My Cat Byron

I bought Sergeant’s Gold Squeeze-On for cats from Target in Garner, NC White Oak Shopping Center on Saturday October 7th, 2012. I applied it to my cat Byron when I got home in the early evening exactly how the package said. He was at least 12lbs, and the package said cats and kittens over 5lbs. All day Sunday he seemed to be fine. Was a little more cuddly than normal, but nothing to really take alarm to. I noticed he has started to have twitching, but I thought it might be the fleas and the medicine working. Monday morning, October 9th, 2012, we woke up around 8am to find Byron lying on the side of our living room chair wedged between the chair and tv stand. He was already dead. No sign of vomiting, but now I am assuming he had a seizure and fell before he died. Byron would have been a year old next month, and was a very active totally healthy cat! I called the company and was told that since we did not have an autopsy done (we could not afford it) that they will assume it was not their product. Since Byron was not vomiting, and we had no actual proof of seizures (which is what their product causes) they would document it but that is it. I did not call wanting anything from the company, I just wanted answers as to WHY this product is still on the shelves. It never occurred to me that it would cause Byron to die. Now I have to live with the guilt of what I put my cat through. I will NEVER use anything on my animals over the counter again. I just really wish I would have been able to notice something, and done anything to help him 🙁 Please do NOT use this product on any animal. RIP Byron. You will be missed by us all.

2 Replies to “My Cat Byron”

  1. When are these Hartz mountains products going to be banned , my 12 year old cat was killed by this products and my younger cat got deathly ill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This has got to stop !!!!!!!!!

  2. I got an email back from the company BUT that doesn’t bring Byron back :*( These products need to be pulled from the shelves!

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