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No pet parent wants to contend with fleas on their pets. So the best way to avoid this pesky problem is by preventing it. Don’t have time to search out the best flea collars for dogs? No worries, we’ve done the searching for you. Check these out!

6. Bioline Flea/Tick Collar

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Made with 22 inches of adjustable natural margosa and CO2-extract, this flea collar will repel fleas, ticks and mites up to 6 weeks. It is suitable for puppies over 12 weeks-of-age and dogs, as well as cats. The reflective, designed surface keeps it from looking like a flea collar and it stretches to prevent a choking hazard if your pet becomes entangled.

 

 

 

 

5. Arava Flea/Tick Collar – All Natural

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If you want to avoid pesticides, then the Arava all natural flea collar is one of the best flea collars for dogs you will find. It’s made from 11 all-natural ingredients like cinnamon, peppermint and lemongrass, that effectively block the airways of insects. This stylish flea collar comes in 25 inches so you can easily adjust and cut it-to-length for any size dog. The light scent isn’t offensive to people or pets, but this botanical mixture will repel up to 500 different species of insects.

 

 

 

4. ProGuard Plus Flea/Tick Collar

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Giving 100% protection for up to 6 months, the ProGuard Plus flea collar is safe and effective for pets 8 weeks and up. The active ingredients will repel fleas, larvae, lice and mosquitoes before they migrate to your pet’s face and head. This complete coverage will give you peace-of-mind and your pet bite-free. In addition, this brand comes in adjustable lengths so it can be cut-to-fit.

 

 

 

3. Seresto Small Dog Flea and Tick Collar

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Providing a head-to-rump protection, the small Seresto flea collar repels more than just those jumping, biting pests. This collar is also effective in eradicating flea larvae, lice and the larvae, nymph and adult-stages of ticks. This collar will last up to 8 months, is odorless and comes in two adjustable sizes (18 pounds and under and above 18 pounds).

 

 

 

2. XUS Natural Essential Oils ProGuard Flea Collar

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This flea collar comes highly recommended by veterinarians and uses a combination of natural essential oils to kill both fleas and ticks. The XUS collar also incorporates a breakthrough technology that allows the ingredients to slowly release over the duration of 6 months. It is odorless, non-greasy and has no expiration date on the product.

For those picky pet parents, the XUS Natural flea collar also comes in blue, green, yellow and red, as well as adjustable sizes to fit any type of canine.

 

 

 

1. Seresto Large Dog Flea and Tick Collar

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This is one of the best flea collars for large dogs as it not only kills fleas, flea larvae, ticks and their nymphs-stages, but also chewing lice. In addition, it is also goes a step further and aids in the treatment of Sarcoptic mange. It provides a head-to-rump protection and will last up to 8 months and can be used with puppies over 7 weeks-old.

It is odorless, non-greasy to the touch and is waterproof for those swimming pooches and comes in two adjustable sizes (18 pounds and under and above 18 pounds). It is conveniently packed with 2 collars for multiple dog families or for those pet parents that just want to have a spare.

FAQ’s About Flea Collars

Like any product we put on our pets, there are going to be questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions about flea collars for dogs.

 

Can all dogs wear flea collars?

It is not usually recommended to put a flea collar on a pregnant or nursing female, as well as senior dogs. Read the individual product datasheet for using the flea collar on puppies as some are not recommended for pups under 7 weeks-of-age.

 

Are the chemicals used in flea collars dangerous to humans?

Since the ingredients in flea collars will rub off on anything it comes in contact with, it is highly recommended to wash your hands after handling the collar or your dog. Read the individual product instructions for more details as to the chemical makeup of the flea collar.

 

Should I use a flea collar if I use another form of flea control?

Flea collars can be used with other flea treatments, but usually only as an added protection (such as walking in a wooded area where fleas/ticks are prevalent). Some flea collars are too powerful to be used along with topical or oral treatments, so be sure to consult your veterinarian for more information.

 

Is there a particular way a flea collar should be worn?

The best flea collars for dogs should fit snugly in order to be effective, but not so tight that it is constrictive. The general rule-of-paw is you should be able to slide two fingers between your dog’s neck and the collar. Pay particular attention to the tightness on growing puppies to ensure it still fits comfortably.

 

When should I change the flea collar?

This depends greatly on the manufacturer’s individual products. However, keep in mind that when flea collars become wet, they will lose their effectiveness, so you will need to change them more often. Even flea collars that are sold as “water resistant” will recommend more frequent changing.

 

Can I just wait until my dog has fleas to put the collar on?

You can do this method; however, once your dog has fleas you will have to treat your entire home to eradicate the pests. It’s always best to do preventive measures before you have an infestation.

 

Can I use dog flea collars on my cat?

Unless the collar specifies that it can be used on both dogs and cats, it is not recommended. There are certain pesticides that are toxic to cats, so be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before applying one to your feline friend.

The Best Flea Collars for Dogs Need to Work For You

Your dog’s needs are an individual situation and what works for your friend or neighbor, may not work for you. If you have any questions about flea collars, refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines or ask your veterinarian.

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