Pictures of animals, pets, and owners!

Hi, i’m making a video about the victims of Hartz. If you’re interested please email me pictures of your pets, of you and your pet together, children and kids playing with pets etc. The animals don not have to be just the victims of Hartz, but the pictures can be of any pet you currently own or any pet you have previously owned.

Please attatch:

The pet’s name:

Your name: (optional)

The pet’s age:

Pet’s age:

The product used on pet: (optional)

*If you could also send a short message along with the pictures (2-4 sentences) talking about your pet, the grief of the incident, your pets favorite things to do etc. All this would help alot.

My email is [email protected]

Please sign my petition at the link below:

I appreciate everyones support, please and thank you!

large mix breed limping, coughing, vomiting and more.

I purchased Hartz Ultra Guard Pro for my large mixed breed dog, Ginger and my cats, Louie and Sophie last week on July 16, 2012. I know I didn’t apply it right away; I must have waited a couple of days or the weekend before applying this product but I noticed a day or two after applying it that Ginger was limping and seemed like she just did not feel good. She’s been very lethargic, intermittent coughing like kennel cough, vomited once, limping like she can hardly move, and she seems very unsteady on her feet, and it seemed as though she had lost her appetite although she was still eating but in small amounts. She is still drinking water, but  not as much as it seemed like she should be drinking. This evening I came upon this website after doing a search online; plus I didn’t really start putting the pieces together until today while I was working from home (July 24). I thought she had sprained her ankle or something so I tried giving her an Advil tablet with food, but as soon as it wore off, she was back to limping really badly and even seemed unsteady in many ways almost like she was having hip problems or something. When I first did my search online with her symptoms (coughing, limping, unsteadiness, vomiting, etc) it looked like she might have been poisoned. Tonight, July 24 after researching the Hartz Ultra Guard Pro product that I purchased, I was SHOCKED to read that so many other people had experienced the same or similar issues with their animals. I can’t believe they run commercials for this product on TV but the first red flag for me should have been what I read on the back of the box, “Environmental Hazards: This product is toxic to fish.” Immediately I took my dog outside and did exactly what recommended which was washing her with Dawn where the product was applied. I scrubbed her twice because she has a really thick coat and it repels water like a Labradors coat.

This is unbelievable!!! I’ve been typing my post and literally I toweled dried her off about an hour ago. Ginger came to the back door and wanted to come back inside. As I was letting her in, I noticed she was not limping and she seemed to have perked up! …Also she just ate a whole bowl of dog food! I will never use their products EVER again!!! Clearly Ginger’s thick fur must have given her some protection against this awful product! I’ll have to wait and see how she is the rest of the week and determine if we should go to the Vet. I never imagined that anything could cause such an adverse reaction to an animal. And thank God I never applied it to my cats…I can only imagine the reaction they would have had since they are smaller animals. Hartz should be sued for their poisonous products!!

Hartz Ultra Guard Plus flea and tick collar and drops for cats is unsafe products.

As it is flea/tick season I went out and purchased two Hartz products which I thought would protect my pet. Unfortunately, rather than protecting it caused him harm. I arrived home from work on Friday and noticed chunks of white hair all over my apartment. I immediately found him and checked him out. To my surprise who would have thought that the Flea collar burned his hair off!!
Thank god, I immediately removed the collar off of him. I than returned the Hartz product back at the store which I purchased it from. The store personnel say that they have never had any other customers have this issue. I have called and left a detailed message with Hartz and Pet Value head office regarding the product and the damage it has caused. Some people may think its silly to be heart broken, but I love my pet, my stomach is truly turned and i feel so bad for him. He probably thinks I put that darn thing on him to punish him…
In doing research on this product over the weekend there been tons of customers who have had the same thing happen to them going back to 2000. In addition, my vet says that they have had many cases come in regarding Hartz Flea/tick products burning the hair and skin on cats and dogs. I truly cant believe that this product could still be on the shelves or the active chemical is not banned yet. Many of the pet owners stated that Hartz continuously places the blame on the owners for improper use of the product. Very Sad…..Isn’t there something we can do to get this known chemical banned? Is anyone looking out for us and our pets?

