This story came in via email from Jaclynn:
“I gave both my cats Hartz Flea Control stuff before bedtime (which I purchased at Walmart). I noticed something was up at about 4:00 am when one of my cats Tigger, wasn’t sleeping in the bed with me. After looking around for him I finally found him under the bed which I though was very strange. After much coaxing, I finally got him out from under the bed to sleep next to me… I noticed during the night that he kept flinching (like pets often do when they have nightmares). It became clear that something was really wrong when he wouldn’t eat his breakfast in the morning (he LOVES food)… I rushed him to the vet immediately after I noticed he was walking funny and twitching.
“The vet said that most of the poison had been absorbed and may have compromised his Kidneys; he also mentioned this wasn’t his first experience with this product poisoning pets. He advised me to go home and check on my other cat Tinkerbell, who seemed fine when I left. Sure enough Tinkerbell was twitching so I rushed her in as well. He washed the poison of their backs and both cats had to spend the night on IV. They are home now and on antibiotics but still seem very ill with high fevers.
“This whole experience has been extremely stressful and emotional. I am very lucky that both my cats are alive but I am worried about the effect this might have on them long term. On top of the huge vet bill I have missed a ton of work and had many sleepless nights because of Hartz. I want Justice.
“Do you know Hartz will actually give you a claim number and has a whole routine set up for this madness? How sad. If anyone would like to start a civil suit against Hartz or has any suggestions for me please let me know! The vet even offered to testify against them…”