#Seresto-Flea/Tick Protection for Fido's and Felines

Aw, summer time. The weather is getting warmer , the days are getting longer and the flowers are blooming. Its like the world is waking up after a long cold winter. Warmer days means more outside time but there are things out there that can scare you. Things that make you itch , things that suck your blood and can spread nasty diseases. 


Fleas and Ticks- Pets natural enemies. 

Did you know fleas and ticks can give your pets diseases or harm your pets health? Yes, its true. I can't count how many times I have seen pets come through our Spay/Neuter Clinic at the Humane Society that have been anemic ,have HUGE tapeworms, bald spots or intense itching due to fleas. A lot of dogs come in that live near wooded areas, are covered with ticks. Ticks in their ears, belly, even between their toes! 

Why should you worry about ticks? Ticks can spread Lyme's Disease. Lyme's disease can be caught by cats, dogs, and even HUMANS! They also spread Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Pretty scary knowing a little  tick can cause a diseases that can even affect humans. 

So how are pet parents supposed to keep those pesky bugs away? There are many ways but the one way that we keep them away is Seresto. 

I know you are probably thinking , she is being paid to say this...Right? 
Here is the truth. A couple of years ago I found out about the Seresto collar. I tried it. We also experimented by using monthly topical flea treatments vs my 8 mth protection. When you have a pet parent that is forgetful as mine, you might miss not getting that flea/tick treatment on the day or the week you need it. There has been a time or two that we may or may not have got treated TWICE due to her not remembering if she gave it to us or not. That can be scary.
I used the collar, my siblings got the monthly treatments. Thank goodness ma buys the treatments one at a time because she would have treated the siblings twice in one month if the lady didn't tell Ma she had already bought it that month. 

My brother, Scooby Doo, is highly allergic to fleas. One bite and he will breakout with a rash everywhere especially his belly and his need to scratch will drive any pet parent nuts. The vet says he has FBH- Flea Bite Hypersensitivity. 
Scooby, the Worrywort. 
Some days I think Scooby lays around and worries if he is going to be bit by a flea or tick. 

What is so great about a Seresto Collar? 
  1. Kills and repels fleas and ticks up to 8 mths
  2. Water Resistant
  3. Safe for dogs and cats (use appropriate collar for each species) 
  4. Odorless

I will be answering more questions in my next post. Until then, you can Visit PetParents and learn about the Seresto collars, get valuable information about pets from kittens and puppies to adult dogs and cats. 

This post is sponsored by Bayer / Seresto and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Seresto product, but I, Carma Poodale, only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Bayer / Seresto is not responsible for the content of this article.


  1. I'd loved to try out this collar... have heard so many great things about it! Lots of dogs are like your Scooby with the FAD. Poor puppies :(

    1. We have been using the collars for 2 yrs now. I highly recommend them. Word has it that next weeks BlogpawsChat will have Seresto collars to give away!!

  2. Thank you for this information, Carma! I've been thinking of trying this with Vlad--Barkly after he runs out of his drops--but I'm curious. How well does this collar work with thick coats? Does it have to touch their skin to work? I can't see any way of it being near the skin of either of them unless I shave them down to nothing, and they'd both look silly that way.

    1. It doesn't have to touch the skin directly but it does work better that way. Many thick coated dogs can wear this collar. The best way ma has found to put one on a thick coated dog was to put the collar on them and pull the hair up around the collar so it sits right up on the undercoat. You don't see the collar on the dog but the dog still gets the protection from the collar.
      Its the way the collar works that makes it so great. Its timed release so that it is absorbed a little at a time this way its not a huge dose at one time. This is how the collar last for up to 8 mths.
      I will talk more about the way it works on my next post. This collar does work on thick coated dogs very well.


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