Sunday, April 19, 2009

Update On Flea Meds

Well, the flea medicine stinks, that's for sure, and I decided to give each dog a bath, and then re-appy it. So far, so good. But remember, this stuff comes out in a mist, and must be worked into the skin. I am going to monitor my dog flea situation and see how long before they start having flea problems again.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Tried That New Flea Med

yes, I went to our local pet store to buy that new flea medicine... I love floppy pets...that man in there is so nice and very helpful. If you live in the area around Nasa or by Webster or Clear Lake, in Texas, you can find
I came home, took my chis on the front porch and sprayed them down with this evolv and I worked it into their skin. I took the dog brush and proceeded to get the fleas out. I came inside, sprayed down the dog's bedding as well. I will tell you now, that it was a very prominate cedar smell that lasted for a couple of hours. I have noticed that this morning that their coats seem to be nice and shiny but I think that I would have been better off bathing them first to get the fleas off, and then applying the evolv. I am going to see how it works for now and perhaps this weekend, I will bathe them and try it again. So far, I have not seen my smaller chis itching at all, but Abbey, who is part terrier/part chi and has alot of hair has scratched a little. I will write a follow up soon. Wish me good luck. I sure hate having to deal with fleas. But this stuff is not poisonous so I am hoping it works.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Prissy In Heat

Prissy has never had puppies so this is just her random time to come into heat. I always notice that she's about to do that when Shorty starts sniffing around more....however, Shorty is not interested in Prissy. He is interested in my other female, Abbey, but she has been fixed. It's kind of a funny thing to see, that silly dog chasing around a dog that cannot have puppies. I don't know why he is like that, but he is. He starts playing with his toys more and can sometimes get out of hand with it. Poor Prissy, she is just more protective of herself and wants to be with me more. I have also noticed that she is doing something that I thought only male chis do, and that is "spray". She just leaves a trail of urine as if she were a male, but this morning, it was not on the papers, it was on my sofa pillow and I was not happy about it. I have never tried those diapers for when they are in heat and I wonder if they actually help. Anyone have any experience with this? If so, please comment.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Still Looking For Effective Flea Medication

I just don't know anymore. I have indoor dogs and it's not even summer yet and Abbey and Shorty have fleas again....not many, but hey, fleas are fleas, right? I am so fed up with the monthly drops on the neck thing that do not last that I can't hardly stand it. That stuff is expensive for one, and secondly, they do not last long at all. For me, it's also messy because I don't want to get it on my skin so I have to put on a pair of gloves, open the container, hold my dogs still enough to put it on, and then it takes HOURS to dry so I don't like them rubbing all over the furniture with it wet so what's a girl to do?
I just so happened to go and purchase some dog food from the local pet shop ( I use Fromm's) and I asked him what he carried for fleas. He gave me a brochure about something chemical free, organic, pest control called Wondercide. He told me that the same people who made cedarcide, which is a wonderful product also makes the wondercide. I am going to go back and buy some to try it out. Anyone else try this? Here is the website
for anyone who may be interested in where to find this product. It's safe for dogs, and for humans which is wonderful. I do know that cedarcide was a great product because many many years ago when I had a toy fox terrier that had the red mange, I used it on him because I didn't want to go the route with the dipping and stuff and it honestly helped. Then, after awhile, I couldn't find the cedarcide anymore, but they do exist still. Anyone try this, please let me know!