WARNING: Seresto Flea Collar

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by auspiciousmind, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Loire3738

    Loire3738 PetForums Newbie

    Aug 3, 2014
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    Searching Google for Seresto Flea collars for cats I came across this posting back in 2012. I sympathise with the cat owners and hope that their two cats recovered from their allergic reation to Seresto. My own cat suffers a huge allergic reaction to flea bites, which results in constant scratching of his back, the fur becoming coarse and falling out, and extensive scabbing. We tried all of the proprietory flea treatments but without any real success. Then in 2008 we moved to France and during one of his flare ups we took him to a local vet, who recommended a Seresto Flea Collar. Since that day he has had no further problems and is not bothered by the wearing oif the collar. I noted a further post whci recommended never, never, never put a flea collar on a cat. I am convinced that this collar, replaced every 6 - 8 months has saved my 21 year old cat from a life of misery.
  2. Jesthar

    Jesthar PetForums VIP

    May 16, 2011
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    So you got lucky. Doesn't mean a product known to cause such side effects in cats should be on the market. :(

    Many of the 'proprietory' over the counter flea treatments, plus some of the ones you can get from vets, are ineffective these days (including Frontline Combo), so you need to use something like Advantage and you have to treat regularly. Plus treating the house is recommended too.