Seresto Flea & Tick Control Collar for Dogs
Seresto medicated collars contain the active ingredients imidacloprid and flumethrin. The are suitable for the treatment and prevention of flea infestation for 7 to 8 months as well as protecting the animal’s immediate surroundings against flea larvae development for 10 weeks.
The product has persistent acaricidal (killing) efficacy (Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus turanicus) and repellent (anti-feeding) efficacy against tick infestations (Ixodes ricinus) for 8 months. It is effective against larvae, nymphs and adult ticks.
Ticks already on the dog prior to treatment may not be killed within 48 hours after collar application and may remain attached and visible. The prevention of infestations with new ticks starts within two days after application of the collar.
Can also be used for the treatment of biting/chewing lice (Trichodectes canis) infestation.
The product provides indirect protection against the transmission of the pathogens Babesia canis vogeli and Ehrlichia canis from the tick vector Rhipicephalus sanguineus, thereby reducing the risk of canine babesiosis and canine ehrlichiosis for 7 months.
Available in 2 sizes. One for dogs 8kg and under and another for those over 8kg.
Do not treat puppies less than 7 weeks of age.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
Ticks will be killed and fall off the host within 24 to 48 hours after infestation without having had a blood meal, as a rule. An attachment of single ticks after treatment cannot be excluded. For this reason, a transmission of infectious diseases by ticks cannot be completely excluded if conditions are unfavourable.
Ideally, the collar should be applied before the beginning of the flea or tick season.
As with all long-term topical products, periods of excessive seasonal hair shedding may lead to transient slight reduction of efficacy by loss of hair-bound portions of the active ingredients. Replenishment from the collar starts immediately so that full efficacy will be re-established without any additional treatment or collar replacement.
For optimum control of flea problems in heavily infested households it may be necessary to treat the environment with a suitable insecticide.
The product is water resistant; it remains effective if the animal becomes wet. However, prolonged, intense exposure to water or extensive shampooing should be avoided as the duration of activity may be reduced.
Sizing & Fitting Information:
Cutaneous use. One collar per animal to be fastened around the neck.
Small dogs up to 8 kg body weight receive one collar of 38 cm length.
Dogs above 8 kg receive one collar for dogs > 8 kg of 70 cm length.
Remove collar from protective bag directly before use. Unroll collar and make sure that there are no remnants from the plastic connectors inside the collar. Adjust the collar around the animal’s neck without tightening it too tight (as a guide, it should be possible to insert 2 fingers between the collar and the neck). Pull excess collar through the loop and cut off any excess length extending beyond 2 cm.
The collar should be worn continuously for the 8 month protection period and should be removed after the treatment period. Check periodically and adjust fit if necessary, especially when puppies are rapidly growing.
Link to the SPC for Seresto Flea and Tick Control 1.25 g + 0.56 g, Collar for Small Dogs ≤ 8 kg:
Link to the SPC for Seresto Flea and Tick Control 4.50 g + 2.03 g, Collar for Large Dogs > 8 kg: