Hartz plans to discontinue topical medication for felines

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Jun 07, 2005
By dvm360.com staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 6/7/05 - The Hartz Mountain Corp. is cancelling a topical flea and tick medication due to reports of adverse events.

Hartz Advanced Care 4 in 1 Flea and Tick Drops Plus for Cats and Hartz Advanced Care 3 in 1 Flea and Tick Drops for Cats will be available until spring 2006 when the company releases a new feline product.

The removal of the product will not affect the distribution of other Hartz products, the company says.

The company signed an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiating the voluntary cancellation of the products.

The EPA plans to issue a cancellation order that will permit the sale of the products through March 2006.