With ticks hiding in every nook and cranny of the great outdoors, it’s important to keep your beloved Chihuahua protected. Many pet parents opt for a flea collar due to its easy use and affordable price, but it can be tricky to know which are the best flea and tick collars for dogs.
When browsing for flea and tick collars, keep one thing in mind: In recent months, Seresto flea and tick collars have been linked to injuries of over 75,000 pets (and about 1,000 humans), though the products have not been recalled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You’re likely to see Seresto products as some of the bestsellers at many big-name retailers, but it’s up to you to make the most informed decision you can for your pet.
Luckily, we’ve picked out some of the safest and most effective flea collars for your little Chihuahua. Not all collars are made equal, but these are appropriate for use on puppies and small dogs due to their more conservative amount of insecticides used. Each product has its own perks and benefits, so read on to discover what works for your pet!
Adams Plus Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs, Small
- Offers 7 months of protection
- Outer shield reflects direct light
For seven months of protection in one lightweight collar, try this waterproof, smell-free collar by Adams. It protects against fleas, ticks, flea eggs (which on their own can account for up to 50% of the flea population), flea and tick larvae, and tick nymphs — so you can rest assured your pet is getting the best. With an easily adjustable fit, this collar will keep your Chihuahua comfy, too! It’s a win-win.
Sentry Dual Action Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs
- Good for dogs 12 weeks and older
- Comes with two collars
This super-affordable collar for dogs and pups (12 weeks and older, please!) uses just one chemical — deltamethrin — to protect your ankle-biter against fleas and ticks. Each set comes with two collars for months of security, so you won’t have to worry about restocking for a while. The Sentry collar is water-resistant, too, so even the most aquatic pups can enjoy a tick- and flea-free life.
Craveit Flea and Tick Collar for Small Dog
- Lasts for up to 8 months
If you’re worried about skin sensitivities or other allergy issues, try a hypoallergenic flea collar like this. Yep, you read that right — this collar uses natural oils such as garlic, citronella, and cinnamon to keep bugs at bay. It can be used to treat or prevent flea and tick infestations for up to eight months, even in the rain or snow. With its durable and adjustable material, this collar can fit almost any canine neck, including your little Chihuahua’s.
PetArmor Plus Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs
- Lasts for up to 6 months
- Collar is fully adjustable
For six months of protection in one collar, give the PetArmor Plus products a shot. You won’t need to worry about ticks, fleas, flea eggs, or flea larvae for six months — even if your dog has a history with pesky insects. The chemicals in this collar will prevent flea eggs from hatching, including those already on your dog. Plus, it’s as easy to use as any other collar.
With their fierce personalities and compact size, Chihuahuas might be a lot to handle at times. Once you invest in high-quality flea and tick protection, though, pet parenting gets easier. So, what are you waiting for?
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