My Nightmare…

A few days ago I posted my story. Little did I know it was going to take a turn for the worse. We came home from the vet hoping he got Barleys swelling under control. Her ears went down a little but her entire body was still swelled up. Thursday morning she did not want to eat or drink anything. She also could barely walk. Barley just laid around the house all morning and when she would try to get up she was in pain and would always hold one of her legs up like she couldn’t feel it. We took her back to the vet and they’re was nothing he could do there and sent us to the animal hospital. They hooked her up to an iv and did some blood work. Friday morning they called and said it looks like vasculitis but could not say for sure if it was the Hartz flea drops that caused this but it was more than likely. They said she was doing good but about six hours later we got another call. They said she swelled up worse and had no more of her wrinkles… We went to go visit her and I couldn’t believe how terrible she looked. She was just laying in the kennel and couldn’t move. She knew we were there with her and kept trying to lift her head to look at us. The hardest thing was when we would talk to her she would cry, not normal wimpering crying she actually had tears rolling down her face… She knew she wasn’t going to make it much longer. She fought as long as she could. Saturday morning around 5, we received a call saying she went into cardiac arrest and they were trying cpr to bring her back but it wasn’t working. We had to let her go… She was our best friend and we spoiled her as much as we could but she spoiled us back. She was seriously one of a kind. Everyone we know has heard our story with Hartz products and they’re getting the word out. I just wish I saw this site before I used this on my baby girl… Rest in Peace Barley, you were our everything and we miss you sooo much!

Looking for Local Victims in Cleveland


My name is Carl Monday.  I am the investigative reporter for the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio.  We are looking for pet owners in the Cleveland area who have witnessed their pets becoming ill, or die from the Hartz Flea Powder or other product.

If you have a story to share, and you live in the general Cleveland area, please e-mail me directly so we can include your experience in our investigation.  Thanks in advance.

Carl Monday

[email protected]


Sheltie was healthy but is now dead

We had a 10 year old Sheltie who was full of life.  It amazed me that he could go all day.  We’ve been battling fleas for a few months.  When we ran out of Advantix, I decided to pick up some Hartz drops from Wal-Mart.  I thought they would work the same and liked the price.  I never thought twice about this stuff being bad for my dog.  Well, a little over a week ago, he started acting strange.  He wouldn’t eat, drink and was sleeping a lot.  He was also vomiting.  We gave him til yesterday and took him to the vet.  We found out today that he had renal failure.  We were also told that he had very little chance of survival and we had to have him put to sleep.  It was very hard on all of us.  I was just googling possible causes today and was floored by this site.  I can’t believe what I am reading.  OMG, I feel as if I killed my dog….with the help of  Hartz flea stuff from Wal-Mart.  WTF.   I am not one to complain about the little things but I am furious and want to do something.  This isn’t right.

Sounds like an allergic reaction

I have been using Hartz products since I got my dog in August 2010 and have had NO problems with them.  The products I have been using are as follows:  Hartz Groomer’s Best Waterless Shampoo and Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Drops.  I have read many posts from this website claiming that this product is killing animals.  I have come to the conclusion that there are 2 reasons why your animals may be getting sick.

(1) It could be an allergic reaction.  If only one of your animals is getting sick from using the same product, then one of them is allergic.  Yes, you need to see a vet and waiting only makes it worse!  Prolonged exposure to an allergen can cause death!

(2) Improper usage.  Please do NOT skip over this!  You might be thinking you are using the products as directed but after reading these posts, I have found many of them to be using them incorrectly.

(A) For the Hartz Flea & Tick Drops: make sure you get the right one!  They are based on your pet’s weight.  Also, when applying make sure you put the tip as close to the skin as possible.  It’s not supposed to be applied to fur! After you have made contact with the skin, slide slowly and gently from the back of the neck to the tail.  After you’re done, take a paper towel and dab the excess off the fur.  If you leave the excess medicine on your pets fur then there is risk that your pet will ingest it!  This is NOT good!

