Hartz left chemical burns on my cats neck

Today I noticed my cat had chemical burns from HARTZ Flea collar. All three of my fur babies had the collar on, thankfully it only affected him. Not saying I’m not devasted. I have no clue what to do, do I take him to the vet? Do I continue to clean and put Neosporin on the wounds? Thankfully it isn’t as bad as it could be. I just hate seeing my fur babies like this, it’s a shame. What this company does to our animals our loved ones. I wish more people knew about this brand. It isn’t FDA approved. I was already scared about the collar, but I figured why not give it a try. But now I know, Hartz is a no go. And they need to be sued.

Night and Day

I am horrified at all the information I am seeing about the Hartz flea collars and shampoo, etc. that have been used and have caused reprehensible damage to all of these loved pets, now including mine. My Tierney, 2 yr. old half pit half lab sunshine in color, eyes to match is so sick right now. Two days ago she was her fun loving self, playing with her toys, then all out of the blue, she couldn’t walk. Her back hind legs were collapsing, weak, she could not stand without wobbling. We had to carry her around the house, then all of a sudden she would be able to walk, but was walking funny. We noticed she started being very quiet, very out of it, not playing, just laying down. Went to work came back she vomited all over the living room floor. She wouldn’t get up so I could take her to the vet, we had to carry her to get her in the car. She got sick on the way to the vet, vomited violently all over the car. Got to the vet, he noticed she had some fleas on her, I told him we just threw away a blue collar we had on her from Hartz. He instantly said she has neurotoxicity and its from the ingredient in the collar the P word. I’m sorry I can’t remember how to say it. I was floored!! I told him my husband also bought and bathed her in the hartz flea shampoo and conditioner, he said all of those make pets sick and/or they die! I almost fell to the ground. My poor little baby girl who is only 2 yrs old can die. He said her nerves and brain have been affected, that is the reason for the weakness, wobbling, not being able to walk, out of it, unusually quiet, vomiting, etc. He told me if she continues to have seizures, to take her to Penn Vet for more detailed analysis and testing. I am praying that she will not have anymore seizures, but she is continuing to have tremors and is shaking while trying to sleep. It is the scariest thing to see. I feel so helpless. Why is it that if these products are so fatal and harmful why are they being still being sold. All of them should be recalled indefinitely until they are reproduced without that P ingredient. I am appalled that stores are selling these at the expense of our beloved animals. I will be instituting a class action suit against Hartz! Now its just a waiting game to see if she either gets worse or slowly gets better but Will never be the 100% she used to be when we got her at 12 weeks. old. I am mortified.

Chemical Burn from Hartz Flea Collar

We discovered my cat and dog had fleas October 6th.
We followed the necessary steps to ensure we had them removed, flea baths, groomers, natural remedies such ad apple cider vinegar etc. As a precaution my daughter purchased HARTZ Flea collars on 10/7 from Petland.
After 2 days we had to remove the collar because we noticed a heat burn on my dog. Luckily I live with a vet tech, she told me what had to be done, shave the surrounding area to avoid spreading, apply topical ointment, keep the area dry and covered to avoid scratching. The heat burn started out the size just a bit larger than the size of a quarter. Within 3 days it spread from her lower neck to just as far as her ear. She was taken to the vet, told this was one of the worst heat-burns he had seen and IMMEDIATELY knew it was from the flea color. Unfortunately, I do not have the receipt, but I still have the flea color (who thinks to save a wrapper and the receipt) She was prescribed steroids, antibiotics and another topic. I am DISGUSTED that a company would keep this item on the market (as I am learning even more of their products are just as harmful) My dog is like my child.
For the past week, I’ve had to stay up with her, console her, ensure that she doesn’t scratch her wound (that’s a job all in itself! It’s been a nightmare for everyone, most of all for her!She’s been lethargic, she doesn’t want to go outside, or the bathroom, she’s not her normal self and it’s scary! Not to mention, my beautiful baby may not grow her hair back! I am truly lost for words. Something needs to be done!!!!!!!!!!!

HARTZ FLEA COLLAR MASSIVE HEAT BURN

We discovered my cat and dog had fleas October 6th.
We followed the necessary steps to ensure we had them removed, flea baths, groomers, natural remedies such ad apple cider vinegar etc. As a precaution my daughter purchased HARTZ Flea collars on 10/7 from Petland.
After 2 days we had to remove the collar because we noticed a heat burn on my dog. Luckily I live with a vet tech, she told me what had to be done, shave the surrounding area to avoid spreading, apply topical ointment, keep the area dry and covered to avoid scratching. The heat burn started out the size just a bit larger than the size of a quarter. Within 3 days it spread from her lower neck to just as far as her ear. She was taken to the vet, told this was one of the worst heat-burns he had seen and IMMEDIATELY knew it was from the flea color. Unfortunately, I do not have the receipt, but I still have the flea color (who thinks to save a wrapper and the receipt) She was prescribed steroids, antibiotics and another topic. I am DISGUSTED that a company would keep this item on the market (as I am learning even more of their products are just as harmful) My dog is like my child.
For the past week, I’ve had to stay up with her, console her, ensure that she doesn’t scratch her wound (that’s a job all in itself! It’s been a nightmare for everyone, most of all for her!She’s been lethargic, she doesn’t want to go outside, or the bathroom, she’s not her normal self and it’s scary! Not to mention, my beautiful baby may not grow her hair back! I am truly lost for words. Something needs to be done!!!!!!!!!!!

