Clueless about Hartz; Flea, tick and Cat killer?

Hi, I bought the Hartz Ultra Guard Plus flea and tick drops for two stray kittens I had found on the street. They’re around 12 weeks old. I had used Hartz products before no problem. I feel like an idiot for not doing my research as I had just purchased the Flea and Tick drops as the two brothers are infested with fleas and decided to try that.

After applying the drops i noticed the upbeat, always down for affection brother to be lethargic. To make matters worse after I finished applying the solution on both of them they escaped my view for some time and come to when I find them, it appears they’ve licked some of the solution off their backs, although not much as it looked dried.

Started doing my research and was horrified at all the people who lost their pets to these disgusting products. I am so concerned for my two babies. When I found the news, I washed both their mouths and gave them a Dawn dish soap bath. There’s some change in behavior, but the upbeat one seems unusually lethargic. The other brother is as he was before, which is a good sign.

I am worried that I’ll wake up with two dead cats! Is there anything else I can do besides wait? I can’t afford to stay up all night, but I don’t want to neglect them in case they have a reaction. I know some have escaped only with minor reactions but God forbid I wake up and they’re in worse condition.

I’m sorry to all those who lost their best friends to these disgusting products and I will be throwing away every Hartz product I own in the trash where it belongs.

2 thoughts on “Clueless about Hartz; Flea, tick and Cat killer?”

  1. I had taken mine to an Emergency Vet and they gave him a bath twice and made sure all of the medication was off him. He was okay later that night. Hopefully your bathing them will work. Good luck.

  2. They seem to be all good. The lethargic brother just threw up and was back to normal. I suppose I got lucky. Thank goodness as I was so afraid it might be like the other cases.

    Regardless, I’m going to inquire WHY pet stores and other major home good stores are still actively selling a product that is killing members of our family!

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