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Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick

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EPA Warns Against "Spot-on" Flea Treatments

  • Oct 8, 2009
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I wrote a post on these "spot-on" flea treatments in early August and was appalled by the information, mostly negative, that my research turned up.  I found out that the Environmental Protection Agency had a warning regarding these products on its website, due to the number of adverse reaction reports they were receiving. Pet owners were complaining to the flea treatment manufacturers (who then must report to the EPA) that their animals were experiencing negative effects that ran the gamut from skin irritation to seizure and death!  This warning was specifically aimed toward the spot-on treatments, a market niche dominated by products such as Frontline, Advantage and of course, Hartz.

Despite their utility, this type of "protection" is not worth the cost, as Lisa found out.  The best way to keep pets free of parasites is to keep them as healthy as possible, which will keep their immune systems working at optimum levels.  This means regular checkups, a holistic or homemade diet and, in the case of cats, keeping them indoors.

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October 08, 2009
That's good that the EPA warns against this.  I'm really surprised that it hasn't been pulled off the shelves though considering the severity of the adverse reactions.  Reading @LisaLisa's review of this gave me the chills.  I'm curious though, why did you choose to give Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick a +5 or is that for the EPA warning?  Thank you for sharing!
October 08, 2009
Yes, Devora, I was actually rating the importance of the EPA's warning against these products! Not clear, I know. I do think it's important that people know about these products, since they are so dangerous.
October 08, 2009
Thanks for clearing that up! And yes, it's really important that people know about the dangers of these products. I've seen the video of Hartz victims and it's really heartbreaking.
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Flea and Tick drop:
  • Kills fleas ticks and flea eggs
  • Kills and repels mosquitoes
  • Prevents re-infestation for up to 30 days
  • 3-Monthly treatments
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