She has been suffering for 2 weeks!!!

I have owned cats and dogs all of my life and never knew how toxic Hartz is to animals! My Patches had a bad case of fleas so I washed her outside with the oatmeal flea and tick shampoo. The water was warm and it was 70+ degrees outside but when I was done and she was dried off, she still seemed to be freezing. He teeth started chattering like a little kid. Besides the appearance of being cold, nothing else really seemed wrong. The next morning I noticed that she hadn’t moved from where she was the night prior. She appeared to be very tired and she didn’t want to get up. I thought that she was just super happy that the fleas finally stopped bighting and she finally got some rest. Well, it just kept getting worse. I took her to the vet because I though that an old wound may have gotten infected, even though it didn’t really look infected. It was the only thing I could think of that might be doing this to her. She is almost 10 years old, but sure wasn’t acting like this! The vet gave me antibiotics in case it was the wound but he said it looked like it was healing well and she should be fine. Well, this is now a week later and I have to pretty much force her to drink water and to eat food. She doesn’t want to get up at all. She was having tremors in her leg but I somehow related this back to the possible leg infection. 2 nights ago, I was thinking about how it just didn’t seem right that all of this was from a leg that looked pretty much healed and I realized that the night before the change in behavior, she had that flea bath. I immediately started looking up the symptoms and everything fit. I then washed her with dawn soap and rinsed and rinsed and rinsed. She is now just starting to walk a little bit faster, but still acts as if she is dying. I called my vet and am waiting to hear back from them to see if there is anything that can be done at this point. This POISON has been affecting her for almost 2 weeks! I feel like such a horrible mom for doing this to her!! I will tell everyone I possibly can to never use Hartz for any reason!!! In looking at this site, my stomach turned as I read the other stories. And to think the stories go back so many years and that this company has been sued and put out of business! So sorry to all of you that have suffered through this. God Bless!

3 thoughts on “She has been suffering for 2 weeks!!!”

  1. YES HARTZ FLEA DROPS ARE A KILLER. I HAVE WROTE TO HARTZ & CONSUMERS FRAU D BUREAU & BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU & NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE I HOPE I GET RESULTS & LETS START A PETITION STATING WITH ME FIRST. JOE AMOROSO

  2. My Labradoodle, Buddy, has gotten one of the Hartz Original Oinkies every night for the past 6 or 7 years and has never experienced any problems. He will be 12 this December and is still going strong.

  3. Thompson
    These people are talking about FLEA and TICK treatments NOT a freaking dog treat. Sheesh, try to read and comprehend

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