4 yorkies

I used the shampoo on my yorkies. I HAD 4. A mother 3 yrs old, father 2 yrs old and 2 11 wk old puppies. I used the Hartz shampoo and within hours the first pup died, the mother an hr later. We washed the other pup and the father in our 2nd bathroom and just so happened to use head and shoulders bc the Hartz was in the first bathroom thinking they may have gotten into something (we never found anything that would harm them) the 2nd pup lasted until 4 am and the father yorkie is very sick. He seemed to feel better this morning so we gave him another bath (Hartz-we hadn’t seen this article yet) and now he is worse. All were lethargic, seizing, short of breath and drooling. 1st video of mother before death Wouldn’t load. 1st is puppy seizing. 2nd of healthy mother and pups.

31 thoughts on “4 yorkies”

          1. Was that really needed? Sarah Newell. This lady lost 4 of her baby’s and you want to act like this. Wow

    1. I was honestly thinking the same thing…

      Still very sorry for their loss though! Never easy to lose a pet (family member) 😭

    2. That is what I was thinking. Why give the father another bath in the morning? I may have misunderstood because all of this was confusing. I am sorry for the animals. I wouldn’t have used this again since all of them were dying and there were no other obvious reasons for this to happen.

    3. Not to be snotty but the anti flea and tick shampoos have PESTICIDES it leave residue all over the household, thus the reason it says not to use AROUND smaller pets, cats or children! I’m pretty sure u wouldn’t use this product in a child, but it still tells you not to use it AROUND them. The pesticide (poison) lingers. Maybe that would clear the confusion.

    4. I was about to point that out. They stated they used H&S on the 2nd puppy and father, yet they too hot sick. Doesnt sound likenits the Hartz shampoos fault then.

    5. We had another puppy to come over and play with ours and it had fleas really bad. We ran a bath in just a few inches of water and bathed the dogs. After drying them and feeding them we let them out to use the bathroom. When they came back in they seemed sick. One pup was foaming and began seizing. The others were showing the same symptoms. We were afraid they had come into contact with something outside (our neighbors are remodeling and I was afraid something may have came over the fence). My daughter and I split them into 2 groups to bathe them quicker. Understand we were both sobbing. My daughter used the Hartz and I used H&S. The dogs washed with H&S survived. They’re doing well.
      The father and one pup survived. Had I known it would have hurt them I wouldn’t have used it. My husband has two large work dogs and I guess I grabbed the wrong bottle.
      As for the very rude statements, I am not a moron Bill Miller. If you were in my situation you may have done the same thing.
      Amanda, if your puppies were dying in your arms you may have done the same considering there was a possibility they could have been exposed to something while on their potty break.
      The WTF’s?!?! There was no excessive bathing. It’s not like we dumped the shampoo on them. I’ve had yorkies for years. I’ve never had one get so much as a cold. Thank you ELANA ❤️
      As far as the vet comment, I live 45 minutes from the vet. Even if it were closer, having serval seizing and foaming dogs on your hands would make a difficult drive. Especially while bawling my eyes out.
      4 months later and I am still grieving over the lose of my sweet fur babies. Thank you all to the comments of sympathy. It’s hard for someone who has no idea what it’s like to sympathize. I was not interested in any compensation from the Hartz company when I posted this. How can anyone put a price on the life of such sweet souls.
      I have been a disabled RN for a few years when I got my yorkies and they became all I had. So surgery after surgery, learning to walk again and all that entails, my dogs were the only peace that I had.
      I visited their graves today. I miss the momma dog more than the others. That may sound selfish but she wouldn’t let anyone touch me and if I was using my cane she stayed right with me like she was a little guard. I still have her dresses and matching bows. The pups match T-shirts that said “security” across the back bc they would bark at everything.
      That can’t be replaced. None of it. I can’t bring myself to get another. Not one will every be like her.
      So I accidentally uses the wrong dog shampoo without reading warnings in tiny print bc it was one bottle in a line in the bottom of my bathroom cabinet. That’s guilt enough. I don’t need keyboard super hero’s judging the way I take care of my fur babies.
      However, if you like to dictate my life to me, please chose which one of my bills you’d like to pay. I accept PayPal.

      Best wishes,

  1. Hartz and all antiflea products are PESTICIDE. the seizing is pesticide overdose and excessive drooling can be a symptom of the seizures as well as possible ingestion of toxic substances. That’s why there is weight classes on flea meds and collars. Its very hard to properly dose with shampoo. The shampoo will also leave residual pesticide around the house. That’s why you can’t use certain large dog flea meds in households with small children and cats. Says so on the boxes. With smaller animals/lifeforms the shampoo doesn’t necessarily need to be used on the them to harm them. Enough contact can make them start to feel ill. “Enough” can be a very small amount, it all depends on weight as well as the concentration of the shampoo and the makeup of the shampoo contents.
    Hope this clears up some confusion on the “head and shoulders” instead thing. The pesticide was still in the house and its likely the second pair had contact with the first or with the things they touched/laid on. Even using the same towels to dry them could have potentially caused it.

    1. Actually, yes, it did clear up some of the confusion. I didn’t know that it would residually stay anywhere in the home.

    2. I see, it makes sense. That’s so sad and I am sorry for all the fur babies that were sick or died. The poor owners/pet parents were devastated I’m sure!

    1. Pot, meet kettle. If you don’t know what that means, maybe someone will explain it to you.

      Since we’re correcting other people’s grammar, let’s take a look at yours:

      As used by you, “correct” should be “correcting”, and there should be a comma after “grammar.”

      So, to summarize, your ill fated attempt at correcting someone else should read, “When correcting someone else’s grammar, you should at least attempt to make complete sentences.”

      Thanks for playing. Your participation certificate is in the mail.

      1. When correcting someone’s grammar, about their grammar, always make sure you’ve got your own grammar correct.
        The comma always comes before the quotation mark. Wrong: (correcting”,) Right: (correcting,”)
        Also, you should replace your comma with a colon, before quoting.
        Wrong: (should read,) Right: (should read:)
        So as it seems, you haven’t got it quite right yourself.
        Thank YOU for playing, genius!!!

  2. So basically there using a pesticide in the shampoo which It can be potentially dangerous to small pets. So yeah enough said the shampoo is dangerous. Not only to dogs but then it’s dangerous to humans as well. Because if it can make a dog sick and die means a human can feel side effects from the pesticide from touching the animal or the residual be left around the house.

  3. My lil dog lost all her hair steady scratches. No not fleas , my dogs do not have them. My pit she is fine but my chihuahua, having the hard time with the shampoo

  4. No need for useless, senseless drama. Nothing is solved that way! Just stick to the point of the post. Animals are dying due to this product. It needs to be stopped. Period. I personally rarely use anything other than baby shampoo, but am very open to being warned of bad products!

  5. If the first puppy died within an hour of using the product, why would you consider continuing washing the other dogs?

    Why would you consider even giving the remaining dogs a second wash the morning after?

    Shouldn’t you be visiting the vets instead in both cases?

  6. Sorry, but had you read the instructions, you would have seen the shampoo was unsafe for your puppies. Hope this taught you to READ THE DAMN INDTRUCTIONS!!!!

    You MORON!

  7. Why are you repeatedly and excessively bathing your sick and newborn puppies?? “He seemed to be feeling better, so I bathed him again in pesticide” wtf……

  8. I was about to point that out. They stated they used H&S on the 2nd puppy and father, yet they too got sick. Doesnt sound likenits the Hartz shampoos fault then.

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