Last Wednesday, 02/26/2014, my 9 month-old pit-bull, AJ, woke up in the middle of what I first thought was a nightmare. I soon discovered he was having a grand mal seizure, the first of 11 he would have over the next 24 hours. The fact that he is still a “puppy”, I did not consider his clumsiness, incoordination and fluctuating appetite over the last 2 weeks. My son and I took him immediately to the closest vet. He was administered IV fluids, valium and potassium bromide over an eight hour period. He is just now beginning to act like “his old self” again. We have a 2 yr. old pit/boxer , Bridgette, as well that has not shown any signs of seizures however, she has “hot spots” on her feet, belly, chest and ears that have also developed over the last two weeks. On a whim, I looked up Hartz flea and tick prevention. Surprise! Surprise! My babies aren’t the only ones! I appreciate this website. I now know to NEVER apply this sh*# to my animals again!
Question: Is there anything we can legally do? Unquestionably, we have no problem treating/ saving our babies, but the information I have gained via this site has me very angry with the Hartz company. We spent over $500.00 on AJ and Bridgette is just now getting better after oatmeal baths every other day. Had it not been for Hartz, this is money we would not have had to spend.