My cat died because of this

My cat Lil Mo died suddenly on May 23 of this year for weeks me and my husband tried desperately to figure out why and what had caused his death it wasn’t until today when I seen the recall posted on a friends facebook page and started reading some of the stories on here that I realized what the cause was. Two days before he died me and my husband bathed both of our cats and afterwards treated them with the flea and tick treatment from Hartz two days later I watched my cat suffer so bad the night of his death because he wasn’t able to breathe, gasping for air, and within a matter of minutes he was gone. This company should be shut down because clearly they did not take the time to research and test their products like they should have. My cat was my best friend and companion it breaks my heart everyday knowing he is no longer with us and now after reading the stories and knowing that this could have been prevented it makes me sick to my stomach. I pray to God this company is shut down and the products are pulled from the shelves because no pet owner should have to watch they’re pet suffer like I had to.

my rocky dog suffered

ok just to let you know it wasnt from hartz brand but mine was from the adams brand flea and tick mist. i put it on my dog the next day he went into complete seizures and then muscle tremors took him to th vet and they couldnt stop them and my only chose was to put him down :(. he was a 1.5 year old boxer. we are all devastated to this all!

Please stop blaming each other..!!!

I’m very sad when I read pet owner’s stories of how their ‘babies’ suffered and died at the hands of what should have been a harmless flea treatment..   I’m stunned when I read hateful and judgmental comments to those people, accusing them of killing their own pets or questioning why they didn’t do more or do it sooner, etc…  Thankfully, I have not been on the receiving end of any criticism but it’s horrifying to me that we keep hurting each other with blame and accusations.  Unless you’ve been in the EXACT situation someone was in, you have no right to blame or criticize.  We all do the best we know how to do in any situation.  Sometimes it’s effective, sometimes it’s not but we do the best we can.  Sometimes, no matter what length we go to in trying to save our pets it’s still not enough.  I couldn’t get my cat to the vet right away because my car wouldn’t start and I live in a very rural area.  It was 3:00 am and I simply didn’t have anyone to call for help.  Looking back, I suppose I could’ve tried to find a cab but I was in such a panic that I didn’t even think of that option.  I refuse to allow anyone to criticize me for that.  I did the best I could with what I had at the time.  No one was there that night but me, so no one will ‘tell’ me anything about what I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve done.  Please stop hurting each other even more than we’ve already suffered.  No one wants their pets to die and most especially, to die in such a horrible way as the Hartz Company is causing.  We need to support and encourage each other – not add insult to injury.  Please.

My cat almost died because of Hartz Flea Treatment

I used Hartz flea drops on my cat, Hobo and within four or five hours, he was gasping and struggling to breathe. It was horrible. I didn’t think he would make it to the vet’s office. My vet said they’ve seen many animals become so sick they died because of this product. I contacted the Hartz company and they acted as if they’d never heard of such a thing happening. They suggested that Hobo must’ve gotten into some sort of household chemical. He’s okay now, but I will NEVER use another Hartz product, including toys and other products, again. I was stunned when I saw this website on facebook. I can’t believe this company is still allowed to injure and kill animals…

Another Cat Poisoned

My cat was poisoned last night after I washed her with Hartz Gold Flea and Tick treatment I’d bought at Target. I called the emergency vet clinic when I noticed she was having trouble walking and felt her hit her head on the metal bars under my bed. Following their directions, I washed her again wit dish soap, but she was still in bad shape, so I had to take her into the clinic. Nearly $200 later, she’s home, slow moving from the fluids and muscle relaxers, tired, and still has fleas.

The vet told me about lack of regulations in this industry and I’m even more disgusted at the greed of corporations, willing to kill innocent animals at the prospect at making a buck. I’m contacting the Consumer Protection Agency about this and other deadly products, and I encourage everyone reading this to do the same. Even a phone call with a simple statement will make an impact.

Natural ALTERNATIVES.

COCONUT OIL:
Fed regularly to pets, coconut oil may have multiple benefits:

Skin Conditions

  • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin
  • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
  • Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
  • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
  • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

Digestion

  • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
  • Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
  • Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing

Immune System, Metabolic function, Bone Health

  • Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
  • Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
  • Helps prevent or control diabetes
  • Helps reduce weight, increases energy
  • Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

 Make a flea collar.
Take the pet’s collar and put on drops of eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil , citronella, lavender, or geranium. This will need to be done weekly..
Note!: Do not use essential oils on cats! While cats are extremely sensitive to eucalyptus and tea tree oils, a cat’s ability to metabolize any essential oils inhaled, ingested or absorbed through skin is considered to be weak and there is always a risk of overloading a cat’s system.

