So there’s a debate about Seresto collars and if they are safe. I didn’t know much about this flea tick collar so I looked up the ingredients.
“The active ingredients are imidacloprid (10%) and flumethrin (4.5%). Imidacloprid, which affects the central nervous system of fleas, is a member of the neonicotinoid class of insecticides; flumethrin, which repels and kills ticks, is in the pyrethroid class.”
Logically speaking, I have a difficult time accepting that an insecticide running through the blood stream of any animal for 30 days straight and then repeated is 100% safe. I just don’t see how it’s possible, but we have to weigh the pros and cons.
Bayer paid out trillions of dollars for Roundup causing cancer to gardeners etc. They still sell it. That tells me that just because a dog doesn’t show a reaction doesn’t mean it’s safe.
I really don’t believe Gods creatures can handle all the environmental, societal practices that we subject them to. I don’t believe their immune systems are designed to handle any of it. When I was a kid, I never knew a dog with a seizure. Today every other person has a dog with a seizure. What’s changed?
This article explains a lot and discusses alternatives too.
According to Jean Dodds, DVM, insecticides like Seresto Collars should not be used. "There are now two isoxazoline-related class-action lawsuits in North America — one in Quebec and the other in New Jersey. The FDA finally has required warnings on the labels and product inserts. As these drugs work by displacing fat from tissues, you can help detox and remove them faster by adding fats like coconut oil (to your pets’ diet).”
She also strongly advises against using the following as well:
- Simparica Trio
- Advantage Multi
- ProHeart 6 and 12
- Revolution Plus
You can read more on this here.