This from an email today from Nicole:
“Our story is not about Hartz, but about Sergeant’s. After finding a couple fleas on our 1 year old boxer , we went and purchased Sergeant’s Pronyl OTC spot flea and tick treatment. The instructions on the box were very unclear as to apply all of product in one location, or along back. So I opted for along her back. The very next day my husband and I noticed small places where her fur and skin were missing. We kept an eye on it, and the very next day the small places turned larger and more in quantity. We brought her in to the vet that day. Our vet diagnosed her with a chemical burn. Our baby was prescribed 5 different medications, 2 oral and 3 topical. We had to do treatments on her, lasting an hour and a half each, twice a day. Finally, after 3 months of doing treatments, she is now completely healed. No more “meat” is showing and her skin is closed up. She still doesn’t have any hair growth, and it probably wont come back, but we still love her and are thankful this situation didn’t end differently. We were reimbursed from Sergeant’s for all of the vet bills, but were told the reason she got sick was because I applied the product incorrectly. I know that if I would have put it all in one spot, being more concentrated in that spot, she might not have survived this ordeal. I would suggest to anyone else that this happens to….document everything!!! Take many pictures and be persistent on calling the customer service hotline.”
Put this product on my dog 2 days ago and noticed she would choke and then dropped to the floor. I didn’t know what was happening until I looked the product up and found this website. I am glad to find this site for all the good information to intake on this horrible product.
I just gave my 9 month old and 4 year old huskies a flea and tick bath using hartz ultraguard plus 2 days ago. So far they are still acting normal but they keep having loose stool. I used the recommended amount which was 1 tbs per 15 pounds. We had this same problem 3 weeks ago when we gave them their first bath before we moved into our new apartment. At first I thought it was because we had changed their dog food ( the kind we used to buy was not in the area we moved to). But I noticed a red tinge to the stool. Well after about a week and a half the loose stool stopped and they were back to normal. They were eating the dog food and digesting normally. Well we just gave them another flea and tick bath after waiting 3 weeks (bottle says you can repeat the bath once every week) and the loose stool has started again. I know its not their dog food this time and i am guessing since the only other thing they have in common is the shampoo i am very worried. Especially after reading all of these stories.
our cat was part of the family so naturally we would do anything for him so when we got fleas we went out and got something to get rid of them well tonight not even joking 1 hour ago my little buddy passed because of what Hartz Ultraguard flea and tick spray did to him. He started by stop eating and drinking then he hide from us all the time and when we finally got him to stop hiding he wouldn’t move not even to use his litter box so I started to syringe feeding him water and some kitten milk to try and get his energy up so maybe he could fight this off I didn’t know this stuff was killing pets like this and I couldn’t afford to take him to the vet I didn’t want him to suffer like that I felt him take his last breath in my arms that is something I will never forget or forgive this company for putting out something that could do that and not even act like they care
Two days ago I found a tick engorged in the back of my shih tzu’s neck. Desperate to help her I pulled it off but it appeared the head of the tick remained inside. I put Polysporin on the wound as it looked like an open sore and hopeful the rest would just migrate out. Feeling terrible I went to the store the next day to buy Hartz tick drops to prevent further ticks. I eagerly ripped open the package and asked for my husband’s assistance. He FREAKED!!! He told me that what I was about to do would kill her and outright refused. I had no idea what he was talking about. Here I was, trying to take preventatvie measure for my baby girl. I thought he was crazy. But he was adamant that she would die from it. I told him that I would research it on the internet and if he was wrong we were going to use the drops. Needless to say, I came accros this site. And I am so glad I did! I am in absolute awe how much tragedy has been suffered over this product. My heart goes out to all who have lost their beloved pets. I would not have been able to live with myself had I administer this poison. Thank you for sharing your heart-felt stories because it saved one more precious life!!!
