I read the box did exactly what it said and when I got up sat morning my cat was in the bathroom tub laying in vomit,blood etc. absolutely broke my heart to see her like that . this company really needs to be put out of business they are money hungry animal killers
Sargeant’s Green potential pet poisoning which eventually led to death of 25 lb Cocker Spaniel and presents allergic symptoms in human (myself); rash, itching, shortness of breath, swelling of vessels.Other pet displays symptoms of heat stroke.I applied on June 1st when she first showed slownes or laziness which I thought was the new harness. Later in month, I reapplied mid month because fleas were so bad(box says 15lb pet even puppies) She eventually became ill and after about 3 days of decreased activity and minimal vomiting the night before(small amt. of dark green mucus?), vet diagnosed without blood test iron deficient (even though I told him about the Sargeant’s Green reaction since maybe June 1st) and was finally able to bring home with meds.She died ThursdayAM after breathing difficulty night before even though she had showed signs of improvement.Vets refused to take body to make sure not in coma without cash, refusing to bill.Had previously reported to poison control after vet iron deficient diagnosis.SPCA hotline was nice, but local SPCA insulted me for buying an over the counter med.I’d sort of like to complain about the vet also because he ignored my repeated information about potential poisoning/allergic reaction. I have a rash, swelling and itching in addition to shortness of breath from the fleas that took some of the flea med. Although the taste of it isn’t bad, I have a very dry mouth and swelling in my throat at times, but not constant.She was a very active 7yo dog, even though she had problems with her eyesite.She was a strong walker until June 1st which I associated with the harness. I am upset with the vet that he ignored the information about Sargeant’s Green and gave me more flea meds that were even stronger after a potential poisoning(Ovitrol).; (veterinarian) Sunapee NH. I am wondering if he knew the people who developed the product. I had to bring her to a crematory because I had no place to keep her and am hoping she was not in a coma. Other dog sometimes displays signs of heat stroke, but is slightly larger. I reported to Sargeant’s Green online and poison control after the vet kept her overnite, stating she might not make it because of iron deficiency. She ate fish. This was very abnormal activity for her.I feel as though the vet ignored my valuable information, but doesn’t mind billing me even though she’s dead. Especially since some reaction have been passed off to myself, the human. I gave CPR.
About two weeks ago our cat gave birth to four kittens. Two days after they were born a chain of tragic events happened and two of the kittens ended up dying, while one we had to take to the vet immediately because her umbilical cord was pulled and she needed to be operated on and stitched up. (the fourth kitten was in no way harmed) We ended up getting the kitten back and she was doing really well but we had to give her the amoxicillin in case she had any type of infection due to the open wound. My boyfriend and I were giving her and her brother the kitten milk replacer by Hartz bcause we literally spent every penny we had on the operation for the little girl and the antibiotics and the Hartz formula was the cheapest formula (the liquid formula) that “stayed fresh” the longest amount of time. A couple days ago the little girl started losing her appetite and was really lethargic, and wasn’t going to the bathroom the way she was supposed to. We did the stimulating with a warm damp rag for her and her brother and he started going regularly, but her progress seemed to start going backwards. Then Monday she wouldn’t eat even half of what she was supposed to be eating, she barely moved, she had her mouth open and seemed maybe like she was dehydrated? and screamed out in pain when we tried to help her go to the bathroom. Then within only an hour or two you didn’t have to even touch her for her to scream out, and the cry was not a normal kitten cry. It was a cry of pure pain and discomfort. I called around to different vets, even the one who operated on her, who didn’t seem all that concerned, till I talked to someone at an Animal ER. The man told us to go ahead and bring her in. We rushed her to the ER and at that point I didn’t think she was even gonna make it to the hospital. She was only a week and a couple days old. Her eyes weren’t even open yet. We got her there and they took her in the back and put her on oxygen immediately and a couple minutes later called us back. They weren’t completely sure what was wrong with her, but assuming because she had been operated on already and had an open wound while being so tiny that she had caught an infection. Her temperature was too low. They called it Peritonitis and said she needed to be put down. There was nothing they could do. They said there was nothing we could do. They didn’t try anything, just assumed. And we believed them. That little girl didn’t have a chance at life. She was innocent and sweet and we let it happen to her. Reading these reviews and seeing that a lot of her symptoms matches up with those of your kittens, some saved, some lost. It makes me sick to my stomach and brings tears to my eyes. Now her brother is starting to have some of the same symptoms which is what caused me to look this up in the first place. I would have never known. We just switched his formula to the powdered KMR which is supposed to be the best. We’re trying to get the other formula out of his system, and are hoping its not too late for him. We will always hold the guilt for our little girl who didn’t make it and that we were too trusting and not educated enough about to prevent this from happening. I am so sorry for everyone who lost a kitten, or puppy, or anything to Hartz. Please if you haven’t started using it yet – don’t take the chance. Its not worth the risk or the loss. It WILL leave you heartbroken. I will never forget this, or her.
