Hartz Ultragaurd made our cat blind and tremors

Lucy’s story: The night before last I called her in for the night and she didn’t come running like usual but I heard her meowing. I spotted her trapped under our deck and went out to move the lattice so she could get out. This alone was my first warning sign because she has never had any issues like this but I attributed it to her being hard to get along with and not wanting to come in on my schedule. As I removed the obstacle out of her way she still didn’t even turn toward me as I called. So I went under there and picked her up, after much protest, and brought her inside. Once inside I noticed she was trembling terribly and lifting her paws in a very strange shaking motion. She stood near her food bowl but was staring over it (she usually goes right to it and eats as soon as she comes in). After watching her for a few minutes it because obvious to me that she was also BLIND!!!!!!!! I’m so mad typing this that I can’t even think straight. It was 1am so we had to rush her to the emergency vet hospital where the first question they asked us was if we had put a topical flea killer on her. I said yes but couldn’t recall the brand. They said her symptoms were consistent with neurological reactions to the over-the-counter types of flea drops and they kept and treated her accordingly overnight. Thankfully her vision returned by the time we picked her up and her tremors had subsided considerably. It is now about 36 hours since she’s been home and is doing better but still having some tremors here and there. In the meantime I discovered that the drops we used were Hartz Ultragaurd for Cats, and went online to find this and many other reviews, forums, and complaints about this CAT POISON Hartz is peddling on those of us who trust the manufacturer of these products not to kill or harm our pets, and in our case also leave us with a $1000 ER vet bill. I am truly hoping to find a legal avenue to pursue to get some justice for these pets and their owners for their suffering and grief over this terrible and irresponsible company.

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