The Scalibor Collar offers up to six months' protection against ticks, mosquitos and sand flies.
How it works
The Scalibor Collar uses a patented technology to slowly release chemicals that deter blood-sucking insects including mosquitos, sand flies and ticks through an anti-feeding effect which stops them from biting your pet. The active ingredient is deltamethrin, one of the safest types of insecticide. As it is generally effective after one week, the collar should be worn a week before likely exposure to infestation.
Its odourless design makes it easy for your dog to adapt to wearing it and it is also safe for use on pregnant or lactating dogs.
Note that, although the collar works while wet, you should keep your dog out of the water while wearing, as the active ingredient is toxic to fish and other aquatic life. Your dog shouldn't swim for the first five days of wearing the collar.
- Deters ticks and sand flies for five to six months
- Has an anti-feeding effect on mosquitos for up to six months
- Patented technology releases insecticide/acaricide slowly
- Active ingredient, deltamethrin, safe for dogs
- Safe for pets who are pregnant or lactating
- Can be used on puppies aged seven weeks or older
- Effective after one week.
When to use it
Some pests, like ticks, are at their worst during the summer months. Others, like mosquitos and sand flies, can pose a threat in hotter climes: a worry if you like to bring your pet abroad with you.
Insect bites can be painful and itchy, but they can also result in serious blood-borne illnesses. Protects against phlebotomines sand flies which can transmit leishmaniosis. All of these have serious health consequences, so it's important to be vigilant.
As the Scalibor collar exerts its full effect after one week, the collar should be preferably applied 1 week before animals are likely to become exposed to infestation. In rare cases attachment of ticks can occur while wearing the tick collar. Under unfavourable conditions the transmission of infectious diseases through ticks or sandflies can therefore not be ruled out entirely.
While occasional contact with water does not reduce the effectiveness of the Scalibor collar, it should always be removed before swimming and bathing the dog because the active substance is harmful to fish and other aquatic organisms. Dogs must be prevented from swimming in water for the first five days of wearing the collar.
Do not use on puppies less than 7 weeks of age
Do not use on cats
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Legal category: NFA_VPS | Scalibor Collar
**Scalibor is Prescription-Only in Ireland**
One white collar of 48 cm length (19 g) contains:
Active substance: Deltamethrin 0.760 g; Excipient: Titanium dioxide (E171) 0.285 g.
One white collar of 65 cm length (25 g) contains:
Active substance: Deltamethrin 1.000 g; Excipient: Titanium dioxide (E171) 0.375 g.