Flea collars are always a topic we’re asked in the early spring & summer months. We do not carry Flea & Tick collars, for various reasons. Some of those include:
1) Pet parents with kids. You really don’t want your kids touching it, then touching their fingers to their mouth, or food, or dogs mouth.
2) A lot of our customers are multi-dog households, and that means lots of playing, tugging of the neck area & general grooming/touching in the house. We don’t want Dog A to wear one and have Dog B ingest anything from it.
3) They have a lot of chemicals on them (you can see the white powder residue).
4) They warn you about touching it, and how you should wear gloves when applying. Why would you want that hanging on your dog or cats neck, every day, 24/7?
5) This picture:
This is the warning on the box for Soresto flea & tick collars.
We have alternatives that you don’t want to worry about poisoning anyone in your house!
At our house, our current setup is simple, effective and we use the following products:
Daily: Earth Animal Flea & Tick Powder – mixed in with the food. Short version: Changes the scent of the dogs blood so it’s not attractive to fleas, ticks, flies, etc.
Once a week: Richard’s Organics Flea & Tick spray. In place of a topical, we use once a week down the back.
Randomly: Vets Best Flea & Tick wipes when we go outside. We don’t use these all the time, they’re new this season. So far, so good. We have used Pet Naturals Flea & Tick wipes in the past. You can also use them on yourself.