Avoiding Fake Collars

Be aware of fake and imitation collars

As Seresto® has increased in popularity amongst pet owners, it has become a target by fraudsters; looking to cash in on pet owners’ efforts to keep their pet protected from fleas and ticks by selling them fake or imitation collars.

Purchasing a fake or imitation collar will be ineffective against flea and tick protection and will cost you more in the long run.

Your pet’s health and protection are the most important things to us. So, we’ve created this page to help make it easier for you to purchase a genuine Seresto® collar.

Genuine Seresto® flea and tick collars can only be purchased through your local veterinary clinic, pet store or authorised online retailer. Please contact the online retailer directly to verify they distribute within New Zealand. Ask for it by name.

What to look for when buying Seresto®

To be assured you are buying a genuine Seresto® flea and tick collar, ask for the Seresto® gold or original pack at your New Zealand veterinary clinic or pet store. Also available online from authorised retailers, please contact the online retailer directly to verify they distribute within New Zealand.

Your local vet clinic

Your local pet store

Authorised online retailer

The Seresto® collar has been registered for use in NZ under the ACVM Act 1997. On the back of the Seresto® pack, look out for the registration details which read ACVM Registration No. A10750.

Some pet owners may be concerned about using a collar due to potential strangulation issues, particularly for cats. Unlike other flea collars, Seresto® for cats and small dogs includes a 2-step safety release system. 

For more information, please refer to the Seresto® package insert leaflet.

How to avoid purchasing a fake or imitation flea and tick collar

For long-lasting protection

A flea and tick collar like no other, Seresto® prevents both flea and tick infestations via simple contact with your cat or dog’s skin. The Seresto® flea and tick collar provides long-lasting protection, and remains effective for eight months.

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