I have a 3 year old cat, Bo, he is a domestic short hair. I just applied this Hartz flea and tick prevention Since he likes to go hang out in the back yard. Immediately after i applied this he started twitching and then freaking out hissing and running around the house. He is finally laying down and starting to be calm. Is this a normal reaction. I used it on our other cat as well but he has hidden himself. So I am not sure if he is having a reaction.
I used Hartz topical flea medicine for my cat and minutes after applying it her hair fell out in clumps. I noticed her skin was very irritated where I applied it. It has been 6 days since I applied the medicine and her fur is still falling out. On top of that SHE STILL HAS FLEAS, it did not kill any fleas what so ever. I am throwing the rest of this flea medicine in the trash. Very scary to see how badly my cat reacted to this. I have never seen her have a bad reaction to other flea meds. Stay away from Hartz.
I normally use Advantage for flea control, but one time a friend gave me some Hartz Mountain flea drops packaged in little plastic vials that looked just like the ones Advantage comes in. My friend told me she used it on her pets all the time and said it was the exact same stuff as Advantage but way cheaper and available at the grocery store. I used it on my cat and it nearly killed her. I put it on the back of her neck as directed. In grooming herself, she wiped the area with her paws then licked them. A couple of hours later she started having convulsions, which developed into grand mal seizures. It was the middle of the night and I had no access to a vet until morning. I surrounded her with hot water bottles and a heating pad to keep her body temperature up and keep the seizures down. She survived, but what a terrifying experience.
Hartz’s reply to the multitude of reports of pet poisonings is that their products are safe when used as directed – that is, putting them only on the back of the neck where the animal can’t reach. My cat had no problem reaching it. There is another HUGE flaw in their reasoning. My pets, like the animals in multi-pet households, tend to play with each other, often grabbing each other by the back of the neck.
There’s an even bigger issue, though. How many of us have seen a toddler hug or kiss a pet and put their face to the animal’s neck? If that so-called ‘safe’ product was harmful enough to put my cat into grand mal seizures, what will it do to a baby?
My 10 weeks old doberman had one Hartz oinkies wrapped with chicken and she got very sick. She’s been having diarrhea last two days and thankfully getting a lot better. I cannot believe big stores like Walmart is letting innocent animals to get sick! From now on, I’ll be doing research on food and treats I buy for my dog and cats. Shame on you walmart.
I see allot of o post about dogs and cats using Hartz brand stuff… How about the little ones that fly?!? I have to birds and I didn’t think of it being anything.. But the bird paper they sell in Walmart is Hartz brand and comes from China… Idk if I got a bad batch or something. But the paper smells like rotten cheese. This paper is put in the cage my birds step on it, and my one bird likes to chew on it! He’s been sick ever since we couldn’t figure out why Not until we changed the paper realized the smell and also the bird food…. He’s doing much better…. I didn’t want to believe it but the Hartz brand is horrible!!!! Side note
I used Hartz on both of my cats. One of them is perfectly fine, while the other has died. Less than a day and a half. The were no warning signs. I woke up to my wife saying she couldn’t find her. Now this is my baby, I am talking about. I jump up and look to find her dead beside the dining table. My heart is broken and had to have her cremated. Anything I can do, other than be really sad.?
Thank you for this site, its saved my cats life! I bought my cat one of these flee collars today and found this site since i wanted to see if it was safe, i threw away the collor and gave my cat a bath after to get out the white powder. I hope this company goes down for all the pets they have harmed
I used Hartz on my 3 years old cat and she started breathing heavy. She was running around and trying to escape thru my screen door. She’s an inside cat and has never tried forcing her way out. Shes never been outside since I find her on the streets at 2 months old. After I blocked her from tearing thru my screen door she started twitching (or having seizures, I’m not a dr.) 15 minutes after using Hartz product I called the emergency vet. I gave my cat a bath with dawn dish soap. She was so tired from the reaction to medicine and having to get a bath but every 15-20 minutes her arm would start twitching. She would lie down but then twitch and move to another spot to get comfortable. She climbed on me and balled up on my chest and I would just hold her and when I would feel her start to twitch I would pet her and rub the spot near the application was applied. 7 hrs later her twitching/seizures have become less. Her appetite was still present since she ate her food about an hr or two after the reaction and the next morning she ate. After searching and learning about other cats and watching videos I’m so angry they allow this stuff to be sold to anyone. I’m blessed to have been overly protected of my cats and was able to see right away something was wrong and that I caught it right away and gave her a bath. Still keeping an eye very closely on her for the next 48hrs.
Today I tried the product hartz flea and tick for cats and kittens. I put it on my furr baby one time. Within 5 minutes he was crying, hissing, spitting and avoiding me and his puppy brother. I rushed him to tub and gave him a good bath. He felt better but I have not seen him so upset. He looked scared. All i can say is do not use this product! It will hurt you animals. It’s a shame stores still have it on the shelf.
I just gave my cat a dose of irregardless flea and tick. He was fine for the first 10 mins then started flipping out. Scratching his fur off. He was short of breath. I threw him in the sink and tried washing it off bit he got away. I got him in the bath tub put dawn on it and rinsed him off. He is still irritated by it but seems better. I hope he will be OK. Any suggestions?