Can Pregnant Dogs Use Seresto

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What flea treatment can you use on a pregnant dog?

FRONTLINE® Spot On is licensed for use in pregnant and lactating cats and dogs. FRONTLINE Plus® is licensed for use in pregnant cats and dogs, and lactating dogs.

Can you still flea a pregnant dog?

Non-prescription flea treatments such as Frontline Plus and Frontline Spot On state it “can be used during pregnancy and lactation”.

Can flea collar cause birth defects?

Amitraz is another chemical sometimes used in flea collars. It’s a known “developmental toxicant” that can, when pregnant women are exposed to it, result in low birth weights, birth defects, and biological and psychological problems that show up as the child grows.

Can I give my pregnant dog flea and tick medicine?

Fipronil, the active ingredient in Frontline spot-on flea and tick preventative. Insulin is safe for use in pregnant dogs, though vets recommend that diabetic dogs not be bred, as the disease is hereditary.

Can you use Advantage flea treatment on pregnant dogs?

Advantage is safe for use on pregnant and lactating animals.

How do you lift a pregnant dog?

When handling your pregnant dog, do not put pressure on her belly or abdominal area. You can pick up a pregnant dog by putting one arm around her chest and the other around her back legs under the tail area, so you can handle her when grooming.

What are the side effects of the Seresto collar?

This happened after incident data showed the treatments were causing hundreds of pet deaths, as well as issues such as irritation, rashes and hair loss, gastrointestinal problems and seizures.

Can Seresto cause seizures?

There is a recent media article stating the Seresto flea/tick collar is causing seizures in some dogs. The manufacturer (Bayer/Elanco) insists the product is safe based on their research and approval process, as well as rigorous investigation into any reported adverse reactions.

Does the Seresto collar really work?

As well as preventing fleas, Seresto is an effective tick treatment. If your dog has a tick attached to it before you put the collar on, it can take up to 48 hours for these to be killed so we would generally recommend removing any ticks that are already attached.

Can you give pregnant dog heartworm medicine?

Is it safe to give heartworm preventives to a pregnant or nursing dog? All heartworm preventives are approved as safe and effective in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs when used according to label directions.