Sergeant’s Gold and Hartz Flea and Tick

What a night.  First off, my 2 year old 28 lb wire-haired doxy terrier mix is sensitive to meds and foods.  Last year he was fine with flea spot treatment.  This year I first put a Hartz spot flea item on him and he ended up going nutsy and frothed at the mouth.  Luckily it stopped in a couple hours or I would have been off to the vet.  So…..this month I decided to try something different.  I read the labels and chose Sergeant’s Gold because it had different chemicals.  I decided to get the puppy one for small dogs (thank heavens) and I only put 1/2 a tube on my dog’s back.  Almost immediately he started running around outside and rolling on the grass trying to wipe it off.  After a little bit, I decided I’d better wash it off.  I used dog shampoo which was wrong I later found out.  Supposed to have used dish soap but they say nothing about these things on the box.  B-2 (my dog) was miserable all night biting at himself and crying and not being able to move without pain. First thing in morning I called vet and made an early appointment.  I also bathed him twice. They said call Sergeant’s emergency phone number also which I did.  Cut fur off, and soak his back with Vitamin E oil and cold packs.  The Vitamin E oil works right away, thank heavens.  Forget the cold packs cause that seems to hurt.  I did cancel the vet and unless we don’t continue to improve, I’ll take him in but my dog is also frightened in the car so an unnecessary car trip is not a good thing.  Turns out, this happens all the time. They told me, what was happening is the skin is inflamed and the dog is experiencing pins and needles every time he moves and even when he’s not. Poor thing.  Unfortunately we don’t read these posts before we use some products.  Sure wish I had.

two more posioned cats

my daughter in law has had two cats for seven years. recently she purchased hartz mountain flea control after applying the product the cats were licking each other to get it off. with in four days,she had seizures and a stroke and had to be put down ,a vet confirmed that this flea control product caused this. the other cat hads the same reaction after three weeks. she was washed down in an effort to remove the product.she also had to be put down. needless to say my 11 year old grandaughter was very upset and this product is not fda approved and should be taken off the market immediately, we hope everyone who reads this post will not use this product and stop the needless killing of our beloved pets. this product is still being used by hartz mountain thru greed or stupidity.

Sergeant’s Slaughters

In 2009, the EPA announced that it had noted a significant increase in adverse incidents from pet spot-on products. Over 44,000 incidents were reported in 2008 — a 53% increase over 2007. That sharp increase in adverse incidents prompted the EPA to launch a high-profile investigation of pet spot-on products in 2009.

Recently released documents from the EPA reveal that the majority of adverse incidents reported in 2008 were from Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products, which were sold under the name Sergeant’s Gold Squeeze-On for Dogs, Sentry Pro XFC, and TriForce Canine Squeeze-On.

Here is the EPA’s 2007 Aggregate Incident Summary Report for Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products:

http://www.biospotvictims.org/HQ-FOI-1275-12.pdf

Here is the EPA’s 2008 Aggregate Incident Summary Report for Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products:

http://www.biospotvictims.org/2008-Aggregate.pdf

As you can see, there were 13,946 incidents reported in 2007, and 24,152 incidents reported in 2008 — just for Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products!

Keep in mind that 28,895 incidents were reported for ALL spot-on products in 2007, and 44,263 incidents were reported for ALL spot-on products in 2008. That means HALF of the incidents reported for ALL spot-on products in 2007 and 2008 came from just Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products. It also means that TWO-THIRDS of the increase in reported incidents from 2007 to 2008 came from just Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products. That’s astounding!

I’ve known for several years that Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products were dangerous, but never knew until now just how many incidents had been reported in 2007 and 2008 for those products. It’s now apparent that the EPA’s pet spot-on investigation was initiated primarily as the result of incidents from Sergeant’s cyphenothrin spot-on products.

Sergeant’s has quietly phased out those products, but they were never recalled, and they continue to be sold to unsuspecting pet owners.

Hartz is Poison

True story: 12ish years ago, I used Hartz flea drops, for cats, on my cat Isis. I followed the instructions on the box, which told me to put the stuff all the way down her spine from the base of her neck to the base of her tail. Of course, being a cat, when there was some foreign oily stuff in her fur, she groomed herself to GETITOFFGETITOFF. Next thing I know, she’s going into convulsions. I had to take her to the emergency vet and have her stomach pumped because she ingested poison! $300! Half of which I had to borrow from my brother, because who the heck has 300 extra dollars laying around? Since then I have never ever used any Hartz products and warn all my friends against using them too.