Hartz wants me to “cease and desist”

I’m a veterinarian and a pet health writer. I write a weekly column for the Miami Herald. Last month I penned one on feline safety when using flea products intended for use on dogs. My aim was to caution cat owners on the issues related to toxicity when inappropriate chemicals are applied.

Unfortunately, I mentioned Hartz as marketing a product line that is widely implicated in feline toxicity. Hartz didn’t take it too well. They’ve sent the Herald a “cease and desist” letter in which they ask for an apology and a retraction.

Here’s my response on my daily veterinary blog, Dolittler.com. You tell me if I’ve been fair.