My daughter had two young healthy fancy rats. Their names were Peaches and Princess. As everyone knows rats are fun loving animals, however can be very stinky. I bought the Hartz bedding spray for small animals. I sprayed it in their cages after changing the bedding. I then put the rats back into their cage. The next morning both of them were dead. My daughter is heart broken as well as the rest of our family. I will never use a Hartz product again. Shame Shame on these people for selling products that kill!!!
I had been told by mom who works for my uncle who is a veterinarian not to use this stiff because it could cause them to have seizures. I should have listened. But the thing is I just barely put But just a drop of this stuff on my 5 month old kitten. I didn’t think it would hurt him and certainly didn’t think it would kill him! I sat there for a minute after putting it on him and thought to myself “oh god what have I done mom said not to use it” and immediately took him to the bathroom and washed tried washing it off. My first mistake was putting it on him my second was not using soap and rinsing it 3 or 4 times. This kitten was an unexpected addition to our family of already one cat and my one year old son and my husband and I. But never the less he was instantly loved and attached is to him with his sweet cuddles he gave you even when you didn’t want them. He’d get right in your neck and just lay there or lay on your chest or anywhere that you let him. We only had him for 5 months but I have not been able to stop crying since Sunday morning at 2 am when he finally stopped convulsing and breathing. The worst part about it was we had just paid our rent of $400 and didn’t have a penny to our name until the next paycheck. Certainly not the $150 that the animal emergency clinic requires for just walking in their door. And the $350 plus for the valum and fluids that were required to help pass this poison through him. So for 3 hours I sat in my kitchen floor watching him shake and convulsing. He’d have a seizure every 20 minutes. I called my mom immediately with the first sign to ask her what o should do. Which was when my husband and I were watching a movie and we heard what sounded like our cat being attacked and murdered. He was screaming and hissing and on the floor acting like something was attacking him with his paws up and swatting. He was shaking and growling and hissing. I knew exactly was it was because this was what I feared would happen. My mom told me to take him to the tub and wash him again with dawn soap and try and get it off the skin as much as possible. We did about 4 times. She said to check his temp and of he was hot to put alcohol on his feet because if his temperature went up he’d have brain damage. His temp was 104.3 so I did what she said and his temp stayed the same. My husband who always does a lot of research for thongs like this said that everyone who had the same thing happened said they used a syringe to put fluids in them since they didn’t have an IV. So we carefully without drowning him took water and put it on his tongue so that he’d have some fluids going through him in hopes to help flush his system a little quicker. I posted on Facebook what was going on. My friend who works at a vet clinic saw and called me. About 2 hours after it started she told me to meet her at the clinic where she worked and she would put him on fluids. She couldn’t give him a lot of valum because she would get in trouble since the doc was not there. She just made it look like a miscalculation error. She gave him a steroid shot and a shot for pain. We had trouble getting the IV in but we eventually got it in. It was only 15 minutes after we got everything in him and he started to slow down with the convulsions. He had only been peeing when he had his seizures. This time he had a bowel movement. And I could tell this was the end. As soon as he pooped he stopped shaking and starting breathing hard and slow. My friend checked his heart. It was still beating so she thought it may have been the bladder. She checked it and of it was very full. But something still wasn’t right and that’s when he stopped breathing. She got a syringe and checked his abdomen for blood. And there was. It was too late. He was gone. I wasn’t going to cry. Until I looked up at her and I lost it. I haven’t been able to stop since. It all plays over and over in my head. I didn’t mean to kill him. I just wanted to kill the fleas. Its all my fault because I knew that it was a poison. I looked up reviews of the product out of curiosity. Someone mentioned this website. I dont know what it is I’m I’m looking for on here. I know telling my story along with everyone else isn’t going to take the product off the shelf. I know it’s not going to bring my sweet Magwa back. I’m not even looking for sympathy and comfort. I just want it to stop replaying in my head. Maybe if I get it out somewhere on paper or on here it will stop. I have only cried for one other cat this much and this hard in my life and it was my Matilda when I was 10 who was am outside cat and she disappeared one day and never came back. I cried for months. And more than likely she was caught by natures hands. But Magwa was such a sweetheart and just loved everyone and loved to snuggle and he looked at you and you knew that he was saying I love you. I’m thankful my other cat was okay. He only had eye twitches and walked like he was drunk for an hour and a half and he was fine. He didn’t have any seizures. I just want him to walk from our living room and jump on the bed and come lay down on my chest like he always did. I want him back. I want to undo it all. I love you Magwa. I love you so much. I miss you. RIP my sweet baby.
