I don’t have a personal story, but I just wanted to say that I am an RVT and have worked in a clinic for 9 years, I have seen neurological, skin and behavior reactions to these cheap flea products, some have resulted in death and some in permanent damage. There have been too many to count, it’s a tragedy that these products are on the market and so easy to buy. Something must be done. This page is a great start.
today was a VERY sad day….I have contacted the Hartz company and told them to view thie videos on this website. Pleae please please FORWARD
My mom, the idiot that she is, put Zodiac on our 9 yr old Balinese without doing any research on the POS product and my dear sweet Boo Boo died 2 days later. He went from being completely healthy to being extremely weak and didn’t eat for 2 days. He died in my arms. I loved him so much. We contacted Hartz and they paid a portion of the vet bill and said he had an adverse reaction. Adverse reaction my arse. That complany needs to go down in flames.
DO NOT USE ZODIAC FLEA PRODUCTS!!!
Yesterday at this time I unknowingly put a toxic poison on my cat that I bought at Target. Little did I know when I put Hartz 3 in 1 flea and tic medicine on my cat that it would almost kill her.
My cat had a lot od shedding and my vet recommended using some Advantage or Frontline flea products, that it may be from fleas. I had some advantage, but it was for cats over 10 pounds and she was 8. So, I used the Hartz 3 in 1 that I also had on hand from a long time ago. Kiki started instantly twitching her back muscles. i thought she just didn’t like the feel of the liquid on her back. Within an hour she was a mess. Tremors, twitching, eratic behavior. She could sit still for a minute, even though I knew she wanted too. I washed off some of the product with a wash cloth. This morning she was still acting the same with twitching and weird behavior.
Thank goodness for the internet…I Googled, “flea medicine, bad reaction” and was shocked what came up. I instantly called the vet. They sent me to the emergency hospital. Within seconds of walking in the door, they wisked away my kitty. The gave her muscle relaxers, an IV and some charcoal thing to help it pass through her system. They just called and said she is doing much better. She is going to be ok. I cry for all of the people that lost their pets. This website and others are great, once people start investigating their pets bad reactions, but we have to get these products off the shelves, and we need to educate people of the true dangers.
If you are outraged like me, take a few steps this minute to get the ball rolling in your area.
I have contacted 3 local news stations in SF today and will continue to contact national ones as well: Dateline, Oprah, CNN, etc. Do the same.
Let your vet know to get the word out. My vet said two to use, in the next breath, he should of gave me a verbal warning about the over the counters. I am writing him a letter with my wishes.
Email every person in your inbox, to give the warning and spread the word.
Contact Hartz Medical Hotline 888-875-1706 your report goes to the EPA as well and the info goes on record officially. It is a 3rd party hot line, it was helpful. They also can get your a reimbursement for vet bills(I will let you know how that goes!)
Contact WalMart and ask them to take it off of their shelves. If this was affecting children it would be gone. WalMart is their biggest distributer.
Take a stand right now. My prayers go out to all of the animals and owners that were not lucky enough to catch it in time.