Drops inspector for cats user manual and reviews
- Current Vacancies
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets
- The Best Cat Flea Collars (2019 Reviews)
- The 5 Top-Rated Cat Flea Collars
- Our Top Pick: Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar
- Our Runner-Up Pick: Rydor Flea & Tick Collar for Cats with 8 Month Prevention and Natural Essential Oil Extracts
- Best Budget Pick: Hartz UltraGuard Flea and Tick Cat and Kitten Collar
- Best Kitten Flea Collar: Totopets Pet Flea and Tick Collar
- Best Cat Flea and Tick Collar: REGIROCK Flea and Tick Collar
- Features to Consider
DSL is currently interested in receiving CV’s from the following :-
DSL Require RA Compex Electricians
DSL require RA Compex Electricians for immediate start for short term project. Please forward CV to [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
ROPE ACCESS TRADES PERSONNEL
DSL require all levels of Rope Access Platters and Welders. Welders must be 6G Stick qualified. All candidates must have at least two years offshore experience and have all the necessary certification for working in the southern sector i.e. Survival, UKOOA, CA-EBS, MIST, S-SCAPE, DONUT etc.
Email: [email protected]
DSL are currently seeking personnel experienced in any of the following types of inspections:
- API Land Rig Inspections
- API Derrick Inspections
- DROPS Inspections
- Guide Rail / Crown Alignment Surveys
- Lifting Gear Inspections
- NDT Inspections
Please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
DSL REQUIRES MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
DSL requires Mechanical Engineers to undertake inspection of drilling related equipment as part of rig audit/acceptance requirements at overseas locations.
Review of all rig equipment certification and inspection of all critical safety elements of the equipment that could be expected to cause operational downtime when a mechanical failure occurs.
- Mast and Sub-structure
- Top Drive Systems Hoisting Equipment
- Rig Floor and Derrick
- Mud system
- Well Control Equipment
- BOP control System
- BOP Stack
- Power Plant
- Electrical Equipment
- Safety Systems and Equipment
- Maintenance System
- Spare Parts
Analysis of equipment condition and standards of maintenance, in accordance with API Standards and Equipment Manufacturer’s Specifications and Recommendations
Opening of all major items of equipment for internal inspection as requested, for the purpose of a detailed examination of gear teeth, bearings, chains and ancillary parts for excessive wear, damage, cracks and other defects and for the measurements of clearances
Perform function testing, pressure testing, load testing and insulation resistance checks for all critical equipment on the drilling unit, as applicable
Conduct check on and ensure correct installation and working condition of safety devices for accident prevention and avoidance of equipment failures
Check availability of HSE standards and procedures related to safe operation of drilling and work-over rigs and safety of personnel and protection of environment
The efficiency and effectiveness of the Rig Preventive Maintenance Systems
Compilation of comprehensive reports and certification of compliance attesting that all inspection and repair/modification work has been satisfactorily completed in accordance with controlling codes and standards.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience, Knowledge of Equipment, Industry Standards and Specifications
Email: [email protected]
DERRICK BUILDERS & SUPERVISORS
Due to continued growth we are recruiting additional personnel for a variety of on-going derrick related projects Worldwide. Suitable candidates must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working on derricks and should ideally have a recognised rigging qualification and/or trade background. IRATA certification is also required.
You must be willing to travel Worldwide for long, (4-6 weeks) and short durations. You must also be willing to undergo additional internal or external training that may be required.
In the first instance please submit your CV to: [email protected]
Contact: NICKY RANKIN
DERRICK/LAND RIG INSPECTORS
DSL Middle East are recruiting Inspectors experienced in the inspection of offshore derricks and onshore mast and substructures to API 4G as well as experience in Dropped Object Surveys.
Inspectors must possess valid Offshore Survival/Medical and be IRATA certified. Applicants that are also LGI inspectors with LEEA qualification are welcome to apply.
Applicants not living in Dubai will be required to work a 6-2 week rotation. Must be required to work/travel throughout the MENA region as required. We would also welcome applications for personnel with Inspections co-ordination/operations experience.
Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality and should be addressed to [email protected] in the first instance.
Email: [email protected]
ROPE ACCESS PERSONNEL
We are recruiting rope access personnel with a trades or inspection background in the Industry for both derrick and other construction related activities for both North Seas and Overseas projects.
