A whole new idea in dog toys! Three squeaky “eggs” are hidden inside the belly of the plush toy. Perfect for dogs who love to “seek and destroy” squeakers.
Fleas are a problem for dogs and their owners alike. These tiny insects will live on the body of your dog, sucking the animal’s blood and laying eggs. The bites and presence of fleas will cause the dog to itch and if the dog happens to be allergic to fleas (the allergy is technically to the insects’ saliva) it can experience extreme itching, loss of fur in some places, inflammation, and infections. Regardless of whether the dog has an allergy to flea saliva, infestations must be dealt with or they will go on and on and the fleas will also infest your home, other pets, and can even live on humans. In short; you can be directly and adversely affected by an uncontrolled flea infestation.
If you suspect that your dog has fleas because it’s been scratching more than usual, there are ways to check for their presence. Fleas are very small (about an eighth of an inch long), but visible to the naked eye, and brownish in color. Because they prefer dark places they will try to hide beneath the dog’s fur, under the collar, or on the underbelly. Their fecal material can also be seen on the dog’s coat and looks like multiple black flecks or specks – almost like pepper. If fleas or their droppings are found it is time to treat your dog to get rid of them.
Treating Your Dog for Fleas
While flea collars, powders, and sprays may help to prevent infestations to some extent, they will not help if the dog is already infested. When fleas are infesting a dog the female lays eggs at a rate of about thirty per day. These eggs fall off the dog and into the carpet, soil, or wherever the dog may be. In these areas they hatch and pupate, eventually growing into adult fleas which can then re-infest the dog. In order to halt the cycle all the fleas on the dog and in the environment must be killed or the life cycle must be interrupted.
There are several flea treatments available for dogs, but one of the best is an oral medication that will not kill adult fleas, but does kill the eggs and larva. This interrupts the flea life cycle and prevents them from coming back, as long as the dog is not continually exposed to new fleas. If that is happening, the source must be cleaned of fleas whether it is the carpet, the environment, or other dogs with which your pet associates.
Fleas can be a real nuisance for dogs and their owners, but catching them and treating the dog quickly is the key to eliminating the infestation and preventing the insects’ return.
Using Frontline Plus is a fast, efficient way to control fleas and ticks on your pets. The last things a pet owner wants to see on their pets are fleas and ticks. Just seeing one of these nasty little insects makes my skin crawly! Yech! I have had very good luck on my large pack using Frontline Plus. Although I get this product from my veterinarian, no prescription is required. The most complete spot-on safeguard available, Frontline kills 98-100% of adult fleas on your dog or cat within twenty four hours! With a special ingredient that kills flea larvae and eggs, it also keeps all stages of fleas from developing. When Frontline Plus stops the development of new fleas, it totally breaks the life cycle of the flea.
Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are transmitted by four major ticks. Frontline Plus kills all stages of these ticks, which is why I use this product. Applied easily between the shoulder blades of my dogs, Frontline Plus is completely waterproof, so I don’t need to reapply it after shampooing the dogs.
Available for small, medium and large dogs, there is also a Frontline Plus for cats. Another great product for controlling emergency flea infestations is Frontline Spray. Frontline Sprays are free from possibly dangerous insecticides which are sometimes found in pet store sprays. Take it from me; Frontline Plus is an excellent way to control fleas and ticks on your pets. To purchase this and other great products, go to www.luvurdog.com.
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COMFORTIS Blue is for dogs 40.1-60 lbs.; the medication can be used on puppies 14 weeks of age and older. Comfortis chewable tablets kill fleas and prevent infestations (Ctenocephalides felis) on dogs for one month.COMFORTIS chewable tablets (spinosad) are given orally once a month, at the recommended minimum dosage of 13.5 mg/lb (30 mg/kg) and starts to work in 30 minutes. For maximum effectiveness, administer with food. Fast acting – starts killing fleas in 30 minutes. Kills fleas before they can lay eggs. Give with meals. Kills 100% of fleas within 4 hours Once a month application. A prescription isrequired for these products. Click here for details
TriForce Flea, Tick & Mosquito Control for CATS provides pets with the ultimate protection. Kills adult fleas, eggs and larvae Kills ticks (deer and black-legged) Repels mosquitoes up to 1 month Contains three mL squeeze on applicators. Active ingredients are: Etofenprox – 55.00% Pyriproxyfen – 2.20% Other ingredients – 42.80% Click here for a $5 Rebate, Buy Now and Save!
COMFORTIS Pink is for dogs 5-10 lbs.; the medication can be used on puppies 14 weeks of age and older. Comfortis chewable tablets kill fleas and prevent infestations (Ctenocephalides felis) on dogs for one month.COMFORTIS chewable tablets (spinosad) are given orally once a month, at the recommended minimum dosage of 13.5 mg/lb (30 mg/kg) and starts to work in 30 minutes. For maximum effectiveness, administer with food. Fast acting – starts killing fleas in 30 minutes. Kills fleas before they can lay eggs. Give with meals. Kills 100% of fleas within 4 hours Once a month application. A prescription isrequired for these products. Click here for details
A proven formula for dogs with allergies based on a unique single source protein and single source carbohydrate blend. No by-products, soy, wheat, eggs, dairy products, or artificial ingredients.
ACAREXX (ivermectin) is indicated for the treatment of adult ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations in cats and kittens four weeks of age or older. Effectiveness against eggs and immature stages has not been proven. Net contents: Two ampules per pouch. Each ampule contains 0.5 mL of 0.01 ivermectin otic suspension.ACAREXX is administered topically in the ear canal at an ivermectin concentration of 0.01%. One dose of 0.5 mL is applied in each ear. Repeat treatment one time if necessary, based upon the ear mite life cycle and the response to treatment.ADMINISTRATION: Tear foil pouch at the notch to remove the two plastic ampules. Use one ampule per ear. Shake well before use. Snap off the cap of the ampule and place the tip into the external ear canal. Squeeze the entire contents of one ampule into the ear and massage the base of the ear to distribute the medication. Repeat the procedure in the other ear using the second ampule. In clinical field trials, ears were not cleaned and many animals still had debris in their ears at the end of the study. Cleaning the ears prior to administration of ACAREXX is not necessary to provide effectiveness. A prescription isrequired for these pet meds. Click here for details
A proven formula for dogs with allergies based on a unique single source protein and single source carbohydrate blend. No by-products, soy, wheat, rice, eggs, dairy products, or artificial ingredients.