lost my pomeranian to Hartz

I, also, lost my young Pomeranian age 1 1/2 yo when I gave her a bath using Hartz flea and tick shampoo. Mind you, I have used this countless times when I was younger, my parents used it, my friends used it. But in the 1990’s, they went through a major change and shipped most of their production to china ( or overseas) to cut costs. This was done under the covers and was never disclosed to the public.
I bathed my young dog, and as she was drying, she started to shake uncontrollably. She went into convulsions, was confused and progressively got aggressive. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought it was rabies. She died 8 hours after her bath. I had no idea why.
The next day I was giving a bath to my Shi Tzu mix, using the same shampoo. But I noticed she began to act funny almost before the bath was done. Shaking, glazed eyes, lolling her head…. I rushed her to the vet, were they gave her a vinegar bath to neutralize the poison, IVs, charcoal tx,, they did save her life… $300 later.
when I called Hartz, they denied.. they blamed the age of the dog ( ” well,, young dogs should be bathed with care,, they are very suseptable to chemicals…. older dogs are very sensitive to chemicals, so she may have had a reaction” ).. they were 1 1/2 and 3 yo. this was in 2003. Hartz never offered a dime, never took responsibility, never offered me even condolences. They claimed it was something the dogs ” got into” or possibly something I did, ME, while bathing them. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL THOSE YOU KNOW,,, HARTZ NEEDS TO SHUT DOWN!

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