Thanks for making this website.
R. I.P Miracle.
– Sad mommy.
Hartz Tick Drops… if applied to your pet…
Wash them off your animal IMMEDIATLEY ! Take that product back to walmart and demand your money back.
My Dog got a severe bleeding nose less then 15 mins of applying a 30lb one month dose. My dog is 100lb King Doberman, he went into convulsions, and seemed dissoriented, we rushed him into the shower, used dawn dishsoap on him, and scrubbed him all over. He seems to be doing better now, that stuff is pure poison!
The blood coming out of his nose was very liquidy, almost like it was half blood half water. And very very Red in color. Nothing like this has every happened to my dog before. I’d rather pull ticks off him with tweazers then have him die from poison.
So, I decided to get some flea medication(sergeant’s gold) while I was at the grocery store for my cat. No big deal, it has been a while. He is a big boy, I adopted him about a year ago, he was then 2. Now he is 3. So I get back home and cut the top off of this little packet and squeeze it on TC’s neck. He hated it, and responded by scurrying and hiding under the bed. Fast forward 4 hours, I’m layin in bed and he is in his normalish spot and he starts making these vile guttural noises, his ears fold back and it’s like he is being confronted by something that is threatening. He start meowing like a kitten with intervals of growling, groaning, and howls.
I start to panic. What’s goin on with my cat? I immediately think about what could have changed in his diet, etc etc. The only thing I could think of is the flea medication. I google the phrase “I put sergeants flea spray on my cat and now he is growling” and this site popped up. I read the instruction on washing the location which was still greasy looking, I scoop him up and do my best to bath him while he battled me with all that he had. I was pretty thorough. His condition appears to be improving, at least he isnt making crazy noises.
I am beyond livid! I put on the flea drops on my poor little Capone and right away his ear became raw and irritated. I’m a college student and only have a part time job and I don’t have the money to take him to the vet. They lowered my cost to about what I could afford. He is now missing a good size patch of hair on his ear and it’s bleeding and pussing bad. The antibiotics haven’t kicked in yet, but I hope he feels better. I can’t take the screaming. Every time he wants to itch it, he starts screaming. I have never heard such a horrible sound in my life. Hartz it’s going to pay for his proper treatments. I will do what I have to do to make that happen. This is not okay. I will go to the news station and take further steps if I have to. I’ll do anything just to save another animal from their products. My poor baby. He’s been a part of the family for two years now and I’ve been crying since this happened! I will fix this and someone will be paying for this.
