I have stopped using the topical treatments due to the side effects.

I have stopped using the topical treatments due to the side effects.

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PK Dennis
4 years ago

My vet gave me a Seresto Flea/Tick collar since all my boys were popping positive for one of the 3 major tick diseases in my area (South Central PA), I tried it on one of my four dogs to see if there was any difference between the number of ticks I found on him compared to the other boys.  I did not see any difference – all four dogs come home from a romp in the woods with any where from 3 to 20 ticks and tick nymphs on them.  I comb out the ticks and count them – and… Read more »

Dawn Ferara, DVM
4 years ago

Everybody who I know that has used it likes it, our clinic does not stock it because of the expense.  I prefer peals like Nexgard or Bravecto.

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Disclaimer: not a vet.

That said, I have a friend whose Doberman cannot handle any topical treatments, but he does well on Seresto.  They used it last year and they live in what is basically a swamp near Severn…the dog had zero bites and no ticks whatsoever.  I am tempted to give it a go this year.