I grabbed this flea/tick medicine, Hartz Ultraguard Pro, at the store and quickly checked Amazon’s ratings before doing so. 4ish stars plus it was $14 vs $38 for my normal brand so I figured I would try it.
As soon as I put it on Pilot’s back the smell was horrible and chemical. He immediately started acting extremely weird. He started panting heavily (totally weird for a cat) and running around crazy. He became super paranoid and would hide everywhere and run through the house low to the floor. It was almost as if he was hallucinating. He didn’t eat for about 16 hours which is weird for Pilot😜 too.
I immediately got online and searched for complaints for this product. Apparently this is straight up insecticide and there were so many stories of animals getting chemical burns, having the same reactions Pilot did, and many animals die from it. We washed him 3 times to get it off of him but his back still twitched for 24 hours after. He seems to be fine now and we don’t see any signs of burns or his hair falling out. I will never use this product again and will tell everyone I know not to as well.