I gave both of my 2 year old cats Hartz UltraGuard topical on Tuesday and my female is fine but my male is in bad shape. Wednesday he was very lethargic and was not eating or drinking. Thursday I looked up reactions to this stuff and was horrified at what I saw. I gave him a bath and have been giving him water with a dropper but he has not used the bathroom and is getting worse. He has an appt today(Friday) at 10:30 and I just hope everything is ok but it’s not looking great. This is devastating to watch.
I applied the Hartz flea and ticks drops for cats and kittens on my 1 year old cat Clementine. As soon as I put the drops her skin turned red and she started panting extremely quickly. She immediately ran under my bed, I got her out of there to wash it off with dawn soap and water. She was still breathing heavily for about 6 more hours and then she threw up. She is thankfully fine now but I consider myself lucky.
I am the proudest of cat mothers to my two kittens. They’re 8 and 10 months old respectively, perfect little tuxedo kitties. About a week ago we got the younger one a flea collar because he had started to give some of the rugs fleas.
I’m not the adult of the house, so i asked my mom to buy him a flea collar. She came back with the Hartz reflective flea and tick collar. I looked at the packaging and saw the label ‘This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer’. My poor kitten was absolutely eaten up so i figured it would do for the next few days/next week until i could go get them one myself.
Not even a week later my cat is throwing up and losing control of his bladder. First he urinated on the bed (which he hasn’t done since he was a TINY kitten), and i just got woken up to the sweet sound of my cat throwing up in about 3 different rooms.
I googled it and sure enough, the collar he had on (which id removed a few hours before he threw up) was from a brand known to kill cats.
I chose to share this story because if i didn’t know about the side effects of some collars, i would’ve kept it on him. We aren’t well off enough to be able to visit a vet regularly, and he probably would’ve have died.
Please do not use Hartz collars on your animals. I’d hate for anyone to go through an unnecessary death.
The other day I stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up some flea medication for my cat. I had applied the flea ointment to the base of her skull on the back of her neck as directed. I had used this product before with no issues. Bayou had fallen asleep like normal that day. The following day I’m getting ready for work and she leaves my bedroom and lies down in the living room. After I get home from work she’s in the same spot and it concerned me. So I picked her up and she protested like she was in pain. I washed her with dawn dish soap to get the ointment off of her. She didn’t provide a lot of struggle Which she usually does when getting a bath. She’s been extremely lethargic. She’s not eating or drinking anything. I’ve been using a rubber syringe to make her drink some water but she still won’t eat. It’s been 2days now since she’s take the medication and I plan to take her to the vet in the morning since there isn’t an available veterinarian at this hour of the day. I’m never using this poison again. I hope she is alright.
I recently applied Sergents Gold flea squeeze-on liquid to the back of my cats neck. The box says “for cats and kittens.” My cat is 2 years old and 6 pounds. As soon the liquid touched his hair/skin he bolted from me, ran around the house and ran out the door. He would not let me near him (for 4 days)! I didn’t know what was happening. I thought maybe it was a smell that I couldn’t perceive. Then I remembered this same exact situation happened a few years prior with another cat ( I thought is was a smell back then). When the cat finally came back and let me near him I noticed a bald patch devoid of hairbehind his neck exactly where I applied the flea liquid. Now I realized this is a “dangerous” product and shouldn’t be sold to the public. HAZARDOUS POISONOUS PESTICIDES. DO not purchase. I will be writing to the FDA next. Both cats I mentioned here were and are ok. Please use natural products only.
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Hello. I used this product on 2 of my cats. One is 1 year old, the other 9 months. Now I’m reading these stories and I’m terrified. I did my best to wash it off them. It’s been 24 hours and no symptoms. For how much longer do I need to be worried?