Hartz made my dog sick

We have a yorkipoo, Chloe, who we love dearly.  We never had a problem with fleas or ticks, but we were going on a trip to the mountains and wanted to be proactive.  My mom gave us Hartz 3 in 1 flea & tick drops for dogs under 15 pounds (Chloe is 12 pounds)  to try, so we tried it.

The day after we used the drops, Chloe wasn’t acting right.¬† She seemed withdrawn, then she started to have diarrhea, her eyes were runny and goopy.¬† She just wasn’t herself.¬† I figured she just had a cold or got into¬†something and didn’t think twice about it being from the drops.

This past week we found¬†a couple fleas on Chloe (this is about two months after the first application), so¬†we decided to use the flea & tick drops again.¬†¬†Wouldn’t you know, the exact same symptoms returned and lasted about four days – she was withdrawn, coughing a lot, her eyes were runny again and goopy, she had diarrhea for¬†three days, and her appetite decreased.¬† Thankfully her symptoms resolved on their own, but we have an appointment with our vet this week just to have her checked out and to put her on a product that is recommended by our vet and known to be safe.

There is no way this was a coincidence, so I got on the computer and went to the Hartz site to contact them.¬†¬†Guess what – their contact link didn’t work.¬† So then I did research and found this site.¬† I had NO idea there were issues with Hartz products!!!!¬† I believe wholeheartedly this product made our dog sick and I don’t know how it continues to be sold if there have been so many reported problems!

I only post this in an attept to share our story, spread the word, and prevent further harm to our beloved pets.

2 thoughts on “Hartz made my dog sick”

  1. Hello, The best way to get these dangerous products off the store shelves is to file a claim w/ Hartz [call the 800# on back of the product], file a claim w/ National Pesticide Center #800-858-7378 & to file a claim where the product was purchase from. All these claims will get filed with the EPA. I lost my pet chihuahua “Baby” to Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick shampoo. If anyone interested in read my sad story on the Hartz web site, its called “Baby’s short life”. I pray that these dangerous product get off the store’s shelf. I do not want another pet to get sick or die from this stuff. HARTZ IS HEARTLESS TO BE IGNORING THESE STORIES ON A WEB SITE CREATED FOR VICTIMS THAT USED THEIR PRODUCTS.

  2. I used hartz ultra plus flea and tick spray on my two Maltese and it made them lethargic and sick…gave them a bath and they’re much better

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