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soresto collar NOT working at all. :(

This year, ticks are the worst ive seen them, and they have been moderately bad in past...but with a tick check after walks we have been fine.

This year we are finding several daily, and after finding, and stepping on an engorged one that had dropped off, I was excited to read about and then buy a soresto collar.

8 months of flea and tick protection, whats not to like?

So put one on 2 weeks ago. No reduction whatsoever in ticks. Last night, during tick check, we had to pull off an attached one which was just inches from the collar. Then this morning another engorged one dropped and we stepped on it (disgusting to find all that blood on your floor with the empty tick body), and I found another on his foot.

If I could find my receipt, I would take it back to petsmart.
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Try contacting Soresto directly. Maybe they'll send you a refund.

We use K9 Advantix. So far this year, we haven't found any ticks at all on the dogs and we're only one state north of you. We even hiked in the woods in the mountains every day last week, and not one tick. I like it too, because it repels flies and my lab is usually attacked by horse and deer flies because she has a short coat. It used to make her miserable, not she's not bothered by them at all.

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Good to know that it does not work for everybody.
My vet told me the other day that he keeps being sold out of the Soresto collars and has good feed back. With a pup, I just don't want to go the collar route and I don't like to keep collars on 24/7.
I wonder if it is a regional thing or depends on the dog?
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I'm sorry to hear the Seresto collar isn't protecting aganist ticks for you. We're using the collar basically for fleas this year with great success so far. We don't have a tick problem in my area.

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Sorry to hear this. We use Activyl Plus topical with success. I just heard about a top GR in Nationals last year that had a horrific reaction to a tick collar and he passed after total organ failure. I don't know which collar caused this and would like to find out if anyone knows.

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Isn't the collar named Seresto instead of Soresto....is it possible you bought a counterfeit?

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I'm sorry to hear it's not working for you, I've been really pleased with it, and our tick exposure is VERY high.
Just a thought, do you have it on tightly enough? It has to make contact with his skin all the way around to be truly effective.



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Yes, it is Seresto - I did not notice either but then again, I keep misspelling Heartgard Plus, LOL.
Petsmart does carry the Seresto collar though.

I would also like to know which collar it is that caused this poor dog's sickness and death though.
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I don't think they said as of yet what collar it was.... from what I understand.

I saw that yesterday and felt sick for Karen. He was the same age as my Jacks. Too young.

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Isn't the collar named Seresto instead of Soresto....is it possible you bought a counterfeit?

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I probably remembered the name wrong...as I typed Soresto I kindof thought it wasnt quite right
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