FLEA SEASON WE NEED YOUR HELP

 It’s flea season again. That means thousands of  people  who  don’t know  how dangerous Hartz and  other  over the  counter  flea  products will start buying them  to get  rid of flea’s. That means the  possibility of animals being injured and killed by these products. Education is a way to help insure this  doesn’t happen.

How do we education  people on the  dangers of Hartz and the  other  over   counter  cheaper brands of  flea and tick killers. We tell everyone we know  to make sure they  know .  Makes  sure to ask  them to tell all their  family and  friends too.

If you see  someone in a store looking at  flea  products say , ” Hello,   have you heard about all the animal that are  killed or injured by Hartz   and  other over the  conter  flea snd  tick killers every yesr”? Good ice breaker. Then  you can  just tell them and tell them  to check out HartzVictims.org if they don’t believe  you. Tell them you just don’t want to see these products  kill any more animals . Thank  them  for their  time and  thats it.  Pretty simple  and  you may very  well just have saved an animals  life. Not bad  for 3-4 minutes of your busy time.

 If you want to be more pro active. You can  make up a  flyer   to hand  to people in  stores or  even  leave on on the  flea products display. It is not  against the law to do that. Don’t toch the  packages because that is. The worst that can happen and I have just heard of  a few people  who have been asked to leave the store. You could always  leave a  flyer  for the store manager and ask them  to remove the  products too. Or  take a stack  to work and put them in the break room. Lots of ways  to warn  people.

After  fighting Hartz since `1999, I can  say it is highly unlikely that these  products will be removed  from sale. Far to much greed in the  world to let animal  lives stand in the  way of the all might buck. It’s not  right it’s just the way it is. The only thing  you can do is report  problems of  course  but on a one  to one  level  spreading the truth,  tell everyone.

If you want a  flyer but to busy  to make one or not sure what to put on it. Email me at [email protected]

 Thanks,

Dani

 I just read a bunch of your posts. Many of them are asking HartzVictims to get this stuff off the market. There have many been attempts to do this . I even  did a petition that had  well over 10,000 signatures on it. Some actions myself and others have taken  such  as this web site ,mys site  , others and blogs have resulted in the EPA taking some actions. We actually  got them to emove  a version of Hartz  flea drops  for cats, however Hartz  just came up with a new products  which is   just as bad as the last. The Epa approved the  product for sale and here we are still trying.  Don’t ask us to do all the work. If your animal has suffered or  died from these  products  you should be really angry. You  should  take a look at the Need Help  page. Contact the resources listed, file the  reports  suggested and tell people about what happened warm them.. A few years ago the  first civil case against Hartz was won. So now you can  sue them and have a chance of winning danages. Prior to that case being  won, every attempt  to take Hartz  to court resluted in the case being  dropped due  to Hartz  counter suing.

Hartz Victims

I love my animals, dearly; but I can not afford expensive medicines that Vets always recommend. Now I am constantly looking for natural products that really work with ‘No Harm’.  When I moved to the country, almost 3 years ago, I never dreamed there would be so many ticks & mosquitoes. Baby Bear was being ate up. So I went to Wal-Mart to get a quick fix. I thought she would be better off having something to keep these parasites off of her as opposed to nothing. She was an old dog. So I got both Baby Bear & Miss Kiddie the stuff you apply down their back. Miss Kiddie is a very old cat, too. I put it on my dog first, then my cat. The cat immediately puked. I believe this saved her life. She is still here with me now. Baby Bear, with-in an hour was getting sick, no puking, but was getting weak. In the next hour she couldn’t even hold up her head.  I knew it was due to the medicine because of the cat puking immediately after I had put it on her. I  took Baby Bear to the Vet. He gave her an antidote for poison. She seemed to start feeling better, but it wasn’t long till she started going back down hill. Within 2 weeks she passed away. Now I have another dog. Tick season is on us again. I have just had him a few months. Last year I discovered that using Vick’s Vapor rub kept me from getting  mosquito bites  & no ticks, either. I swear by it. I just dampen my skin with a little water, rub a very small amount of Vicks Vapor Rub onto  skin. Works better than anything I have ever used. And it lasted for hours at a time. Hartz should be out of the market. Can’t uderstand how they are being allowed to sell their obviously poison products. This happened to me about 2 years ago. And you know what the scariest part is? Most of the grocery stores around here carry only Hartz products for pet supplies. That is crazy.

This is terrible

So, I decided to get some flea medication(sergeant’s gold) while I was at the grocery store for my cat. No big deal, it has been a while. He is a big boy, I adopted him about a year ago, he was then 2. Now he is 3. So I get back home and cut the top off of this little packet and squeeze it on TC’s neck. He hated it, and responded by scurrying and hiding under the bed. Fast forward 4 hours, I’m layin in bed and he is in his normalish spot and he starts making these vile guttural noises, his ears fold back and it’s like he is being confronted by something that is threatening. He start meowing like a kitten with intervals of growling, groaning, and howls.

