Article on Hartz website, deeply concerning.

The article, “How to Stop Your Cat From Biting” is very concerning. You are telling people to hit or punish a cat for biting. A cat is biting because he or she is frustrated or trying to communicate something. Punishing this behavior is not only abusive but it is counterproductive. You are adding to the frustration and anxiety the animal is feeling. It is like the idiot who use shock collars on their dogs. You are forcing discomfort and anxiety on an animal who is already experiencing discomfort and anxiety. All you are doing is teaching the cat to not trust you. I don’t know who wrote this garbage but I’ve been an animal behaviorist for 15 years and what you are telling people is abusive and will damage the animal mentally and the relationship. I’m posting this article to every inch of the internet to show people what not to do and what bad, uneducated information looks like. I will never buy another product from your company. I hope none of you have animals because you clearly are stuck in 1940 where people believed that abusive and punishment tactics were the answer to train animals. We have scientific research now that proves these tactics are not only wrong but dangerous to the animal and the relationship. I’m sure you guys have other disgusting articles as well that I will expose. Animals have deep emotions and sensitivities that we can’t even fathom. We are barely scratching the surface of how deeply they feel fear, love, anxiety, depression, joy, confidence, etc. Companies like you and people like you are the problem. Disgusting.

My puppy

I recently got my dog last year around September or so and he’s still a puppy. My mom and I used the oatmeal and orange Hartz shampoo for quite some time on him. And a couple months back we noticed something different about him and now it makes sense! We noticed that he’s been jumpy a little bit, like he’d be laying down and couldn’t control his paws. We were worried and took him to the vet and they had said that he has distemper but don’t know how he got it. They said maybe because he didn’t get his shots but we have records that he does. And now that I’m seeing all these other stories it makes sense.

This article has no factual evidence

There are many people who are claiming that hartz is/has and have caused death to there animals and not one person in the post has shown any evidence that they have been killed by hartz via a professional animal expert or animal veterinarian. I think if you are going to slander the company then you spend money on your so called beloved child/family member and have an optopsy, providing proof that Hartz has caused the death being claimed. I have been using these products as directed by instructions labeled by Hartz on bottles, and my family/ friends all have used Hartz products for as long as I can remember and never once have I ever had a reaction from my animals, nor were there ever any signs or symptoms of any complications or injuries to anyone of my animals. I love Hartz products and I believe that the products are very effective and they are very well labeled with ingredients and instructions for use. If some idiot’s purchase a product for themselves or their beloved animals you should read all precautions and safety instructions on labels also they have a poison control number and even have a few informative suggestions for anyone who may have allergies to their products,on how to get immediate medical attention when ever there are signs of allergies and symptoms of any kind. People are so stupid and quick to blame and make false claims/statements for their own stupidity and negligence. In my opinion you should be able to see if your animal has any reactions from anything if you truly love or care about them whatsoever your animal will not just die right away even if your animal has been poisoned. If you pay attention to your animal at all then you would be rushing to the nearest animal hospital or clinic to seek medical assistance in the case that you have any change in behavior or other symptoms. I think that you all want sympathy or something and I think it is pathetic that you are such shitty pet owners that you should not be able to own a animal. I hope that you are not parents and if you are I feel bad for your children if you’re not able to see there is a problem with them and they die because you neglected to get treatment for whatever actually caused the death of your loved one

3 of my cats died because of collars and spray!

4 of my cats were dealing with fleas, two adults and two kittens. we bought flea collars for all of them, the 2 adults died shortly after, maybe 2-4 months afterwards… the two kittens were fine, but once the adults died we bought some spray for the kittens and I used it on one of the kittens and the morning after he died!!! I didnt use it on the other one because I didnt want to risk it…. hartz should be pulled off the shelf IMMEDIATELY!

Flea spray for cats , caused ours to have seizures

Our 7 yr old cat (solid white) was having horrible issues with fleas. We purchased the hertz flea spray from Walmart. A week after first application our cat had an episode of awful crying and bawling he would walk sideways not straight. Took him to the vet.. nothing he was healthy. Vet said could be begging stages of ear infection, wanted him monitored closely and. Fought back if he did it again. Two weeks nothing… our daughter came to me and said momma, Mac (cat) has a few more fleas.. so she sprayed him. The next morning Mac and I are sitting in the recliner and he lets out this horrible squwal and his head fixates to the left. Being a nurse, I knew exactly what was happening… so I calmed him down and we made it out unharmed. I began researching everything from his food to his litter…then I came across this page!!! I wasted no time gave him two baths in dawn dish liquid and good towel dry. I am happy to say that was 3 weeks ago and we have been perfect ever since. I called our vet to update her and she said she could tell me so many unhappy endings involving hertz products. This company should be boycotted and all products pulled from shelves everywhere!!!