Hartz about killed my Yorkie

I’ll start with saying I wish I would have found this site years ago!!! My story starts when I was 20 years old and had just moved into my first apartment on my own.  I had a Yorkie so I made sure to find a apartment where pets were allowed. After a few weeks of living there my dog was infested with fleas.  And when I say infested I mean when I flipped her over on her back you could watch them crawling on her. I was consently bathing her and she couldn’t get rid of them nor did she have previous fleas before we moved in.  I went to Walmart and bought Hartz flea and tick shampoo not knowing any better. I used it off and on for probababy a year without any major health concerns. Only problem she had was her skin would get really dry and she would scratch her belly raw until she had a sore.  Finally, one day I was going to give her a bath and after I was finished blow drying her and got everything cleaned up I heard her not even an hour later breathing in the next room.  I really didn’t think much of it at first but a few minutes later I decided to check on her. When I walked into my bedroom I found her panting or gasping for air laying on her side with her tongue sticking out of the side of her mouth. I felt her and she was burning up like she had a fevEr she also was lethargic and really wouldn’t respond  she just layes there

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  1. This story isn’t complete my browser shut on my phone as I was typing! But she is perfectly fine now. She had an allergic reaction to the shampoo which she had used several times before. The vet gave her a round of shots and we were there for awhile for observation. Her temp skyrocketed as well. I can’t say what the shots were or what her temp or other vitals where because I was freaking out. But she was put on a medicine for the open sore on her belly from the irritation. She was givin a ointment and pills. She had a sOrt of staph infecton. I was putting medicated OTC ointment that was supposed to be soathing to it. She is thankfully ok now though. But I refuse to use Hartz products and have warned others about my experience. My vet warns against it as well. They say it’s too harsh of a chemical and it does no good for all the damage it can do to the pet.

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