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Flea and Tick Collar Dangers

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Dianne Ly
- 1046 days ago -
The one health risk that pet owners should definitely be aware of has to do with flea and tick collars. The risk comes in when adult humans interact with or play with their dog while the dog is wearing a flea or tick collar.

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Dianne Lynn Elko (749)
Monday June 4, 2012, 7:21 am
External flea and tick products that contain certain pesticides leave residues on a dog’s hair or fur that have the ability to cause brain damage and affect the nervous systems of both canine and human being. Collars containing propoxur or tetrachlorvinphos kill pests by unsettling their nerve pathways are the worst of their kind. In fact, four out of five of the top-selling brands contained one or the other of these chemicals.

Dianne Lynn Elko (749)
Monday June 4, 2012, 7:22 am
There are other pest-killing treatment options to choose from. Internal forms, in the pill variety are much safer for everyone involved. There are two brands available through veterinarians that are common and cost between $20 and $60. These brands are Capstar and Program. These brands are also available on-line.

Dianne Lynn Elko (749)
Monday June 4, 2012, 7:24 am
Why are they still allowed to sell these products?

Terry V. (30)
Monday June 4, 2012, 9:39 am
Noted and thanks for the info.

Constance F. (428)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:11 am
Thank you for this important post ! Although this has never been researched as I know, but a number years ago my female dog got a bladder infection, so I reasearched common causes for bladder infections. It led me to bladder cancer, and as I read, it stated in the past 15 years or so, bladder cancer in dogs had jumped to a 400 % increase ! One of the causes for bladder cancer in dogs was pesticides. OMG - it started me thinking that all these topical pesticides people use for flea and tick control might be a primary culprit since the time frame of much use fit. I no longer use any of these products. I use the capstar upon occassion and natural repellents and shampoos.

Cheryl B. (64)
Monday June 4, 2012, 12:11 pm
thanks for the info

aj E. (163)
Monday June 4, 2012, 5:46 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 4:24 pm
Thanks , noted !!

Virginia Esquer (8)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 1:50 am

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 2:17 am
Thank you for the highly important information. I want use flea and tick collars as my chihuahua seems to get sick from the collars as well as my cat from time to time. To me flea collars and drops are the sneaky governments way of killing off pets.

paul m. (93)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 3:00 am


Elaine Al Meqdad (240)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 10:04 pm
I have cats and no collar goes around their neck as 1) They are strictly indoor and secondly I would never want them to get caught on something while I was out and find that they choked. If I had a fog, I'd keep a collar off of him to as he would be kept indoors and only wear a collar when taken out for a walk and the bathroom. And I certainly would never trust those medicated collars, they are nothing but trans dermal poison!
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