Seresto: Flea and Tick Control Made Easy

 
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The Seresto collar kills fleas and ticks and is for use on dogs and cats

As a concerned pet parent, you know that protecting your four-legged friend from parasites like fleas and ticks is important. Topical pest control products can be messy and smelly, and with our ever-busy lives, it can be difficult to remember to apply every month. Have you ever wondered if there is anything new in flea and tick protection for your pet? Now available at PetMeds, the Seresto collar is the first new treatment in over a decade to offer flea and tick protection for both dogs and cats, and is also the first product to provide tick control for cats as well as for dogs. Best of all, it provides long-lasting coverage.

What does Seresto do?

The Seresto flea and tick collar provides effective control of fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae and ticks. The collar not only kills fleas and ticks, but repels ticks before they can bite, protecting your dog or cat from tick-borne diseases.

How long does Seresto last?

The Seresto collar lasts for 8 months

A Seresto collar begins working as soon as the collar is applied and will protect your dog or cat from fleas and ticks for up to eight months.  This innovative collar provides freedom from the inconvenience of applying a topical product to your pet every month, or trying to get your pet to take a monthly flea-control pill. It’s as simple as selecting the correct size collar and placing it around your pet’s neck.

How does Seresto work?

A unique polymer matrix allows the collar to slowly release controlled doses of the active ingredients, imidacloprid and flumethrin, over an extended period of time. Research has proven that the two active ingredients work synergistically together to dramatically increase their efficacy.

When placed on your pet, the ingredients in the Seresto collar are distributed on the outer surface of your pet’s skin and hair coat, where the ingredients come in contact with the parasites. The sustained release technology allows the migration of the active ingredients to adjust, depending upon the concentration of the ingredients within the lipid layer of your pet’s skin, thereby ensuring a steady, low-dose release.

What else should I know about Seresto?

The Seresto collar has a safety release mechanism

This innovative non-prescription collar is offered by Bayer Animal Health, and may be used on dogs 7 weeks or older, and cats 10 weeks of age or older.  It’s available for small dogs up to 18 pounds, large dogs 18 pounds and over, and cats of all weights. The collar is odor free, water-resistant and will continue to work even if it becomes wet or dirty, and the safety release mechanism prevents strangulation should the collar become caught or tangled.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    This looks like a cool product that is going to work. Although I have always found pet wash experts and their techniques to be the best dog flea treatment for my pet. I would surely try this out too, but I am definitely not going leave my pet’s wash expert. They really do a great job.

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  2. Jerry O'Connor
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I would like to know just one thing. I was told that most collars just work around the neck area where they are worn. Does this product protect the entire pet? I would love someone to email me the answer to this question.

    Thank you

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Most collars dispense the active chemical through the hair follicles throughout the coat.

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  3. Anna
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    The Preventic Collar has to be strictly in contact with the pets skin. I have even seen some recommendations that you shave some of their pets hair around the neck so the collar is in contact with the skin. Is this similar?

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  4. Sue
    Posted August 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    This is the best flea killer ever.. 1 month now and not a sign of a flea on my Shepard.. Getting ready to get one for my Yorkie.. So far-So Good

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  5. Sue
    Posted August 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    NO, I put it on my Shepard with all his fur in tact.. do not shave.. believe me, I live in Southeastern VA-NC border…We have PLENTY of fleas here..He was miserable with any other product. Now, he is a new boy ……

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  6. Arelis
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    My dog has had this collar on for over 6 mos. While I was suspect, I think it did a decent job. It cost me about $70 and I have found ticks and fleas over the last few months. While I’m not totally disillusioned, I don’t think its 100% proof and my dog is not an outdoor dog nor is it around other pets much so why has he caught fleas/ticks even with it on ? I wonder!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I am not big fan of these type of collars. I prefer topicals like flea 4x from 1800petmeds.

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