On Tues, July 12th, 2011 I had purchased HARTZ Ultraguard Plus- Flea and Tick Drops and applied the one tube to my 10 month old Female Chihuahua. In between the shoulder blades where she was unable to lick the solution. Within 24 hours her eyes and face became swollen. Within 36 hours these big hives/welts began popping up all over her head and body. She was extremely itchy. I phoned my vet and she said that it could be an allergic reaction and gave me a dose for Benadryl.
The next 24 hrs were complete hell! Every spot on her whole entire body was swollen- her eyes, ears, legs, paws- you name it. She was so itchy and crying. She became very lethargic and vomiting uncontrollably. She almost went into anaphylactic shock!!! My vet was shocked when she saw her. I didn’t realize what was causing this severe allergic reaction until I remembered about the topical flea treatment.
It is now day 5 and my Chihuahua is still not the same! She is lethargic and not eating and drinking very well!
I think it is absolutely disgusting that HARTZ is still in business and that they are actively selling their products to consumers!!!!
-KIMIA from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada