Hartz is horrible

I used Hartz Flea and Tick Shampoo this past Monday and noticed that my dog’s (small 5lb chihuahua) itching got worse.  By Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, his mouth began to swell.  Swelling then moved to his eye and large bumps began to appear on his forehead.  I immediately blamed the shampoo because that was the only new thing that was recently introduced to him. He’ll be 11 years old next month and has never had these symptoms before.

I bought benedryl and although it did reducing swelling, the bumps kept coming back and the itching was still there.  I gave him another bath with his usual shampoo, hoping to remove all residue from the Hartz shampoo, but the symptoms were still there.  Mild, but still there.  Today (Thursday) I’ll be taking him to the vet.  After reading how bad Hartz has been to many pets, I don’t want to risk finding a cure on my own.  I’d rather let the vet take care of the situation ASAP.

One thought on “Hartz is horrible”

  1. Deanna
    April 22nd, 2012 @8:02 pm

    I have the solution to flea problems! We too were victims of Hartz, fortunately no one at our house died. However, flea problem waged on until we found a little bottle of gold! Brewer’s Yeast and Garlic with linoleic by NaturVet. It’s fan-freakin-tastic!!! No, it’s not a miracle product that works overnight, or even in a month, but it does work. You can use it on any animal, not cat/dog specific. It took about 6 weeks for all of the fleas to be gone in all 9 of our cats, but hey- we have a lot of cats! It’s safe to use on elderly as well as kittens- we have both. It’s a chewable tablet based on weight. If your cats/dogs don’t want to chew it, you can either crush it and mix it with a treat or use a pill pusher to get it down them- I need to do this with my older cats. One of the best features is that this stuff makes the lost hair grow back! The quality of the fur is thick, shiny, healthy and they seem to shed less. The action of the brewers yeast and garlic combined make the animals un-tasty to the fleas. The linoleic acid and omegas are just plain good for them. A bottle of 500 tablets is about $10. No chemicals or poisons. It’s the best $10 you’ll ever spend.

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