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I know everyone things they have the world's most awesome dogs, but I really just want to say that in my case, it's true! I have three amazing rescues- Molly, our pug; Winston, our hound mix; and Fibi, our mildly neurotic Chiweenie. They never cease to entertain or delight- from Molly's adorable and ridiculous attempts to howl, to Winston's utter devotion to anyone who will pet him (including making THE best “I'm being petted” noises), to Fibi's all-consuming concern that she is missing out on something (she even eats things she doesn't like just because the other dogs were eating some too!). They really make life much more interesting and entertaining- I can't imagine life without them!
I do my best to make sure my sweet furry friends have what they need to live a healthy, happy life. Yes, Winston is too fat and I know he needs to go on a diet, but mostly I do a pretty good job. One of the things I'm careful about is to make sure my dogs are free of parasites, and here in the South that's no small undertaking. Tick and flea season is just about year-round, and I don't want those creepy bloodsucking critters anywhere near my sweet furry critters.
Whenever we take the dogs out I'm careful to check them for ticks when we get home. Poor Winston was an unwanted, dumped doggie when I found him and he was absolutely COVERED head to toe in ticks! It was so awful, they had just eaten him up and I kept finding them in the house and car. Horrifying!!! Ticks present a real health hazard to animals and humans alike, and I treat them accordingly. And some ticks are more dangerous than others- see what ticks are in your area by checking this link: http://www.mypet.com/fleas-and-ticks/tick-identifier/ (Select your state). And you can see safe ways to remove them here: Just remember, it is always a good idea to consult your veterinarian for advice on how to remove ticks from your dog. It can be a little tricky!
I find it best and easiest to prevent ticks in the first place. Proper tick and flea control is essential for me, and for the comfort of my dogs. One brand-new option on the market now is extended duration BRAVECTO® (fluralaner) a tasty oral chew, that lasts for up to 12 weeks*. BRAVECTO® takes the worry out of tick protection so you and your pet can enjoy the outdoors!
*BRAVECTO® kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO® also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. Go to Bravecto.com for full prescribing information.
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