Seresto® flea & tick collar for dogs.

Seresto® flea & tick collar for dogs.
The innovative flea and tick collar.
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Seresto flea and tick control collar for dogs repels and kills ticks and kills fleas

Its mode of action means it is able to do this through simple contact – so the parasites don't have to bite in order to be killed.+* This means less discomfort for your dog, and also reduces the risk of these parasites transmitting diseases, giving you peace of mind that your dog is well protected.

A collar like no other, it works by releasing its active ingredients in controlled, low doses, allowing your dog to stay protected against fleas and ticks for up to eight months at a time. Odourless and water-resistant, Seresto flea and tick control collar for dogs is the simple way to keep your best friend protected for longer.

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Why Seresto® flea and tick control collar for dogs?
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Effective against fleas and ticks for up to 8 months
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Effective against fleas and ticks for up to 8 months
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Kills fleas through contact and repels and kills ticks before they bite your pet*
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Kills fleas through contact and repels and kills ticks before they bite your pet*
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Water-resistant
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Water-resistant
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Odour-free
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How does it work?

At first sight, it might look like just another pet collar, but there’s a lot going on beneath the surface of Seresto flea and tick control collar. The collar consists of a polymer matrix that slowly releases two active ingredients – imidacloprid and flumethrin – into the layers of your dog’s skin and coat. The collar works to build up an invisible layer of protection that kills fleas and repels and kills ticks that come into contact with your dog.

How to Apply Seresto® for Dogs
How to Apply Seresto® for Dogs
  1. Remove the collar from the protective bag directly before use.
  2. Unroll the collar and remove any remaining plastic connectors on the inside of the collar.
  3. Adjust the collar around your dog’s neck, without tightening it too tight (it should be possible to insert two fingers between the collar and the neck). 
  4. Pull excess collar through the loop and cut off any excess that extends beyond 2cm. 
  5. Check periodically and adjust if necessary, especially in growing puppies. 
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What is Seresto flea and tick control collar?

It’s an innovative collar that protects your dog from fleas and ticks for up to eight months. This means that once your pet has been fitted with a collar, you don’t have to worry about remembering to apply flea and tick treatment for up to eight months. 

What makes a Seresto flea and tick control collar different to other flea and tick collars?

Its innovative technology enables it to release controlled doses of the active ingredients over a long period of time. The ingredients are transferred to your pet’s skin and coat, and spread across his entire body, keeping him protected from fleas and ticks for up to eight months.

What are the active ingredients?

Seresto flea and tick control collar contains two active ingredients: imidacloprid, which kills adult fleas and flea larvae; and flumethrin, which repels and kills all life stages of ticks.

Why am I still seeing a tick on my dog when he’s wearing a Seresto flea and tick control collar?

Ticks may still get onto your dog’s coat when he brushes past them, even if he’s wearing a Seresto flea and tick control collar. The active ingredients work through contact, which means that ticks needs to initially jump onto the pet to get exposed to the active ingredient, the product then acts to repel and kill them.  Attachment of individual ticks can occur occasionally, especially in animals that are walked in areas with very high tick burdens. However the vast majority of ticks will be repelled and killed before they are able to bite.   

My pet has started chewing the collar, should I be worried?

The collar’s active ingredients are bound within the collar matrix, rather than all being on the surface of the collar, however chewing of the collar should still be avoided.  In the unlikely event of the animal eating a collar, mild gastrointestinal signs (e.g. vomiting or diarrhoea) could be seen.  If this happens- speak to your vet for advice.  If your dog manages to get his own collar into his mouth it’s likely that it is applied too loosely. As a guide, you should be able to fit two fingers between the collar and your dog’s neck.

Can Seresto flea and tick control collar be used in puppies?

Seresto flea and tick control collar can be used on puppies aged seven weeks and older.

 

Should I leave a gap between taking off an old collar and putting on a new one?

No. It's important to put a new collar on without any delay so that you don’t leave a gap of time where your dog is unprotected. 

My Seresto flea and tick control collar doesn’t smell at all. Does this mean it’s not working properly?

No, it doesn’t. The collar is odourless, so there are none of the unpleasant chemical smells you often associate with other flea and tick collars.

Some other flea and tick collars require stretching to activate them. Do I have to do this for Seresto flea and tick control collar?

