My girlfriend and I had a close call with the family yorkie after using hartz flea drops on him. We couldn’t imagine what it would’ve done to our 4 pound chihuahua.
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On August 2nd, I treated my dogs and my cats with Hartz Advanced. A momma cat and her two kittens immediately began the twitching. At first I thought that it had gotten into their eyes, but then realized what was happening. I gave all three of them a bath and held them. The kittens seemed to be improving about 3 hours later, but I thought the momma would be dead by morning. The twitching was bad enough, but when the seizures began, I thought she was a goner for sure. I was up all night beside her because I knew that she would be dead by morning. I took her to the vet as soon as he opened. He gave her a shot of an antedote and said that Hartz was in this business for the money and did not care about the animals or if they lived or died. He said that no one should ever use something that was made by Hartz. My kittens and momma cat have improved and are getting better each day, but I do wish that I could get my hands on the Hartz people just one time.
My sister also bought a flea collar by Hartz for her dog. When she removed it a week later, the fleas were breeding under the collar. She had never seen so many fleas in one place before. Six weeks later, the dog is still bleeding around his neck and ears.
In our home, we own two kittens, Louis and Miles. Miles came home with fleas for some reason, from the Oregon Humane Society, so we decided to buy Hartz Flea and Tick drops instead of getting Advantage (bad idea). Well, the night we put it on (last night), he seemed fine. He ran around and played with our other kitten just like normal.
However, this morning, when we woke up, Miles wasn’t acting normally. He wasn’t eating, and for some reason he couldn’t walk for more than a few steps. When he did walk, he limped on his left hind leg. We called the vet right away, and when we told them what we’d put on him, they told us to take him to an emergency vet right away. Well, we did, and we haven’t heard back yet besides the fact that he has a high fever.
Please, everyone that values their pet even a little, pay the extra money for Advantage. Do not buy this Hartz Flea and Tick drops!
I WAS USING ON MY CAT UNTILL I STUMBLED ACROSS THIS SIGHT I AM GOING TO STOP BY PET SMART AND GET SOMETHING DIFFERENT TODAY I HAVE BEEN USING FOR 3 DAY’S WITH OUT MUCH IMPROVEMENT OTHER THAN A BROWN DISCHARGE WHICH IS GROSS BUT MOM SAYS THAT IT IS NORMAL
I’m with the NBC and ABC affiliates in Ft. Myers, FL and I’m looking for anyone with a Hartz story in our area. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]
8-1-04 My cat “ralphie” and I moved into a new house. Unfortunatly, the previous owners had fleas. I thought an over the counter flea killer would be a “sensitive” and reliable way to treat him. I applied the Hartz flea drops and gave him a bath in the hartz flea bath. Several hours later he was tremoring. i called the emergency vet and they said to bring him in immediatly after finding out what product I had put on him. By the time he made it to the ER he was having full-blow seizures and a change in personality. He was put on IV’s and kept over-night. 24 hours and $311.00 later, he still isn’t himself. i am so greatful that I didn’t lose him, however, his personality hasn’t recovered. i am Irrate with the greed and selfishness that hartz has displayed.
Two days ago I have given my pet cat Rich flea drops ,not knowing what the out come could be. Thinking this product was safe because it was made by a company that seemed to be well known and over the counter.(blind trust).A horrifing and slow death was the farthest thing on my mind, so inhuman. but I and my kids witness it on are cat Rich thinking we did good to help him out with his fleas. well it killed him we had to put him down there was no saving him,it was to late. What we wittnessed was horritfing, something you would seein a labtest on animals or terroist. CRUEL these products are being sold at the expense of are animals, this stuff is wrong ,totally wrong man. No animal or human should evergo thourgh this kind of suffering. this stuff is not safe please do not use!
After using the Advanced Care 4in1 I had to take one of my cats to the vet and have him stay overnight,have IV Fluid drip, and cost was $295, plus then the cost of buying Advantage, after having already spent the money for Hartz.
Why is Hartz still allowed to sell the products that are dangerous, or dangerous also because they don’t work??
I wish we could stop the sale of this product and others that Hartz has that cause damage to pets.
Has anyone received any compensation or acknowledgement from Hartz?
It’s been about a week or two since I posted. Oh! My mother informed me that my cat was 8, not five. He’s growing up too much on me. Anyway, he has had four seizures since I posted, and who knows how many while we were gone. He’s twitching constantly. He has developed two more bald spots and has lost a little more weight. He never stops that painful “meow” that you can hear all the way up the street. Unfortunately, we may have to put him down and I blame it all on Hartz. I saw a video online with a Hartz worker having an interview. He seemed nervous when they mentioned death in the animals and when asked about how many animals have died from their product, he stuttered and mumbled and never gave much info on it. If there are so many animals are dying or already dead, why even sell it? I hate to see my cat this way, and he probably won’t heal from it. I would hate to lose him but I don’t want him to suffer. I’m confused and don’t know which way to go. I feel horrible for people who have lost their pets or are losing their pets the same way as mine. :'(
My cat would have been two next month if we had not had to put her down. We did use Hartz on her. Last year she developed severe diarrhea with blood and mucus. Then she lost a lot of weight. We took her to the vet and he gave her steroids. She gained the weight back, but she did not stop the bloody diarrhea. She got to her all time low weight of 4 pounds, so we took her to the vet this past Monday. All blood tests came back negative. She was anemic and her white blood cell count was low. She began to twitch and her pupils were twitching too. We decided to put her down on Wednesday. Do you think the Hartz could have permanently damaged my Kitty?