Fleas and ticks are parasites that are a nuisance for pets as well as pet parents. If these pests are not dealt with on time, quite a few health problems can occur. In such cases, flea and tick collars are one of the most effective products that can help your dog get rid of these blood-sucking parasites. Here are three of the best flea and tick collars that are popularly used by pet parents.
PREVENTIC® Tick Collar for Dogs by Virbac
The PREVENTIC® by Virbac is one of the most effective dog collars in the market today against fleas and ticks. Customer reviews suggest that the collar starts killing and repelling parasites on your pet within 24 hours. A single collar can provide protection from fleas and ticks for up to 90 days. Since the active ingredient used in this collar is an odorless insecticide called amitraz. This collar can even be used on puppies as young as 12 weeks. The available sizes of this flea collar are 18 inches for medium to small dogs and 25 inches for large dogs.
Seresto® Flea and Tick Collar by Bayer
This collar can also be one of your best bets for protecting your dog against blood-sucking parasites. Bayer’s Seresto collar is known to offer long-term protection against fleas, larvae, ticks, and lice. This one-size collar lets you adjust the circumference of the collar up to 27.5 inches. The Seresto® is one of the best flea and tick collars for dogs, offering protection against parasites for up to 8 months. Mild insecticides used in this collar make it suitable for seven-week-young puppies too. The collar doesn’t contain powdery residue and is water-resistant, making it effective even when your pooch is having fun in the water. However, consulting a vet before usage is recommended as this collar can cause skin irritation in some puppies.
Flea and Tick Dog Collar by Sobaken
If you are looking for a plant-based, all-natural flea and tick collar for your dog, Sobaken is the best choice. The Sobaken flea and tick collar contains the essential oils of spearmint, citronella, and clove, offering up to 8 months of protection against parasites. Since this flea and tick collar contains natural ingredients, it can be used on puppies as young as 3 months. The water-resistant and one-size-fits-all design makes this collar suitable for dogs of small, medium, and large breeds.
If the collar is not something you fancy, you might want to take a look at the BRAVECTO chewable tablets. BRAVECTO’s primary component is Fluralaner, which is an effective compound that starts showing results in about two hours. The dosage lasts up to three months and can be used in dogs as old as six months and above. The medication may help against various ticks and fleas including the lone star tick.