No. Stretching of the collar for activation is not necessary. Simply fit as instructed around your pet’s neck for up to eight months of protection against fleas and ticks

Other brands recommend brushing the collar against my pet’s tail and belly before putting it on. Do I need to do this with Seresto flea and tick control collar?

Seresto doesn’t work this way, so there's no need to brush the collar anywhere on your pet. Simply put the collar around your dog’s neck and make sure you adjust it properly, to give you up to eight months of flea and tick protection.

What should I do if the collar gets dirty?

A small amount of mud or dirt on the outer surface of the collar would not be expected to affect its efficacy.  Any mud that creates a barrier between the collar and your dog’s coat may impact the efficacy of the collar.  If the collar does get dirty, you can simply wipe it down carefully with a moist cloth.

Can I attach a lead or a name tag to my Seresto flea and tick control collar?

No, you shouldn’t attach a lead to the collar, as the force of your pet pulling against it would potentially open the safety mechanism. Use your normal collar in addition to Seresto flea and tick control collar, and attach your lead to your normal collar. If attaching charms to the Seresto flea and tick control collar, please closely follow the safety instructions provided with them.

Is the collar water-resistant? Do I need to remove the collar if my dog gets wet?

Seresto flea and tick control collar is water-resistant and does not need to be removed when a dog goes swimming or is bathed. The active ingredients are contained in the collar matrix and will not be released into water if your dog goes swimming. The ingredients spread through the lipid layer of the dog’s skin and hair and even if this lipid layer is partially washed off by bathing, the collar will quickly replenish the active ingredients and the pet will be protected again.

However, prolonged, intense exposure to water or extensive shampooing should be avoided as the duration of activity may be reduced. Studies show that monthly shampooing or water immersion does not significantly shorten the eight months’ efficacy duration for ticks after redistribution of the active substances in the coat whereas the product’s flea efficacy gradually decreased, starting in the fifth month.

How often can I let my dog swim when using the collar?

Seresto flea and tick control collar is water-resistant and remains effective if your dog becomes wet; there is no need to remove the collar for swimming. Studies have shown that monthly shampooing or water immersion does not significantly shorten the eight months efficacy duration for ticks after redistribution of the active substances in the coat, whereas the product’s flea efficacy gradually decreases starting from the fifth month. 

What happens if my dog gets his Seresto flea and tick control collar stuck on something?

The collar is designed with a safety-release mechanism. It has a ratchet release mechanism, which allows it to widen should an animal become trapped.  The small dog collar has a two-step safety mechanism: in addition to the ratchet release mechanism it is also equipped with a pre-determined breaking point, so is able to snap completely under force.

Can the collar be used alongside normal collars?

Absolutely. The collar can be worn alongside your dog´s usual collar without compromising its efficacy, provided the Seresto flea and tick control collar is still in contact with the animal’s coat. 

My dog is scratching at the collar, causing redness and irritation. What should I do?

In rare cases, dogs may scratch at their collars on the first few days after fitting.  Ensure that the collar is not fitted too tightly.  Mild reactions such as itchiness, redness and hair loss can occur but are only reported rarely, and symptoms usually resolve within one to two weeks, without the need to remove the collar. In some cases, temporary collar removal may be recommended until the symptoms have disappeared. In very rare cases in dogs, application site reactions such as dermatitis, inflammation, eczema or lesions may occur and in these instances, collar removal is recommended. Please consult your vet if you have any concerns. 

How often should I check the fit of the collar on a growing puppy?

Puppies grow at different rates and we recommend frequent checks of the collar and readjustment if necessary. Watch the video above to see how to fit your collar properly, and always follow the guidelines that are provided.

 

Can I remove the collar for a couple of months and reapply it again later?

We strongly discourage you from doing this. This method of application hasn’t been tested and it might have an impact on the level of protection your pet receives. To provide the optimum level of flea and tick protection with the collar, it should be worn continuously and replaced every eight months.  However, if you’ve removed the collar only temporarily (e.g. during grooming), you can reapply it without any problems.

How should I dispose of a Seresto collar?

Used collars or any remnants should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. The product should not be disposed of in watercourses. 

References:

+ 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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Seresto protects your dog against fleas and ticks for up to 8 months in a single application.