Hartz flea treatment – another story of it almost killing a beloved pet

Several years back, we decoded to try the Hartz brand flea treatment on our adult calico cat, lovingly named Penelope. We had prior alwayd used the vet recommended Advantage or Revolution, however was gettng pricey…. worst mistake ever made was trying the hartz. Almlst immediatley the cat starting freaking out, runing around, eyes watering, wouldnt let us near her. As shes a very friendly vmcat, nd in the past whenever something was wrong she would come to us rifgt away something wasnt right here…. she started trying to scratch or wretch her head around to lick off the treatment like nothing we ever saw. All almost immediatly. She went into spasms and seizures and started to have un cobtrolled diarherra. Luckily we got her to the vet, after several 100 dollars saved her. Howver the vet said ahe was very lucky to be alive. She also said as canada doesnt have a fda type governing organization over pet products they can lretty much put whatever they want into these products and go rifgt to the shelves. The vet said she has seen these thpes and worse reactions and they were quite commmon from both the cat and dog hartz flea drops and collars. And to STEER CLEAR OF THEM. i called hartz about this. They were rude. And pffered notgibg. They even attemlted to blame me sayibg perhaps i used the product wrong. They attempted to blame the store daying maybe they store had old or expired produxt. They even attempted to blame my cat daying maybe she ate something she shouldnt have. All lies. And in the end all they would offer up, no applogies or answers, but offers to MAIL ME IUT COUPONS FOR MORE HARTZ FLEA TREATMENT!!!! can u imagine?!

Anyways stay clear of this and all overtge counter flea treatments just to ne safe. And im so sorry to everyone whose been thru a similar situation….

Hartz ear mite medicine poisoned my cat

I put hartz ear mite medicine in my cats ears.. By the next day he stopped eating and then couldn’t get up. When he got up to use the litter box he started seizing. He suffered through the night until the vet opened up, I took him to the vet Monday 11-12_2018.. He had a fever of 104.9 and kept having seizures.. The vet has been working on him for 2 days now and this is the second night he has had to stay there.. I think hartz should pay my vet bills.. It is wrong this stuff is still on the shelf. I have never seen a cat ever do what happened to my baby boy. I thought he was going to die before the vet opened. Most horrible thing I have ever seen.. We are on a fixed income but my cat needed help.. I don’t know how I am going to pay for all this but he deserves a chance at life and I don’t care what it takes or costs.. Hartz how dare you..

Flea powder for dogs

I used flea powder for dogs on my carpet. I used on 2 throwrugs sparingly, taking my animals outside for 20 minutes and vacuuming and aired out house. The next morning my german shepherd cross fell off our bed hitting his head on the floor. He went down like a rock. My dad was a doctor, our home held his office. I have raised cats, dogs, horses etc. I know what a seizure looks like. It was not a seizure like I had ever seen. His left eye rolled back in his head, his left side became twisted and he could not walk. It was a neurological event definitely. He came out of it about 3 minutes and went outside and playef with our other dogs like it never happened. There is no doubt in my mind it was the flea powder. Just imagine if I had put it on him per the label! I shampooed and threw away all rugs and rewashed all bedding. He is 9. Never saw anything like that.

Please Don’t Buy

My story is similar to the rest of the stories. Gave my 2 year old King Charles Cavalier one of these treats and she immediately started with diarrhea and vomiting. I researched the treat, as that was the only new thing introduced to her diet and was mortified and saddened to see all the incidents other pet owners have had. I was appalled they are still being sold in stores! Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can help my fur baby through this? She was up most of the night with diarrhea. Hoping these are taken off the shelves. I will be advising all pet owners I know NOT to purchase these treats.

I Didn’t Know, Now I Do!

I am filled with regret. My two indoor cats got fleas – something I have not had to deal with in many years. I remembered using those white collars years ago so decided to go with what I knew.

My oldest, Casey, became quite ill within two days. The younger cat, Sekan, seemed fine. The next day, Casey was worse, and I noticed that Sekan seemed somewhat lethargic.

The light dawned, and I quickly removed the collars.

The next day, Casey was no better, so I took him to the vet, who confirmed that it was the collar – “they’re too strong and very bad for cats,” he said.

He examined Casey and drew blood. He concluded that Casey had been poisoned. He assured me that Casey would survive, but there were times over the preceding days when I thought I was going to lose him.

He is still lethargic. Sekan seems fine now. What an unnecessary mess!

I’m going to file a complaint with Hartz. This product should not be on the shelves.

It was my fault.

Yesterday, I bought a Hartz collar for my cat. I adopted my cat a couple of days ago. She’s around 5 or 6 months old. And I didn’t know she was pregnant. It wasn’t even noticeable, she didn’t have any type of symptom or anything like that. So I put the collar on her, and today in the morning I found 6 fetus dead in my garage. My cat aborted all of her babies because of my fault, I feel so bad. I think I could have done something, but I didn’t know. I wasn’t sure. I feel so so so broken right now…

Best sugar ever was!

My border collie was 13 years old and it was end of September she got a but of dry skin. I had bought Hartz shampoo with oatmeal hoping to soothe her itch. The next day we moved into a 1 story house. As I’m starting to put things away I hear her making choking sounds then the 1st seizure started, I sat with her waiting for it to be over but as she started coming out of it she went right back in. They were so string she urinated a dedicated on herself. She couldn’t catch her breath. It was Sunday so off to emergency after hour hospital. The seizure didn’t stop as my daughter drove speeding threw Toledo. At the hospital they took her right back , 3 shots of valium and phenbarutal. Now at 4 hours after 1st seizure vet comes to talk to me. My girls temp was 110 plus( could read any higher) and she was still having seizures. Her head and eyes kept twitching and jerking. All these hours doctor said between fever and seizure IF she ever work up shed most likely be brain dead. Chances are she won’t wake. Even a younger dog couldn’t handle that much on their body. As the seizures kept going me and my daughter who grew up with sugar as a sister and best friend spent time with her as I had to make the hardest decision I EVER had to make in my life. Had to put her to rest. All because the chemicals meant for roachesants spiders,etc was in and on my dogs body. Thier was NO way to get it off her. The vet had to do a to screen and send it away for it to say reaction was to the shampoo and flea meds I put on her skin. I didn’t know it would do this to my baby. We had her creamated and had her paw prints done. She was healthy for her age. I miss and love her very much