Tick & Flea Collars

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Choosing A Flea and Tick Collar For Your Dog Or Cat

There are several flea and tick collar products on the market today for both dogs and cats. There are actually a lot of differences and some have potential side effects so you will want to study the choices carefully. Some flea collars for dogs contain ingredients that could be harmful to cats, not only should these not be used on cats, but you may wish to think twice about using them if you have a cat that could come in contact with the collar by playing with or snuggling next to your dog. But there are also some flea collars for cats designed just for them, there are even some break away versions for safety because cats can have a tendency to get their collars stuck on something when they jump, climb and play. And there are even some "natural" selections out there that use herbal or natural ingredients. Some collars have almost a powdery substance on them that you may wish to avoid coming in contact with, others are smoother but can have a slight odor and some are even water resistant. What to choose for your pet can be a little confusing sometimes so we've prepared some information below to help. Also, some sources for low prices to help you save quite a bit off regular retail cost - sometimes over 50%.

Cat Flea Collar Products

Flea collars for cats and dogs are two very different things. For starters most flea collars for dogs contain ingredients harmful to cats. And, most cat flea collar products are breakaway, which means that they will break away from your cat should they become caught on something such as a tree when your cat is playing or exploring. Most dog collars are not breakaway as this is not quite as much of a hazard for them as it is for cats.
break away flea collar for cats with tick control

Break Away Flea and Tick Collar

A popular water resistant tick collar that controls ticks only (not fleas). The Breakaway flea and tick collar for cats from VetKem is designed to break away from your feline should it become caught on something. This is a great safety feature for any cat collar to have, flea or otherwise. The Break Away collar contains the ingredient Precor to kill ticks and fleas in all stages including adults, eggs and larvae for up to five months.
Online Discount Prices:   Breakaway Flea & Tick Collar - Starting at $6.99 20% Off Suggested Retail
biospot tick and flea collar for cats

Biospot Flea & Tick Collar for Cats

Biospot products for cats, including their feline flea and tick collar, utilize the ingredient Etofenprox to help fight ticks and adult fleas. It also has an extra ingredient, s-methoprene to help fight fleas in their developing stages. The s-methoprene found in BioSpot is the same ingredient that Frontline Plus uses to help control fleas before they have a chance to hatch or develop.
Online Discount Prices:   BioSpot Collar For Cats - Starting at $10.58 15% Off Suggested Retail

Flea & Tick Collars For Dogs

Most flea collars for dogs contain ingredients that may be harmful for cats, so if you are considering using one for your dog you will want to make sure that they will not be coming into contact with any felines. Once you've cleared that hurdle the next thing you will want to consider is what you would like to prevent. Some help protect against ticks only, other fleas only, and some will help control both issues. You will also want to note what life stages of fleas they kill because some may kill adults but not fleas in the developing stages, or visa versa.
original preventic tick collar for dogs

Preventic Tick Collar

A popular water resistant tick collar that controls ticks only (not fleas). However, not only does it kill ticks but it helps deter them from attaching too. Many topical spot ons kill ticks but only after they attach - so the level of control that preventic offers is a big plus for many dog owners, especially those whose dogs spend a lot of time outside in tick infested areas. Preventic is designed for dogs only because it contains Amitraz, an ingredient that is not suitable or safe for cats. The preventic tick collar is designed to last up to 3 months.
Online Discount Prices:   Preventic Tick Collar - Starting at $11.75 $10 Off Suggested Retail Cost
Preventic Review: In general the majority of Preventic reviews online were positive with many dog owners talking about how preventic had helped get rid of ticks on their dogs when nothing else had seemed to be able to do it. Many of the positive reviews mentioned the dogs had been using preventic for many years. However, there were some negative reviews too. Some pet owners complained that the product did not work as long as promised and others felt that it did not help keep ticks off their dog at all. There were a few that felt it had caused their pets to become lethargic, depressed or ill. We have personally tried preventic on one of our dogs with great success. The label warns not to come into contact with the collar so it made us concerned about leaving it on her all the time since we played and cuddled with her a lot. What worked for us was to use Frontline for general flea and tick control, and then we would put the preventic collar on her for outdoor adventures such as coming along on horseback rides, running through pastures or walking through the woods.
scalibor tick collar, also known as the scalibor protector band

Scalibor Tick Collar

The Scalibor tick collar, also called the Scalibor Protector Band is a preventative flea and tick collar for dogs only, similar to the Preventef-D variety. Both collars are designed to kill both fleas and ticks, be water resistant and last up to six months. They both also contain Deltamethrin as their main active ingredient.
Online Discount Prices:   Scalibor Protector Band - Starting at $29.50 $16 Off Suggested Retail
Scalibor Review: The reviews on Scalibor were very mixed. Several dog owners remarked that Scaliber had done a great job of killing ticks on their dogs, and they offered rave reviews. But others commented that it worked for about three or four weeks and then lost its effectiveness. Some felt Scalibor did not work at all. One had good luck with ticks but not fleas. A few pet owners thought that maybe it had caused their dogs to itch and felt that maybe their dogs had an allergic reaction.
adams plus collar for continuous protection against fleas and ticks

