How I Triumph Over Fleas & Ticks. Phase Two: ON the Dogs.

Recently Adopted, Suzie with her new "Big Sister", Angel
Recently Adopted, Suzie with her new “Big Sister”, Angel

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My Yard
: Three (totally dog-proof fenced) Acres of Woods!
Dogs Lifestyle: I have a Dog Door (it’s the Key To Happiness) All dogs can race in and out as they choose, and play in our Woods (except when I leave for errands. then I shut them off from the Woods; they still have the house and the Dog Door and a nice sized yard, but it’s a much smaller section)
The Number of Fleas on My Dogs: ZERO
The Number of Ticks on my Dogs: Maybe 1 or 2 per dog per year!
Amount I Spend on Flea & Tick Prevention: ABOUT TEN DOLLARS TOTAL PER MONTH

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Quick Tip. Go to the Vet – Without Your Pet



Did you know that most vets – (most COOPERATIVE vets, that is) will and should – let you bring only a Specimen, when appropriate?  If the concern is about one of the Three P’s:  Poop, Pee or Puke , then most of the time – all they really need (at least for the initial screening) is the specimen, and not the Dog.  This would be true of cases of suspected Intestinal Parasites, (“worms”).  Take the Poo, leave the Pup at home, ask for a “Fecal Float”  (that’s the name of the test and will make it sound like you know what you’re talking about !)  and save an Office Visit charge.   Ask for a few specimen containers the next time you’re at the vet and have them on hand.

The Mudding

Ahhhh…. such a Glorious thing…. the snows slowly melt, the ice recedes, the Earth warms, the Robins return.  It’s the Time of Year that I like to call . . . . .   mud





And it’s enough to make a Dog Parent want to blow their brains out!   Me and Mine live on Three Dog-Proof-Fenced Acres of Woods and lots of it is MUD right now.  When we’re lacking Mud – “certain dogs” (ahem!  Miss Angel)   like to make their own by SITTING!!! in the Gold Fish pond and then tromping in the dirt.

So what do I do?  Preemptive Measures!  I do not hope for the best…. I KNOW what’s coming.  And I do what I can to make my Home, Floors, Car and Furniture Dog-Proof…ish!   Read more…

That’s a Cheap Shot!

Angel - Adopted from a County Shelter
Angel – Adopted from a County Shelter

OK, so you went to Tractor Supply Company (or wherever) and you ASKED THE SALESPERSON TO GET THE VACCINE FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE KEPT IN A LOCKED FRIDGE.  And, if it’s hot weather,  you took a cooler with you and kept it cool on the way home, and in your fridge when you get home.  Now it’s Go Time!

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Your Dogs’ Health & Vaccination Record…. owned & maintained by YOU for FREE

It’s easy to keep your Dogs’Health and Vaccination records yourself.   And nice forms are available for Free.
Health & Vaccination Record Print Your Own


FREE at TSC or DURVET.COM find a Distributor in your Area. or Call them and they'll Mail it!
FREE at TSC or DURVET.COM find a Distributor in your Area. or Call them and they’ll Mail it!
The Chart Tells you ALL shots you Dogs Need and When
The Chart Tells you ALL shots you Dogs Need and When








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Update on the Dog Medication Order

The day I posted about Vet Meds for Pets (a few posts down) I decided to place an order, just to be sure they still were performing well.  And they are.  What I ordered got here in about four days and I got Order Confirmation and Tracking in my email.  I ordered Canine All Wormer, which seems to be the current version of “Drontal”, just to have it on hand.    pet supplies
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