My Great Dane puppy of 12 weeks was starting to get a few ticks playing out on our farm. I had planned on bringing her in to be Frontlined at the vet but couldn’t find a time frame open that worked in the near future. My dog is a purebred, and receives only the best everything. I did hours of research to find her the best food, chew toys, training and everything. I saw Hartz Ultra Guard while passing through the pet aisle a few days ago. I thought I would just pick some up and use it for the first month before she goes to the vet worried she would a get disease from ticks. I applied the correct dose for her age and weight last night around 10pm. Within an hour she was sneezing uncontrollably and her eyes were watering. I finally got her to go to sleep. This morning she would not come too. Still breathing yes, but extremely lethargic. She would only open her eyes a slit when I would call her or rub her. She is normally a very energetic puppy who is all over you in the morning with kisses. I started to get extremely worried and googled the product. After reading this page I called the vet. She told me to bathe her in Dawn dish soap immediately and that Hartz flea and tick products were known to cause sickness and death. Right now I am just praying she pulls through. She hasnt moved from where I laid her after her bath and has been twitching while she sleeps. All I can do is lay beside her and love on her. If she doesnt start coming around by this evening I am to take her in to be put on IVs.
I noticed her breath and snout have a foul odor very unlike her usually sweet puppy breath. I called the vet again and she said this was a sign of kidney failure and to try and force her to drink fluids to flush them. She also informed me that the product is already in the blood stream and there isnt a lot that can be done except keeping them comfortable and hydrated.
I am absolutely astonished a product like this can be sold with thousands upon thousands of complaints stemming back over 10 years. I am heart broken and sick to my stomach knowing I did this to her. Praying she pulls through. Please pray for my Bailey!
*** People are pushing the animal abuse cause. Well this is a perfectly loved well cared for dog who is in pain and near death because of a product I bought that was sold in the pet aisle of the local store. Where is the cause to get this poison off the shelf?!