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Dog flea collars can make your life that much easier

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With so many different flea treatments for dogs available, why are collars so popular?

If you’ve got a dog, he is almost bound to meet fleas at some point. If he’s not protected from fleas, you might find yourself picking regularly through his coat, checking your comb under a magnifying glass and maybe even starting to imagine that every bit of stray black fluff is suddenly going to start jumping…

The fact is, if you do find a flea, you know you’ve got a problem. Not only does it mean having to thoroughly clean your home, but there’s also a risk that your dog will be more than just irritated; fleas can pass worms on to dogs, cause flea allergy dermatitis and even pass on infectious diseases.
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If you’re a new dog owner looking for flea treatments for dogs, you’ll find plenty of options available, but the array of choice can be confusing, which one should you choose? 

Types of flea treatments for your dog

There are lots of different types of flea product available including sprays, tablets, spot-ons and collars.

Pet specific flea sprays applied to the dog’s coat work quickly, but the entire body of the animal needs to be sprayed, so they can be more time consuming than some of the other options.

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a dog owner’s home being treated for fleas by using a flea spray

Spot-on treatments are another option, these involve you squeezing a little pipette of liquid onto the base of your dog's neck. The active ingredient is then either absorbed into the dog’s bloodstream, or spreads throughout the skin. 

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Dog being treated with flea spot-on treatment

There are also a variety of flea tablets available.  The active ingredients in flea tablets are absorbed into the dog’s bloodstream, which means that fleas must bite the pet in order to be exposed to the active ingredient and killed. 

Medicated flea collars can be another great option for flea control, and the protection they provide is often longer lasting than other methods.    

The Seresto flea and tick control collar for dogs protects dogs against fleas and ticks for up to eight months and is able to kill fleas and ticks through contact, which means that the parasites don’t have to bite your pet to be killed1. It’s water-resistant, odourless and looks just like a normal collar. Made using an innovative technology that slowly releases controlled doses of two different active ingredients,  the collar allows you to forget about flea and tick treatment for up to eight months!

How does the Seresto Flea and Tick Control Collar work?

The active ingredients (imidacloprid and flumethrin) are stored within Seresto flea and tick control collar’s polymer matrix. Low doses of these active ingredients are released from the collar over time, and absorbed into the lipid layer of your dog’s skin. The ingredients are released at a steady rate over a period of up to eight months, protecting your dog against fleas and ticks throughout this time.

Why Seresto Flea and Tick Control Collar?

There are plenty of other flea collars around, but none work quite like Seresto flea and tick control collar. The Seresto flea and tick control collar has a unique polymer matrix which locks the active ingredients inside, and releases these at a steady controlled rate, giving your pet up to eight months of protection against fleas and ticks. The collar is able to kill fleas and ticks through contact, so the parasites do not have to bite your pet in order to be killed.1 Seresto is an easy to put on and fuss-free treatment that allows you to forget about flea and tick treatments for up to eight months. The collar doesn’t smell (unlike a lot of older flea collars) and is water-resistant, offering protection for your pet and peace of mind for you.

Find out more about Seresto® flea and tick control collar for dogs here.

References:

1. Mehlhorn et al. Parasitol Res (2001) 87:198-207, information is regarding mode of action and is not intended to relate to speed of kill or to imply parasites can be completely stopped from biting. An attachment of single ticks after treatment cannot be excluded; for this reason, a transmission of infectious diseases cannot be completely excluded if conditions are unfavourable.

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