Teddy B’s Story

Last night, my parents decided to give our family dog, Teddy Bear, a bath before they left on vacation this weekend. After giving him the bath with Hartz shampoo, he was unable to walk. My mom thought he was just slipping on the tile floor, so she didn’t think a lot of it. He started acting normally, and then they went to bed. Early this morning, my mom woke up to have Teddy acting strangely. He acted distressed, but he’s a funny little guy, so she wasn’t sure if something was actually wrong. Later that morning, Teddy lost his ability to walk completely. My parents immediately rushed him to the vet’s office, and her first response was that it was the Hartz shampoo. Teddy is a 10 pound yorkie-poo, but it still took two valium shots and three baths to keep him from having a seizure. He seems to be better now, but he is still unable to walk and is lethargic. The fact that this website even exists is proof that Hartz needs to be taken off the market. How is it that a company claiming to help animals is actually killing them and getting away with it? I will do everything possible to make sure something is done. I’m very lucky that Teddy Bear is still here, but I never want anyone else to have to deal with this issue or worse.

9 thoughts on “Teddy B’s Story”

  1. Did you ever stop to think before you posted on this site that maybe Teddy bear had what’s called an allergic reaction to the shampoo? I can’t believe that the shampoo used was at falt, maybe the one to blame is the ammune system of the dog… I’ve used this shampoo on an entire breeding stock of basset hounds and the puppies as well with out problem. The vet who seen the dog would have told your perents this as well.

  2. Yes, of course. However, the vet (you know the person with the degree in veterinary studies here), stated that this is a common problem with Hartz products, and that she recommended that all products be taken off the shelves. I don’t really understand why you would bother to comment on something you know nothing about/care nothing about unless you were a Hartz employee.

    It is very rude of you to comment on something regarding MY pet, of which you know nothing about.

    Also, please check what you type before sending – poor grammar and spelling doesn’t add to your rude, ignorant tone.

  3. Cam,

    Your post made me laugh. You are obviously a Hartz employee. Your grammar is fine, but you made such stupid spelling errors that I wonder if they were errors at all. My best guess right now is that you’re trying to pretend to be a normal regular pet owner that is also a Hartz defender but in reality you are an employee.

    I hate that there are so many victims, but Hartz will be stopped. They won’t be able to keep going like this. I’m actually pumped to see them fall.

  4. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT! I JUST HAD TO RUSH MY 18 MONTH KITTEN TO THE VET. HE IS NOW IN THE CARE OF THE VET. FIRST THING THE VET ASKED IS, DID YOU USE HARTZ. I AM SO MAD AT MYSELF FOR NOT DOING RESEARCH. MY POOR CAT IS NOW AT THE VET WITH A LOW TEMP, HAIR LOSS, TREMBLES AND POSSIBLE SEIZURES. THIS IS A TERRIBLE PRODUCT WHICH SHOULD BE OFF THE MARKET. ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN THIS PRODUCT IS TERRIBLE.

  5. Wow Cam. So I guess my kitty dying from Hartz nasty flea shampoo is a coincidence huh? How can anybody make remarks like that when they are killing innocent pets? Obviously you are in denial and that is sick. You go ahead and think and say what you want. HARTZ IS GOING DOWN! Especially if I have anything to do with it. That company needs to feel some of the pain us pet owners are going through! And as long as we warn people about the poison them sick people sell n save other pets I will be satisfied. They deserve whatever they get. And whoever concocks these poinsonous products is clearly a stupid messed up individual n needs serious mental help. So please do not even respond back cause you won’t win with me. Hartz needs to use their crap on themselves instead of sweet innocent pets. Hope whoever involved sleep good at night. I know most of us victims will when they go down.

  6. Wow, I was thinking of buying some hartz flea and tick spray for my 4 yr old dog. This really scares me so I guess I’ll have to research and see if I can find something else to use. Thanks for the info.

  7. thank u all for this,I bought some to treat my moms dog of worms,
    I am throwing it away.thank u for saving our baby, aka our dog:)

  8. I used the Hertz flea and tick stuff that goes down the center of the dogs back and ended up at the vets with 3 out of four dogs and my cat! It stripped the hair right off their backs and left burn marks where the hair fell out.My Vet also suggested that these products should not be used as they are “all” full of chemicals. She also stated that she see’s many cases (some much worse than mine) on a regular basis. At Cam: your post is very insensitive and I suggest that you continue reading the rest of the posts committed to this page before you place judgement on only one.

  9. What kind of Hartz shampoo was it?
    I have used the UltraGuard Plus with aloe for the last couple of years on my dogs and had great results. I’m pretty sure
    the product I usually use had three active ingredients but the Hartz Ultraguard citrus shampoo I just recently bought only has one active ingredietn (phenothrin).
    I’ve noticed that it is much harder to find the Ultraguard Plus in stores and I’m pretty sure the new formula only has Phenotrhin and Pyriproxyfen.

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