My little male minpin had a female dog friend with fleas that visited and left some fleas behind because we started to get immediately bitten after playing with her, so I went through the ritual vacuuming, laundering and bought a spray for the furniture- Hartz. Since I always Frontline our dog in the summer, he never has a chance to get any fleas, so the spraying was something we had never done, but we wanted to attack the problem aggressively before it had a chance to get out of hand. Within hours our little dog was acting strangely. He just wanted to sleep and sleep. This wasn’t that out of character because he is older and sometimes gets tuckered, but when he suddenly couldn’t seem to muster enough strength just to walk up one step, I knew something was very very wrong. (We often do the exercise outdoor stairs near our home, so this was strange indeed). He was just as other posters have stated “wobbly.” I looked at the spray bottle (since I hadn’t treated him yet with Frontline), and lo and behold, this brand Hartz pops up as having been responsible for the death of countless cats and dogs!! What the hell??!! WHY is this still on the market if it’s killing pets and why hasn’t Hartz been held responsible for this since the Stern family (owners) are worth billions?? We immediately washed our little guy and are keeping him in a room where the poison wasn’t sprayed while we wash anything that the Hartz poison touched and scheduling steamcleaning for the furniture, but I am PISSED! What the holy FUCK are these people who are making and selling this crap to unsuspecting consumers thinking?? Is this some kind of sick plot to decrease the pet population?? The stories are horrendous and heartbreaking! We are lucky that we caught this early and are elminiating this agent orange murder spray from our home. It will now cost us hundreds of dollars, if not more, to get rid of this spray that we put on our furnishings and textiles. I am disgusted and furious. HARTZ IS SCUM AND SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR THESE ANIMAL DEATHS, INJURIES, LACK OF PRODUCT WARNINGS, PAIN AND FINANCIAL LOSSES!! How this hasn’t happened already is just dumbfounding!
Just 7 days ago my sweet puppy lost his life because of the hartz chew n’ clean bone. He somehow was able to break a piece off and it went into his intestines 2 feet of his intestines were cut on each side and his little body was full of pus because of what this bone did to him. I have contacted the Hartz Company the lady told me I shouldn’t of left him unattended with a toy. Little does she know he was very rarely left alone and no more then a few hours. He spend Monday to Friday at daycare and then we were home with him the rest of the night and mostly all weekend. This company is heartless and this needs to stop! I want to make awareness of this bone because Knowledge is Power!!!!
About 3 or so Months ago I bought This “Ultra Guard” collar , I put it on both of my cats but one of them took it off so he is fine but right now I just noticed that my cat had a raw spot right under his collar so I took the Collar off and it was worse than I thought. I was wondering why he has been so hostile lately he has been hissing at anything that comes near him he has even started attacking our Pit Bull prior to this he was so sweet .. I thought is because he is looking to “get laid” he is so fluffy that I didnt even expect this , with the collar on you couldn’t even tell until he was in front of me looking up I am so disappointed that this crap is still being sold I had no idea …. No wonder he didn’t let me touch him. Something has to be done about this, what is their excuse ? Why aren’t they taking these things off the shelves I for sure will NEVER buy anything from that Brand I wish I would have known Prior to Buying it .
Our cat Harley Quinn Davidson had gotten a few fleas over late summer 2017, and seemed to do okay with the drops, took care of the problem on him and in the house, up until a few days ago assuming someone had come into the house with fleas and had bought one of the Hartz flea and tick collar’s for him and put it on a day after getting it, my boyfriend noticed something on his neck and the collar hasn’t been on for even a full 2 days, seen immediate irritation and what looks like a possible burn mark. We don’t have that kind of money just to be able to take him to our vet or emergency vet. We cleaned it ourselves and put some antibiotic on him, so far he is acting normal, but is being watched closely for any signs of other damages, I am so angry with Hartz, I too will tell anyone and everyone not to buy their products, we won’t be anymore.
