The Seresto flea collar has only been on the market for a few years now. It’s manufactured by Bayer. I saw the post below on Facebook and wanted to share and ask cat owners who have used this product to give an honest review.
Apparently, there are a lot of problems. Google “Seresto flea collar problems” and take your pick of discussions. To be fair, some people are very happy and say they haven’t seen a flea since using the collar.
Brianna, a cat owner, posted the following on her Facebook wall a few days ago
“I AM FUMING.
Do not use Seresto flea collars on your pets. We got them for each fur baby one week ago when we noticed Aomori had a few fleas. To be safe, we got one for all of them.
We noticed Aomori wasn’t eating like normal and throwing up…we chalked it up to stress from the move. Well, last night Aomori was restless and walking in circles, drinking a lot of water, itching like crazy. This morning she had hives all over her. We could see them through her fur!
We took her to the vet and they said it was probably just an allergic reaction. By the time she was at the vet the hives had gone down. We figured being that this weather is very different than IL, she was just not used to it.
Now tonight Hookah was throwing up and we find this on her. A CHEMICAL BURN.
The worst thing to do is google it but I freaked out!! This has happened to SO many animals. I am so thankful Hookah is not as bad as the ones we saw online. Please, please, please research everything you use for your fur babies!! We did not research very well or we wouldn’t have ever used this product!!
We washed it off of her, now we have to hope it doesn’t get infected.”
The Seresto website states
“Possible through Bayer’s unique expertise in the fields of Material Science, Crop Science and Consumer Care; Ensures controlled, “low-dose release of its two active ingredients over 8 months, giving your cat the continuous protection she needs.
Seresto ® contains two active ingredients: imidacloprid which kills adult fleas, flea larvae and lice and flumethrin, which repels and kills adult ticks, larvae and nymphs.
Sound off in the comment section as to how well you like the Seresto collar and if you’ve had any problems.