Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Beelzepups...


...took a minute from their busy Snortal Combat schedule Friday night to pose for a pretty picture. So far we've had no fleas out here in the country, but I do find some frightfully large ticks on them.


Ew.


Have learned country pups have dirtier ears inside than citypups. Goes with the territory, I suppose.

14 comments:

Christina LMT said...

Awww...too cute!

Do you use frontline or the like?

HollyB said...

Drs. Foster and Smith, I think it's .com, but you can google, sells frontline, advantix and biospot MUCH cheaper than you can get it from the Vet or in the store.

Or watch for a "Dip Party" at places like Feed Stores. Everybody brings their dawgs and dunks them in a tick dip solution.
A small amount of alcohol on a cotton ball should clean those ears right up.

They certainly LOOK happy, though.

Anonymous said...

Revolution is best for this area (and I'm not talking about city hall, although it would be beneficial there, too), because it covers heartworm, ticks, fleas, flies, ear mites, and some intestinal parasites.

Tolewyn said...

Ticks is a part of life here. Especially when you're backed up to miles and miles of miles and miles and pastureland.

Vinogirl said...

Needle-nose pliers become your best friends in tick season!!!!

Rabbit said...

Yeah, Frontline is good stuff. You might also consider getting a granular insecticide to broadcast into the grassy areas of what you consider 'lawn'. I used to put out Spectracide annually, until they "banned" it, to keep fleas and fireant incursions down. This past couple of years I've been using Triazicide, and it seems to work ok.

I miss Diazinon and chlordane. Way back when, I got my 'certified private applicator' license from the state, so I could obtain good stuff to kill the arthropods, but that's long gone.

Regards,
Rabbit.

OrangeNeckInNY said...

What do the ticks look like? Lonestar ticks carry several diseases that are bad for humans. Pretty sure they're not good for doggies either.

Stranger said...

Both ticks and fleas are part of country life in the South. Along with filariasis; heart worms. My vet tells me the once a month pill that gets rid of fleas and ticks will also keep heart worms in check. And it does not wash off as FrontLine, etc., do.

So when the two schnauzers, the mini poodle, and the rat terrier that make up the pack decide to roll in a dead critter, I don't have to give them another application of the liquid. That's cheaper and better in the long run.

Don't ask me what they call those pills - but one pill in a ball of cream cheese is good for a month.

Stranger

Miz Minka said...

For topical preventative flea & tick treatments, Petsupplyexpress in Australia has better prices than any supplier in the U.S. I've found, even with airmail shipping added in. I've been buying flea & tick treatments from them for years and am quite happy with their prompt service and great prices.

Anonymous said...

Our ticks mostly carry Lyme disease. Easy to diagnose and cure in pups, but not so easy with humans who are also vulnerable to it. What is molto bad in this area is heartworm, and although the mosquitoes aren't much bigger than a nickle, there are LOTS of them all day long, not just at night.

Old NFO said...

Frontline and dips. And just wait until fall when it's nice and wet and muddy out... sigh...

hobbitt said...

Consider also when you plant, pennyroyal. I'm actually starting to get it to grow. It is a natural repellent and use it as a border where puppies run. Supposedly natural oils rub on them which repel bugs.

rickn8or said...

Just what kind of puddy dog IS Chuy, anyway? Bears a strong resemblance to my Grandpuppy, a Dachsund-Chihuahua mix. The tail's always wagging, and he thinks he's human.

Anonymous said...

I suspect when I was a boy growing up in the country I had dirtier ears also.

ben