Help!!

Help! My 11 year old bathed out 4 month old puppy with hatrz flea and tick shampoo. We have already washed her again with just warm water but I’m seriously concerned. She’s extremely lethargic. Please tell me if there is anything we can do!!

7 thoughts on “Help!!”

  1. LOTS OF LUCK I USED HARTZ FLEA DROP ON SEVEN CATS AND THREE DIED & THE OTHERS MADE IT. I WROTE TO HARTZ,BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU NOBODY DID ANYTHING ABOUT IT & IT,S STILL ON THE SHELVES IN THE STORES NOBODY CARES ABOUT ANIMALS NOT EVEN OUR GOVERNMENT. JOE AMOROSO

  2. Jennifer do not use any of the hartz products wash that puppy with dawn dish soap I lost my 80lb husky, died within 2 days I used the 60lb medicine always remember word of mouth is a companys worst emeny

    1. I’m not a health expert but I am an ARA and animal advocate. I do not suggest NOT using Dawn Dish Soap or any P&G product* – PERIOD – as this *chemical* concoction is tested on animals. I know you have probably seen the commercial efforts of this being used to help oil slicken wildlife but being that it contains toxic chemicals, which need or have been tested on animals at some time, how helpful is it really in the long run? I’m sure there is a natural product that is just as good, but of course not being in the ‘mainstream’ may cause it to be a bit expensive than the “affordable” Dawn option. It is made by Procter and Gamble and even though they may only test on animals when mandated by law, it is still animal testing. I have boycotted their products for some years. There are plenty of companies that have taken a vow against animal testing and make (better) products which are just as good.

      *or products from any other of the many companies that test on animals. (Best way to find out is to read labels or download the Cruelty Cutter app – http://cruelty-cutter.org)

      1. This is not really the point right now, now is it? Jesus Christ there’s a place and time to lobby, this is not it. Dawn dishwashing liquid is the only detergent that seems to get this poison off of the animals skin before it kills them, so whether or not it is tested on animals is not a main concern if you are going through this emergency. Learn some tact would you please?

  3. Dear Jennifer,

    Your letter is dated February 4, 2016, today is February 16th, so your situation must be resolved by now; hopefully for the better. What you described sounds like what other pet owners have reported after using Hartz flea and tick products in that their pets appear to be have absorbed poisonous pesticides through the skin; in fact, studies have shown the same pesticides that are found in Raid insecticide are found in Hartz flea and tick products, which can affect the kidneys. Immediately bathe the animal in Dawn dishwashing detergent to remove the toxic oily residue from the skin. If your pet still appears to be lethargic, take the animal right away to the vet or emergency animal hospital because the toxins will need to be flushed out of the body with an I.V. Failing that, the animal will most likely die of kidney failure. The increasing number of toxins in the body due to failing kidneys is what causes the lethargy. Why Hartz flea and tick products are still available on store shelves is due to the EPA caving in to corporate influence despite thousands of complaints from consumers. Millions, if not billions, of Hartz corporate dollars are at stake should these harmful products be rightfully banned. If you perform an online search, you will find numerous websites and even YouTube videos that attest to the harmful effects of these products. The website http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/pet_products_concern.html details an NBC investigation into the harmful effects of flea and tick shampoos and drops by Sergeant’s, Bio Spot and Hartz.

  4. Take her to a vet. I had the same thing happen to my cat when she was a kitten and almost lost her. The vet will recognize the symptoms. Good luck

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