I recently just lost a cat because of FIP and I only have one left, her sister. On Sunday, I gave her Hartz flea treatment because in a past couple days she’s been scratching her ears and neck a lot, I am a student so I really hope the cheap treatment would work. After 2 hours, she starts running around, tried to lick the part of her neck where I put the drop and then scratched a lot she pulls a lot of furs, not only that, she starts to flick her feet uncontrollably. So I read a couple of info from the internet and shocked and regret that I was not read it before I buy it, as a research student, I should’ve known this. Six hours after the treatment I force her to the sink and bathed her, and give some Dawn in the area of treatment, I got off most of the grease but the leg flicking and the stress stays until a day after. I brought her to vet on Monday evening, insisted a full blood work. I am still very traumatic from losing a cat. The vet gave her subQ fluid but did not give any medication as she does not have tremor, seizure or even vomiting. I wait anxiously until the toxin dissipate and the leg flicking to be gone. The leg flicking and some muscle spasm stays until day 3 after treatment.
I called the store that sold it and tell the store manager about my story, they took them off the shelves that exact day.
I am maybe far from losing a cat but reading through the stories in this web page I can feel the anger and the sadness for those who lost their pets because of this brand. This should never be used in any pets and I will send the message throughout.
My cat right now is okay, the blood work does not indicate any damage from the toxin, bathed her and get the grease off of her was the right thing to do although she went on hiding afterwards because she hates water. After 3 days, the spasm and flicking is no longer exist, but the lethargy because of the stress is still there. I hope she will be fine and I will never ever use any of the product from Hartz brand anymore.
Thank you to each of you for sharing your story and bringing attention to this issue. After reading each of your stories, My dogs really enjoy these but I just can’t take the chance with my fur babies lives. I do fear any edible product from China.
My 18 mos old puppy ate a Hartz Oinkies and broke out in hives! I didn’t realize they were made in China and will be taking them back to the store. I’m just glad it didn’t kill her!
We purchased a flea collar for my cat Bentley. Put it on last Friday. Took it off on Tuesday because he kept throwing up. Found him dead Saturday. Yea because of this flea collar my 4 year old Cat passed away. I can’t replace my Cat so what am I to do.
I too feel like an awful cat master. I’m all about natural healthy living, then I go and do something stupid like place Seargents hartz on my poor Whisper. Same conclusion, poison reaction. My vet only could recommend bathing her to remove toxin. But my iridiologist told me to give her some food grade diatomaceous earth, and sprinkle the powder on her fur to help fight toxins, and bath her with Dr Bonner’s Castile soap to get her PH balanced. And to feed her cold raw salmon, dark chicken, or sardines, all raw, with bones ( will not hurt her ) to get her some fish oil supplement as well. Then she should be back on track. Hope this helps in future cases of master failings.
Remember, we & all creatures all belong to a forgiving & healing God .
Admit our mistakes and He will bring healing 😀
My 4 month old puppy got a chemical burn from hartz flea collar. Luckily we found out about it and took her to the vet right away. The vet told us the burn had just started so it wasnt that bad. He even told us that one of the ingredients will cause seizures in dogs and that the packaging says avoid contact with skin but you’re supposed to put it on the dog’s neck?? Doesnt make any sense and I genuinely dont understand how hartz is still allowed to be selling all these product!s! I am really angry and upset. Not only was it painful for my pup, we had to spend $280 at the vet for it. Never use hartz flea collar on your pet, ever!!
Son gave our one year old golden retriever mix a Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin twist. After reading about dogs having seizures, I feel very lucky that our dog threw up the treat. I will have to be much more careful about what few treats we give her.
I gave my Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vectra-3D for the first time and he died the next day. He was a healthy 6 year old dog when treated. I called my vet to let them know what happened they told me that they had all ready stoped using vectra-3D.
Today I bought this medicine to help are cat buddy with Flea’s and Tick’s. About 15 minutes later he started to act abnormal he was running and hissing at us and he was sneezing and shaking violently. We immediately wrapped up in a towel and gave him a bath to get it off of him he immediately calmed down and was back to normal. And at this time he is back to how he was before giving this medicine to him. Please whatever you do. Do not give this or put it on your animals do not please don’t. You will regret it. This product should not be sold in stores this company needs to be shut down. They don’t deserve to run a company
I bought a flea collar and my cat had it on for just a short min and he started having breathing problems they need to take off the market permantly