I have been using Hartz products since I got my dog in August 2010 and have had NO problems with them. The products I have been using are as follows: Hartz Groomer’s Best Waterless Shampoo and Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Drops. I have read many posts from this website claiming that this product is killing animals. I have come to the conclusion that there are 2 reasons why your animals may be getting sick.
(1) It could be an allergic reaction. If only one of your animals is getting sick from using the same product, then one of them is allergic. Yes, you need to see a vet and waiting only makes it worse! Prolonged exposure to an allergen can cause death!
(2) Improper usage. Please do NOT skip over this! You might be thinking you are using the products as directed but after reading these posts, I have found many of them to be using them incorrectly.
(A) For the Hartz Flea & Tick Drops: make sure you get the right one! They are based on your pet’s weight. Also, when applying make sure you put the tip as close to the skin as possible. It’s not supposed to be applied to fur! After you have made contact with the skin, slide slowly and gently from the back of the neck to the tail. After you’re done, take a paper towel and dab the excess off the fur. If you leave the excess medicine on your pets fur then there is risk that your pet will ingest it! This is NOT good!
(B) For the Hartz Waterless Shampoo: spray over entire coat, comb completely through, AND towel dry to remove excess soap!
Pets are like people. People misuse products and have allergic reactions that make them sick but pets can’t talk so they can’t tell you what’s wrong. If you’re pet is sick, you MUST see a vet! I know they are expensive but you made the decision to get a pet and therefore it’s YOUR responsibility to take care of that pet! I work in a restaurant and I invested in a pet insurance policy with Purina. Whatever money I spend at the vet, I get 90% refunded. If you love your pet, you will find a way to make sure they live a long and happy life.