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Old 08-23-2017, 09:41 AM
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New to Flea and Tick Protection, Seresto Advice

Hello. I am brand new to the forums.

I am a dog lover and currently on my third family member. My previous dogs were overly sensitive to flea and tick treatments. My previous dachshund could not use any preventative, as he was prone to seizures and was on medication. Any type of preventative, regardless of the pesticide gave him seizures regardless of the success of his seizures medication.

I have a new puppy, Todd. He is a dachshund mix. We know the mother who was purebred, but have no idea who the father was. We think it was a Shiba Inu, a swab test will be happening soon!

I purchased a Seresto collar at the recommendation of pretty much every dog owner I know here in upstate NY. Up here these collars work amazing. I know around ten dogs that have been on the collar successfully their entire life so far.

Being paranoid from my last dog's flea and tick preventative failures however, I am cautious to begin a pesticidal preventative.

I purchased the collar and put it on him for twelve hours. In that twelve hours my puppy began to chew his feet and cry a little. He did this on and off, I would say three or four times in the twelve hours. I took the collar off, gave him a bath in Dawn, and the foot chewing and crying stopped.

Of the many many Seresto users I know, they claim that itching issues subside within the first few days and that I did not wait long enough.

What is your opinion on initial itching? I am politely asking you all to please not post informing me I am poisoning my dog. Out of all the poisons out there, Seresto among a few others have had the best reported clinical trials by a long shot (and I know the pitfalls of herbal and oil treatments and the liver). Also, ticks are so bad up here we lose dogs to tick illnesses all the time.

I want to hear some opinions on initial itching, scratching and biting. He has no redness around the neck, no visible irritation, just the action.

Thank you so much in advance.

INFO:

Seresto Collar Small/Puppy purchased from pet store (came with reflectors, is the real deal).

12 hour reaction: Itching, scratching, rear paw biting.

No redness, irritation, inflammation, or anything.

Puppy: dachshund mix of 15 weeks of age @ 10lbs.

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:58 AM
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Hi and welcome!

I've been using a Seresto for years with no issues.

First, I would contact Bayer (the manufacturer of Seresto) and tell them what you've experienced. From what I've read/been told, they are very helpful with these issues/inquiries.

Next, I would look into a natural tick preventative if the Seresto doesn't work out. I know people who have used collars from Start Here — The Crazy Dog House with great success!

Good luck!
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Thank you.

He currently has a few hives under his arms, and is very itchy. The collar has been off hi for almost a week, yet he is itchier than ever. Does that seem like the collar or should I look elsewhere?
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Hmm... if the collar has been off for a week and his symptoms are progressing then I'm inclined to think it's not the collar.

Just to toss some other ideas out there:
-Have you evaluated his food/treats? Could be a food allergy...
-Have you recently changed any home cleaning chemicals? Laundry soap? Dryer sheets?
-Has anything been sprayed on your lawn?

Think about everything your dog comes in contact with during the day and if it has changed.
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Hmm. He eats Blue Buffalo Puppy Lifetime Protection Forumla Chicken and Brown Rice. I know that there are better foods for the price, but he has been eating that at the humaine society I adpoted him from, so I stuck with it.

Our home has carpet throughout, a year old. Our last dog could not have flea and tick protection so no clue if the rug has issues.

I clean the tile floors with bleach if he messes, and if he messes on the rug I use Natures Promise. This is less and less of an issue as his crate training is going very well.

His crate is bare plastic, no cushion.

He is still getting his vacs, most recently his rabbies.

Hmm. This is difficult. I recently stopped giving him the Blue Buffalo soft chicken training treats to start to control his diet. The last 72 hours he has only had his dog food no treats.
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Some dogs are allergic to chicken... I would switch the protein and see if that helps at all. Unfortunately, it may be a lot of trial and error to narrow down the cause of his discomfort.

I am curious though so please keep us updated!
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I highly doubt that is allergies. Not at that age. Dogs don't usually show food allergies or intolerance until they've reached a year old.

I think it is the collar. It is after all a strong pesticide and some dogs just can't tolerate that. I have a greyhound and they tend to have issues with flea products as well. I would bathe your dog with dawn dish soap to strip the medication residue off. Then I would bathe with a conditioning shampoo or conditioner that is oatmeal based like Tropiclean to try to moisture the skin and make him less uncomfortable.

Best of luck!
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