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The Complete Guide To Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs
What Is Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs?
If your pet is plagued by fleas and ticks or lives around places where they can pick up these pesky parasites, Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs is for you! It is a medicated lightweight collar that prevents fleas and ticks from biting your dog and keeps them away for as long as eight months!
Fleas and ticks are dangerous for your dog. They carry a host of diseases, other parasites, and painful, itchy skin. Continuous scratching can leave open wounds on a dog's skin, which can become infected and need harsh antibiotic treatment. The Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs will prevent all of these issues in one fell swoop!
Why Are Fleas and Ticks Such a Big Problem?
Ticks carry a lot of dangerous diseases. Your dog can potentially catch Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Colorado Tick Fever, Heartland Virus, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness, Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, and more. Not only can your dog be infected with these diseases; humans are open to the risk of infection too!
Fleas can transmit the bubonic plague, tularemia, typhus, tapeworm, and more in both dogs and humans alike. If you have multiple pets in your household, these parasites can multiply quickly and infest other dogs and cats.
Ticks and fleas can infest your living or working areas along with your pets or family. Your pets can get recurring infections from them, which weakens their immunity over time. Unless eradicated quickly and thoroughly, you can end up with a much bigger problem on your hands than you anticipated!
How Does the Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs Work?
The Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs are infused with active ingredients to control the parasitic infestation. Imidacloprid is an insecticide that is used to repel numerous insects, including fleas. Imidacloprid mimics tobacco, which is toxic to insects.
Active ingredient Flumethrin is a parasiticide that controls the central nervous system of fleas and ticks. Flumethrin makes a dog's body environment toxic and poisonous to fleas, ticks, flies, mites, and even mosquitoes! It is used in a variety of anti-parasitic products, including collars, spot treatments, shampoos, sprays, and more!
Are There Any Precautions to Take When Using Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs?
You should keep Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs away from children. Additionally, while the chemicals used in this collar are used in a range of treatment options and are safe for dogs, you should not let your dog chew on this collar. Your dog can react adversely to ingesting the ingredients in potentially toxic doses.
Additionally, there are some age and weight restrictions in its use. You should only use the Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs on puppies who are over seven weeks old and dogs that are at least 18 lbs.
How Should I Use Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs?
After removing the collar from the package, put one end through the buckle, and loosely adjust it so that it can still fit over your dog's head. Tighten the collar around your dog's neck until you can still insert two fingers between the collar and your dog. Cut off any excess collar after buckling. Ensure that the discards cannot be accessed by any pets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need a Prescription to Buy Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs?
You do not need a prescription to buy Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs. You can buy this off the shelf whenever you notice a few fleas or ticks on your dog. You can keep it on for the entire duration of eight months if you think your dog might be exposed to further infestations.
How Long Does It Take for a Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs to Work?
Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs starts to work within 24 hours once the product has been placed on your dog. Fleas will start to feel the toxins within two hours. You can notice this product is working because you'll see these parasites climbing to the top of your dog's fur or just falling off. Wait for a full month to see complete results.
Does a Flea or Tick Need to Bite My Dog for Them to Be Poisoned?
No, fleas and ticks don't need to bite your dog's skin but will be repelled or poisoned on contact. This is great news since their bites transmit diseases or cause dermatitis through their saliva.
Can I Use Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs While Bathing My Dog?
A Seresto collar will still be effective even while your dog is immersed in water. There is no need to replace the collar if it gets wet.
Can the Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs Be Used as a Preventative?
If your dog works outdoors in public spaces or fields, or if you do a lot of outdoor activities with them like hiking or camping, you can use the Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs as a preventative since your dogs are more likely to pick up bugs here. Primarily indoor dogs do not need to use the collar as a preventative.
Can I Use This on My Cat?
No, you should not use products intended for dogs on cats. Some chemicals are used in dog products that are unsafe and toxic for cats. If your cat has a tick and flea problem, use Seresto 8 Month Flea and Tick Collar For Cats.
This product is restricted from being shipped to Puerto Rico.
Side Effects & Warnings
Read entire label before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not let children play with this collar or reflectors.
The collar should not be used on puppies younger than seven weeks old or on kittens younger than ten weeks old. If ticks are present on your pet when the collar is applied, they will not die within the first forty-eight hours and should be removed manually. If your dog or cat shows any sign of skin irritation or other reaction to the collar, remove immediately and consult your veterinarian.
Flumethrin 4.5% and Imidacloprid - 10%
To put the collar on, simply remove the collar from its protective bag right before putting it on. Unravel the collar and check to make sure no left over bits of plastic are still on the collar. Insert the end of the collar through the buckle and gently tighten it around your dogs neck, making sure to leave approx. two fingers width of breathing room between the collar and your dog. Cut off any excess collar that is extending beyond the loop.
After putting on the collar, you can clip on up to three reflectors to help increase your dogs visibility at night.
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