Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Scratch, scratch, scratch . . .

This is the horrible sound of a dog with fleas and ticks! These little critter are uncomfortable AND unhealthy for dogs. They are especially common on pets this time of year because like eFURRYbody else, we spend a lot more time outdoors (where these critters like to hang out). And lets not rule out mosquitoes as antogonists in this drama.

BUGS can cause the following illness in dogs and cats of all types:

 Copied from - Probably the most common thing is, when these fleas are feeding, they’re injecting saliva into the skin. These salivary proteins are often allergenic and animals end up with allergy. The most common skin disease of dogs and cats is what’s called flea allergy dermatitis, where they bite and scratch and lose their hair.  It can take only a few fleas for this allergy to become a problem.
If you have a lot of fleas, since they’re blood-sucking insects, especially if you have puppies, pets can become anemic and even die with heavy infestations. Fleas also commonly transmit tapeworms to our pets, at least one species.
With ticks, there are a dozen to 15 or more tick-transmitted diseases that our pets get from ticks. There’s Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia,ehrlichiosis, and more. Many of these diseases can kill pets.

Take control of the situation. My Mommys bathe me regularly and use a flea and tick preventative every month. She switches kinds every 3-4 months because the CLARK Pest Control told her the bugs get too used to the pesticide if you use it all the time. Mommys also embarrass me by checking my private regions, between my foot pads, around my tail base and in my ears for signs of fleas and ticks. Oh, and our yard is taken care of as well. Tall grasses - eliminated (Auntie T does this and does this so well). Ants, Skeeters, Fleas say bye-bye when Mr. Clark shows up with his enviro-friendly but bug deadly spray.

I am PAWticipating in Bunk's Flea and Tick contest. Check it out . . .



Kippy Marrie said...

Olá Noodles tudo bem?
Passei para desejar uma ótima tarde pra voce e sua família.
Fiquem com o Papai do Céu.
Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com carinho,


Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank goodness we never had those things
Benny & Lily

fluffypopcorn said...

Bye bye Fleas and Ticks! OUT OF DA DOOR Buggers!

Winston Wilbur said...

OMP Mum hates fleas. She hates it when I gets one or two. I am super allergic to their bites and it drives me crazy. Mum is sooooo strict abouts where I go in the summer and who I hang with. She just doesn't want uninvited guests brought homes.