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Scalibor Protectorband Collar for Dogs

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Scalibor Protectorband Collars are available in two sizes and are for use on dogs. They contain the potent insecticide and repellent deltamethrin. It is primarily used to prevent ticks, sand flies and mosquitoes from biting dogs. Using a Scalibor collar is one of the most effective ways of preventing dogs from acquiring diseases such as Leishmaniasis, Lymes disease (Borreliosis) , Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis and heartworm disease. These are all transmitted by biting insects or ticks. Scalibor is suitable for use on dogs in the UK, but is particularly recommended for use in dogs travelling on the Pet Passport Scheme to Southern Europe and other areas. Scalibor should not be used on cats

The Scalibor Protectorband Collar should be replaced after 6 months to maintain continuous protection.


48 cm collar for small and medium sized dogs. This white collar, 48 cm in length (19 g) contains 0.76 g deltamethrin per collar.

65 cm collar for large dogs. This white collar, 65 cm in length (25 g) contains 1.0 g deltamethrin per collar.


Control of infestations with ticks (Ixodes ricinus; Rhipicephalus sanguineus) for 5 to 6 months.

Control of blood sucking by phlebotomine sand flies (Phlebotomus perniciosus) for a period of 5 to 6 months.

Anti-feeding effect on adult mosquitoes of the species Culex pipiens for 6 months.

Dosage and administration

The 48 cm collar is to be used on small and medium-sized dogs. The 65 cm collar is to be used on large dogs.

For fastening around the neck. One collar per dog. For external use only.

Remove the collar from the sealed protective sachet. Adjust the collar around the animal’s neck without tightening it too tight. Two fingers side-by side should fit between the band and the dog’s neck. Slide the end through the buckle and cut off any excess length extending beyond 5 cm.

Can be used during pregnancy and lactation.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in puppies less than 7 weeks of age.

Do not use on dogs with skin lesions.

Do not use on dogs known to be hypersensitive to pyrethroids. Do not use on cats.

As the collar exerts its full effect after one week, the collar should be applied 1 week before animals are likely to become exposed to infestation.

In rare cases attachment of ticks can occur while wearing the collar. Under unfavourable conditions the transmission of infectious diseases through ticks or sand flies can therefore not be ruled out entirely.

In rare cases localised skin lesions, localised dermatitis or erythema, pruritus and hair loss can be observed. In case of skin lesions remove the collar until symptoms have resolved.

In extremely rare cases neurological signs such as tremor and lethargy have been reported. If this occurs, the collar should be removed. These symptoms usually subside within 48 hours. Treatment should be symptomatic, as no specific antidote is known.

In the unlikely event of the dog eating the collar the following symptoms may occur: uncoordinated movements, tremor, drooling of saliva, vomiting, rigidity of the hindquarters.

These symptoms usually subside within 48 hours.

Diazepam can be used for symptomatic treatment if necessary. Do not use with other ectoparasiticides containing organophosphates.

While occasional contact with water does not reduce the effectiveness of the collar, it should always be removed before swimming and bathing the dog because the active substance is harmful to fish and other aquatic organisms. Dogs must be prevented from swimming in water for the first five days of wearing the collar.

Operator warnings:

Wash hands with soap and cold water after fitting the collar.

Do not use this product if you are allergic to triphenyl phosphate.

Avoid letting children, in particular those under 2 years old, touch the collar, play with it or put it into their mouth.

Care should be taken not to allow young children to have prolonged intensive contact, e.g. sleeping with a pet wearing a collar.

Keep the sachet with the collar in the outer carton until use.

For animal treatment only. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Pharmaceutical precautions

The collar, sealed inside the foil sachet, should be stored in the outer carton. Do not store above 25°C.

Deltamethrin is harmful to fish, other aquatic organisms and bees.

Dispose of empty packaging and any remaining product in the household refuse.

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Packaging Quantities

Carton containing one 48 cm collar.

Carton containing one 65 cm collar.

Further information


Marketing authorisation number

48 cm collar: Vm 01708/4482.

65 cm collar: Vm 01708/4481.

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Nexgard Spectra

19th Mar 2016
Suzanne Bodenham
  • VioVet Customer Since: February 2015
  • From: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Is this collar safe to use with Nexgard Spectra

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

These two products have very different ingredients, so they can be used together. Scalibor is better in some ways because it has a repellent action. Nexgard is effective after a parasite (eg tick) has taken a blood meal and disease transmission is therefore possible before the parasite has been killed. Using both together is indeed likely to increase the efficacy of parasite treatment.

