Bayer Seresto Flea Collar Lawsuit

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Bayer Seresto Flea Collar Linked to Almost 1,700 Pet Deaths

Seresto, developed by Bayer and now sold by Elanco, works by releasing small amounts of pesticide onto the animal for months at a time. The pesticide is supposed to kill fleas, ticks, and other pests but be safe for cats and dogs.

Thousands of pets are being harmed, according to federal documents obtained through a public records request from the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization that watchdogs the EPA as part of its work to protect endangered species. The center provided the documents to the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

Since Seresto flea and tick collars were introduced in 2012, the EPA has received incident reports of at least 1,698 related pet deaths. Overall, through June 2020, the agency has received more than 75,000 incident reports related to the collars, including nearly 1,000 involving human harm.

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It’s worth noting that Bayer, the company that owns Seresto, also owns Monsanto, the company that produces the controversial, potentially-carcinogenic, glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. Various cities have banned glyphosate, and more than 11,000 people who developed cancer after using Roundup have filed lawsuits against the company.


Bayer Seresto Flea Collar Incidents

  • 40,087 Domestic Animal – Moderate, Minor, and Unknown
  • 21,439 Domestic Animal – Minor
  • 7,743 Domestic Animal – Moderate
  • 3,767 Domestic Animal – Major
  • 1,698 Domestic Animal – Fatality
  • 907 Human

Chart: Johnathan Hettinger/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Source: EPA Documents


Potter Handy, LLP is investigating Bayer Seresto flea collars and potential harm that may have come from using the product.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received incident reports of at least 1,698 related pet deaths related to Bayer Seresto flea collars.

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Works Cited

Hettinger, Johnathan. “Popular Flea Collar Linked to Almost 1,700 Pet Deaths. The EPA Has Issued No Warning.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 3 Mar. 2021, www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/03/02/seresto-dog-cat-collars-found-harm-pets-humans-epa-records-show/4574753001/.

Rosenberg, Lizzy. “Which Flea Collar Is Reportedly Linked to Pet Deaths, and What to Do If Your Dog Has One.” Green Matters, Green Matters, 4 Mar. 2021, www.greenmatters.com/p/flea-collar-pet-deaths.