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Hello everyone,
Whats the best tick and flea prevention?

I've been using the seresto collar with my 6 month old puppy. We haven't had any problems with ticks or fleas, but the other day I notices that the collar is irritating his skin. I checked to make sure the collar wasn't on too tight but his skin is really red.
I wanted to know what prevention other basset owners are using, to check out my options. I don't want to use the seresto anymore

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I can not keep flea and tick collars on our field dogs the lose the in the heavy cover so it s monthly drops for us that we do every three week during FT season because while the drops advertised good for a month really work for 2 months on fleas but effectiveness on tick start a steep drop off after three weeks We also get the giant breed size an split the does in half most time you can get the giant breed and large breed for the same price so it halves the cost to do this, we use a syringe to do so accurately When you have one cost vs convenience probably not worth it 12 and it is a different story.
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Wife is a groomer has not seen that issue with serrestos but keep in mind this is not uncommon with any collar the is on 24/7 and may not be related to the chemicals but mechanical abrasion but that does not really matter because in either case not acceptable. Also serrestos are one of the most cloned/fraudulent/blackmarket dog care items out there only buy from a trusted source and be highly suspect of any deep discounted price likely a knock off that can be trusted.
 

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Thank you @Mikey T we will be trying the drops.
Yes you are right I think is definitely the use and not the chemicals because its not all around his neck just in the bottom. Plus we think he has a little of a delicate skin

Thank you eitherway for the recommendation
 

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Never forget the effect of the dewlap on the Basset which will often trap moisture or anything else (chemicals!), making for a sore area. So any irritation from these collars could well cause redness only under the chin. Mine was bought from my vet so unless he had a supply of fakes .........
 

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Just wanted to reply with what doesn’t work- Sentinel. My dog has fleas and her prevention isn’t working. I tried another one before that didn’t work. It works well for heartworms but that’s about it. I’m in the same boat!
 

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Unfortunately, complete protection is pretty much impossible as fleas are persistent and prolific! You can of course take proactive steps towards protection which, for me at least, always start and end with keeping up to date with your pet’s flea treatments. This will have a whole host of short-term as well as long-term benefits for both you and your dog. Speak to your veterinarian and ask them what they recommend you use as a preventative. Fleas do become immune to the active ingredients in flea control products over time, so what works in one area may well not work somewhere else. Whatever your vet recommends, use it regularly all year round. At the height of flea season, you can also use flea traps to mop up any fleas that make it into the house and are living in the environment.
 

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I use Capstar which kills off fleas almost immediately, BUT coupled with a thorough washing of everything used by mine, vacuuming thoroughly and 'bombing' the house with a commercial product. And more than once.
 

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You know, I also faced the problem of flea infestation. Let your pet take a bath. Immersion in a warm bath of water will cause many fleas to fall into the water, from where they will simply be dried. In addition, ticks can appear during the bath. To do this, the owners use various methods, but most often they treat the animals with pesticides-poisons that kill insects and ticks. This is a fairly reliable method, but it is not as harmless to pets as many people think. I use the collar for my dog visit DEWEL ™ PRO website and am completely happy with the effect. It made my cat feel good.
 
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