After giving half the recommended dose for my kitten of Hartz’s roundworm medicine, my otherwise healthy 8 month old kitten had a horrible seizure. After frantically taking Loki to emergency vet and $210 later, he his stable. Loki presented signs of classic intake of toxins. No signs of ingesting of any other poisonous substance, i.e. mouth sores or gastrointestinal abnormalities. Vet tech said they see this frequently from OTC Hartz products. It seems we were lucky enough to still have our our furbaby alive after ready some of the posts on this page.
My girlfriend had to take her cat to the vet to get treated for skin problems and throwing up and it cost $1,200. Thw doctor said it was because of Hartz cat flea drops. We would like to find some recourse because she had to borrow the money from her parents. She has no job. She’s 19.
This was back in 2000. I ourchased the drops and followed directions. Within 24 hours he started weezing and drooling and and became limp. We took him into the vet and brought the packaging with us. The moment she saw the package she looked at us and straight up asked “You didn’t use this did you?” Crying we said yes…..Z was diagnosed with “toxicity” Everyday we’d take him to vet in the morning and they were trying to flush and transfuse new blood into him. He lasted 8 days. I have harbored a horrible guilt, and sadness that can not be explained. He wound up dying in my arms. As I cried saying how sorry I was, he just looked at me, of it’s all right, I wont hurt anymore…..I still cry to this day. When I am at the store in the pet aisle and see people looking at ANY Hartz product, I tell them the story of Z. They ALL thank me. Hartz is NOT regulated through ANY fed agency. They can do whatever they want! 🙁
It has been an eventful and emotional day and I’d like to take some time to warn everyone of the product pictured. Today we put Hartz flea medicine on both of the cats after noticing Karma had a flea on her. Within seconds of putting this on both cats they begin to get very restless and were clearly agitated. Soon after catching Karma I noticed her skin where the product had been placed was bloody and red. Immediately we took her to the sink and started washing her. She continued to breath very heavy and cry. We rushed to Jinx the other cat to find her just as upset but no red marks. We put both in carriers and rush them to the animal hospital across the road. On the way Jinx began to drool and her eyes were heavy and watery. As soon as we got there both were taken back for a bath. The vet told us that we couldn’t had gotten there sooner that any longer they would have started to have seizures and ultimately it could have killed them although they are not completely safe yet. At the moment they are still being watched and the treatment is ongoing. I hate this happened and I’m ashamed that a company would sell this stuff and that I bought it at Walmart. I hope that this post will save many pets from going through this ordeal. Feel free to share and please keep us and Jinx and Karma in your prayers. 🙁 I cant think of anything but posting and warning everyone and everywhere I can think of.
I had no idea these drops we’re harmful. I bought and used some on my dog and my cat a couple months ago. Neither had a negative response. I used them again last night for the second time on both my dog and cat. My dog has had no negative reaction. My cat began to have a bad seizure late last night. I didn’t think he was going to make it. He had cluster seizures through most of the night. Being New year’s Eve and New year’s day the vet was not open and I cannot afford an emergency vet. He relaxed this afternoon for a couple of hours and he seemed as if he was going to come out of it. I washed all of the drops off of his neck after I linked his seizures to the drops by finding a lot of articles on the web including this talking about pets dying from this stuff. Unfortunately, he seized again tonight and I’m not sure if he is going to make it. If he even makes it through the night, I may have to take him to the vet and have him put to sleep out of mercy. When he tries to stand up, he falls over. I’m afraid he has neurological damage from the grand mal that he started with and I think he has had at least one more that would at least border on a Grand Mal. This cat is one of my babies. I recently became an empty nester. My pets are my company. I am heartbroken. I had no idea that stuff could do this. How does a company get away with making and selling a product that kills the wonderful creatures it is supposed to help?? It is unconscionable.
10 y/o chocolate lab had a reaction to Sentry Pro once a month flea and tick application. Within 2 hours she was twitching and scratching, her tail was held off to one side and she was sort of staggering a little.
Read about the awful reactions and deaths from such products. Gave her some Benadryl and bathed with Dawn soap.
Looks like we got lucky.