November is a Hartz Victim

This story came in via email from Valerie:

About 8 months ago I put Hartz ultra flea and tick drops on my beautiful 1 year old cat November, thinking I was helping protect her from fleas. Worst mistake I ever made!! Instantly I knew something was very wrong, as soon as it touched her skin she started crying and itching at her neck and shoulders.  Immediately I gave her a bath and tried to wash the poison off her but nothing I did helped. November’s hair fell out and she continued to itch at the application site. I tried to contact Hartz 3 times – on the 4 time they answered only to basically call me a liar and told me to take her to a vet. I took her to Good Shepherd Animal Clinic and they did all they could to stop the allergic reaction everything from antibiotics to steroid shots but November’s condition continued to get worst. Now after 8 months of treatment a growth happened at the Application site 3 days ago she had massive surgery to remove them. We are waiting for results to see if the growth is cancer! My god I can’t believe that company!!! I was only trying to protect my best friend and I brought hell on her. After thousands of dollars in vet bills I still might lose her if its cancer there is nothing they can do to save her. Shame on Hartz and Walmart for selling that potion to unsuspecting buyers. After reading stories here I realize we are lucky to still have her. My heart is with all those who lost a family member to that evil company please pray that my November heals and regains her strength.


4 thoughts on “November is a Hartz Victim”

  1. I am so sorry to hear about November, I can’t believe these b**stards have been able to get away with this for so long! I will definitely pray for her! I believe in the power of prayer, God can heal anyone.

  2. I am very sorry to hear about your cat. I would seek reimbursement of your veterinary expenses from Hartz.

    Also, please forward your comments to Walmart’s corporate headquarters. Here is a link for submitting a product complaint to Walmart:

    Select “Product Question / Product Feedback” and then click on the “Next” button.

    If pet owners fail to report these incidents to retailers, this problem will NEVER get resolved.

  3. Thank you for sharing your story. I just throw away our flea and tick stuff from Hartz. Please know you did make a difference. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. I’m very sorry for what you baby & you have had to go through. Please report this to the EPA as soon as you can. They are the ones who regulate these products, & unless they know the TRUE numbers of adverse reactions & deaths, nothing can be done. If everyone reported the problems (& worse) caused by Hartz products, they would be able to pull it from the market.
    Very sorry about your November. I do hope she bounces back quickly from this.

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