Hartz flea collar poisoned my dog

Yesterday morning i put a hartz ultraguard flea and tick collar on my rescue Brussels griffon mix and within minutes he started behaving strange. ..he ran outside and started stumbling fell on his face trembling seizing and convulsing I immediately took the collar off and after awhile he stopped seizing but remained lathargic and quite sickly. ..he is usually a very active happy high energy dog…he has extreme vet anxiety (needs to be sedated and given oxygen everytime) so I decided not to take him but just to watch him closely..I sent hartz a private FB message with videos and pictures and i emailed them twice and called them this morning. They said his reaction was not something that usually happens and that they don’t see this kind of thing and kind of hinted that my dog probably has an underlying issue. Not a doubt in my mind My dog was poisoned by that collar..the reaction was almost immediate and absolutely devastating to witness. I know if I hadn’t taken that collar off he would have died..oliver is a happy healthy dog..but today he’s having trouble walking and remains lethargic and totally not himself… they didn’t even offer to pay the vet fee if I took him but that would be like admitting guilt of sorts..I knew there had to be other issues with this product and that’s how I found this page…my dog almost died yesterday and hartz doesn’t care!

One Reply to “Hartz flea collar poisoned my dog”

  1. Hartz has not cared for over 25 years– these tragedies have been happening to cats, dogs (even LARGE dogs) and I can’t understand WHY Hartz does NOTHING. PLEASE spread the word! I even walk up to people at the supermarket who are looking at Hartz flea preps and I tell them how DANGEROUS this stuff is. I am glad your dog is ok– PERHAPS the next time he goes to the vet you might want to have his liver values checked. Those poisons get filtered by the liver and it sometimes works overtime…..
    I used something like Hartz on my cat- she immediately foamed at the mouth — I immediately called the emergency vet and they told me to put her under the shower at ONCE and wash it off — and bring her in if she showed ANY signs of distress afterwards. I washed her off and luckily I caught it in time.
    Although it is more expensive, in the long run it is cheaper to use Frontline or Revolution or Advantage– end even then check for the next 15 or 30 minutes afterwards (while at the vet’s) to make sure there is no reaction. If you have a cat, use only flea preps made for cats — their livers cannot process chemicals the same way that dogs’ livers do.

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