Email: [email protected]
OFFSHORE / SITE CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS
We require additional Offshore & Site Construction Supervisors for offshore upgrade and refurbishment projects. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years offshore construction supervisory experience. Knowledge of drilling systems and/or derricks would be advantageous but not essential. Strong client and workforce liaison skills together with experience in producing and maintaining the applicable documentation is essential. Projects are both North Sea and Overseas. Suitable candidates can expect long term employment in these positions.
Email: [email protected]
DERRICK INSPECTIONS PERSONNEL
We have positions available for personnel with experience of undertaking Derrick, Mast and Substructure inspections. The work is varied and involves both onshore and offshore rigs, worldwide, therefore candidates must be willing to travel extensively. You must also be able to convey a detailed knowledge of drilling structures and compile comprehenstive inspection reports and associated information via computer software. Applicaitons from personnel with NDT and/or Welding Inspector qualifications would be advantageous.
These positions are considered long term, at attractive rates and high earnings potential. Overseas candidates that match the above requirements would be welcome.
Email: [email protected]
We are actively seeking additional derrick inspectors for all our Worldwide locations to carry out API Cat III & IV inspections on offshore derricks and onshore masts and substructures.
Email: [email protected]
ROPE ACCESS DERRICK BUILDERS / TECHNICIANS
Due to continued increase in order book Worldwide, we are actively recruiting additional site personnel to compliment our existing teams. If you have 2+ years experience in offshore rope access construction activities, preferably with derrick related experience we would be interested to hear from you, ideal experience/qualification would include;
RA Derrick Builders
RA Riggers OPITO Rigger Assessment or NVQL3 as a minimum
RA Welders Coded to 6G SMAW
RA Platers Time served
In addition to rotational projects in the North Sea, we have on-going and upcoming upgrade/repair and associated derrick workscopes at various locations Worldwide, including N. Amercia, Brasil, S. E. Asia and the Middle East.
Experienced Derrick Builders without rope access qualifications may be considered subject to training and qualification to IRATA L1.
DSL operates Industry accredited training and competency assessment for Derrick Technicians.
Email: [email protected]
Beware Of Fake Job Offers
It has come to our attention that there are bogus job offers being sent out pretending to come from Derrick Services (UK) Ltd.
Please be aware that any offers of employment will not be made without personal contact being made by our Head office in Gt Yarmouth.
Please view this website for an explanation of Oil and Gas job scams.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets
Flea bites may be more than an itchy annoyance to some dogs and cats. They can cause flea allergy dermatitis—an allergic reaction to proteins in flea saliva. And a pet’s constant scratching can cause permanent hair loss or other skin problems. Fleas feasting on your pet’s blood can lead to anemia and, in rare cases, death.
Ticks can also harm your pet, transmitting infections such as Lyme disease. And pets can bring ticks into the home, exposing you and your family to illness from a tick bite.
Hundreds of pesticides, repellents, and growth inhibitors are available to protect your pet from flea and tick bites. Some of these products are available only from a veterinarian; others can be bought over the counter.
Flea and tick products range from pills given by mouth to collars, sprays, dips, shampoos, powders, and “spot-ons,” liquid products squeezed onto the dog’s or cat’s skin usually between the shoulder blades or down the back. A few spot-on products are available for flea control in ferrets, and fly and tick control in horses.
Pet owners need to be cautious about using flea and tick products safely, says Ann Stohlman, V.M.D., a veterinarian in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine. “You need to take the time to carefully read the label, the package insert, and any accompanying literature to make sure you’re using the product correctly.”
Regulation of Flea and Tick Products
Flea and tick products for pets are regulated by either FDA or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
FDA is responsible for regulating animal drugs; however, some products to control external parasites come under the jurisdiction of EPA. FDA and EPA work together to ensure adherence to all applicable laws and regulations. In general, flea and tick products that are given orally or by injection are regulated by FDA.
Before an animal drug is allowed on the market, FDA must “approve” it. Before a pesticide can be marketed, EPA must “register” it.
Both agencies base their decision on a thorough review of detailed information on the product’s safety and effectiveness provided by the manufacturer or other product sponsor. The sponsor must show that the drug or pesticide meets current safety standards to protect
- the animal
- people in contact with the animal
- the environment
The sponsor must also show that the drug or pesticide produces the claimed effect, and the product must carry specific labeling so that it can be used according to the directions and precautions.
After a product is allowed on the market, manufacturers are required by law to report any side effects of their flea or tick products to the regulating agency.
