Wouldn't be without it!
After loosing 2 small dogs to ticks I would never be without these tick collars on hand. Easy to put on and has a pleasant smell. Have been using these for years now and have NEVER had a tick attach to my dog. Great value for money, I actually cut mine in half and get two uses from one collar. (small dogs)
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Doesn't appear to be harmful to my dog
I've put 3 of these collars on my 12 year old blue heeler now. She doesn't appear to show any unpleasant side effects. I'd never used any collar (for ticks or fleas) prior to this, using squeeze on medications instead. I don't have an issue doing up the collar; but I can see it being a problem with anyone with less dexterity in their fingers. Oh, and rather than cut off the excess I use kitchen ties for tethering purposes.
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Tried everything else. This just works.
After spending $5,000+ on vet hospitals visits and a nearly dead dog twice using Advantix and Frontline products on our Bichon, we spoke to a farmer who swears by these collars so we gave them a go. The have had no problems since using them from about a year ago and no ticks have been found on the dog either (we were previously pulling ticks off him at least once a week). These are cheap, two-monthly replacement and have been great!
Waste of Money
Bought preventic for my 4 dogs, and 3 weeks later had a $2,000 vet bill and a dead dog from a tick, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY !! They should not be able to advertise that Preventic Collar controls lxodes holcyclus (paralysis tick) because it doesn't. This was a small house dog and not a dog that ran around paddocks.
Didn't work, dead dog
Buckle is too small.
I have used Preventic collars for many years and have been mostly happy with the results but in recent times I am finding it increasingly difficult to do up the collar through thre buckle. In the past I have had to pull it through with a pair of pliers but this time I had to use a blade to cut the buckle deeper and to narrow the actual collar. I thought big companies had people to do quality control but obviously these problems are falling through the cracks. Lathough I would like to keep using Preventic I may have to look into other collars th...at are easily fastened and I am hopeful my vet can advise me of a collar that is as affective as Preventic. Regards Nel Jones I like that the collar is affective and does not have a strong odour. Hate the fact that the collar is impossible to fit though the buckle without having to modify the collar and the buckle
Questions & Answers
Why is the Preventic tick collar no longer available in Australia?
Are these tick collars still be manufactured, if not what have they been replaced with - thanks
I contacted the manufacturer (Virbac) a month or two ago as I noticed the collars becoming harder to find, many being listed with an Oct 2019 expiry date, and one website stating the product had been discontinued. Virbac confirmed they had ceased production and did not have a replacement product at this time.
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