Seresto for Dogs & Cats, is a wearable flea and tick repelling agent. Seresto is an eight month flea collar, manufactured for its convince.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
The Seresto collar treats ticks, larvae of fleas, eggs of fleas and mature fleas.
Ticks are small parasitic creatures which live in wooded or over ground areas of the country. The most common varieties of ticks include; Deer ticks, Black legged ticks, Gulf Coast ticks, Brown Dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, American Dog ticks, Yellow Dog ticks, Wood ticks, European Dog ticks, and Paralysis ticks. These ticks attach themselves to dogs, feeding on their blood, until they become engorged with blood, eventually bursting. Once the tick has burst, the head remains within the skin forming a pyritic located spot. Ticks can also transfer disease including; Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Hetatozoonosis, or cause tick paralysis.
Fleas attach themselves to pets in order to consume their blood. As these tiny pests take their blood meals, the skin inflames causing pets to itch and scratch excessively. The dog flea; Ctenocephalides canis, are tiny, just 1-5 mm in size having flat bodies. Pet owners may not be able to view the fleas themselves but will be able to view a product known as flea dander. Flea dander appears as black dirt within the pet’s hair, this so called dirt is in fact digested blood defecated by the flea. Fleas not only infect the dog themselves but act as a vector for tapeworms and bartonellosis disease.
As a pet owner, it is difficult to prevent external parasitic infestation during warm months. In order to keep your pet’s healthy; dedication to treatments and proper care is a must. Pet aliments caused by ticks can be wide ranging and include fever, swelling in the joints, loss of appetite, pain in body or limbs and difficulty in walking. Additional ailments cause by these external pests include; anemia, lethargy, purities, hairless, and weight loss.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Although fleas and ticks affect all breeds of dogs, fleas are found to be prevalent among beagles, a dog breed having a white, tan, and black coat with long drooping ears, often used for hunting.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. Can fleas cause any disease to my pet?
Fleas could cause flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), also known as flea bite hypersensitivity. This disease is very prevalent among domestic dogs. It frequently occurs during summer time as warm weather facilitates breeding of fleas.
Fleas also act as a host for roundworm of dogs and the regular intestinal flatworm of dogs and cats
2. Can fleas affect humans too?
Among humans, fleas can also cause flea allergy or inflammation of skin.
3. How would I know if my pet has been poisoned?
Symptoms of poisoning caused by treatments relating to flea/tick include dilated pupils, salivating, vomiting, tremors, shivering, hiding and skin irritation.
4. What steps should I take if my pet develops a skin rash due to the product?
Bathe the pet thoroughly with soap and water. Try using soaps containing oatmeal or those which are very mild.
5. How often should I replace the flea collar?
For best results replace collar every eight months.
Keep product out of the hands of children.
Product is not intended for human use.
Product is to be used with veterinary consent.
Read the entire content of the label before each use.
Products handled improperly can become hazardous to both humans and animals. Read label instructions carefully and follow accordingly.
PET: Not to be used in pregnant or lactating females.
HUMANS: Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Wear goggles or face shield. Avoid contact with skin. Remove contaminated clothing and wash clothing before reuse.
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep the affected eye open while flushing said eye with water. If individual wears contact lenses, remove the contact and continue flushing eye for five minutes. Continue to cleanse the eye for 20 minutes and contact a medical physician if irritation occurs.
If on skin or clothing: Remove the contaminated clothing immediately and begin washing the skin for 20 minutes. Continue to cleanse the skin with soap and water as you seek advice from a medical professional.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store product at room temperature away from heat.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Generic products contain the same active ingredients as their brand name comparisons. Brand name comparisons may be more costly than generic brands, but storage regulations are strictly followed. Through proper storage and good handling, generic equivalents work at the same effect rate as name brand products.
Active Ingredient (per collar) Amount
Other ingredients 85.5%