On May 14th, 2014 I bathed both of my cats with Bio Spot Active Care Flea and Tick Shampoo for Cats and Kittens. I purchased it at PetSmart. I was fooled by the packaging and thought it was a safer product for my cats so that we could get rid of our sudden flea infestation. I bathed our small cat, Stella, first. She was pissed, but fine. Next we bathed our large cat, Moxie. He too seemed pissed, but fine…. Approximately 30 minutes later, Justin and my brother, Frank, said that there was something wrong with him. He was yowling loudly practically screaming for a cat. His pupils were large, his breathing was quick panting like, and he was lying on his side. His body was tensing, almost convulsing, and he was foaming/drooling heavily. While having a convulsion, he defecated twice. We rushed him to the emergency pet clinic. After the doctor examined him, she kept asking if he had a history of seizures. She said there was fluid coming from his mouth and nose, as if he had aspirated. She said it seemed very similar to a cat that has drown in a washing machine, but I know that didnt happen during his bath. She was concerned that he had breathed in the water with the shampoo and may have had chemical burns in his lungs. His temp was low, and his pupils and body very slow to respond. He was obviously in a lot of pain. They gave him meds for the pain and discussed options with us. Then they came back and said that despite the warmer and heating pads, his temperature was continuing to drop. Because of this, they werent able to put in a catheter. They warned us that they were very concerned for him. Then they came back again to tell us that he was struggling to breathe on his own, and that we should come back to see him. It was horrible to watch him gasping, and they asked if we would like them to help him pass. Not wanting him to suffer, we agreed. Because of his condition, they would not be able to get a vein, so they would have to give him the shot through his stomach or heart, so we could not be there with him when it happened. We said our goodbyes as they were putting a mask on him so that he would be unaware of what was happening. Within about 3 hours of his bath, Moxie was dead. After telling the doctor the product we used, I began reading reviews. Many people wrote about their cats having seizures, drooling, and dying shortly after using the same shampoo. A news station in LA that did an investigative report, and the EPA is looking into flea and tick products for animals , because of the high number of deaths associated with them. Bio Spot is one of those products being looked at. There is even a webpage, biospotvictims.org. All of the testimonials Ive read describe either exactly or similar situations to what happened to Moxie last night. If I had known that there was pesticide in that product, I would not have purchased or used it. If I had known that there was a possibility of seizures or death, I WOULD NOT HAVE PURCHASED BIO SPOT. We read the label prior to using the shampoo and there were no such warnings. There should have been. Even better, this product, and others like it, should not be on the shelves at all. Maybe its the grief and the guilt talking, but Im going to do everything I can to get this information out to people, and to try and make sure this stuff either has a warning on it to let people know about the potential dangers, or is pulled from the shelves altogether. It wont bring my Moxie back, but if I can save others from the heartbreak of having to watch their loved one suffer such a painful, horrible death, it is something I need to help do.
So I’m starting this blog to let as many people know about this product and others like it, as well as to chronicle my fight against the companies and stores that sell them. Moxie fought so hard last night, so I’m going to continue the fight for him. http://fightingformoxie.blogspot.com/2014/05/last-night-i-bathed-both-of-my-cats.html
This morning, 04/19/2014, Hartz Kitten Formula claimed the life of another. 5 week old Luna passed away this morning from being poisoned. She was found last night not doing well, the vet called back in the morning and asked what her diet was. Vet said to get her off of Hartz immedietely as there were high losses this spring from Hartz formula, which is made in china but packaged in the US. Expect to hear more soon from other victims. 🙁
Hi all, many of you heard my story of my little Chiweenie dog that had a seizure and passed away after a bath with Hartz Flea& Tick Shampoo. Im currently trying to get a Class Action Lawsuit going. I have infact contacted atleast 5 lawyers about this and just waiting to hear back from them. I have also contacted the EPA. I want this product removed. If you are interested on joining me please let me know. I also want you to know that my husband recorded everything that happened so i have proof.
I bought a hartz 040775Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Collars for Cats (1 Each)1 from Puritan.com in December . I just decided to use it on my cat since she had flea last year and the vet suggested to use flea med once every half a year. I opened it then the fine powder started to come off and I smell a weird scent but still put it on to my cat.then started to read the direction.however the direction conflicts by itself it says use on cats only and it’s poisonous to human and domestic animals. All I know is cats are domestic animals.then I searched on amazon and found this site through some review from there. Thank god I took it off of my baby before it was too late and I gave her a bath thoroughly. Then guess what my finger which used to touch the collar started to burn and itch. Can’t even imagine if my cat wear that for very long ……… I just wanna know is there a way to shut down the cruel company hartz ????????????