Treatment Type: Antiparasitics
Rated for: American Bobtail
Broadway, Virginia, United States
Posted Jan. 8, 2019
The Seresto collar is a 8-month preventative for fleas and ticks available for dogs and cats. I had a client yesterday say it is the best tick prevention she has ever used for her outdoor cats and she will never use anything else.
Seresto collars are much safer than the over-the-counter Hartz and Seargents -type collars. Unlike those collars they do not use organophosphates or amitraz which can be toxic to you and your pet if ingested.
When you apply the collar, make sure to follow the instructions carefully. It is a break-away collar, so if your cat becomes tangled, it will break off. However, the company (Beyer) will supply you with one replacement collar, if you contact them.
Although it is available over-the-counter, I recommend getting the collar through your veterinarian due to the fact that we are seeing knock-off versions and counterfeit products that can cause toxicity.