R.I.P. cuddles

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

6 Replies to “R.I.P. cuddles”

  1. So sorry for your Cuddles. My dog Pepper died of Ultra Guard. So sorry I know and been there in what you are feeling. This should have never have happen. My Pepper passed away also on July 27 . One day at a time. One thing we can do to help others is pass it on. Hugs to you. So sorry.

  2. Thank you so much, 1 day at a time I am working on that. am sorry to heard about your loved one pepper. But With me I know I am telling everyone I know to spread the word and not use any thing like this over the counter. I am trying to find out about a class action suits for this They shouldn’t be able to get a way with this . God Bless You.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. I am also a disabled vet and came close to loosing my boy Peewee in 2008. He is an inside cat who also had never had fleas; it was so hot that summer they were coming into the house from outside. Not knowing better I also got Hartz and within 20 minutes he couldn’t stand upright started foaming and seizing. We took him to an emergency vet who had seen it before and immediately started pumping warm IV fluids into him because he was already hypothermic with failing kidneys. We were beyond lucky he made it and is still with us today 10 y/o. I was never able to establish why their products were on the shelf then and still on the shelf now when the entire veterinary industry knows they are lethal. Stay strong and again I am so sorry.

  4. Thank you for your kind words. I am so very happy that your peewee made it . I am trying to get thought it 1 day at a time. All we can do is help each other . and inform others Thank you again and u take care.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds to me like it was not the Hartz product that harmed cuddles though. You recently moved into the house so it was a new environment, it could have been any number of things including disease. You said cuddles was already acting strangely before you applied the Hartz to him. I’ll tell you I have never seen a cat hide and cry in reaction to fleas… Probably more than you knew going on there.

  6. Cuddles died on my birthday…. oh my gosh I’m so sorry….. I will certainly not use this on my baby boy Sam…. I can’t imagine what you went through…. your in my prayers, God Bless,


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