(B) For the Hartz Waterless Shampoo:  spray over entire coat, comb completely through, AND towel dry to remove excess soap!

Pets are like people.  People misuse products and have allergic reactions that make them sick but pets can’t talk so they can’t tell you what’s wrong.  If you’re pet is sick, you MUST see a vet!  I know they are expensive but you made the decision to get a pet and therefore it’s YOUR responsibility to take care of that pet!  I work in a restaurant and I invested in a pet insurance policy with Purina.  Whatever money I spend at the vet, I get 90% refunded.  If you love your pet, you will find a way to make sure they live a long and happy life.

New Jersey Attorney Gray Graifman Receives Favorable Decisions in Spot-On Pesticide Class Actions

New Jersey Attorney Gray Graifman Receives

Favorable Decisions in Spot-On Pesticide

Class Actions

July 07, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — Plaintiff’s class action lawyer Gary S. Graifman, a partner with the firm Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, was part of a team of plaintiffs’ counsel who secured favorable decisions in four class actions involving multiple manufacturers of spot-on flea and tick treatments for pets, which were alleged to have caused adverse reactions to dogs and cats, ranging from minor to severe reactions, including death. The defendants had moved to dismiss the cases. The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted these motions in part and denied them in part.

The lawsuits involved multiple spot-on (e.g., applied directly to spots on a pet’s body) flea and tick treatment products used on dogs and cats. Manufacturers of these products named in the lawsuits included: Merial Limited, Farnam Companies, Wellmark International, Inc., Hartz Mountain Corporation, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc., Summit VetPharm, LLC, and Bayer Healthcare, LLC. These products contained pesticides such as Finopril, Methoprene, Permethrin, Pyriproxyfen, Etofenprox and/or Pyrethrin.

In April 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that there was a noticeable increase in the number of adverse pet reactions involving the spot on pesticides. The plaintiffs involved in the class actions alleged that the pesticides caused skin irritation, neurological problems/seizure-like symptoms, lethargy, weight loss and even death to their pets.

The class action lawsuits centered around four causes of action:

1. Breach of express warranty

2. Breach of implied warranty of merchantability

3. Unjust enrichment

4. Violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act 

In three of the four class actions, the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss counts two, three and four above because they were subsumed under the New Jersey Products Liability Act (NJPLA). However, the court allowed the plaintiff the opportunity to amend the complaint in order to plead a product liability cause of action under the NJPLA. In the case against Farnam, only the unjust enrichment count was dismissed.

By only partially granting the defendants’ motions to dismiss, the court has allowed the putative class actions to go forward. The plaintiffs’ claims involving breach of express warranty were allowed to proceed in the litigation. This is a victory for the named plaintiffs in these cases as well as the class of people who purchased the dangerous products and whose pets were injured by them.

For more information about the spot on flea and tick removal class actions, or to speak with class action attorney Gary S. Graifman, please call 800-660-7843 or visit Since 1975, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., has offered full-service, quality legal representation for clients in New York and New Jersey.

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Bellas Story

I gave my little chihuahua a bath with Sergeants flea and tick shampoo lot number 0327pkg101 and she ended up getting really bad leathargic after her bath. she was Just layin on the floor which is abnormal breathing weird and whining. My poor kids were crying and histarical. We took her to the veteranarian and he told us to keep her out of direct sun light cuz her eyes were dialated and take her food away since she was throwing up. It took her three days to get back to normal do to herconditon getting really bad after putting it on her next and rinsing it off. My vet bill should be paid by hartz which was 61.00.

Dangerous Pet Products! Stop the use of highly dangerous pesticides in pet products!!!

Hello to all,
I created the petition “Dangerous Pet Products! Stop the use of highly dangerous pesticides in pet products!!!”
Our goal is to reach 10,000 signatures (or more) and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
We need to get these dangerous pesticides off the shelves and off the market for GOOD!!! I need 10,000 or more people support so my Mayor, Governor and other state, federal agencies will listen and get these pesticides removed!!!
Troy Kurtz (Miami Beach, FL)