Caution with Spot-On Products
In spring 2009, EPA noticed an increase in pet incidents being reported involving spot-on pesticide products for pets. EPA received a large amount of bad pet reaction information reported to the companies that hold registrations for these products. EPA formed a veterinarian team with the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to review this information. The team studied incidents involving cats and dogs, looked at the ingredients, studied labeling, and discussed data needs for the future to improve analyses and regulation.
Based on its analysis, EPA determined that some changes need to be made in how spot-on products are regulated, how companies report data on pet incidents, and how packages are labeled for cats, dogs, and size of animals to ensure the safety of these products. Based on reported incidents, EPA also concluded that many but not all pet incidents took place because the products were misused.
In September 2011, EPA required the following actions in response to the analysis of spot-on treatments:
- Requiring manufacturers of spot-on pesticide products to improve labeling, making instructions clearer to prevent product misuse, including repeating the word “dog” or “cat” and “only” throughout the directions for use and applicator vial, and detailed side effect language.
- Requiring clear marking to differentiate between dog and cat products and more precise label instructions to ensure proper dosage per pet weight.
- Restricting the use of any inert ingredients that EPA finds may contribute to incidents.
- Launching a consumer information campaign to explain new label directions and to help users avoid making medication errors.
Spot-on flea and tick products can be effective treatments, and many people use the products with no harmful effects to their pets. EPA does not advise pet owners to stop using spot-ons, but asks them to use caution and make informed decisions when selecting treatment methods.
EPA advises pet owners to
- carefully follow label directions and monitor their pets for any signs of a bad reaction after application, particularly when using these products for the first time
- talk to a veterinarian about responsible and effective use of flea and tick products
When to Treat
It’s best to treat your pet at the beginning of flea and tick season, says Stohlman. The length of flea season, which peaks during warm weather months, varies depending on where you live. “It can last four months in some places, but in other places, like Florida, fleas can live all year long,” says Stohlman. And fleas can live inside a warm house year-round no matter where you live.
Ticks are found in some places year-round. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in most parts of the United States, the greatest chance of infection by a tick bite is spring and summer.
Tips for Using Flea and Tick Products
- Read the label carefully before use. If you don’t understand the wording, ask your veterinarian or call the manufacturer. “Even if you’ve used the product many times before,” says Stohlman, “read the label because the directions or warnings may have changed.”
- Follow the directions exactly. If the product is for dogs, don’t use it on cats or other pets. If the label says use weekly, don’t use it daily. If the product is for the house or yard, don’t put it directly on your pet.
- Keep multiple pets separated after applying a product until it dries to prevent one animal from grooming another and ingesting a drug or pesticide.
- Talk to your veterinarian before using a product on weak, old, medicated, sick, pregnant, or nursing pets, or on pets that have previously shown signs of sensitivity to flea or tick products.
- Monitor your pet for side effects after applying the product, particularly when using the product on your pet for the first time.
- If your pet experiences a bad reaction from a spot-on product, immediately bathe the pet with mild soap, rinse with large amounts of water, and call your veterinarian.
- Call your veterinarian if your pet shows symptoms of illness after using a product. Symptoms of poisoning include poor appetite, depression, vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive salivation.
- Do not apply a product to kittens or puppies unless the label specifically allows this treatment. Use flea combs to pick up fleas, flea eggs, and ticks on puppies and kittens that are too young for flea and tick products.
- Wash your hands immediately with soap and water after applying a product, or use protective gloves while applying.
- Store products away from food and out of children’s reach.
Source: FDA and CDC
Keep the product package after use in case side effects occur. You will want to have the instructions available, as well as contact information for the manufacturer.
- To report problems with spot-on flea or tick products, contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at 1-800-858-7378.
- To report problems with FDA approved flea or tick drug products, contact the drug manufacturer directly (see contact information on product labeling) or report to FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on a Form FDA 1932a.
- If your pet needs immediate medical care, call your local veterinarian, a local animal emergency clinic, or the National Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435. The NAPCC charges a fee for consultation.
The Best Cat Flea Collars (2019 Reviews)
A flea infestation can cause a host of problems for your cat. Fleas are itchy and unpleasant and may even carry parasites that can infect your cat. In order to prevent an itchy problem, it’s important to treat fleas before they attack your cat. A flea collar can help prevent a flea infestation before it begins. With the invention of topical treatments like Frontline and Advantage, flea collars have fallen from the spotlight, but they are simple and easy to use and quite effective.
