Recently I had to take my cat to the vet because he stayed out overnight and when he came back I could tell something was very wrong. He wasn’t able to walk straight and barely able to stand up. I noticed that he could put pressure on one of his back legs but could still barely stand on it when I let him out the day before he was completely fine and usually he loves to play and if you try to scratch his belly he’s going to be clawing at you. When I brought him inside he immediately just laid down and allowed me to rub all over him with no response. He wasn’t shaking and didn’t seem out of breath. I took him to the vet and they told me the flea collar was the problem but I was surprised it could get that bad in the 12hours he was gone and he’s had the collar on for weeks. This happened yesterday and today he’s about 80% better just slightly off balance. I would really love some input from someone who has had side effects from the collars before I am more concerned that this may have been something that he had eaten or was bitten by since it happened so quickly.
I put a hartz 3 in 1 flea collar on my 8 1/2 month old cat and within an hour he threw up, then went and curled up in a ball on my bed for 2 hours. Usually Marshall is really active and he’s never thrown up before so I knew something must be wrong and removed the flea collar. That was 3 days ago and he has barely eaten since! I’ve tried buying him some wet food with no luck and have tried hand feeding him dry food but he only eats a few bites and then goes and lays in his kitty tunnel. I feel so bad I can’t believe they are selling a product that’s so dangerous to cats!
My beautiful 1 1/2 year old cat Harley is fortunate to be alive right now. I places a Hartz flea collar on her and my other kitten ( 9 months old ) on them both. Mookie was not affected, but not even 10 minutes after putting the collar on Harley she collapsed. I took the collar off of her promptly and rushed her straight to the vet, while my mom took the other collar off of Mookie. They gave her a bath and immediate fluids, which is probably why she is still with me now.
Everything was fine for a while, but she collapsed again a few short days after her first incident, and I never did put the collar back on her. She has been back to the vet, given another bath, and also more fluids. She still has seizures, where she will just go limp. but I stay by her side and pet her and talk to her. She’ll eventually snap out of it. She is fortunately regaining energy, eating, drinking, and attempting to play now. I HOPE with all of my heart this shows she’s on the road to a full recovery. She’s not quite back to 100% yet, and still a bit unstable on her feet at times, though she refuses to accept it as she tries to jump around and play as she did before this horror happened. I keep her by me at all times and feed her numerous times to get her back up to par.
Hartz should be ashamed, selling products that we trust will help our animals, but instead Slowly kill them from the inside.
Even though my beloved cat is getting better, she’s not in the clear yet. I can only hope she completely recovers.