There are a variety of ways fleas can infest your dogs, especially during the peak flea and tick season of every year (spring to early autumn). Even though you want to keep your canine free of parasites, you also don’t want to strap something on them that could be harmful or unhealthy. Furthermore, you want to avoid introducing fleas and ticks into your home. The following list is based on reviews posted online from customers who have used these products, the effectiveness of the collars, and the active ingredients.
Using common active ingredients in its collar, Vet-Kem offers a fast-acting solution for dogs that primarily live outside, homes with multiple dogs or dogs who battle flea infestitations regularly. Additionally, no users report issues with skin irritation, hair loss or rashes. Read Full Review
A band that protects against fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae and ticks for five months, the PowerBand’s active ingredients are Propoxur, an insecticide, and Methoprene, also an insecticide that acts as a growth regulator. Some user reviews cite that this band has a less-than-desirable odor and the design of the collar makes it hard to fasten/easy for the dog to remove. Yet other reviewers applaud how fast-acting this product has been with their dogs. Even with multiple dogs or dogs that live primarily outside, these collars are effective. Also, there’s no reviews stating issues with irritating the canine’s skin or causing rashes.
This collar boasts the longest period of protection of any the other products on this list, up to eight months. Additionally, the Seresto collar also protects dogs from lice and mange and does not have any associated odor with it. Read Full Review
New to the United States, the Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar can stay on your dog for eight months and protects against fleas, ticks, mange and lice. This product combines two active ingredients for the most effective treatment possible, imidacloprid, a systemic insecticide, and flumethrin, an organic compound based insecticide. This collar is also odorless and does not leave greasy residue behind on your dog’s coat. A special release mechanism has been built into the Seresto collar in case the dog becomes trapped in it. If your dog is a regular swimmer (more than once a month), the collar’s effective period reduces to five months, however, infrequent exposure to water will not harm this product.
Even with the slight odor, Adam Plus Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs offers excellent protection for up to five months and does not seem to irritate dogs' skin. Also a great product for pet owners who enjoy taking their dogs out into nature. Read Full Review
Waterproof and lasting for up to five months, fleas (in all stages) and ticks are killed off due to the active ingredients in this product, Propoxur and Methoprene. Some customers noted that this treatment did not work on dogs with thick coats (such as a Siberian Husky). Also, some users report a slight odor with the collar. This particular collar comes in two sizes, small and large. No reports of irritation or rash. Even if you enjoy taking your dog on outdoor adventures, users say this product is still extremely effective.
The unique patented insecticide/acaricide release technology in the Scalibor Protector Band for Dogs guarantees five months of protection for your dogs against fleas and ticks. Also, this product is one size fits all so no worrying about purchasing the correct one. Read Full Review
The active ingredient in the Scalibor Protector Band for Dogs is deltamethrin, an insecticide, so all fleas and ticks are wiped out. Boasting a patented insecticide/acaricide release technology, the Scalibor band offers protection for six months whereas most other collars only guarantee protection for five months. Additionally, many other brands offer differing sizes of collars for dogs but Scalibor’s Protector Band is one sizes fits all. Be aware that some users report that the Scalibor band caused irritation, rash and hair loss with their dogs. Additionally, some people have found that if their skin will become irritated when it comes in contact with the collar.
Active for up to six months, the SENTRY Dual-Action Flea & Tick Collar gives off a pleasing odor and comes in three sizes. Some users report that this product is more effective than the FRONTLINE brand treatment. Read Full Review
Active ingredients in Sentry’s collar are Propoxur, Phenothrin, a chemical specially made to kill adult fleas, n-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide, a common ingredient in pesticides, and Pyriproxyfen, a highly effective insecticide. The collar is effective for up to six months. Reviewers state that even though this product claims to act fast, many have not found that to be the case even though the collar is effective in killing fleas overall. Other customers who have purchased this product share that it gives off a pleasing, powdery-fresh scent. Additionally, this product comes in three sizes (small, medium and large). Some users report that this product is more effective than the FRONTLINE brand treatment.