Hartz, the only product they carried. I figured it would HELP somewhat until the Advantage came. Because of having a little guy right now, my cats were kind of ignored by me and my husband (well, he always ignored them) lately. I noticed they were hiding a lot and I wasn’t seeing them much, but didn’t really think anything of it, I mean they are cats, all they do is sleep. I woke up a week later to find my Casper under my bed, dead. WHAT???!!! I went to check out Lacey, and she was alive, but nearly lifeless, she couldn’t even move and had starved herself for the last week so she was skin and bones… and I knew it was too late. I went online and found all these sites for victims of this punishable crime and have not stopped crying since. I woke up the next morning and Lacey was in the living room, underneath the table wrapped in a blanket that I had put her in the previous night to try to comfort her, and she too had passed away. I killed my cats. I had killed my babies. I am mortified, heartbroken and angry as hell. I can still see their bodies in my head, peaceful, but all I can think is how terrified and pained they must have been in the last week of their lives. And how much I have neglected them the past year. And that I hope they know I didn’t do this to them. RIP Casper and Lacey, mommie loves you.
We adopted a small 10 lb dog and after having her for 3 months gave her a bath using the Hartz “Control” shampoo. By the end of the day our dog was throwing up and had diarreah. After 2 days we took her to the vet and after two days with the vet and numerous blood tests they could find nothing. She was given medication and a special formulated dog food and we followed the procedures for feeding her for the next week. Suddenly my brain kicked in and I felt like an absolute fool because I remembered we had the same problem about 15 years ago, when we used a Hart flea drop product on another dog we had and she also became very ill. At that time the vet again could not find anything wrong and we finally came to the conclusion it was the drops after finding out a number of other consumers had the same problem. I feel like an idiot. I will be phoning the vet not that I expect they will listen to me but who knows. Don’t, ever, ever use any hart flea or tick products!
I was going to get some stuff for my cat but I couldn’t afford frontline. I considered getting the Hartz but I came across Tiny Timmy which led me to some videos from here. I came here and read the stories, and seen the videos and pictures and I am sitting here sobbing my eyes out. This could be my son. My life, my baby. You all saved a precious kitty’s life with your courage to share these stories, and if I can help get this known in any way I will. I want you to know, while it can’t even begin to heal the pain from losing your pet, their stories are not in vain. They are saving the lives of many precious babies…and I love you, and your pets, for making sure I did not unknowingly use this stuff on my cat. He is a little tabby with white spots, and he has asthma and is special needs…this crap surely would have killed him and I never could imagine what would happen. He is a therapy animal. Thank you everyone at HartzVictims.org. Thank you…I can’t thank you enough.
On october 22nd 2010 @ 12:30 am, I had put hartz cat flea medication on my two cats. I woke up @ 530 am on october 23rd to one of my cats having a severe seizure, something it’s never had before. I called the emergency vet to see what had caused something so terrible to happen…I explained to the vet that I put the medication around his neck, he then told me that the toxins could have entered his body, and is now causing him to have seizures. I waited for about 45 minutes before I took him to the er vet. He was twitching, and having tremors. His body was very stiff… he was unable to walk without falling on his face. He was salivating tremendously, then eventually threw up. I brought him to the er vet because my vet was not open that early. When I got there he started to have ANOTHER severe seizure. They took him to the back right away, I had to pay 539.00 upfront for my cat to be treated which I then did. I went home around 9 am, when I received a phone call from my mother explaining that my OTHER cat was now having the same twitching happening with him. I rushed home to find my cat twitching ridiculously, I called the er vet once again. The vet told me to bring him in right away. I brought him there, they took him right to the back. I had to pay 319.00 to have this poor cat taken care of, in total 858.00. Today ( October 24th) I was able to bring both of my cats home. The one with the less severe symptoms is now walking around the house fine. The other one is lifeless, It was explained to me that he could be like this for a few days or could possibly be like this the rest of his life… He won’t open his eyes, and he’s constantly jumping up as if someone is startling him. This product is definitely legal poison, I’m not sure how something so terrible could be even ALLOWED to be sold. I tried to contact the company, but cannot find a number to contact them at. I will NEVER use this product ever again. I was told by the vet to use Frontline, but now i’m so scared to even give them flea medications again.
