My family and I saw this brand at Wal-mart and bought it, and thought nothing of it. We didn’t know the horrors it would cause us. We applied a full dose to our big dog, who looks mostly like a white lab, and we applied a half dose to our half-gemshepard/half sharpai. We used the Hartz UltraGuard Flea & Tick Drops for Dogs and Puppies (31-60 lbs.) on both of them.
A few hours later, I was telling my mom that the smaller dog’s tail was between her legs, which is extremely unusual because her tail naturally curves upwards into a hook shape. We didn’t think too much of it at first. Then, they were acting sluggish and pacing around, or hiding themselves. My mom noticed the bigger white dog had not sat down in a while, so she knew something was wrong and bathed her with Shampoo.
We then looked up this brand and found sites like this, explaining how dangerous it is. We luckily had dawn soap, so we gave the white dog a second bath with that, and we bathed the smaller one as well. There was a significant change in their behavior, but they still aren’t acting normal.
My dogs will not let me touch their tails, and the one shrieked in horror when I gently touched it because I was wondering why their tails are still down. The one usually isn’t allowed on the couch because she sheds a lot, but she was in so much pain on her tail/lower back from this horrible product, we had to let her.
Luckily, our littler dog did not have a full dose, of this garbage, because it probably would have killed her. As for now, they’re both resting, and they seem a lot perkier than they were yesterday, but neither will wag their tail because of the pain. I wonder how the CEO’s of this company sleep at night knowing thousands of innocent animals fall victim to this.
I thank you all for your stories, they come up on the first page of a search, and they help save pets.