There is one simple thing you can do. It won’t cost you any money either. Speak up. Simply tell everyone you know about what happened to your pet. Tell them to check out this web site for proof. If you see someone in a store looking at flea products talk to them. I know it’s hard to talk to strangers, but trust me you saying something to them may very well save their pets life and thats a big thing to animal lovers. It will also make you feel a little better over what’s happened wit your pet. At least you are doing something to help stop this and thats a big plus. Face it no one’s going to be taking out full page ads in the New York Times saying ” Warning, Hartz can kill your pets!”. Just not going to happen.
The pets of the world need your help. Please tell people whats going on. If you have a web site or friends with web sites ask them to add a warning and or link to this web site. I personally think anyone who knows about this , has an animal and a web site and doesn’t use that site to help spread the word isn’t an animal lover. It’s on my site and every site I create for anyone. I bet you all have facebook pages or you tweet on Twitter. Have you used that to help spread the word? If not you sure should be.
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My 3 year old cat Queen Jack started showing symptoms of CKD (chronic kidney disorder) after 2 weeks of using Hartz Hairball Remedy Plus. We’ve yet to take her to a vet to find out if she really does have CKD and what we must do to save Queen Jack.
Now I’m not sure if it’s the hairball remedy that contributed to her current condition, but I do know that she howled once (just once) in pain during a potty box visit during the time of using that Hartz crap. I stopped using the Hartz hairball stuff on Queen Jack and she’s starting to get better, but I am still taking her to the vet just to be sure what’s going on. I don’t want to lose her forever.
As for Hartz… I knew their flea stuff was bad. Trust me my other cat Peanut was hurt by the stuff you squeeze on a cat’s neck to combat fleas and I stopped using it immediately. These people need to be put out of business. They are evil and shameless–anything for money.
Today 8/21/14 I lost my best friend, my partner in crime. Her name was Smoosh, she was only 4 years old. She was a British short hair and was healthy as can be. I applied Hartz ultra guard pro flea and tick for cats 2 days ago. Hoping to get rid of the fleas. I hadn’t been able to find her till this morning where I found her removing and foaming of the mouth. I held her in my arms and tried everything. While I was on the phone with our vet just about to take her. She stopped breathing and passed away. It sickens me that these people are still a running company. I plan on taking legal action against them. They took away my best friend.
This message with photos came to HartzVictims.org via email from Linda:
“Hello, I wanted to tell my story so that it can help other pet owners not to put something on their dog that can hurt or kill them. I always buy products at my vet, but being in a hurry at the store and seeing Hartz Flea & Tick Drops at the store I purchased them. I actually thought the would not be as good or as strong as the one’s you purchase at the vets. I came home and put this on my 13 year old yorkie/ poo, Dorathy. At first I did not know what was going on , but later I figured it out, but it was too late. I feel terrible that I have put this on my dog and it has burned her like it did. I had no idea it could do this. Like I said she is 13, blind and cannot hear good. I am praying that she makes it through this, but I am worried sick. I have sent you pictures of her burns so that it might help someone else.”
My husband had gave our Dog a bath with Hartz my dog ended up vomiting in the living room running to the bedroom and vomiting multiple times. I had my son take her out and told him to give her a bowl of water he proceeded to take her the bowl of water found her lying there panting and unresponsive, he came and told me I ran outside and she did the same thing was panting and not responding to her name no movement very lethargic! The vet recommended Frontline or Vectra and advised me to not use Hartz on my dog I can see why now after all the reviews on Hartz products they should have been banned long time ago! And after seeing my sweet happy healthy dog lying there suffering. Shame on you Hartz!
My cat cuddles was so funny ,playful and loved everyone . I moved from a apartment to a house. About 2 days into living there she started acting weird staying in the bedroom on the dresser. and crying. I checked her and she had a few fleas. Cuddles had never been a outside cat, and has never had any fleas . So I went up to kmart and got a can of Hartz ultra Guard flea and tick spray for cats ..I wipe it on her and within a few days she was getting Sick. I took her to the vet 3 times in 1 week. Cuddles didn’t get better she got worst. …. she stayed in the closet for 2 days , Lost our Balance and hair. and couldn’t walk. her left eye started to turn all Foggy looking . she wasn’t eating or drinking .The vet said we needed to take her now to a neurologist.. The bottom line is hartz killed my cat. The love of my life .I am a Disabled veteran and she was all I had . I never thought in a million yrs that doing this would of killed my cat. she died on7-27-14 RIP CUDDLESxoxoxoxoxoxox
My dogs name is Goliath, he is a 13 year old Boston terrier. About a month ago I purshased Hartz ultra guard topical. It was for 5-14lbs. My dog weighs 19lbs. So he is over that. I basically gave him less. Well he has been fine all month. Happy, eating, playing. Last night at 4am, out of nowhere he jumps up as if he was frightened, I went to grab him and he has slobber all over him. He got off the bed and seized up. His legs were falling from under him and he dropped and rolled on his side. He was jerking and foaming from the mouth. His heart was racing. After a minute he stopped. He was clueless, couldn’t walk, had to catch his breath, couldn’t even see! He was whimpering until he fell asleep. This morning he got up, went out to potty, and ate all of his food. He is hyper but tired. Could Hartz have caused this? He has went his entire 13 years without a seizure.