Seresto Tick Collar Issues

  • Opie
    Participant
    Coon Rapids, MN
    Posts: 107
    #2019206

    Been using Seresto collars on our dogs for years. Has worked well. Haven’t seen any ill effects and our vet hasn’t had issues with it. Not saying that some dogs don’t react poorly, but it has been great with ours. Just bought for this year and will be going on this weekend.

    Brad Dimond
    Participant
    Posts: 1210
    #2019264

    Never had good experiences with tick collars, switched over to Bravecto a few years back when the dog brought 3 dozen ticks home every weekend we went grouse hunting. Since the switch haven’t had a tick in the house. Bravecto’s not cheap but is effective and my Springer has had no side effects. My hunting buddies use it for their Labs and German Wirehairs with similar success.

    Ralph Wiggum
    Participant
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11602
    #2019276

    Bravecto’s not cheap but is effective…

    I’ve been happy with it, too. Price seems steep, but honestly, $55 +/- for 12 weeks of coverage isn’t bad.

    It’s about that time!

    IceNEyes1986
    Participant
    Harris, MN
    Posts: 1148
    #2019325

    I think this really depends on the critter. I’ve been using Seresto for 8 years on 3 cats & 3 dogs. Although a couple have passed on of old age, we never had any health problems. The reason we went with the collar was because of the horror stories with the chewables. After reading the above story, sounds like the same thing is happening but with the collar. I think it all comes down to your critters allergies to the pesticide that is used. How does one test for that?

    Ralph Wiggum
    Participant
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11602
    #2019333

    I think this really depends on the critter.

    100%. All you need to do is Google “reactions to XYZ” and you will find horror stories for any tick preventative.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 59838
    #2019337

    ^ and wake boats. ☺️

    glenn57
    Participant
    cold spring mn
    Posts: 9075
    #2019351

    ^ and wake boats. ☺️

    rotflol pot stirrer!!!!!! rotflol

    we’ve used the liquid stuff you put on there backs, and a little on there head.helps keep ticks out of the ears, for years with no issues and works good.

    have never used a collar, but with the new pup, the vet gave us a pill.so it’ll be our first with that. i’m on the fence with the pill or continuing on with the liquid form.

    gimruis
    Participant
    Plymouth, MN
    Posts: 12614
    #2019352

    Not to get off topic, but I believe the tick has to actually bite the dog to be effective when using the pill. That kind of turned me off from using it when the conversation came up at the vet about tick/flea control last time.

    Ralph Wiggum
    Participant
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11602
    #2019362

    we’ve used the liquid stuff you put on there backs, and a little on there head.helps keep ticks out of the ears, for years with no issues and works good.

    That worked great with our last dog, but I got really sick of him rubbing his greasy back all over everything every time I put it on. rotflol

    Ralph Wiggum
    Participant
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11602
    #2019365

    Not to get off topic, but I believe the tick has to actually bite the dog to be effective when using the pill.

    I’m not sure. I have never actually found a tick on Ripley when on Bravecto, so… Studies do say that a tick needs to be attached for around 48 hours to transmit Lymes, though.

    glenn57
    Participant
    cold spring mn
    Posts: 9075
    #2019367

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>glenn57 wrote:</div>
    we’ve used the liquid stuff you put on there backs, and a little on there head.helps keep ticks out of the ears, for years with no issues and works good.

    That worked great with our last dog, but I got really sick of him rubbing his greasy back all over everything every time I put it on. rotflol

    waytogo rotflol rotflol there is that!!!!!!!!!!

    dirk-w.
    Participant
    Minnesota
    Posts: 465
    #2019639

    I’ve used Vectra 3D for five years. Not a single issue or tick/flea. I’ve seen a few ticks crawling on top of his coat, but they never try to dig in. Seems to repel mosquitos and flies also. Love it, other than its a topical. Well worth it though IMO.

    glenn57
    Participant
    cold spring mn
    Posts: 9075
    #2019664

    With topicals I found getting through all the hair and get it on the skin works best.

    Right Ralph wiggum waytogo rotflol

    Ralph Wiggum
    Participant
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11602
    #2019683

    With topicals I found getting through all the hair and get it on the skin works best

    Yeah, the topicals are intended to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin.

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