Yesterday, around 5pm I gave my 6mo kitten, Kahlua, Sergeant’s GOLD Squeeze-On for cats and kittens.. immediately after applying it I got a really bad feeling about it so I decided to research the product. (I had read the label and it does state the possible side effect as: “sensitivities may occur after using ANY pesticide product for pets. blah blah blah”.. it doesn’t state specific side effects.. just sensitivity which is very ambiguous) Upon researching I found this website and immediately became sickly worried and gave Kahlua a thorough bath with cat shampoo and dawn soap, rinsing thoroughly. I haven’t noticed any adverse side effects yet, and it is 2pm, she does seem to be a little more tired than usual but if i prod her enough she will get up and play and she has eaten normal amounts of food/water. I sincerely hope that she does not have any reactions and it is horrible that this product (and others) are still on the shelves, especially without stating the actual possible side effects of them! I work at Target and am going to talk to my store manager to see what I can do about getting these products off of the shelves! I am sorry for everyone’s loss due to these poisons… It truly breaks my heart.
Took my dog to the dog park the other evening, returned home to find he had fleas, Gave him a bath, dried him off and ran to the store and bought a Hartz Ultra Guard pro. Within an hour my dog had a hellacious cough. He had snuck a hamburger off the table earlier that was seasoned so I just figured he got a little too warm. Well next morning came and he still had the hard deep cough and after a few He would get out some flem that was clear and white. I frantacly searched the internet not thinking that the “medicine” is what did it. Till I googled the name of the product. Since Then I have washed him with Dawn and his coughing has reduced, its only the 3rd day. I am really worried. I called hartz customer service and filed a report. I couldn’t believe how casual this guy was. I asked does this kind of thing happen alot, and no joke his answer was “more than it probably should”. He Issued me a case number, and told me to call if he had to go to the vet, makes me wonder what they will do. My dog is eating and drinking, but every little bit he will cough cough cough and then a little flem. I just didn’t realize companies could knowingly sell this kind of stuff. They might as well sell cigarettes for dogs. And the best part is. He still had the fleas until I washed him with dish soap.