Heart + Paw Responds to Seresto Collars Article in USA Today

On March 2, USA Today posted an article regarding Seresto flea collars linked to 1,700 pet deaths. At Heart + Paw and all of our partner practices, we take articles like this very seriously and understand your concerns. Chief Veterinary Officer and Co-founder, Dr. George Melillo made an official statement on behalf of the company on March 3rd.

As you may have seen, USA Today ran an article raising concerns about Seresto collars being associated with pet deaths.  We have contacted our Elanco partners for more information about this article.  We will be sharing that information with our hospitals as we learn more.  In the meantime, your veterinarian is the best source of information on what you should or should not do regarding use of any parasite control collar or any other pet related product.-Dr. George Melillo

The following morning after making the statement, Dr. Melillo reached out to our partners at Elanco. In the spirit of transparency. we are sharing the information Elanco has published regarding the USAT oday article. Our veterinary teams strive to provide safe, reliable products for every patient. Many of our doctors of have recommended these Seresto collars in the past and based on this information are likely to continue doing so. It is important that our clients understand potential risks and discuss concerns and pose questions to the most trusted partner in caring for your pet — your veterinarian. We encourage to reach out to your veterinarian if you have any questions about Seresto collars. 

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