We looked at dozens of flea collars in order to find the best, highest-quality, most reliable flea collar at any budget, based on factors such as quality of ingredients, Amazon ratings, and other considerations. We narrowed our search down to five of the top-rated automatic dog feeders that are on the market today.
Meet the Bayer Seresto Collar, the best flea collar for your cat
We’ve identified the Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar as the best flea collar overall. While it’s a little pricier than some of our other picks, it offers eight months of continuous protection and kills fleas through contact (no biting required). These features, coupled with the fact that it is veterinarian recommended, make it an excellent choice for smart cat owners.
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The 5 Top-Rated Cat Flea Collars
|Best Overall||Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Cat||4.1|
|Runner Up||Rydor Flea & Tick Collar for Cats with Natural Essential Oil Extracts||4.8|
|Best Budget Buy||Hartz UltraGuard Flea & Tick Cat and Kitten Collar||3.3|
|Best Kitten Flea Collar||Totopets Pet Flea and Tick Collar for Cats and Kitten||3.7|
|Best Cat Flea & Tick Collar||REGIROCK Flea and Tick Collar for Cats||4.4|
*Ratings are from Amazon at the time of publication and can change
Our Top Pick: Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar
If you’re looking for a cat flea collar that checks all the boxes, look no further than the Bayer Seresto Flea Collar. Seresto is easy to use, non-greasy, and odorless. It kills and repels fleas and ticks through contact – no biting required. The active ingredients in the Seresto collar are released in low doses and distributed over your cat’s body, protecting her for eight whole months. When those ingredients wear down, the collar replenishes them to keep your cat continuously protected. The collar also kills any fleas your pet currently has in 24 hours or less from the first application.
The Seresto flea collar also kills and repels ticks as in addition to fleas. It’s important for a collar to repel ticks because once a tick is repelled, it can’t bite your pet and transmit disease. The collar begins to repel ticks within 48 hours after first application.
Reviewers love that this collar cures their pets of their flea problem almost instantly. Some reviewers claim it’s even more effective than pricy drops and treatments. It’s also non-toxic and safe to place around your pet’s neck. If your cat gets trapped, the flea collar will snap open and allow your cat to be released.
Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar Key Features:
- Non-greasy and odorless
- Repels and kills fleas and ticks
- Veterinarian recommended
- Lasts eight months
- Easily adjustable to your cat’s neck
- Quick release mechanism to free your cat in case of entrapment
Our Runner-Up Pick: Rydor Flea & Tick Collar for Cats with 8 Month Prevention and Natural Essential Oil Extracts
With natural ingredients, this flea colllar will protect your pet for up to eight months
A bit more budget-friendly, but still an amazing option is the Rydor Cat Collar. This collar is long-lasting, protecting your cat from flea eggs, larvae, and ticks for eight months. It also doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals that can harm your cat. The formula is natural and ingredients include cinnamon oil, eucalyptus oil, lemon Eucalyptus, and lavender oil.
This collar is waterproof and eco-friendly. Reviewers love that it does its job of preventing fleas and ticks while not bothering their cat in the slightest. It’s also risk-free. If you are not satisfied with the collar for any reason, you can get a refund within 30 days of your order.
Ryodr Pet Collar Key Features:
- All-natural ingredients
- Lasts eight months
- Comes with a manufacturer guarantee
Best Budget Pick: Hartz UltraGuard Flea and Tick Cat and Kitten Collar
For pet owners who don’t want to sacrifice quality for price, the Hartz UltraGuard Flea and Tick Collar comes highly recommended.
At just $6.13, the Hartz UltraGuard Flea and Tick Collar is the best cat flea collar for budget-friendly pet owners who don’t want to sacrifice quality for price. It kills fleas and ticks for up to seven months.
This collar smells fresh and soothing and is non-toxic to your cat. While it is water resistant, it should be removed if your cat is playing or bathing directly in water. It also features a safety release feature that frees your cat in the case of entrapment.
Reviewers love that the collars are inexpensive as cats tend to lose collars on trees and bushes outside. Good, cheap replacement collars are a must for these owners and the Hartz Ultraguard fits the bill.
Hartz UltraGuard Flea and Tick Collar Key Features:
- Fresh scent
- Water resistant
- Breakaway safety release
- Can be used on kittens at least 12 weeks old
Best Kitten Flea Collar: Totopets Pet Flea and Tick Collar
For pet owners with a young kitten, the Totopets Pet Flea and Tick Collar is a perfect option.
