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Is it necessary to use a flea collar along with topical flea medication?

Flea collars are not that effective on your dog unless the flea only hangs out around the pet’s neck. They are better than nothing in a pinch but a medication recommended and prescribed by your veterinarian is best. Using a topical ointment along with a flea collar may be safe as long as they are administered and placed several days apart. Again, be sure you contact your vet before using any of these products together since there could be an interaction between the two. There are too many effective flea and medication products available rather than just using a flea collar along with another medication, causing more harm to your pet rather than the safety of parasite prevention. Once again please consult your vet before doing anything.