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Posted by merrygirl (Member # 12041) on :
there is an AWESOME product I used on my cats and dogs.

Its called seresto collars. They repel and kill fleas and ticks on BOTH cats and dogs. The collar lasts up to 8 months. It has a breakaway feature in it. I found them cheaper online than at the vet. This is not the usual flea collar.

Frontline isnt working anymore in our area for cats, even indoor cats. But even frontline does not repel ticks.

I am a former vet tech and these have to be the best thing I have found in a long time.

this is the cheapest I could find
Posted by Rivendell (Member # 19922) on :
Frontline is terrible. I have had fleas in my house. Bitten so many times. No telling what they gave me.

I have asthma so turned to a flea sticky pad, diatomaceaus earth, and a citrus treatment to kill them in my home.

What are the seresto collars? Are they natural?

I have a very sensitive, highly allergic cat and can't afford a medical emergency. Are these collars good for such a cat?

Bacteria and parasites are learning so fast to resist what we use to kill them.

I'm starting to think that the collars that contain cloves, citrus, and other good stuff might be the way to go.
Posted by Kudzuslipper (Member # 31915) on :
knock on wood... but frontline still works for us. but these collars look interesting. wonder if they are poisonous to us. But then again I'm sure the frontline is too.
Posted by dogmom2 (Member # 23822) on :
do you think the collars are more toxic or less toxic than the frontline? Due to mcs I have trouble with the frontline even at 1/2 doses.
Posted by dbpei (Member # 33574) on :
The collars look interesting to me too. I wondered the same... whether they would be toxic to us when we pet our cats and accidentally touch the collar. If it is less toxic than Frontline, I would like to give these a try.
Posted by peonyprincess (Member # 38611) on :
Frontline and others don't work on ky pets either but seresto does! Just got it about 3 weeks ago and no more fleas.
Posted by peonyprincess (Member # 38611) on :
Frontline and others don't work on ky pets either but seresto does! Just got it about 3 weeks ago and no more fleas.
Posted by Anissahope4healing (Member # 39221) on :
I found the Ingredients Label information-

From Wikipedia-
Flumethrin is a pyrethroid insecticide.[1] It is used externally in veterinary medicine against parasitic insects and ticks on cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and dogs.[2]

From Wikipedia

Infobox references
Imidacloprid is a systemic insecticide which acts as an insect neurotoxin and belongs to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids which act on the central nervous system of insects with much lower toxicity to mammals. The chemical works by interfering with the transmission of stimuli in the insect nervous system. Specifically, it causes a blockage in the nicotinergic neuronal pathway. This blockage leads to the accumulation of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter, resulting in the insect's paralysis, and eventually death. It is effective on contact and via stomach action.[1] Because imidacloprid binds much more strongly to insect neuron receptors than to mammal neuron receptors, this insecticide is selectively more toxic to insects than mammals.[2]

Since I have children, and I also pet our dogs and cat a lot, our whole family does, I would worry about the chemicals affect on us.

Hope the info is helpful.
Posted by dbpei (Member # 33574) on :
Thanks for this info Annisa. Still not sure as to whether it would be more dangerous to us than Frontline. It is pretty impressive in what it can control!
Posted by merrygirl (Member # 12041) on :
If your cat can tolerate frontline drops I think this collar is just fine. Feel free and ask your vet though.

The collar has no odor whatsoever

It is impregnated with active ingredient and it releases a constant dose of med. It in my opinion is better than a blast of topical every month or 3 weeks. That is more risky imo.

The thing with frontline is it does not repel ticks. They can crawl.around and feed for up to 2 days before tgey die. Yuck
Posted by dbpei (Member # 33574) on :
I know! I just ordered more frontline, but think I may give the collars a try when it is time to order more. I book marked the company that sells them. Thanks for sharing!

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