Due to coronavirus I was unable to bring my 8 month old cat to the vet to get weighed and flea treated. Not only was it closed to all but emergencies, but I was having financial difficulty due to this virus. So I bought Hartz ultraguard one spot flea treatment for cats and kittens. Thoroughly read the labels etc. The first two doses, nothing happened. She took them fine, and was all good.
Now it says apply once a month, I wait a month and a half. This third dose made her lose a lot of fur between her shoulders. It’s been 2 days since I gave it to her, and I wish I noticed sooner. Her skin looks a little reddish, and she’s missing a ton of fur there. And that’s saying alot considering she’s a double coated cat.
I’ve read some of these stories and I’m truly truly sorry for those who lost loved ones. This is heinous. They should be nailed with class action lawsuits. I’m infuriated.
Luci sends all of those who lost fur babies lots of love. Or maybe not because she’s a cat and has no idea.
My dog had rash all over the inside of his leg
I always used other Hartz shampoos ( the purple and the pink ones) but a couple months back I bought the tick and fleas one since dogs been hanging out more outside and in dog park due to the quarantine. My Pomeranian’s hair started to fell off immediately after using it, thought was normal shedding but she has never lost so much hair like now. She has also been looking sick, hope she will be okay. My daughter just shared information she found with me about the shampoo and I found this page, lot of sad stories. I will be throwing this product away.
Hello, I’m Stormi and I am just 21 years old.
I rescued a dog when he was very young, he was at risk because he was a poi pup (pitbull mix). He is now known as Chico, he’s two and a half. Chico suffers from epileptic seizures.
When I first got Chico, I started to use Fast Acting HARTZ Ultra Guard Fea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs Oatmeal. I noticed he would space out and have very little attention spans, I didn’t think much of it because he was young. Then Chico started to catch flies in the area but they’re weren’t anything.
When I took him to the vet around May 2018, Vets told me he could be epileptic and advised me to put him to sleep. I refused and found a new vet to help.
During this time, I changed everything from care to diets and even exercise, things I read and research that could help Chico stimulate him mind and help him calm from the fly snapping. If I’m honest it really helped. He barley snapped at the air, and he gained his attention span. Because of the great progress and living on my own at 20, I decided to switch back to Hartz because the price was at better value to my budget. Later he began to snap and snap, then he began to snap violently. He had zero attention. He stopped eating, and drinking water. He didn’t sleep. Which all made him aggravated.
So, in September 2019, I rushed to the vet after two days, I really believed it was a phase. They did blood work, and a full examination. ($300++) Then was prescribed a oral medication (Keppra) to be given to him 3 times a day!!
After about a month, with promise it was stop it almost completely, guess what? IT DIDN’T. I went back in October 2019 and was prescribed ANOTHER oral medication (Phenobarbital) to be give 2 time a day with the other medication!!
I pay every month for two medication for the rest of Chico’s life. ($100 every month) And on top of that, every 6 months (around $300+) I have to do blood work because the vets have to check his health and the dose.
I don’t know if it would help prove anything but my older brother was fortunate to adopt Rocco. Another dog from Chico’s liter. Rocco has never used Hartz once in his life, and have no health issues.
I have every record from the first vet visit, every receipt after purchasing the medicine, every revisits to the vets for checkups, and every bill for bloodwork.
I have never seen so much mucus come out of a cats mouth in my life. They are running up the wall spazzing out, peeing in random spots. Oh my fucking God what is this shit. I hope my cats make it through the night. Vets are closed because of fucking corona virus.
I used this product on my mini Dachshund about 4-5 years ago. Gave him chemical burns that made him so uncomfortable. Called Hartz, they couldn’t care less. Got my money back from Amazon, tho, as that is where I purchased it.
Recently saw this weird patch on my dogs chest and when I looked closer it was full of puss and was bleeding a little bit. His whole chest was dark red. He was acting sad and not himself. I then took him to a vet and they stated it was a chemical burn. This is the only shampoo I have ever used!! I’m so beyond upset, I am a college student that can not afford to be pay hundreds in vet fees because of your horrible shampoo! THIS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF THE SHELVES!!!!
We used the Flea drip medicine on our cat, she got insanely sick, skinny, peed all over herself, wouldn’t eat or drink and eventually passed away. We gave the flea collar to our 1 year old cat, she is now showing the same exact symptons except she’s going much faster. Please do not buy Hartz ANYTHING products. We are absolutely heartbroken.
This almost killed my cat, used it last year and it gave her seizures, it still upsets me to this day that she almost died because I used a pet product.
My wife used it on our dog last night and her ear is infected now what do I do