Seresto Flea Collar for Cats Review
Will a Collar Keep Your Cat Flea-Free?
If you have a problem with fleas and ticks on your cats, you need to find a way to keep them safe without spending a fortune on products that do not work.
By the end of this article, we’ll give you the information you need to decide if Seresto is right for your furry family members, without wasting time and money.
Seresto Flea Collar for Cats will do two different things for your pet. It will repel fleas and ticks and kill any adults that are currently on your pet. It does take up to 48 hours to start working on ticks, so you may have to remove them manually until the collar has reached full saturation on your pet.
It also has a break away clip, so you pet will be able to escape if they are ever caught on an object while wearing the collar. It is also safe for your animal, even if they get the collar in their mouth and start chewing.
Seresto Flea Collar for Cats has two active ingredients:
How Does the Flea Collar Work?
Imidacloprid acts as a neurotoxin in insects, causing them to lose control of their central nervous system. This leads to paralysis and eventual death. It is also slightly toxic to mammals and should only be used on the outside of your cat. It is one of the most widely used insecticides in the world but it is considered moderately toxic when ingested orally.
Flumethrin is similar to Imidacloprid except that it was developed to work on tick instead of fleas. It is nontoxic to mammals and did not show any adverse effects in any of its laboratory studies. It is used in this situation because it also neutralizes the adverse effects from ingesting the previous medication.
The Seresto Flea Collar for Cats is easy to use. All you do is remove the collar from the bag and place it around the cat’s neck. Adjust the tightness of the collar until one finger can be inserted under the band. This is different for cats because they have smaller heads and are more limber than dogs.Snip off any excess collar that may stick out beyond the end of the clip. This prevents other animals from grabbing onto the collar and removing it from your cat.
The collar comes with a breakaway clip that will release if it is every caught on another obstacle. This prevents your cat from chocking on the collar and allows him or her to escape without harm.
What are Users Saying?
There were several reviews available for this product but all of them were negative. People who used this collar reported that it stopped working after only one or two months.
There were several reports of cats getting fleas again after the first 30 days and the owners had to switch to a different treatment to remove the infestation. There were also reports of ticks on some animals, but fleas were more common.
One review said that the collar caused chemical burns on the neck of their cat. This could be a case of a single sensitive animal, but this is a noted side effect of one of the medication.
Side Effects and Precautions
There are several side effects listed for Seresto Flea Collar for Cats. Some cats experienced skin irritation, redness, swelling, watery eyes and hair loss. There are also reports of some cats having seizures or lethargy after wearing the collar for several weeks.
ConclusionWe must give Seresto Flea Collar for Cats thumbs down. This is because of the number of negative reviews stating that the collar did not work. While we can expect any product to have a few negative comments, no matter how well it works, having nothing but negative comments is pretty clear. There are several different alternatives, from topical treatments to oral pills, which have been shown to work. You may have to repeat dosages every 30 days, instead of every 8 months, but it is worth it to protect your cat from fleas and ticks.
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