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 She seemed withdrawn, then she started to have diarrhea, her eyes were runny and goopy.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 Wouldn’t you know, the exact same symptoms returned and lasted about four days – she was withdrawn, coughing a lot, her eyes were runny again and goopy, she had diarrhea for three days, and her appetite decreased.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.