Hi, a friend and I strated a facebook page with all the info for people to REPORT their pets reactions to. When we started the page we…well I was rushed as I was so mad at Hartz just going through a terrible ordeal with my cats and vet bills.
My origainal story “Hartz….Legalized Pet Poision” , then I had added another post with the facebook page.
Well now with some time we have figured out how to set up a page properly. we still have the old one…it’s a chat page, but please feel free to join the new one. All contact info is there, links to videos and picture of side effects. You can share your story and help you with reporting and if you incured vet bills, get Hartz to pay you back fo what their products did and cost you in the long run.
We love this site, this site helped me when I had my cats almost at deaths door. We have linked this site to the page as well.
“Hartz Products are Killing Our Pets” is the page, below is if you cannot find it well.
If you want to join, click “like” at the top of the page and you can post your story, question and tips. Any info you find about Hartz…please feel free to ask us to link it or note it so people can read.
Our mission is to get everyone to file a complaint with the proper governing bodies that allows Hartz to still be on the market. Also if you incured vetting, have your vet send in your bills and statements that say that your pet was there DUE TO THE USE OF HARTZ products. We need as many many people and vet to complain to get Hartz removed from the shelves.
Thanks HartzVictims.org, this is a great site and outlet for people to get the word out about Hartz:)
i have two cats now, and two days ago i brought home a new cat…well long story short i gave the cat back, anyways i noticed my cats were itchy not like them they haven’t had fleas in 12 years so i figured it must of been from the new cat so i went to the store and bought flea spray from raid, a flea comb and hartz ultra guard pro flea and tick drops..came home completely disinfected my room then it was on to my cats i used it on one of them(the one that was itching a little bit more than the other one and he was all set so i went to look for my other cat couldn’t find him-oh well i would deal with him later…it has been only 6 hours that the stuff was on him and i found this site so i immediately gave him a bath with my John Paul Pet oatmeal shampoo for sensitive skin and blow-dryed him clean…i noticed there was one flea in the tub dead so i flea combed him-nothing flea combed my other cat nothing…my other cat seems alright, but should i put frontine on them tomorrow or wait it out?
I adopted my kitten Mario when she was just a week old. Her mom “threw her away,” and I couldn’t just watch her die. I went to the local Tractor supply and got the PetAg milk. She was fine. When we ran out of milk, luck would have it they were out of PetAg. I went to WalMart and got the liquid Hartz milk replacer. Mario was still fine. The day before yesterday, they were out of the liquid so my husband bought the powdered. It’s 7:45 now and we’re waiting for the vet to open. My almost 6 week old Mario has been throwing up and having diarrhea ALL night. Now she won’t open her mouth to eat when her usual self tries to take off your fingers to get her bottle. I have gotten so attached to Mario and have been crying since we’ve been up. She doesn’t want to eat any and won’t try to walk. DO NOT FEED YOUR KITTENS THE POWDERED KITTEN MILK REPLACER. She was fine until we fed this to her. I just hope they can help Mario.
