Tuesday, 24 September 2019 | Admin
Any canine residing or holidaying in Malta ought to in fact have safety in opposition to the nasty and infrequently deadly illness Leishmaniasis (unfold by sandflies) and likewise Ehrlichiosis (unfold by ticks).
My canine have all the time worn a Scalibor collar however one in all my pals lately advised me a few related collar that’s cheaper – Beaphar Canishield.
So I believed I might examine the 2. In the event that they cowl our canine equally for every little thing they should cowl them for and they’re a extra inexpensive different, that sounds good to me.
So let’s examine Scalibor Protectorband with Beaphar Canishield.
Scalibor vs Canishield
|Lively ingredient||Deltamethrin (0.76g and 1.00g)||Deltamethrin (0.77g and 1.04g)|
|Efficient after||1 week||1 week|
|Safety in opposition to fleas||4 months||4 months|
|Safety in opposition to ticks||as much as 6 months||as much as 6 months|
|Safety in opposition to sandfly||5 months||5.5 months|
My conclusion is that they’re nearly an identical. The all vital lively chemical is identical and the extent of safety is simply too. And value clever, the Canishield seems to be about €5 cheaper than the Scalibor. So subsequent time, I do know which one I’m shopping for.
Each of those merchandise can be found at Central Veterinary Pharmacy. You possibly can go to their Fb web page right here CentralVetPharmacy or go to their store.
Central Veterinary Pharmacy, Triq il-Frangiskani, Il-Hamrun
Sandfly safety – Leishmaniasis
You will have seen that each manufacturers solely shield in opposition to sandfly for five or 5.5 months. So when you depart them on for the total 6 months earlier than altering them, your canine may very well be 2-4 weeks with out sandfly safety.
With that in thoughts, right here is the regime I comply with with my canine * to verify they’re getting the utmost safety from these collars when it issues:
February to June carrying a protecting collar (5 months)
July to November carrying a brand new protecting collar (5 months)
December and January no collar (2 months)
I like this regime as a result of it means my canine are absolutely protected against March to November when the dangers are highest and every collar solely being worn for five months so they’re absolutely coated in opposition to ticks and sandfly. Additionally they get a 2 month break from the chemical substances throughout December and January when the illness dangers are low.
* My very own private opinion. I take no duty for anybody selecting to comply with this recommendation.
To make use of – please learn
All the time bear in mind to open the packet and let the collar air for twenty-four hours earlier than use, out of attain of canine or youngsters. Then fasten it round your canine’s neck with a 2 finger hole (not too unfastened or too tight). Lower off the surplus leaving a couple of centimetres. I normally discover some shrinkage happens so I depart the collar extra a bit longer for the primary week (about 4cm) after which reduce it down additional whether it is nonetheless too lengthy.
Please notice that each of those merchandise solely present flea safety for about 4 months. I personally desire to not use any further flea prevention on my canine. Mine are carrying them primarily for tick and sandfly safety.
Cats & Puppies
Vital – these merchandise will not be appropriate for cats or for puppies below 8 weeks outdated.