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What are some good flea collars for dogs?

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Good flea collars for dogs include the Adams Plus Flea and Tick Collar, the VetKem PowerBand Flea and Tick Collar, the Biospot Flea and Tick Collar, the Preventic Plus Flea and Tick Collar, the Preventef-D Flea and Tick Collar and the Adams Delta Force Collar. Flea collars can both repel fleas and kill them, depending on the type of collar.

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Common ingredients used for flea collars include deltamethrin, amitraz, pyriproxifen and propoxur. Deltamethrin is used in the Preventef-D Flea and Tick Collar and the Adams Delta Force Collar. It is considered one of the safer insecticides available as of 2014. Amitraz and pyriproxifen are both used in the Preventic Plus Flea and Tick Collar as well as other Preventic products. Amitraz is an anti-parasitic drug, while pyriproxifen sterilizes fleas. Propoxur is an ingredient in the Adams Plus Flea and Tick Collar, the VetKem PowerBand Flea and Tick Collar and the Biospot Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs. It kills fleas by shutting down their nervous systems and can be dangerous to humans, so care should be used when handling collars containing propoxur. Flea collars usually don't work as the only treatment method, because they are most effective around the neck area. Topical treatments are more effective.

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