The EPA is warning pet owners about a popular tick & flea collar after 1,700 pets have died.
An investigation found that more than 75,000 complaints about the Seresto brand of flea and tick collars have been sent to the Environmental Protection Agency. Investigators have linked the deaths of nearly 1,700 dogs and cats, according to a report co-published by Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and USA TODAY.
The popular collars, sold at Amazon, Chewy.com, big retail pet stores, and often in veterinary offices, release a small amount of the pesticides over eight months.
The collars use two types of pesticides to kill fleas and ticks. The EPA said the collars are safe but that some pets may be sensitive over time to pesticides.
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