Why does your dog need a tick collar?
Ticks are much more than annoying parasites – they can also cause serious health problems – and, in the case of the paralysis tick, even death. Unfortunately, dogs can come into contact with ticks quite easily as these parasites can be a threat all year long. Often they live in long grasses in parks and bushland, and grab on to the coat of passing animals when they brush through the grass. After finding the right spot to bite, ticks can stay attached to their victim for days.
A single adult female paralysis tick can deliver enough toxin to a dog during feeding to cause paralysis and death. During feeding, some ticks can also pass on other diseases, including Anaplasma and Babesia. This is why it’s incredibly important to stop the tick from biting your dog in the first place.
Why use a dog tick collar?
There are several different ways to combat ticks, including spot-on treatments and tablets – but these might not always be the best solution for your pet. Tablets require ticks to bite your dog before they are effective, and spot-on treatments must be applied regularly to provide continuous protection. The Seresto collar, alternatively, provides 4 months of protection against ticks. The Seresto flea and tick collar is one of the best choices on the market for several reasons:
1. They provide long-lasting effectiveness. The Seresto collar is effective against ticks for 4 months, which means you don’t have to worry about treating your pet frequently.
2. They are water-resistant^. Your pet can romp and play outdoors all day long and remain protected when swimming, caught in the rain or following the use of soap-free shampoos during bathing.
3. They are odourless. No more unpleasant odours that were associated with older flea and tick collars
4. They provide protection against both ticks and fleas. Seresto flea and tick collars contain two active ingredients (imidacloprid and flumethrin). The collar releases as necessary a controlled dose of both, remaining effective for 4 months against ticks and 8 months against fleas for dogs.