With its innovative delivery system, Seresto® offers a breakthrough in flea and tick protection for cats for 8 months.
For 8 months this product:
- Kills and repels fleas before they lay eggs
- Kills and repels ticks
- Provides odorless, non-greasy and easy-to-use protection
Do Seresto® collars for cats expire?
There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Seresto® for cats. The product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.
How does Seresto® for cats work?
The Seresto® collar works with a unique polymer matrix of two active ingredients, which spread from the site of direct contact over the skin surface of your cat from head to toe, even the tail:
- Imidacloprid has been used in products for years to control flea infestations.
- Flumethrin effectively repels and kills ticks.
- Flumethrin works together with imidacloprid to provide dual action against fleas and ticks. No other product has this combination of ingredients.
Sustained release technology
Seresto® works similarly to a monthly topical, but as the active ingredients wear off over time, a new supply is continuously replenished from the collar in low concentrations. The active ingredients spread from the site of direct contact over the skin surface.
Bayer's polymer matrix technology is designed to slowly and continuously release the active ingredients for eight months, a duration that makes it clearly different from other flea and tick collars.
Watch our video for more information about How It Works.
What are the design features of the Seresto® collar for cats?
Seresto® cat collars are designed with a ratchet release and pre-determined breaking point. The pre-determined breaking point is the zig zag area of the collar.
If your cat is not used to collars:
You might notice your cat scratching at the Seresto® collar in the first few days after fitting. Make sure the collar is not too tight to help ensure your pet's comfort. Rarely, mild application site reactions may occur such as scratching, redness and hair loss. These usually resolve themselves within 1-2 weeks without needing to remove the collar. Continue to praise your cat while they adjust to wearing a collar.
How do I apply the Seresto® collar and take it off my cat?
How to apply the Seresto® collar on your cat:
- Remove the collar from its packaging.
- Unroll the collar and remove the small plastic connectors from inside the collar, ensuring that no remnants remain.
- Insert the end of the collar through the buckle and loops.
- Adjust the collar around your cat's neck until it fits comfortably on them.
- Two fingers should fit beneath the collar and neck to ensure it is not too tight. Any excess length of the collar beyond an inch past the loops should be cut off unless it is on a growing kitten, where some additional length may be needed for adjustment as the kitten grows. Also, make sure the collar cannot be pulled over the head.
- Check periodically and adjust fit if necessary, especially if you have a kitten that is rapidly growing.
- Seresto® comes with three optional reflector clips that can be attached to the collar to help keep your cat visible at night. The reflector clips should be evenly distributed on the non-overlapping part of the collar.
Watch our application video for more information.
How to take the Seresto® collar off your cat:
Squeeze the outer sides of the buckle while pulling from the other end or side of the collar. Some may find it just as easy to cut the collar off before applying the new Seresto® collar.
How long does Seresto® for cats take to work?
Seresto® kills existing fleas on cats within 24 hours after application. Once Seresto® has been on your cat for 24 hours, re-infesting fleas are killed within two hours. Seresto® starts killing ticks within 48 hours after Seresto® collar application. Re-infesting ticks are repelled and/or killed in as quickly as 6 hours.
What’s the difference between Seresto® for cats vs. Frontline® Plus, Bravecto®, PetArmor® Plus and Hartz UltraGuard®?
Thanks to its patented Sustained Release Technology, just one Seresto® collar gives your cat 8 continuous months of flea and tick protection. The two active ingredients slowly and continuously release in low concentrations from within the collar, and — thanks to your cat’s skin and coat — spread from head to toes, even the tail1, without leaving behind greasy residue or odor.
1Data on file.
Months of flea and tick protection for cats per application
*Bravecto® Topical Solution for Cats kills ticks (black-legged tick) for 12 weeks and American dog ticks for 8 weeks.
Want to know more? Read here to discover what makes Seresto® stand out from other brands in terms of length of coverage, application differences, patented technologies and killing methodology.
How to apply Seresto®
How to use the 8-month Seresto® cat collar
Learn about the proper fit for Seresto®, an 8-month flea and tick collar for cats, that's non-greasy, odorless and easy to use.
For a convenient, non-greasy collar that helps protect your cat from fleas and ticks for 8 continuous months, Seresto® is a perfect fit.
And to make sure Seresto® is the perfect fit for your cat, here are some tips:
Keep the collar in its original packaging until you’re ready to use it.
Remove the small plastic connectors inside the collar before using.
After you place the collar around your cat’s neck, the ratchet system and loop will secure it in place.
A proper fit means the collar can’t slide over your cat’s head and two fingers can fit between the collar and its neck.
Cut off any excess length of the collar that extends more than one inch past the loop—leave even more if you have a growing kitty.
Be sure to check the fitting every once in a while and adjust when necessary.
The three included, but optional, reflector clips help keep your cat visible at night. Place them, spaced apart, over the non-overlapping part of the collar.
Seresto®. For 8-month protection against fleas and ticks, it’s a perfect fit.
Did you know Seresto®is also available for dogs?
Advantage® Treatment Spray for cats
An on-pet treatment spray that kills and repels fleas, ticks and lice.
Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spot Spray
Help control an infestation in your home by killing fleas, brown dog ticks, dust mites and bed bugs.
Not for use on pets. Use as directed.
Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spot Spray
Indicated for:FLEASBROWN DOG TICKSDUST MITESBED BUGS
Advantage® Yard & Premise Spray
Kill insects, fleas and ticks around the perimeter of your home.
Not for use on pets. Use as directed.
Seresto® is protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,910,122.
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