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Has anyone had any experience with Seresto tick collars? My vet recommended it but I haven't used it yet.
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there's been many warnings on flea and tick collars. here's Sabine's take on them ....""Most flea collars are very toxic. There are some "natural" ones out there that work with essential oils though" .Collars either emit toxic gas from the chemicals they are treated with, or by absorption of the chemicals into the subcutaneous layer of fat. This method of delivery is very crude, and the dosages of chemicals are generally larger".
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Are those things still around? I thought people had stopped using them years and years ago. Not safe.
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Are those things still around? I thought people had stopped using them years and years ago. Not safe.
Nope. Seresto collars are very popular around here for large breed dogs who do field work, and from what I hear, quite effective. It's a matter of weighing the risks. I don't think it's worth the risk for our small breed, chemically sensitive breed of house dogs. For people who do field trials with their retrievers, the risk of Lyme may be higher than the risk posed by the collars.
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I would love to know what everyone is using for ticks and fleas for their Havanese ~~ We are getting bombarded by ticks in our area this spring, and I want to do what is safe for my puppy when he is old enough to by outside with me....Thanks for any ideas ~~

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Our vet recommended Revolution for protection against heartworm and fleas. We apply the alcohol-based topical solution between her shoulder blades once a month. Although Revolution offers some tick protection, our vet recommended that we also put Shama's tick collar (Scalibor protector band) on her when we go to tall grass or wooded areas.

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Our vet recommended Revolution for protection against heartworm and fleas. We apply the alcohol-based topical solution between her shoulder blades once a month. Although Revolution offers some tick protection, our vet recommended that we also put Shama's tick collar (Scalibor protector band) on her when we go to tall grass or wooded areas.

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We used Revolution for Kirby for at least 10 years. It worked beautifully ~ never a tick or a flea or anything! Now, the breeder of our new pup, who is also a groomer, is suggesting that Revolution might be too harsh on the skin, especially for a pup....so I'm in a bit of a quandary here...

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I think you should really check with your vet about what is safe to use on a puppy. I never used anything on my puppies until they were at LEAST 6 months old. I just kept them out of likely problem areas, and I ALWAYS do head-to-toe tick checks daily... Which I really think its the best defense against TBD's.
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Thanks for all the input. My vet said the seresto collars have been around about 5 yrs. with so far no ill effects. She advised me to only have it on during the day and to take it off at night. She did think it would be better for my dog to have it, rather than to risk tick bourne diseases. I know, I hate having to put chemicals on her, though, and I was hoping to hear that others had tried this one with no ill effects.
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I think you should really check with your vet about what is safe to use on a puppy. I never used anything on my puppies until they were at LEAST 6 months old. I just kept them out of likely problem areas, and I ALWAYS do head-to-toe tick checks daily... Which I really think its the best defense against TBD's.
My vet would for sure always have the final word on anything to do with this little guy I don't plan on having him outside walking around with me until all of his shots are completed....I am hoping never to have to use any chemicals either....the ticks are just so bad here right now!

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