Product Detail: Virbac Preventic Tick Collar
Virbac Preventive 2 Month Tick Collar For Dogs
The Preventic Tick Collar for Dogs is manufactured by Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd.
It is an easy to use product which helps control ticks, including the paralysis tick, for up to 8 weeks.
The collar slowly releases the active ingredient which migrates over the dog's entire body. The powder released is insoluble in water and has a high affinity for hair and skin.
How to use the product
This product can be used on healthy non-lactating dogs over the age of 16 weeks.
The collar should be placed around the dog's neck and fit such that 2 or 3 fingers can easily be placed between the animal's neck and the collar. If the collar is fitted too tightly irritation may occur. Any excess length of collar should be removed and disposed of to prevent the animal from chewing on it. Owners should wash their hands after handling the collar.
The collar should be replaced every 8 weeks for continual coverage.The collar should be removed immediately if local irritation is noted. Daily tick searches are still recommended for maximal tick protection during tick season.
One size is available, a 60cm collar.
The active ingredient in this product is Amitraz at a concentration of 90g/kg. Amitraz is a neurotoxin which works by affecting the central nervous system of the tick.
Contraindications and warnings
Do not administer to sick or convalescing animals.
Do not use on puppies under the age of 16 weeks.
Not to be used on lactating bitches.
Do not allow animals to chew the collar.
Do not allow children to handle the collar.
Wash hands after applying the collar and dispose of excess collar length immediately.
Do not use this product in any manner contrary to the manufacturer's recommendations.
Seek prompt veterinary or medical attention if poisoning occurs or contact The Poisons Information Centre.