Fleas and ticks are the biggest nightmare for pet owners. They can cause a lot of trouble for both animals and humans. They can even cause diseases in your pet. Therefore it is very important to protect your pet from these nasty creatures. Fortunately, there is Seresto. A collar that provides a lengthy (up to 8 months!) protection for your beloved animal against both fleas and ticks. Wondering how it works? Read on and find out!
What is Seresto exactly?
Seresto is a special collar that constantly releases and distributes an active substance over your pet. This active substance repels unwanted insects and even has a lethal effect on the creatures, while being completely safe for both pets and humans. That means your dog or cat can be petted without problems after applying the collar!
- Kills fleas and provides protection for up to 8 months against new fleas
- Protects up to eight months against the development of flea larvae in the area
- Great for dogs with flea allergy
- Kills ticks and protects your animal for 8 months against new ticks
- Kills biting lice
- Suitable for dogs and cats
- Long-term protection against disease transmission from Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis and Leishmaniosis
- Water resistant
Seresto is a very safe product to use. The safety of the collar is confirmed by multiple studies. For starters, the collar releases and distributes the active substance in a constant manner. The active substances are stored within the polymer matrix and only small amounts are delivered to the tallow layer of the skin.
Furthermore, the cat collar features a buckle that releases if the cat is caught on something and there is a predetermined breaking point in the collar which provides extra safety. Because of this, your animal can free themselves if necessary.
Curious to how this works? Then take a look at this video: Seresto Safety Release System
Does your dog love swimming?
That’s no problem! The Seresto collar will keep working. Research has shown that the working duration of the collar is not reduced against ticks. The efficacy against fleas however, does decrease after the fifth month. Keep this in mind if your dog swims often!
Different sizes of Seresto
To ensure that the Seresto collar can optimally do its job, it must fit perfectly. Therefore, there are multiple sizes. For dogs up to 8kg, there is Seresto Small Dog (neck circumference: up to 38 cm) and for larger dogs (neck circumference: up to 70 cm) there is Seresto Big Dog. For cats, there is Seresto Cat.
The collar should be worn continuously. To avoid irritation, there must be ensured that the collar is not too tight, but certainly not too loose. In the first few days some itching or redness may occur, but these symptoms should disappear within one or two weeks. Seresto collars may be used on puppies from 7 weeks old and kittens from 10 weeks old. The use of the collar on pregnant animals is not recommended. The picture below indicates how you can put the collar on your animal.
Against Seresto, fleas and ticks don’t stand a chance!