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You’ve been trawling through the internet trying to find the best flea and tick collar for your fluffy friend. Well, you have found the right place here. I’ll show you my top 3 picks that I have discovered during my quest to find the best.

There are many ways to protect your dog from fleas, ticks, and other pests. If you want to get away from the monthly grind of remembering to protect your dog, these collars are a good option.

I’ve researched a lot of different collars to compile my top 3. I hope this article saves you time in finding the best collar and keeping your dog healthy and safe.

1, Bayer Animal Health Seresto Flea and Tick Collar

To kick off this list in gold medal position is Seresto!

A trendy choice in the flea and tick collar scene boasting over 10k reviews, (not all positive I would like to mention).

Seresto combines two active ingredients, imidacloprid and flumethrin. With its patented technology, the active ingredients are continuously released slowly for 8 months. Seresto is an odorless and non-greasy collar.

The Seresto collar repels and kills fleas and ticks through contact, and this means they won’t need to bite your dog to die. The collar is water-resistant; the effectiveness will be reduced if your dog swims a lot.

There are a few negative points you must know. Some dogs have had adverse reactions to the chemicals released, and has resulted in rashes, burns, and other symptoms.

For the most part, this product gets glowing reviews, but please stay vigilant in checking for any changes in your dog’s behavior or skin.

I’ve tried cheaper tick and flea collars from my local pet stores and have always been let down. Seresto collar is an expensive option, but to have near to 8 months cover with no monthly treatments needed would be an excellent relief.

Do make sure to check your dog regularly for any abnormal symptoms for the first month or more and call Sersto’s emergency helpline or your veterinarian for help.

2, Wolfwill Flea and Tick Collar For Dogs

In silver place and next on my list is Wolfwill.

With its new and improved hypoallergenic formula, it protects your dog for 10 months. It repels and kills fleas and ticks, keeping your dog healthy and pest free.

The Wolfwill collar is 26” in length and can be easily adjusted to fit any size dog. To do this, move the buckle in a suitable location and cut off any excess length. This collar has a water-resistant design, no need to take off during a shower or when your dog goes for a swim.

There have been a few negative reviews. Some customers were complaining that the collar didn’t work and others didn’t like the smell. The Wolfwill collar does state that It’s odorless, but some claim it reeks of citronella which can be an overpowering smell.

I don’t think there is any harm in trying this collar. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied with your purchase. So make sure to keep your receipt.

3, X99 Flea and Tick Collar

In bronze medal position is the X99 collar.

This collar is for both cats and dogs, has an 8-month long-lasting effect with sustained release technology.

The X99 collar uses 100% healthy ingredients containing six kinds of natural formulas. The oils used are peppermint, citronella, lemon, clove, and lavender.

Waterproof materials used to ensure that you don’t have to worry when your dog has a bath, swim, or fun at the beach. The collar is 25” in length, so no dog or cat is too big for this collar.

When checking the customer ratings, I was amazed to see 62 reviews with a 92% rating of 5 stars, which is by far the highest in this list.

Be Careful – Protect You And Your Family

Flea and tick collars can cause harm to you when you handle them. Be sure to wash your hands after handling them and
do your best to inform small children not to touch the collar.

We all know that young dogs like to bite anything they can get their teeth on. Don’t allow them to chew tick and flea collars. Typically, collars are safe to use on dogs aged from a couple of months onwards.

How Effective Are Flea And Tick Collars

Every dog is different and depending on which brand of collar, you pick your outcome may change. The technology is improving, giving longer lengths of protection. The flea and tick collar can be used instead of topical treatments and relieve your worries of applying every month.

When compared to monthly applications of spot on’s or tablet treatments, the price is similar if not saving money when going for a collar. I would avoid finding the cheapest flea and tick collar and hoping it gives adequate protection.

How Do Tick And Flea Collars Work

There are two primary functions of a flea and tick collar: repelling and treating.

  • Repelling – Emits a gas that repels pests. Many collars produce a strong smell that can be off-putting even to us
  • Treatment – There are two types of treatment. The first type of medication seeps into the fatty layers or uses active ingredients where the pest must bite the dog for the pest to die. The second treatment uses active ingredients emitted through the collar that kills the pest on contact before they bite.

Pests – Help Your Dog Fight Back

Fleas and ticks are disgusting but can be a real threat to your dog. It’s great that you’re looking deeper for more information on what’s right for you are your dog. There is no perfect solution because every dog is different. Some are more sensitive; some owners can be useless when it comes to remembering monthly applications.

The key is finding what best suits your lifestyle and your dog. Using a flea and tick collar has been proven to work for lots of owners and is one of many ways to protect your furry friend.

Found a collar that you think should be in the top 3? Let me know. I hope that this article has helped you in making a decision, and I would love to see what you think in the comments.


I'm a professional dog walker and enthusiast. I have been surrounded by pets my whole life and would love to share the knowledge I have gained. I'm the owner of a golden and white working Cocker Spaniel called Lilly and she accompanies me on almost all my walks.

6 Replies to “The Best Flea And Tick Collar For Dogs – Top 3 Picks”

  1. I’ve been looking for the best tick collar for my dog after finding ticks on her head, and this has helped to narrow down the list of possible collar candidates. The Seresto one seems like the best option. Thank you, Andy!

  2. Hi Andy, this is a very honest review. I own a dog called Max and sometimes he gets fleas – probably from other dogs. It pains me to watch him trying to scratch his entire body. What I did was bathe him in saltwater. Probably not a good idea.
    He is ok now but I think a dog collar will save him the torture of saltwater.
    Thanks for the review I will definitely look into it.

    1. Hey Fred, fleas can be such a pain! I wouldn’t recommend a saltwater bath but I’m sure it helped a little. I’m glad to hear Max is okay now and a collar will hopefully save him from future salty baths.

  3. Awesome review. I will definitely keep these in mind for my own pets as well as any future pets! We found a tick on my cat not too long ago and it terrified me, I just might have to get one of these for her. Thanks for your breakdown

    1. Hey Lindsey, thanks for your comment! It can be a scary experience if you don’t know how to deal with ticks, Its best to give your pets a bit of protection. I hope you find protection for your future pets.

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