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Reviews needed: Any bad experiences using the Seresto flea collar for cats? — 12 Comments

  1. I have 2 cats and had a massive problem with fleas tried everything! Dont like the idea of collars but eventually i got the seresto flea collar. And it seemed to work straight away Miracle! Was really happy until I notice one of my cats kept trying to lock at it. Amd found red raw sores around her neck. Heart breaking 💔. The other cat seems fine.

  2. After a few days of wearing the collar noticed cat was scratching her neck more than ever. Today noticed a flash of pink as she turned her head so I took it off – the fur is missing and skin is raw underneath. This is unbelievable. Wish I’d seen all these complaints before buying the Seresto collar!

  3. I have not used the collar on my cats, mainly because they are inside only and don’t get any fleas. My vet recommended them for my dogs several years ago. I am thrilled with the results!

    After reading the article and looking at the pictures, I can’t help but wonder if maybe the collars are too tight? (NOT pointing any fingers!!!) Not so much that they present choking hazards, but regular-collar tightness. The vet showed me to have them very loose, providing the regular collar doesn’t go underneath them. Since we live out in the country and the dogs only go out under supervision (no fencing), we don’t use the regular collars unless we take the dogs somewhere away from home.

    No matter what, these collars are definitely not for all animals. I am so sorry that the kitties in the article, as well as the many others, are having such a bad time. Their owners may want to try Advantage for Cats. I have used it in the past and it works very well. Just don’t use the ones for dogs as the cats will react badly to the dog’s ingredients.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  4. As a general rule, our shelter (and me) never suggest using a collar for the potential choking hazard as well as chemical burns on the animal (cat in this instance) and allergic reaction primarily in the neck area. We’ve found that products like revolution are best. Personally, I order Stronghold (online), which is the UK version of Revolution. The difference is the packaging, period.

  5. We have several cats that we can’t use topicals on. We had tried the FrontLines, Revolution & Advantage for the others but they just didn’t seem to be working like they had in the past. We opted to try the Seresto collar on the dog & several cats that have severe allergic reaction to fleas & the topical applications. The collar does seem to be working without any adverse affects. It just isn’t something we can afford to use on all the cats.

  6. I have not used a flea/tick anything on my babies since I almost lost my beloved Siamese to whatever was in the collar. Granted, that was 50 years ago, but I still would NOT use any flea/tick anything .

  7. I have never used a Seresto flea collar on a cat. Would never use ANY collar on one of mine for fear they would get hung on something and choke themselves. My husband has used the Seresto collar on his hound dog, Chelsea for the past 16 months. It has worked well and she has had no problems

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