I had no idea about the terrible side effects of hartz flea and tick treatment. After finding a few fleas in the house I gave my wonderful cat jake a treatment and shortly after everything started going wrong. He’s twitching uncontrollably, his balance is off and he’s very confused. He is also biting his own feet vert hard to the point that the bleeding badly. I’m scared for him and I’m currently calling vets and begging them to treat him and allow me to pay in payments but iv had no luck.. I hope jake pulls through this and I hope all the creators of this poison know that they will one day be judged and harming gods creatures will not make him happy. May you all suffer the same fate as my poor cat. God willing.
I was watching 3 kittens, all different ages (5 weeks, barely 2 weeks, 3 weeks)all from different places. I was using the Hartz Milk Replacement to feed them all. The youngest and the second youngest I had for 2 days. They were both fine, eating, playing, and pottying fine. The youngest was barely beginning to open eyes, he had an eye infection, which we got medicine for and within 30 minutes his eyes were better. He was so sweet and would come to the sound of my voice. Around midnight the second youngest wanted to run around and play, so I grabbed the youngest and layed him on me to keep him warm..Everytime I layed him on me he would pee all over me. When I finally went to bed, I woke up at 6 am and checked on him and he was fine, went back to sleep and woke up at 11 am and he was fine, went back to sleep and woke up at 2:33 pm and he was dead. I disposed of his body properly. Later that day is when I got the oldest kitten to keep the second youngest company. The next day, the second youngest was acting funny, which we considered as him mouring…he would just lay there and randomly have spurts of activity. Around 3 pm he puked formula all over my boyfriend, as my boyfriend and I were cleaning up the mess, the cat puked around 3 more times. And had loose stool. I called my mom and we both thought it was distemper, we had him put down so he didn’t have to suffer..the oldest we had given a shot to help fight distemper/prevent if incase he got it. He was very tired after getting the shot and slept the whole way home (about a 20 minute drive). When I got home I layed him in the bathroom with some formula and a blanket and had to leave for school. My mom who gets home around 6:30 pm was checking on him regularly, when I got out of school around 7:45 pm I called my mother to see how the kitten was doing. She said he was doing well but they had run to the store when I got home at 8:06 pm I went up stairs to get the kitten, when I walked into the bathroom he was laying on the bathroom rug, all 4 paws out, he head down laying in dried clumps of formula. When I went to touch him he hissed and moved as far away as he could, continuously hissing. I called my mom upstairs and she picked him up and he was just stuck in that position, shaking. He could barely move his head at all. She set him down and I wrapped him in a blanket and picked him up, every little movement he meowed in pain, he had spit coming out of his mouth, still shaking and not able to move out of the position. We knew he had to be put down so he didn’t suffer…
The one thing the kittens had in common? Hartz Milk Replacer.
I miss Pumpkin so much I didn’t spend much time
With her since she died at 4 months old in Nov 2012
I wish I knew what damage this shampoo would cause
Her and pain to all of us. I didn’t post this a
Year ago I proably wouldn’t get half through the draft
Without breaking down but I refuse to let her memory
Turn vain and not let someone else know what this
$&#* brand did to my baby I know shes in a better place
But I still wish I could’ve done so much more like pay
Thousands at a vet to make her better or make her very
Happy her last days but no her last days were full of pain
Sadness and only God knows what else because she knew
She wasnt going to make it, we miss u and love u very much