Hartz Ultra Guard Flea and Tick Shampoo

This is my post from Facebook!

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT use Hartz flea and tick shampoo. This has been an ongoing issue for a month for my poor Molly. I called the vet today and explained to her that Molly had gotten fleas and we applied Pet Armor (cheap version of Frontline which she told me is worthless) and this shampoo. I wasn’t so much worried about the fleas as I was that Molly’s skin had broke out and she is now constantly itching. I can just tell she feels horrible. She asked me, without me saying the name, “You didn’t use Hartz brand did you?” I wasn’t at home so I told her I thought it was but that I wasn’t certain. She told me to NEVER use this stuff and to check out hartzvictims.org. There are some horrendous stories on there about this brand. Why is this crap still on the market? I’m lucky. My dogs aren’t dead, but seriously look at the website. Hartz is killing pets. My Molly has a stomach rash, bloody spots in her armpits and ears, and she’s losing hair on the back and side of her leg. I’m an irate doggy mom to say the least. I’m thankful for the nice woman at the vet who helped enlighten me so much and the lady at Pet Smart who walked me through everything I needed to get.

Molly and Lyla have both been bathed in (not cheap) oatmeal shampoo and conditioner, have had an Advantix treatment, and are now resting comfortably, obviously feeling better. The lady at Pet Smart and the Vet told me the best flea shampoo is Dawn dish soap. I don’t believe we will be buying anything for our kids at Walmart anymore. Pet Smart or the vet, that’s it. (Except for food of course)

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