11-17-2016, 12:50 PM
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According to the manufacturer's website, the Seresto collar uses two chemicals:
"Seresto® contains two active ingredients: imidacloprid which kills adult fleas, flea larvae and lice – and flumethrin, which repels and kills adult ticks, larvae and nymphs."
I would keep off all chemicals if I were you. Ticks can be removed manually by applying strong alcohol to the head of the tick, waiting a few minutes, then turning the tick around gently using a special tool which you buy in most pet shops. Do not try to pull it out, as you risk leaving the tick's lower parts still inside the dog's skin. Gentle turning, until the tick's legs are loosened, and then (and only then) a very gentle pull should deal with it. If you are not confident that you can do it, then a vet can do it for you.
As for preventing your dog getting ticks, you could try neem oil. This is a natural plant extract, not a chemical. Its smell (actually quite pleasant) repels ticks, so they don't attach in the first place. It can be bought in most pet shops. It is sometimes called margosa, but it the same plant.
My very best wishes for your dog's recovery!
Last edited by LPC; 11-17-2016 at 12:52 PM.