I've a friend whose cat has had a bad reaction to using one of those Hartz flea collars with the lovely toxins in it.
He said he noticed last night under her throat was raw and smelled bad. He took the collar off and put neo sporin on it..then he was reading a website called http://www.hartzvictims.org/
and read these stories where cats have gotten lethargic and then died even after the collar was off them.
He's going to take her to the vet tonite when he gets off.
My own cats don't have fleas, nor does our organically maintained yard. If you have an issue with them, what's the natural way for ridding the pets of them, as well as any suggestions for helping this cat get better would be appreciated.