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Three Facts about Fleas and Ticks

We have been talking about fleas and ticks quite a bit. It’s that time of year where you just cannot be too cautious to protect your furry family. This post is sponsored by Bayer / Seresto and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Seresto product, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Bayer / Seresto is not responsible for the content of this article.

I have been learning so much about fleas and ticks lately. As much as it’s freaking me out and giving me the heebie jeebies, I am also happy to know the info. Hopefully with all this new knowledge we can prevent our guys from getting these nasty bugs.

Three Facts about Fleas and Ticks #Seresto

Three Facts about Fleas and Ticks

  1. One flea can feed on your pet for up to three hours. That’s a long time for such a tiny creature. Now imagine if there’s a complete flea infestation. That’s multiple fleas feasting on your pet – or even you – up to 3 hours each. Yuck.
  2. When a tick attaches and feeds on your pet it causes blood to pool under the skin. The tick then injects saliva containing an anticoagulant to stop the blood from clotting, so it can suck it all up into its gut. Gross alert. If that tick is infected, it can pass the disease on to your pet.
  3. Female fleas lay 40-50 eggs per day on the host. These eggs fall off into the environment and hatch within 2 weeks. The new fleas are everywhere waiting to hop on to their next victim. Tiny little menaces that can cause so many problems.

Three Facts about Fleas and Ticks #Seresto

The Seresto collar is an excellent way to protect your pets. No monthly applications to apply or to remember. The collar protects for up to 8 months. We put one on our Hilo and he doesn’t show once ounce of being bothered by it.


When I first put the Seresto collar on him he thought we were going for a walk. After that he relaxed right away and doesn’t even seem to notice. Heck, we can barely see it on him with all his fur. It was beyond easy to put on him and we have the peace of mind of him being protected for quite a while.

Three Facts about Fleas and Ticks #Seresto

sandy weinstein

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

i tried the seresto on my oldest, many problems, now she is having serious health issues, i read where several dogs had serious health issues and not to use on older dogs or small dogs. loss of muscle, stability, kidney issues (which is what my dog has now), itching, and no relief from ticks and got invaded by fleas. i am returning my collars. i read where 1 dog plus some other had to be put down. some of the dogs were highly allergic to the ingredients. if you check amazon there are over 300 negative reviews and many on the seresto facebook page.


Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Ticks have been an increasing problem where we live so this advice is well-taken

Ari T.

Tuesday 15th of July 2014

Those three facts are terrifying. I wouldn't want any pet (and their family) to go through such a horrible experience with fleas or ticks. It's great that your dog is comfortable with the collar. Plus having it provide eight months of prevention must be a relief.

CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie

Sunday 13th of July 2014

Ohh tell me about Flea and Ticks... with 3 pups we know all to well about them.. the one and only product that I always highly recommend (and no, I was not paid and never did any kind of promo for) is this collar... it WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really tell all my friends about it as soon as I hear them talk about Ticks. Our ticks are the worst in the summer and since this collar works for up to 8 month we don't have to buy products over and over we do it once for the summer and we are done !!! Love it .. Thanks for sharing


Sunday 13th of July 2014

I hate fleas. It makes me itch just thinking about them. And I hate to think of them living on one of my cats.