Product Type: Bob Martin dog accessories
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Fleas? Get lost!
Bob Martin Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs
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Bob Martin Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs
Date: 14/07/12, updated on 14/07/12 (54 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, works ever so well
Disadvantages: Can't be put on and off once fitted, stinks terrible
At the moment I have beautiful Daisy the little white poodle that me and my mate share between us sat on my lap looking disgusted at me for being on here. She is as I have just pointed out a share dog, she chooses who to sit with,who to stay with and so on. Shes very much in charge believe me!
However the one thing that gets me down with Daisy is fleas. No matter what we've given her, treated her and our flats with I end up bitten and check her over and once again there are a couple of fleas crawling on her!
Yes we have tried Frontline, we've used Bob Martin stuff, we've delfeed our homes often,bathed her...you name it we tried it and very much tried toget on top of the issue!
We thought we had nailed the problem with some tablets she took once a week till once again I spotted a couple of fleas on her and so my mate went out and bought one of these collars to try from a local petshop costing £4.00 as she felt it had to be worth a go!
The collar comes in a bright red and yellow plastic hanging bag which has silver foil inside and on the outside of it there is a photograph of a dog on there and we are told that it is Bob Martin Dog Flea Collar 'With Dimphylate and that its for dogs and puppies from 12 weeks old and that it 'Kills fleas for up to 4 months'. On the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it,the ingredients and warnings are given and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Easy to tear open packaging this is.
On the back of the pack along with written instructions we are are shown little diagramns on how to fit it to a dog and doing so is easy enough. The collar is basically a strip or rusty orange coloured plastic and its long and thin and all you do is make a round, loop shape with it, pop it around the dogs neck and tighten it. There are no holes or anything in this qnd basically you get it the shape of your dogs neck, cut excess rubber off with a pair of scissors and it stays in place really secure.
The strip of collar is very long however we are not told how long it is oddly enough. This strip could easily fit a large dog though up to like a rough collie size and once on you can adjust it looser very slightly though you do need to make sure before you cut it of course that it is well fitted.
A dog can wear this up to 4 months without it being replaced andit isn't meant to be removed. It is waterproof and continues working even if you bath your dog with it on.
However. This seems comfortable enough on Daisy and she doesnt seem to be agitated by it all however it stinks. It smells like a blocked drain to me. When first put on her me and my mate thought we wasnt going to be able to cope with the whiff of it as Daisy is a lap dog and theres nothing worse than her cuddled up to you wearing this, in fact I prefer fleas however lucky for all of us the smell of it does die down somewhat over time but it is always there! The other issue is her walking collar doesnt fit very well over this and with only a very skinny, little neck she ends up with two collars on it making her looked a bit choked and cluttered up.
But the good news is that this collar has now been on her over 3months. It still smells quite horriblebut we check her for fleas every night and I haven't spotted one or flea dirt anywhere at all on her. Shes stopped scratching since this has been on her and we are not getting bitten anymore.
Although this stinks and it creates an issue for popping on other collars I can quite honestly say that this is really,really effective. Ive never been a fan of Bob Martin products but I am of this one! No fleas for us just not a very pleasant aroma but it works!
Available in all good pet shops and so on.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: The most effective treatement we've tried so far!