If you’re looking for a flea collar for your kitten, the Totopets Pet Flea and Tick Collar can be used as young as seven weeks of age. This collar protects against flea eggs, larvae, and bite for up to six months. It is water resistant and will not stop working if it gets wet.
This flea collar fits all sizes of cats, from young kittens to large adults. It’s easy to put on – just snip off excess length. This collar features a breakaway design, which will free your pet in case of entrapment.
This collar also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Feel free to return your product and get a refund for any reason. Reviewers love that it gets rid of fleas – fast.
Totopets Pet Flea and Tick Collar Key Features:
- 100% safe and non-toxic to your pet
- Breakaway design
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- For use on kittens as young as seven weeks
Best Cat Flea and Tick Collar: REGIROCK Flea and Tick Collar
For pet owners who want to prevent fleas and ticks, the REGIROCK Flea and Tick Collar packs a punch.
The REGIROCK Flea and Tick Collar lasts up to eight months. It protects against a variety of pests, including fleas, ticks, lice, mosquitos, and larvae. Easily adjustable, this collar can be applied to cats and kittens at least 8 weeks old. The active ingredients in the collar are gradually released throughout your cat’s hair and skin and are replenished continuously for eight months.
This collar is veterinarian recommended and comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If you are not pleased with the product, the manufacturer will work out a solution for you.
Reviewers love that it takes just days to start working. One reviewer claims that it works just as well as more expensive brands for half the cost.
REGIROCK Flea and Tick Collar Key Features:
Active ingredients include Flumethrin and Im >Who Should Buy a Cat Flea Collar
Fleas can be more than just an itchy problem for cats. Some cats even develop an allergy to the saliva of the flea, which is called flea allergy dermatitis. Cats with this ailment get significant irritation, itchiness, and aggravation from just one flea bite and can experience hair loss from scratching. Fleas and ticks can also transmit parasites that can infect your pet.
Flea prevention should be a priority for all pet owners. But with the invention of topical treatments like Frontline and Advantage and pill options like Revolution, flea collars seem to have fallen out of the limelight. That doesn’t mean they aren’t effective. Cat flea collars last much longer than these monthly spot treatments (some lasting as long as eight months). They’re also easy to use – especially for cats who hate taking pills or react poorly to spot treatments. Most cats don’t even realize the collar is in place. Collars are also safe for outdoor cats. Most feature a break-away clasp that will let your cat escape if the collar gets caught on a tree limb or bush.
Meet the Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar, the best flea collar for your cat
Features to Consider
A cat flea collar should be safe and non-toxic for your cat while actually repelling and killing fleas and/or ticks. Here’s what to consider when selecting a cat flea collar:
Ingredients. Common ingredients in flea collars include Deltamethrin, Amitraz, Pyriproxifen, and Propoxur. Some flea collars include all-natural ingredients made from essential oils. If possible, try to avo >Frequently Asked Questions
What is a cat flea collar and how does it work?
The most common type of flea collar works by absorption. These collars contain insecticides that are slowly distributed from the collar across his hair and skin. The insecticides are then absorbed by your cat, which prevents and kills fleas all over her body.
Do flea collars for cats really work?
Flea collars for cats are very effective at killing and repelling fleas. There work best as a preventative measure. If your cat has an active infestation, it might be best to opt for another flea treatment, such as a flea shampoo or a topical application. Then, once the active infestation is managed, you can put the flea collar back on to prevent a re-infestation.
How do I get rid of fleas on a cat?
If your cat has an active infestation, it’s best to give her a bath with a flea shampoo that kills fleas on contact. Then, comb her hair with a fine-tooth comb to ensure that all the fleas are gone. Once she’s dry, put a flea collar on to prevent a re-infestation. Then, tackle your house with a flea and tick spray or powder to kill all stray fleas, larvae, and eggs.
What is the best flea treatment for cats?
There are quite a few flea treatments for cats that are quite effective. One method is a topical application, like Advantage or Frontline. These are liquids that are applied to one area of your cat and can last for a month before having to be reapplied. Another option is an oral flea medication, which works from the inside out and needs to be administered monthly for the most effectiveness. Another option is a flea collar, as explained above. Be sure to talk with your veterinarian about the best option for your particular pet’s needs.