Spring is arriving and with it some more problems in the management of our problematic dogs: if putting the antiparasitic may seem a simple thing for many, for some owners it can be a real obstacle. Here are some tips to avoid tensions and confrontations with your dog.
Put the antiparasitic: it seems simple, but sometimes it is not!
“Is not a big deal! It takes a second to put the antiparasitic!” Here is the typical phrase of those who have a “normal” dog that has no problem in putting on the antiparasitic. But for someone who has a dog who hates to be manipulated like me, the procedure can become really complicated, up to result in real contrasts.
After years of working with Argos, now I can manipulate it without too much trouble, but at the beginning, it was a real drama. The day I had to put the antiparasitic on him turned into a day full of tensions and anxiety. In the end, with rewards, snacks and a lot of compliments, I was able to put on him the drops, but it was really hard.
So, after a few months, when I saw no improvement, I decided to completely change the approach: no more liquid antiparasitic and welcome to the antiparasitic collar. I put the collar and left it for months, a real revolution.
The antiparasitic collar: comfortable and effective
The first collar I tried was Scalibor. I consider it an excellent product, effective against fleas and ticks and even against the mosquitos which can bring the dangerous leishmaniasis. It is effective for 4-5 months. Argos has never shown discomfort in having the collar day and night and the terrible little insects have always stayed away.
Another very effective product is Seresto, an antiparasitic collar that protects against fleas and ticks, but does not offer coverage against mosquitos. The duration of Seresto is greater, reaching up to 7-8 months: in practice, it can be done all spring and all summer. You just have to think about protection against mosquitos if you live in an area where your dog can contract leishmaniasis. Even with Seresto we had excellent feedback, no infestation for 8 months.
Honestly, I do not feel to recommend one collar in particular: they are both very good products. Ask your vet for help to choose the product that best suits your needs.
However, I can say that the use of the antiparasitic collar is ideal to ensure effective protection against parasite for dogs that don’t like being manipulated. However, continue to work on the manipulation of your dog, calmly and with small steps: it’s also useful to strengthen the bond between you, working also on mutual trust.
Do you have any experience in the antiparasitic collar? Write it down in the comment section!