Over the years

I see alot of posts on here about their dogs and their experiences. I heartly say that I have used this shampoo over the years but not periodically. I have had many dogs over the years chase(pup), Ella(pup), holly(my 7 year old rescue), Marley(my 10 year old), and lucky(my 6 year old). Through out the years I have used that shampoo for FLEAS ONLY. Any other time they did not have fleas I used regular dog shampoo and only bought the flea is when it was needed. Lucky is my 6 year old male husky labmix that I have raised from a puppy and have used other things to bathe him and I still use the orange flea shampoo. Today im giving him a bath but have never had the terrible experiences with what y’all have went through.

Hartz killed my cat – PLEASE do not use it. <3

Hello wonderful cat and dog lovers out there, I am here to warn you that Hartz flea and tick shampoo has killed my cat (purchased at Walmart- Canada). Bailey was a beautiful, bold, orange-munchkin kitty. He was strong, playful, and demanded daily love and attention. After noticing he needed a bath (from playing outside) I decided to give him a flea and tick wash since our area has been having a higher rate of ticks this season. I bathed him – which he didn’t like – I patted him dry and watch him bounce away as usual. I let him outside to dry, on a warm summer day in July 2018 – and he went missing. For two days, I called his name, banged on his food dish, and looked for him everywhere. This was not like Bailey. At 11pm at night on day 2, I decided to check for him one more time and found him panting and crying on my side door step. He was weak, his furr was patchy, his mouth was foaming, and his eyes were unable to open. His back legs were lame and unable to walk – he could barely meow a cry to me. I began to sob. Who has hurt or poisoned my Bailey! I cried. I immediately hydrated him with a syringe and brought him to the emergency. They put him on an IV and although he had perked up a bit – he was still was unable to walk and looked like he was in incredible pain. The vet said she did not know what the cause was (his body was not injured like they would be from being hit by a car) – and that it seemed like a strange/sudden onset of symptoms. The only change in his daily routine – was the bath with the murderous product “HARTZ FLEA AND TICK” shampoo. I laid my kitty to rest that day. I miss him every time the sun shines on the garden – Bailey would have loved this day, I say to myself. I have owned many cats in my life time and Bailey’s younger brother and sister are still alive and well – I like to say that Bailey saved their lives and has now returned to his mommy in heaven, my daughter. Please, save your loved ones and don’t use any Hartz products! I called Hartz to tell them what happened and they immediately offered me money compensation – innocent people do not freely hand out cash – they were trying to buy my silence with a waver. I DID NOT TAKE IT. Warn customers, tell friends, leave notes at stores, make phone-calls – whatever you have to do! We need to save our furry family members. With love, compassion, and sorrow for you all – AB.

MY KITTY STARTED DROOLING AND SPAZING OUT WITH HARTZ FLEA AND TICK PREVENTION

We put the flea medication as directed, on the back of my kitty’s neck, far from her reach. She ended up scratching the Hartz product and then licked her paw, getting the product in her mouth. She then started acting really unusually. Her mouth started drooling Soooo much, she was twitching, walking strangely, jumping. We were terrified, I looked it up and low and behold, horrible reviews of this product. We gave her a bath IMMEDIATELY. So blessed and thankful we didn’t leave that terrible product on my lil baby. So blessed and happy we managed to notice and wash it off her right away. I regret not doing enough research on this product. def doing that about ANY product from now on.

Not just the shampoo

First, drops took patches of hair out of all 4 cats where it was applied. We then moved to the all over spray assuming with larger quantities it would not be so concentrated and cause this. Next thing I know the best cat in the entire world was having seizures.Zeus my Siamese mix who would ask for kisses on his head, hold your hand while napping, ride my shoulders like a scarf and would call for “mom” when I went to bed and who also attacked my ex for playing too rough with me… he lasted another 6 months on anti seizure meds and then threw a blood clot, which was likely caused by the seizures. He became paralyzed instantly and in major amounts of pain. Even though my vet was a 5 minute ride from my home, and told me to bring him immediately, the clot was lodged and they couldn’t get it to move. His back end stiffened like a corpse. My sweet boy, suffered so much, and still was unfixable after these chemicals. He did go peacefully, and happily purring his little lavender eyes out in my arms. But he should’ve had many more years as an extremely healthy 8 year old kitty. I’m angry, and no one I can speak to about this will ever use these products again. The picture is his last night home with us. When the vet gave him the First IV med trying to break up the blood clot they allowed us to bring him home and love on him, as is was all just waiting. We took him back first thing in the morning and 24 hours later we were putting him down. Our dog here never could be trusted with other animals until Zeus. I love my little buddy, always