Ticks & Fleas Driving Your Dog Crazy? Does the Bayer Seresto Flea & Tick Collar for Large Dogs work?
It’s that time of year again…summer at last! It seems winter would never end here in the U.P. of Michigan yet again. The only problem with warm weather is all the bugs and creepy crawlies it brings along with it…especially for dogs. Ticks and fleas can cause quite a lot of misery for us all once they get a foothold.
There’s a lot of options to keep these critters at bay…sprays, drops, shampoos, and collars. I’ve used them all at one time or another on our dogs in the past and one that I find pretty easy and effective to use is the flea and tick collars.
So, I thought I’d look into one of the popular pest control collars at Amazon to see what a lot of other dog owners are using and found this one by Bayer to be well known and used by many…here’s some of the good and the bad things that I found digging through the reviews there from people who have bought it and used it on their dogs.
Bayer Seresto Flea & Tick Collars Review
Product: Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar, Large Dog
Where to Buy: Amazon
Average Amazon Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
- Lasts up to 8 months
- Veterinarian recommended
- Water resistant
- Available in three sizes- Large dog, Small dog, and cat
- Release mechanism for additional pet safety
- Attachable reflectors
- Dog may be allergic- skin became red and irritated
- Slow working at first compared to other collars
- Reports of some dogs becoming ill with vomiting and/or diarrhea after using
- A few complaints of dog’s hair turning gray under collar
**NOTE –This product is for dogs and puppies 7 weeks of age and up and above 18 pounds!
Please read all instructions on the label or any that may arrive with the packaging!
My Thoughts on the Bayer Seresto Flea & Tick Collar?
Well, I’ve used similar flea and tick collars on our dogs in the past with no problems so far, but have yet to try this collar myself…of course, yes, on my dogs…not me! I’d look kinda silly…
Seeing that there are always some good points and some bad for products like these collars, I’d at least give the Bayer flea & tick collar a try…I do like the fact that they are odorless and non-greasy! I hate the smell from the other brands of collars we’ve tried…that’s all you can smell all summer…ugh!
Plus, the fact that there is a built-in emergency release device is another excellent benefit in my book…yeah, I worry too much! I always have the fear that the collar will get caught on something and end up choking one of our dogs to death if it can’t get free…
I guess it all depends on your dog, like people, some are allergic or have bad reactions to certain products, foods, medication, etc. while others don’t, but instead do very well with a particular product.
If you do happen to give this flea & tick collar a try just keep an eye on your dog…same as you would for any other new product right?
Make sure they are still acting “normal” or whatever passes for normal for your dog and look for any signs of illness, skin irritation, lack of appetite, or anything unusual. If your dog has a severe reaction to a new product such as seizures, or continued vomiting/diarrhea I’d get it to your veterinarian right away.
Have you tried the Bayer Seresto Flea & Tick Collar on your dog? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below…
I’d love to hear from you! Hope this helps you out and please share it if you like it! ~Sherry 🙂
*Disclaimer – I am not a veterinarian, but a fellow dog owner trying to point out some of the products out there that you may find helpful for your dog…please follow the advice of your veterinarian for your dog and please, again, read the labels!*