Tick Collar

What is a tick collar? - The purpose of the tick collar is to prevent and kill ticks on your pets through the use of a chemical or insecticide. They are easy to apply to your pet should you choose to buy one, however they are not always suitable for every situation or pet. Tick collars are not for human use! Nor should they be used on ill, pregnant or young pets under a certain age (not for really young puppies or kittens). Collars can be purchased from the internet from multiple suppliers. Brands such as Frontline, Bob Martin, Johnsons and many others sell them at reasonable prices.

Preventive tick collar - Ticks can carry a number of infections and diseases so you want to avoid them infesting your house pet. If your pet is to pick up ticks, then it is likely that they could be infesting the bedding where the pet sleeps, as well as the home and yard. Ticks crawl and fall onto our pets (their host) and then embed themselves into the skin to feed on blood. These eight legged parasites are a danger to our pets health and difficult to remove from the skin, even if they are not carrying a disease. A collar may be able to help prevent this.

tick collar repels ticks

Best tick collar? - A tick collar may not always be the correct prevention method. If you happen to have more than one pet, then it is likely that they will lick and play with each other. This preventative tool is a repellent for ticks, not dogs, so you may find that your dog tries to eat and gnaw the collar. As they contain chemicals, it is not a good idea for the pet to be consuming any toxins which could harm their health, so if this is a concern there are plenty of other parasite treatments and remedies that you could use. Ask your veterinarian which would suit your pet and environment best. It is also worth noting that you (or your children) should wash your hands after handling any tick collars.

Collars for Ticks

Tick collar for dogs or cats - A tick collar should emit a constant but not unsafe amount of insecticide. As some do let off a real stink, you may also choose to get one that’s odorless and won’t stain any of your furniture. If you think your pets may be at risk of ticks, don’t let them on the furniture anyhow, as the parasites may get into sofas and cracks and set up shop. The collars that can be purchased are mainly made from plastic and designed to last for a long period. You will therefore want to ensure that the product is comfortable and tailored to the size of your pet dog or cat.

Best Tick Collar

Homemade tick collar - If you do not wish to buy a commercial product, then you could try to make one yourself at home with essential oils. Not all essential oils are compatible with every type of pet so exercise caution and seek advice before pursuing any inventions! Cats and kittens are specifically not to have certain oils on them as they can be fatal (citronella). Collars could be made with an old bandana and a drop of geranium if you decide it’s suitable. Other suggestions that people have are thyme and rosemary oil. Always seek professional advice on what to use and what not to use, be careful with any chemicals and always fully read instructions and ingredients thoroughly.

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