Within hours of being treated with the Hartz flea product, this normal, healthy kitten could no longer stand up on its own at all, it could not eat or see or maintain his body temperature which kept dropping dangerously low. After several baths and being given sub-q fluids at a local vet, Joa’s Arc was told "only time will tell". Joyce brought this poor baby home, gave him yet another bath, force fed him, kept him warm and did the only other thing she could think to do - she prayed.
This morning Joyce found a brand new kitten!! Now appropriately named Flea, he seems to be back to normal. Yay!! We really cannot say which helped the most, but Joa’s Arc and all who met this kitten are very thankful that the combination treatment did the trick. Sadly, that is not always the case with animals given Hartz products.
A perfectly healthy kitten needlessly suffered and after extraordinary medical measures, it was still unknown if he would recover, let alone survive. All because of a product that should absolutely be off the shelves! If you love your pets, do not use Hartz products - it can kill them!
Please check out these websites for more information:
- ConsumerAffairs.Com - Hartz
- Complaints Board - Hartz
- Are You Poisoning Your Pet with Toxic Flea and Tick Products?
It is "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week" this week! What a perfect week for the animals of Joa’s Arc.
Check back each day for a new post about some of the great animals that are in our care or have found wonderful new homes thanks to Joa’s Arc.
Please note, we are now desperate for donations! Flea was an unexpected emergency intake and though he recovered after extensive medical care, he will still require the usual medical care as well: basic vet care, appropriate vaccinations and he will need to be neutered in several weeks if he is recovered enough for that. Any and all donations help. Please consider donating today: