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I just saw a disturbing report from a local news station in New York about this product (the drops that you put on their back). It has killed a lot of cats by affecting their cenral nervous system. Others have gone into terrible seizures but have lived. This has been going on since at least last year!! The company knows about these problems, but is still selling it. My niece just used it on her cat (before I could warn her) and it's apparently affecting him in some way, but not as severe. It think it's a major skin irritation, but I told her to take him to the vet anyway. I don't want this to happen to other cats. Try to get the word out. I don't know if it's different from the type you get at the vet, but be very careful with these types of products.
post #2 of 6
I posted an article on this a while back. It's scary what this stuff does to cats and it's even scarier because people don't realize what it does until it happens to their kitty.

This is why I'll never buy a product from Hartz
post #3 of 6
I've been using Hartz products for about a year now. I don't have any complaints or problems with it at all. As a matter of fact, both my cats where a Hartz Flea Collar all summer and it works quite well.

Thanks for the information though. I was really shocked to read this.
post #4 of 6
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I'm sure the flea collars are OK since they've been used for years and years. This report was just on those new drops that you put on the back and it's supposed to spread throughout their hair. It's supposed to kill the fleas by affecting their central nervous system or something, but apparently it's been doing the same to a lot of cats! I researched this myself and I found one website that mentions 960 reported bad reactions to this product! Just be careful with these new treatments.
post #5 of 6
I'll definitley put those drops on my "don't use" list. Thanks for the tip.
post #6 of 6
I consider all of those products (over the counter flea stuff) to be very toxic. Not just to cats, but humans as well. My poor boyfriend was sick and had itchy hives for a month as a result of an OTC flea remedy we used on the cats. I've since heard about many cat deaths. Not worth the risk for me.
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