Adams Plus Flea & Tick Collar

The Adams Plus Collar for dogs with the active ingredient Propoxur, is designed to provide water resistant protection from adult fleas and ticks for up to five months. The collar is designed to provide "continuous action", making sure it replenishes its own active ingredients after being washed off during swimming.
Online Discount Prices:   Adams Flea Collar - Starting at $6.52 Close To 30% Off Suggested Retail
zodiac flea collar, ticks only and fleas only versions are available too

Zodiac Collars For Dogs

The Zodiac flea collar has always been a very popular choice for pet owners looking for canine flea control for their pet. Zodiac has made three varieties of collars for dogs. They make a ticks only collar with Carbaryl designed to work for up to five months. They used to make a flea collar just for fleas but they are currently no longer producing that product. Their third and most popular collar would be one with Propoxur which offers combined flea and tick protection. Propoxur is the same ingredient found in the Adams Plus Collar.
Online Discount Prices:   Zodiac Collars For Dogs - Starting at $6.99 $2.00 Off Suggested Retail
powerband flea and tick collar with s-methoprene, the same ingredient in frontline plus, to help control fleas in the developing stages

VetKem PowerBand Flea & Tick Collar

The Power Band from VetKem contains Propoxur, the same ingredient found in some Adams and Zodiac collars. However, it has an additional ingredient, S-methoprene, the same ingredient found in Frontline Plus. S-Methoprene adds additional protection against fleas in the developing stages such as larvae and eggs.
Online Discount Prices:   VetKem Power Band Collar - Starting at $6.52 20% Off Suggested Retail
biospot tick and flea collar for cats

Biospot Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs

The BioSpot flea and tick collar for dogs has a different set of ingredients than the Bio Spot variety for cats. Both collars contain s-methoprene to control fleas in their developing stages before they have a chance to hatch or develop enough to reach adulthood. But Biospot uses Propoxur instead of Etofenprox to fight ticks and adult fleas. The VetKem PowerBand also uses Propoxur and S-Methoprene to battle fleas and ticks.
Online Discount Prices:   BioSpot Collar For Dogs - Starting at $10.58 15% Off Suggested Retail
preventic plus flea and tick collar for dogs

Preventic Plus Flea & Tick Collar

The Preventic Plus collar utilizes Amitraz as an active ingredient and is similar to the original Preventic tick collar. But Preventic Plus has an additional ingredient that the original Preventic variety does not have - Pyriproxyfen. This additional ingredient in the Preventic Plus flea and tick collar is not to designed to kill adult fleas, but rather it controls them by controlling infestation and reproduction. It does this by killing eggs and larvae and by sterilizing the adult fleas. Preventic is ticks only and Preventic Plus helps with ticks and fleas.
Currently on manufacturer's backorder
preventef d tick and flea collar for dogs

Preventef-D Flea & Tick Collar

Designed with a patented "release" technology, Preventef-D is a water resistant flea and tick collar for dogs from the makers of Preventic. However, Preventef-D utilizes a different main ingredient than Preventic does - preventic utilizes amitraz, whereas preventef-d uses Deltamethrin, an ingredient which helps control both ticks and fleas. Lasting up to six months, it is also designed to be effective for a little longer than Preventic.
Currently on manufacturer's backorder, please see the Scalibor collar above
adams delta force flea and tick collar for dogs only

Adams Delta Force Collar

Another collar with Deltamethrin to fight both fleas and ticks - similar to Scalibor and Preventef-D varieties.
Currently on manufacturer's backorder, please see the Scalibor collar above

Side Effects and Other Safety Concerns

Flea and tick collars for pets can be a great asset when it comes to protecting your pet's health - helping to protect against annoying fleas and disease carrying ticks. However, our main concern with the products is that they do not require a prescription in spite of the fact that they can sometimes contain ingredients known to have side effects or that can bring about adverse reactions in pets. And, we fear that not all dog owners know that their dog's flea collar can be harmful to cats. As a matter of fact, many collars list warnings to humans to avoid contact with the collars. In some reviews, owners reported pets having side effects such as vomiting, lethargy and behavior changes. When you get right down to it most of the ingredients on a flea collar are basically an insecticide. We are not trying to say that flea and tick collars for pets are a bad thing, just that they should be used carefully, used as instructed, all safety procedures followed and under the guidance of your veterinarian. We also advise visiting thoroughly with your veterinarian regarding potential hazards, side effects and adverse reactions before deciding if a collar is right for your specific pet in spite of any potential hazards or side effects.
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Amitraz
Preventic
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Demodectic Mange Dips
Kills Ticks
For Dogs Only
Do Not Us On Cats
Carbaryl
Zodiac Tick Collar
Kills Ticks
For Dogs Only
Do Not Us On Cats
Deltamethrin
Scalibor
Preventef-D
Delta Force
Kills Adult Fleas & Ticks
For Dogs Only
Do Not Us On Cats
Etofenprox
BioSpot Cat
Kills Adult Fleas & Ticks
Precor
BreakAway Cat
Kills Adult Fleas & Ticks
Kills Developing Fleas
Propoxur
Adams Plus
BioSpot Dog
Zodiac Flea Tick
VetKem PowerBand
Kills Adult Fleas & Ticks
For Dogs Only
Do Not Us On Cats
Pyriproxyfen
Preventic Plus
Kills Developing Fleas
S-Methoprene
BioSpot Cat
BioSpot Dog
VetKem PowerBand
Kills Developing Fleas
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