Are Seresto Flea Collars Safe? It Depends On Who You Ask

Are Seresto Flea Collars Safe? It Depends On Who You Ask

Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you having some misgivings about that Seresto flea collar your cat is wearing? Despite thousands of incident reports to the Environmental protection Agency, both the EPA and toxicologists at the Pet Poison Helpline say not to worry. A recent review of the scientific literature on Seresto collars and their own animal poison control case data show the collars are safe, the toxicologists say. Maybe they are. But there are other safer natural ways to get rid of fleas, and your cats won’t have to breathe insecticide from the collars around their necks.

Spot-On Flea Meds May Cause Water Pollution

Reading Time: 4 minutes You know those spot-on flea meds humans have come to rely on for their cats? Turns out they may help cats but harm the planet. Researchers in England found high concentrations of fipronil and imidacloprid in English rivers, suggesting that spot-on flea treatments cause water pollution. But there are other, safer natural ways to get fleas to flee. Keep reading to find out what they are. 

Bugged By Fleas
Flea Allergy Dermatitis In Cats Is On The Rise

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Flea allergy dermatitis in cats is on the rise. Keep reading to find out how to prevent fleas naturally and soothe an itchy cat.

 

Do you have an itchy cat? Flea allergy dermatitis in cats is on the rise.

Flea allergy dermatitis can cause cats to scratch nonstop.

Blame it on climate change. Cats are getting more fleas, and flea allergy dermatitis in cats is becoming more common, according to Banfield Pet Hospitals’ 2018 State of Pet Health Report.

The report says there’s been an astonishing 67 percent increase in flea allergy dermatitis in cats since 2008. In 2017, 170 of every 10,000 cats seen at Banfield hospitals had the allergic reaction to fleas. In 2008, just 102 of every 10,000 cats developed flea allergy dermatitis. 

Some cats are so sensitive to fleas, just one bite can cause an allergic reaction, or dermatitis.


Is Climate Change Causing More Flea Allergy Dermatitis In Cats?