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!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. It’s crazy how we just go innocently to look for a solution on fleas for our babies and this happens..So enraged. We have 4 and the 4 were applied the Ultraguard topical and 3 were fine but one..He got a horrible scratch scabby neck..Enraged!!! I have to now go to the vet for this. Have Anyone Sued this company??!!

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