Seresto is effective against fleas and ticks for up to 8 months and can be used on a dog as young as 7 weeks old. Speak with your veterinarian about this option.
Is Seresto collar safe for puppies?
At the time it registered the Seresto™ collar, EPA determined that the collars could be safely used on adult dogs and puppies of seven weeks of age and older, and on adult cats and kittens of 10 weeks of age and older.
What are the side effects of the Seresto collar?
What if My Pet Already Has A Seresto Collar?
- Redness or irritation around the collar site.
- Alopecia (hair loss) around where the collar sits.
- Temporary reduced appetite after applying the collar.
- Stomach issues (vomiting or diarrhea)
Are Seresto collars toxic?
Like with most pesticides, the data supporting the registration of Seresto was conducted by the company that produced it, Bayer. The majority of the studies were looking at each pesticide individually. However, a 2012 Bayer study found they have a “synergistic effect,” meaning they are more toxic together on fleas.
Are flea collars bad for puppies?
Ranging from skin irritation and gastrointestinal distress, to organ failure and even death, flea collars have a long history of harmful effects in both cats and dogs. When used as directed, flea collars are still known to cause severe chemical burns and seizures in pets.
Do vets recommend Seresto flea collar?
The numbers in the EPA reports are frightening, with Seresto collars seemingly related to the deaths of nearly 1,700 pets and injuries and illnesses in another 75,000. … Trepp is one of many vets who’s recommended the Seresto collars to her patients.
What does Seresto do to dogs?
Kills fleas before they lay eggs. Seresto aids in the control of flea larvae in the dog’s surroundings following contact with a Seresto-treated dog. Kills chewing lice for one month. Aids in the treatment and control of Sarcoptic mange.
What is the safest flea and tick prevention for dogs?
If chemical products are necessary for additional flea or tick control, NRDC recommends s-methoprene or pyriproxyfen, which are less toxic ingredients—but read the labels carefully because some products use them with other, more harmful pesticides.
Is Seresto safe to touch?
It is safe to allow pets to sleep in bed with you while wearing this collar. The active ingredients spread from the site of direct contact over the skin surface, so it is not recommended to continuously touch the collar.