BAY CITY,MICHIGAN—I NEVER USED HARTZ BEFORE A ABOUT A MONTH AGO I USED THE HARTZ ULTRAGUARD ONE SPOT FOR CATS AND KITTENS FOR FLEA PREVENTION ON MY 13 YEAR OLD CAT BLONDIE HE WAS A COMPLETE INDOOR NEURTERED KITTY AND HEALTHY AND A JOY HE WAS MY FIRST KID BEFORE I HAD CHILDREN,I USED THIS PRODUCT BECAUSE I HAVE DOGS THAT GO OUTSIDE AND ENDED UP WITH SOME FLEAS SO I DIDNT WANT HIM TO HAVE ANY. WELL ANYWAYS AT THE END OF THE WEEK AFTER I TREATED HIM WITH THIS PRODUCT HE ENDED UP WITH A BALD SPOT WHERE I PUT THE SPOT ON AT,AND WHEN I NOTICED IT I GAVE HIM A BATH WITH REGULAR CAT SHAMPOO TO TRY TO GET ANY REMAINDER OFF HIM,NEXT THING HE STARTED LOOSING WEIGHT BUT STILL ATE FOOD AND DRANK WATER WITHIN A FEW WEEKS HIS APPITITE SLOWED AND THE STARTED DRINKING WATER MASSIVELY HE STARTED DOIN THIS WEAVEY WALK LIKE A DRUNK AND STARTED HIDEING BEHIND MY STOVE,I WAS LIKE SOMETHIN IS WRONG WITH HIM THIS ALL HAPPENED WITHIN 3 WEEKS TIME SO FAST,WELL I TOOK HIM INTO THE VET WERE HE STAYED FOR 2 DAYS HAD SO MUCH BLOOD WORK DONE AND TREATMENTS DONE WITCH ADDED UP TO $ 270.00 WOULD OF BEEN MORE BUT THE VET WORKED WITH ME ON PRICE CAUSE HE LOVES ANIMALS AND WANTED HIM TO LIVE AND TRIED ALL HE COULD,WELL ALL HIS BLOOD WORK CAME BACK THAT HE WAS HEALTHY EXCEPT KIDNEY FAILURE,AND HE SAID IT WAS NOT FROM OLD AGE DO TO HOW ALL THE SYMPTOMS CAME INTO PLAY IT WAS NOT OLD AGE,THEN HE GAVE ME A CALL YESTERDAY AND ASKS BY CHANCE DID YOU USE ANY FLEA PRODUCTS ON HIM AT ALL I SAID YES WHY HE SAYS WAS IT BY THE HARTZ COMPANY BY CHANCE I SAID YES HE SAID THATS IT THEN HE EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE HARTZ POISONED HIS KIDNEYS MAKEIN THEM GO INTO FAILURE,I WAS CRYING SO BAD…HE SAID HE SEEN 15 OTHER CASES LIKE THIS,THIS YEAR.. I WAS LIKE WHAT REALLY AND THEN HE TOLD ME BLONDIE WAS NOT GONNA MAKE IT HE IS NOT RESPONDING TO TREATMENTS AND RECOMENDED FOR HIM TO BE PUT TO SLEEP AND TO NOT USE ANY OF THE HARTZ PRODUCTS HE TOLD ME TO EITHER USE FRONTLINE OR REVELUTION,WELL BY THE TIME I GOT THERE CAUSE ITS A HALF AN HOUR DRIVE THERE BLONDIE PASSED HE SAID HE STARTED SEIZUREING SO HE GAVE HIM PAIN MEDICINE FOR HIM TO REST AND THEN HE PASSED I CRIED FELT HURT AND ANGRY HE TOLD ME TO CALL THE COMPANY AND HE WOULD BACK ME ON THIS AND TELL THEM I WANT REIMBURST FOR THE COSTS BUT THATS IF I GET ANYWHERE WITH THE COMPANY BUT TO ME THATS NOT ENOUGH FOR ME THAT COMPANY NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN,WE BURIED BLONDIE OUTSIDE IN OUR YARD AND THINGS ARE NOT THE SAME WITH HIM NOT HERE HE WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND MISSED,PURFECTLY HEALTHY CAT UNTIL THIS,STILL CRYING SO MANY EMOTIONS .
My husband gave our pom puppy this crap on Sunday,within 20 mins she went into a full blown seizure and has not acted right since.Before giving her this she was a perfectly normal pup-playing with the other animals & our kids,eating and being very lovable.Now she’s timid,not wanting to be touched,throwing up ,and barely eats.She had a real bad seizure this am and I had to rush her to the vet.Now I’m not sure if she’s gonna make it or she might have to be put down.This puppy was our daughter’s 14th BDay present and now she’s probably gonna died.I can’t believe this crap is allowed to be sold at all.I called the co. and all they did was tell me that it couldn’t of been their product…Total BS!I had a healthly happy pup til we gave her this product,so how can they say it’s not their fault.DO NOT USE HARTZ PRODUCTS AT ALL.I did cause I was trying to save money and now all I probably did was kill my daughter’s dog!!!!