This morning before work I gave my cat a nice bath with Hartz Flea & Tick Shampoo. My cat was normal after the bath I did not think anything was wrong at all so I went to work. By the time I got off at 2 he was motionless in his bed staring into space. I then picked him up and instantly put him back into the bath tub. Proceeding to wash him with baby shampoo. I then got him out cuddled him in a towel, dried his fur(on cool), after he seemed to open his eyes more still laying in my lap on the towel I noticed he was still limp and started using the restroom on himself.. 30 minutes later he completely felt like a rag doll not even able to hold his own head up. He then stopped meowing, used the restroom both ways on his self one last time and was gone. So upset over this right now. Last night he was fine cuddled in bed with us. If I would have never used this product my cat would still be alive and well! Not to mention fleas were still in his skin and crawling around him at the time he died! A shampoo that will kill your pet instead of the pest it’s advertised for. This company should be sued and shut down!!!
I studied Regulatory Compliance in Bio-manufacturing and all pet medicines and flea medicines are monitored and approved by the FDA or EPA. This is so wrong and so illegal. You guys MUST report these deaths or adverse reactions to the FDA’s or EPA’s website. Copy and paste this link into your browser to see which approval your medicine had :
Or to request a report form by mail call 1-888-FDA-VETS
Call Peta 757-622-7382 They will never turn a blind eye to the negligence of animals, they will listen and do something.
Or contact the National pesticide information center (800) 752-6255
It’s so quick and simple. PLEASE report this to somewhere other than random websites and Youtube. The FDA and EPA will investigate after enough reports and they will remove these products from the market and no cats or dogs will have to die because they had a few fleas.
My coworker one day said that she noticed a couple of fleas on her dog. Well since I just helped her dog sit for him while she was out of town, it of course made me nervous since I have a dog child as well. She recommended in the past, that she used Hartz flea collar to help her dog so of course, I said it couldn’t hurt as a precaution for mine. Boy was I freakin wrong! I put it on Tank late in the afternoon during my lunch, then went back to work. I came home later that night & noticed his were a little glossy but nothing unusual. Then we went to bed he seemed to have been super exhausted & knocked out. Super unusual when my dog is always alert when I mention his name. That’s when at 4:17 am, he wakes up walks into the bathroom but he starts to walk in circles & starts to stares off into mid air. He seemed lethargic. While he would kind of pace around in the room, his back legs would kind of drag and that’s when I knew something was DEFINITELY wrong! The only thing I could think of that was different was the Hartz Flea Collar that I bought for him. I went online to look up the side effects and that is when I came across all of the horrific stories about Hartz products. I immediately rinsed Tank with water since I did not want to walk my boyfriend up before he was to work but I will definitely bathe him with Dawn dish soap. Tank is asleep now. Tank is my fur child. He is blessed in many ways that unfortunately some dogs are not so when something like this happens, it is very infuriating! I wish I had done my research beforehand.
All three of my cats started having bad reactions to it within 10 minutes of application. They appeared to itch and be in discomfort at the site of application. My cats were also twitching/having muscle spasms around the site of application. I’ve never been so worried. I will never buy this poison again. I’d rather keep my cats indoors than risk giving them something like this. I don’t know how it can possibly be legal for stores to sell this stuff. I washed it right off my cats as soon as they started reacting badly. I’m going to wash them again later this evening and hope that I’ve gotten most of that poison off them. It’s even more horrifying to see how many other pet owners have had issues with this product. As I said, I don’t understand how it is even legal for stores to sell this product to unsuspecting pet owners.
This happened back in the early 90’s. My daughter’s cat Patches had some fleas so we bought a flea bath from Hartz. The next morning she was hiding behind the couch and we tried to get her to come out and she ran under the bed. She was afraid of us it seemed. She would growl and take off running. She also went blind and started running into walls. She finally calmed down a little and we caught her and took her to the vet. They told us she was poisoned and there was nothing they could do for her. Apparently she was too far gone. We took her home hoping she would improve but she only got worse. We took her back the next morning to have her put down.
Put Hartz drops on my 3 year old 20 pounds healthy cat 2 days ago
And now he is sick,no eating or drinking
Spend already 500 dollars for IV, tests, meds and praying he will get better
How this possible for this company get away with this ?
Is it legal to kill animals for profit?
Our pets are our children
Is it legal to make sick and kill children for somebody to get richer?
I noticed fleas on my newly adopted cat. I ran to the store because I couldn’t stand to think of her itching. I could not afford the 35 for the advantage at the time so I bought the Hartz. I came home and applied the liquid as directed, it seemed like way too much product for my cat. She didn’t like it and stayed to herself for the next few days until the product dried. I then noticed her shaking, kind of spasming. She was also doing something weird with her feet. I didn’t even put 2 and 2 together until a few days ago when I was snuggling with her and noticed several bloody spots under her flea collar (also Hartz). I started to research and discovered my cat had been one of the many victims of poisoning by Hartz products. I wanted to cry. I immediately took the collar off and I have been rubbing her down with a wet wash cloth. She’s happier already and sores are starting to heal. She could have died! Never ever use Hartz products! Spend the money on the more expensive and safer brands or find a natural alternative.
One day we were playing with our dog and noticed a hotspot on her neck. After this we immediately checked for fleas. Our dog rarely gets fleas. Usually we use Advantage, but our local store ran out. The only thing we had available was Hartz and a few other flea tick medications. We picked up the Hartz came home and applied. (No, we had not washed her in the past 48 hours.) A few days later we noticed missing hair. She has tried to bite me a few times since and sometimes she rapidly shakes. We are taking her to the vet today.
About 4 years ago, my mom and I picked up some flea killer since our regular, trifexis was out. My dog, Max and our then family dog Harry were fine, healthy, and Max was fairly young dog. That night when we put it them, Harry just slept like usual but Max started acting odd. It was like he couldn’t walk and he started staring at odd things. My mom looked online and out it was killing dogs. So, we bathed Max four times with dawn and the fourth time did the trick. He came out frisky, wet, and super mad but, happy that he wasn’t sick anymore. I don’t know how Harry did because he lived another two years and I’m assuming that sergeant doesn’t cause cancer.
My dog was about a year old, I gave her a nice bath one day and proceeded to put the Hartz flea and tick medicine down her back. Within a couple hours. She was disoriented and started having seizures. After several hours of seizing, a bath, several tests at the vet, $3000.00 dollars later, I was told I should sign the release form to put her down. Sadly, with heavy tears in my eyes, I signed it and walked away praying to God to save her. About an hour or so She came to and licked vets hand, then had another seizure. She stayed awake after that and shortly after began to start to respond normally to people. Nothing short of a Miracle to a young girl for her dog to live.