Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Dog Flea Collars

Dog flea collars are mostly effective for killing adult fleas. This does notdog flea collar include killing the flea eggs that will ultimately become adults. Fleas typically travel towards the eye area so passing the flea collar along the way is where they get caught. It does not keeps fleas off the rest of your dog’s body.  

Although flea collars are not the most effective method for preventing fleas, it is better than nothing at all, right? Flea collars used to be very popular, but today there are so many other methods of prevention of fleas that are so much more effective like spot on treatments such as Frontline or Advantage. We have gone to greater measures to keep our dogs from getting them.

If you have children it is usually not a great idea to get collars, because of the chemicals that are used on the collars. Of course you will be petting your dog and when your child pets your dog and puts their fingers in their mouth this can be harmful. So in this case you should probably consider a spot on treatment that can be used once a month for treatment of fleas.

If you decide to purchase a flea collar be sure not to be cheap about it. Check the chemicals and make sure it contains some type of IGR (insect growth regulator) that will kill the fleas and keep them from coming back.

Electronic Flea Collars have become popular for some pet owners. They let out high pitched or ultrasonic pulses that are said to repel all insects and prevent them from attacking your dog. The are supposedly harmless to pets and humans, but fleas seam to go crazy and jump away. If you so do decide to go this route, it is recommended that you do your research about this type of control. It is not proven 100% that these actually work but the option is out there.