Seresto: Flea and Tick Control Made Easy

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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  1. After my ex realized he was allergic to our 7 year old 100 lb.GSD, so I brought him home with me. His skin was dry and he was scratching a lot. I took him to the vet Tuesday night. He gave him an antihistamine injection, three meds and put a Seresto collar on him. I asked if it was safe since I have a Shipoo as well. They assured me it was.
    I spoke with the vet Thursday to let him know the scratching had subsided, but he was vommitting after eating and drinking. I was told that maybe the Cefpodoxime was upsetting his stomach, so I told them I would stop giving it to him. No mention was made of the collar. My ex told me he gets sick if he eats and drinks too fast. I split his meals and gave him only sips of water. He vomitted four more times in two days. Today, Saturday, he was sick again after drinking only water at the park. Tonight, after getting sick twice, I realized what was different was the Seresto collar. I took it off and washed his neck. Then I started reading this blog. I’m sitting on the floor praying I don’t need to wake someone up to help me get him to the emergency vet.

  2. I wish I read this sooner……. I used seresto collars on all four dogs, two Cane Corsos and two small dogs last year. The male Corso had two seizures in November. It is March 2016 and he had a seizure about a month ago with no collar on, then we put collars on again for this season 11 days ago. 7 days ago he had a seizure and two days ago he had two seizures. He has been lethargic for about a week. Very early this morning he was having trouble breathing, his back legs were giving out, he went blind, was disoriented, then became unresponsive and died less than three hours after waking up with breathing problems. The vet said he believes it was a brain tumor near the brain stem because everything happened so quickly. I am not so sure that was it after reading the posts here. And yes I am a real person who loves, and loved, his pets dearly. I don’t know if it was the collar, but they are coming off. It hurts too much to take the chance. The collar worked against ticks, but my dog was only six.What else is out there for ticks?

    • Hi John. We’re so sorry for your loss. You might ask your vet about some of the new chewables, such as Bravecto and Nexgard, that protect your dog against fleas and ticks .

  3. We were quite upset when our 5 year old Cockerpoo started to have seizures! WE never knew that Sorresto was linked to this condition and we have removed the collar and we are hoping the seizures end.

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