I wish i knew about the bad bad HARTZ earlier…..

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Last summer, I saw an abandoned kitten around my neighborhood…

Fed him for a week (and even tried playing with him) and I finally gained his trust… I was able to put him in a cage and brought him home…. He was full of fleas and ticks (otherwise very energetic and chatty).

I have other cats at home and I thought it would be a good idea to put ONLY ONE……. ONEEEEEEEE drop of Hartz Ticks & Fleas drops on the back of his neck……

Right after I’ve done that, he started to become VERY LETHARGIC… PAWS and GUMS BECAME VERY PALE AND COLD… COULD NOT SWALLOW food/liquid…

I panicked and brought him to the vet (not the one my other pets normally see as he was on vacation)… sadly.. the vet said there was nothing he could do (????)…

I did not give up after I went home… I fed milk + A/D from hills with a syringe and naively hoped that he would get better…

but no….. i spent the whole day staying by his side.. … and that night, all of a sudden when i was cuddling him… HE LOOKED ME IN THE EYE…BREATHED SO HARD THAT IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS SUFFOCATING… N BREATHED ONE LAST BREATH…..

that’s how he died… in my arms…

till this date… i still cant stop myself from tearing whenever I think about this lovely kitten which I’ve named as Jamie… we could not spend a lot time together but the very very short time that we had together, I ‘ve already built a very strong bond with him…

I love you Jamie and you will ALWAYS ALWAYS be in my heart…

 

MORAL of the story: DO NOT USE HARTZ FLEA & TICKS PRODUCTS … and as an advice, DO SOME RESEARCH on ANY PET PRODUCT before you decide to administer it to your pets even if you vet says the product is totally safe….

 

3 thoughts on “I wish i knew about the bad bad HARTZ earlier…..”

  1. Question from totally objectionable journalist: aren’t OTHER brands having probs too with flea and tick meds? Why is this site solely dedicated to Hartz when other brands have worse track records? Just wondering for a story….

  2. Answers for the totally objectionable journalist:

    1. I am sure there are A LOT of GENERIC BRANDS that sell poisonous flea and tick meds and are easily obtainable from supermarkets. But amongst the pet owners, Hartz is a very famous brand for producing pet products. Most of the pet shops sell products made by Hartz.

    2. I am not the owner of the site. It would be more appropriate for you to direct those questionsss to the administrators. But I am curious as to the sources of those track records you mentioned.

  3. Although other products cause major incidents and death, Hartz is the worst flea product on the market. There is good reason for this piblic hatred. Analyze the EPA Public Advisory published in March 2010 in detail, survey animal clinics and emergency care centers, then talk to us.

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