Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists

HORRIBLE! I have an English Bulldog (1yr 4months old). He loves to chew on bully sticks. I saw the Pig Skin Twists at Smart & Final and thought he would probably love this treat. Ingredients just said PIG SKINS and it says highly digestible on the front. Didn’t even think to look where it was made 🙁 BUT it is made in China. Opened the bag and it smelled bad (chemical like)… However, I brushed it off thinking “how are Pigskins suppose to smell anyway.” (Plus, I purchased it at Smart & Final…right?) I gave one to my dog who took a smell and left it on the floor (highly unusual for my dog who loves to eat). Against my better judgement… I picked it up and held it out for him to remind him it was a treat… here, it’s a treat for you! Took him a few smells and checking it out before he finally took it an started chewing on it. He ended up eating the whole thing.
Later that evening when we were going to bed I thought I noticed him twitch or do this head bobble thing (He has only done this once before after he got eye surgery & had an allergic reaction to something). Next morning I wake up super early to my dog having “head tremors” or also known as Idiopathic Head Tremors. He continued to have head tremors spread out through the day. The only thing DIFFERENT that I gave him to eat was the Pig Skin Twist. I looked the treats up online and found all these horrible reviews on the company and product. I knew it had to be the Pigskins causing the head tremors. I took him to the vet. The vet checked him and was not sure that it was the pigskin treat that caused this… because Bulldogs are known to get head tremors. HOWEVER, by the 3rd day the head tremors were gone and he has not had once since. I believe they went away once the treat and toxins had passed through him. 100% these treats caused him some sort of trauma that brought on the head tremors (probably allergic to the toxins in the treat).

I lost my cat because of this product!

HARTZ IS THE REASON FOR MR. WHISKERS’S DEATH!!!! HE STOPPED EATING, LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT, VOMITED MORE FREQUENTLY, AND COULDN’T EVEN WALK OR GO TO THE BATHROOM ANYMORE!!!! WE TRIED TO GET HIM INTO THE HUMANE SOCIETY, BUT THEY COULDN’T DO ANYTHING TO GET HIM INTO A FOSTER HOME, BECAUSE THEY WERE BOOKED!!!! WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO PUT HIM DOWN YESTERDAY!!!! I’M SO ANGRY I WANT THIS COMPANY PERMANENTLY SHUT DOWN!!!!

BIG MISTAKE

My grandmother gave me some flea medication after I recently moved in with her for my cat. I took it and put it on her completely IRRESPONSIBLY. I noticed she was acting really abnormal pacing and then hid under the bed. I looked at the package and instantly knew what was going on. Scrubbed her down to try and get it off. A few hours had already gone by. She spent the last day 1/2 under the bed, obviously so lethargic and sick. I kept a close eye to make sure it did not get worse. I feel so horrible I let this happen. HARTZ IS POSION

Pets, If You Are On These Flea And Tick Medications, Beware Of Seizures

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that medications in the isoxazoline class such as Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica may do more than just combat flea or tick infestations. These medications have the potential of causing seizures, ataxia, muscle tremors, or other neurological problems in your pets. ”

“If you are a veterinarian, make sure that pet owners are aware of these potential side effects and discuss flea and tick control options if they are concerned.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2018/09/22/pets-if-you-are-on-these-flea-and-tick-medications-beware-of-seizures/

Killed my kitten

I had a new baby kitten that was 3weeks old . Her mother had died so I took her in. Well she had anxiety so w checked YouTube for several tips to help kittens in New homes. Finally one person suggested this lavender calming collar.. So we bought one. Within 4 hrs of having it on her i noticed a change in her behavior but blew it off. I took it off her because she kept putting her. Legs through it. Well 2 days later i tried again. I put it on her in the morning and left for work. I can home from work 8hrs later and she’s face down in the carpet barely breathing and stumbling around drunk looking . i called the vet. I told them about the collar they said get it off now and bathe her with warm water and dawn. I did. She seemed to get better for a while. 3 hrs later we were headed to bed. She started acting very hostile and had seizures. Her eyes were completely black and she kept screaming. I got scared and put her in her kitty kennel. 3 hrs of that and she died at 4:37am.

Hartz collar burned my calico cat

I put one of these collars on my three cats a few weeks ago because of a bad flea infestation on them. My boyfriend came running today to me with my Ellie in his arms saying take the collar off now and when we cut it off her whole neck around about a half an inch wide was badly burned. I can’t stop crying I hurried to check my other cats and they are perfectly fine. I feel like a horrible cat mom for letting this happen but I had no idea that this was even possible, plus she’s so laid back and so furry it wasn’t noticed for weeks. Please if you use this ever make sure to inspect your cats hourly the first days because this is devastating to me and if my boyfriend didn’t catch it she could’ve been seriously injured even more.

Could’ve lost them..

Been struggling with money to get rid of the fleas that all 3 of my cats have. Seen hartz in Walmart for $5. So thankful for this site. Luckily I looked up reviews before putting it onto my cats and was taken here. I could’ve lost all 3 of my babies that are my everything. Something needs to be done this is ridiculous. Reading all this stories makes me chest hurt. This cant continue. Pets are children to people! Its heartbreaking when youre just trying to help your animal and then this!

Chemical burn

This is the 1st time I’ve ever dealt with fleas. I have 6 cats two outdoor an 4 indoor. I put a collar on each one. Its hartz seven month protection….anyway indoor cat neck starts weeping like pus or something after 3 days of wearing said collar. The collar was loose and it still looked like his skin was stuck to the collar. He has severe chemical burn why are these people still allowed to sell this product????