I start to panic. What’s goin on with my cat? I immediately think about what could have changed in his diet, etc etc. The only thing I could think of is the flea medication. I google the phrase “I put sergeants flea spray on my cat and now he is growling” and this site popped up. I read the instruction on washing the location which was still greasy looking, I scoop him up and do my best to bath him while he battled me with all that he had. I was pretty thorough. His condition appears to be improving, at least he isnt making crazy noises.

they messed with theeee wrong person!

I am beyond livid! I put on the flea drops on my poor little Capone and right away his ear became raw and irritated. I’m a college student and only have a part time job and I don’t have the money to take him to the vet. They lowered my cost to about what I could afford. He is now missing a good size patch of hair on his ear and it’s bleeding and pussing bad. The antibiotics haven’t kicked in yet, but I hope he feels better. I can’t take the screaming. Every time he wants to itch it, he starts screaming. I have never heard such a horrible sound in my life. Hartz it’s going to pay for his proper treatments. I will do what I have to do to make that happen. This is not okay. I will go to the news station and take further steps if I have to. I’ll do anything just to save another animal from their products. My poor baby. He’s been a part of the family for two years now and I’ve been crying since this happened! I will fix this and someone will be paying for this.

Bio Spot Action Care Flea and Tick Shampoo for Cats and Kittens

On May 14th, 2014 I bathed both of my cats with Bio Spot Active Care Flea and Tick Shampoo for Cats and Kittens. I purchased it at PetSmart. I was fooled by the packaging and thought it was a safer product for my cats so that we could get rid of our sudden flea infestation. I bathed our small cat, Stella, first. She was pissed, but fine. Next we bathed our large cat, Moxie. He too seemed pissed, but fine…. Approximately 30 minutes later, Justin and my brother, Frank, said that there was something wrong with him. He was yowling loudly… practically screaming for a cat. His pupils were large, his breathing was quick… panting like, and he was lying on his side. His body was tensing, almost convulsing, and he was foaming/drooling heavily. While having a “convulsion”, he defecated twice. We rushed him to the emergency pet clinic. After the doctor examined him, she kept asking if he had a history of seizures. She said there was fluid coming from his mouth and nose, as if he had aspirated. She said it seemed very similar to a cat that has drown in a washing machine, but I know that didn’t happen during his bath. She was concerned that he had breathed in the water with the shampoo and may have had chemical burns in his lungs. His temp was low, and his pupils and body very slow to respond. He was obviously in a lot of pain. They gave him meds for the pain and discussed options with us. Then they came back and said that despite the warmer and heating pads, his temperature was continuing to drop. Because of this, they weren’t able to put in a catheter. They warned us that they were very concerned for him. Then they came back again to tell us that he was struggling to breathe on his own, and that we should come back to see him. It was horrible to watch him gasping, and they asked if we would like them to help him pass. Not wanting him to suffer, we agreed. Because of his condition, they would not be able to get a vein, so they would have to give him the shot through his stomach or heart, so we could not be there with him when it happened. We said our goodbyes as they were putting a mask on him so that he would be unaware of what was happening. Within about 3 hours of his bath, Moxie was dead. After telling the doctor the product we used, I began reading reviews. Many people wrote about their cats having seizures, drooling, and dying shortly after using the same shampoo. A news station in LA that did an investigative report, and the EPA is looking into flea and tick products for animals , because of the high number of deaths associated with them. Bio Spot is one of those products being looked at. There is even a webpage, biospotvictims.org. All of the testimonials I’ve read describe either exactly or similar situations to what happened to Moxie last night. If I had known that there was pesticide in that product, I would not have purchased or used it. If I had known that there was a possibility of seizures or death, I WOULD NOT HAVE PURCHASED BIO SPOT. We read the label prior to using the shampoo and there were no such warnings. There should have been. Even better, this product, and others like it, should not be on the shelves at all. Maybe it’s the grief and the guilt talking, but I’m going to do everything I can to get this information out to people, and to try and make sure this stuff either has a warning on it to let people know about the potential dangers, or is pulled from the shelves altogether. It won’t bring my Moxie back, but if I can save others from the heartbreak of having to watch their loved one suffer such a painful, horrible death, it is something I need to help do.

So I’m starting this blog to let as many people know about this product and others like it, as well as to chronicle my fight against the companies and stores that sell them. Moxie fought so hard last night, so I’m going to continue the fight for him. http://fightingformoxie.blogspot.com/2014/05/last-night-i-bathed-both-of-my-cats.html

Cat reaction to Ultra Guard Plus drops

I was concerned about ticks and fleas this year, so picked up this product at WalMart yesterday. Have never had a problem with stuff like this, so put it on my adult cat. Within 15 minutes she was racing around, then started panting and acting scared, like she was seeing stuff. I did a quick google search and saw your entries, and we immediately washed it off. While washinig it off she was thrashing around and acting like she would bite us. Out of her mind, completely. She is normally a very sweet, playful cat so this was frightening. Within 15 minutes of washing it off she started to calm down, and in 30 minutes her breathing and heart rate was closer to normal. I think this stuff could have killed her, and plan to complain to Hartz directly.