Collars are one of the most convenient and useful ways to combat fleas and ticks. They can serve as repellants and to some extent flea and tick killers as well. However, many pet parents who trust these collars to protect their pets also have a curiosity about ‘WHAT’ and ‘HOW’ of collars.

You also might one of the curious pet parents, and as an answer to your curiosity, the below-given information will be helpful to you.

What Is A Flea And Tick Collar?

It is a collar that is tied around the neck from where the ingredients attached with it are released that repels the bloodsuckers away from your pet. Some of the collars in the market treat fleas for up to 8 months. Collars come in different color, shape, and size for both dogs and cats.

How The Collar Works?

Collars mostly come as a repellant but there are some collars that do both jobs of killing and repelling parasites.

A collar that repels parasites releases a certain type of gas that bars fleas and ticks from infesting your pet.

The collars that are prescribed for treating and repelling fleas and ticks contain an ingredient that penetrates the skin and enters the blood and skin fluids so that when the bloodsuckers bite your pet, it is sucked up in the body of the parasite along with blood and kills them.  However, there is one more type in collars whose ingredient terminates fleas and ticks by contact.

They repel the parasites by the same method i.e. by emitting a certain ingredient that keeps the parasites at bay.

What Are The Ingredients That Are Commonly Used?

Flumethrin, Propoxur, Deltamethrin, Amitraz, Imidacloprid and etc. are some of the potent and safe ingredients that can be used. Look for them in the collars that you choose.

What Are The Recommended Collars?

There are many collars in the market but the below-given ones are one of the reputed collars. These collars are safe, efficacious, affordable and popular among pet parents.

  1. Bay-O-Pet Kiltix Collar – Propoxur & Flumethrin
  2. Scalibor Tick Collar   – Deltamethrin
  3. Virbac Preventic Collar – Amitraz

Benefits of Collars

  • Best way to protect your pooch against parasites when you are out in open or camping or hiking
  • They repel fleas and ticks thus refraining parasites to infest
  • Because they repel ticks they save your pet from the dangerous tick-borne diseases
  • Long-lasting protection for your pet
  • Odorless and waterproof treatment
  • Safe for pets and doesn’t hurt
  • Many collars come with smart release technology

Treatment types like topical and oral treat fleas and ticks but very few repel these parasites and collar is one of them. Therefore, collars should be chosen wisely and according to your needs.