What size collar do they need?

17th Mar 2016
  • VioVet Customer Since: August 2012
  • From: Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

Hi- I have two dogs with 18" necks who weigh around 16-18KG. Which size should I go for?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The small collar would be fine for your dogs, this is suitable for medium weight dogs such as yours. (It is the surface area of the dog which is treated in fact, but the 48cm collar will be perfect.)

Do I need to use a flea collar or Spot on as well

17th Nov 2015
VioVet Visitor

I Am travelling to Spain and Portugal in December until April or May next year. Is your collar required/nessecary as I believe its not really mosquito / sand flies season.

If you recommend yes... would I also need to put a flea collar /use Spot on as well? Or does your one do everything.


John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Depending on the area you are in, the winter is indeed a very low risk period. However the Spring is high risk for ticks so I would recommend using the collar for the duration of your trip. It is best to use a spot-on for fleas at the same time too.

Can dog sleep in our bed/Scalibor

2nd Jun 2015

Is it dangerous for humans to sleep in the same bed/kiss amd cuddle a dog wearing Scalibor? (Especially first few days)

What about children?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The ingredient in Scalibor is not toxic to humans in the levels they are present in these collars, though some people are potentially more sensitive to it than others. At very high doses it is dangerous to people but that cannot occur from these collars. Having said that it makes sense to minimise or eliminate any human contact with it. Children obviously should be protected if possible. Anybody who has regular contact over a period of time can develop a greater sensitivity to it. You have identified the biggest concerns and you should try to be sensible about things, though not paranoid about them. Young children should not have direct contact with a collar, especially if recently applied. They should also not have prolonged close contact with a dog wearing the collar, such as sleeping with the dog. The active ingredient can be absorbed through the skin to some extent. If you use the collar, reducing direct contact, especially for children, is just sensible.

Tick prevention for Swimming Pat Dogs

27th Apr 2015
Shirley Waller
  • VioVet Customer Since: August 2014
  • From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

As our Goldens are visiting Pat dogs who love swimming and 1 receiving hydrotheraphy and swimming advised by vet for health reasons I am using herbal NoMates but want additional prevention for TICKS. Find Spot ons leave neck where dogs are petted oily. If I took collar off for visits and Swimming would it help. Any other suggestions

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The usual advice is to avoid any swimming at all for the first 5 days after the collar has been applied. After that, it is OK to remove the collar while swimming etc, and re-apply the collar as soon as the dog has mostly dried off.

Swimming with Scalibor Collar

17th Jun 2014
Veronica Bilbe
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2014
  • From: Surrey, United Kingdom

I am taking five working cockers to Portugal. They are all mad on swimming and I would like to know how effective these collars are if they get wet ?
Thank you

Richard Spratley
  • Web Developer

While occasional contact with water does not reduce the effectiveness of the collar, it should always be removed before swimming and bathing the dog because the active substance is harmful to fish and other aquatic organisms. Dogs must be prevented from swimming in water for the first five days of wearing the collar.

Safe use with Advocate Prescription Spot On

21st Nov 2013
Naomi Bryden

I am taking my dog to America and central America for over a year and suspect I shall be prescribed a heart-worm effective spot on treatment, such as Advocate, to prevent the infestation of lice/ticks/worms etc. Would you also advise using something like Scalibor Protectorband Collar, to deter any mosquitos as well?

I am aware that heart-worm is rare, and rarely even fatal and also that these anti heart-worm medicines are fairly potent chemicals - as such I do not want to over dose my dog, causing more long term harm than good. Would you advise I take something more topical like garlic water to deter mosquitos?

Many Thanks

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Many dogs which travel to these areas do in fact die of heartworm, Leishmaniasis, Babesiosis etc. I would certailnly recommend using a Scalibor collar and also Advocate or an equivalent. It is true that there are fairly potent chemicals in these products and side effects can happen, though they are rare. However the chances of a non-native dog picking up a serious infection are higher (though not 100%). If I were you, I would use the products.

Use with other spot on's ?

6th Jul 2013
Jenny Newcombe
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2013
  • From: Berkshire, United Kingdom

is it safe to use if the dog also uses Advocate for worming?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The active ingredients of these 2 products should not interact and we would expect it to be safe to use both products together.