Find out why tick prevention for dogs is so important – and why a dog tick collar could be one of the best options for your pet.
Ticks are much more than just annoying little parasites – they can also cause serious health problems. A casual run through the long grass can result in one or more of these arachnids attaching and feeding on your dog, so it’s important to make sure your canine companion is protected.
Dogs can come into contact with ticks quite easily. These parasites often live in long grasses in parks and woodlands, and grab onto the coat of passing animals as they brush through the grass. After finding a spot to bite, they can stay attached to their victim for days. Crucially, ticks can pass on certain diseases, like Lyme disease, while they are feeding, which is why it’s so important to try to stop the tick from biting your dog in the first place.
Why use Seresto flea and tick control collar on your dog?
There are several different ways of combating ticks, including spot-on treatments, tablets and collars. Seresto flea and tick control collar has the benefit of being the longest lasting flea and tick product available, which means you can forget about flea and tick treatment for up to eight months. Seresto is water-resistant and odourless, and gives you peace of mind that your dog has long-lasting protection against fleas and ticks.
How does Seresto flea and tick control collar for dogs work?
Seresto flea and tick control collars contain two active ingredients (imidacloprid and flumethrin). The collar continuously releases a controlled dose of both, remaining effective for up to eight months. Oral tick treatments work by releasing the active ingredients into your dog’s blood, which means that parasites must bite the pet in order to be killed. The ingredients in Seresto flea and tick control collar are distributed externally throughout the skin, where they are able to kill fleas and kill and repel ticks through contact – which means the parasites don’t have to bite your dog to be affected*.
Find out more about Seresto flea and tick control collar for dogs here. The collar is also available for cats, protecting them against fleas and ticks for up to 8 months. Learn more about Seresto flea and tick control collar for cats here.
* 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.