What is the best flea prevention medicine for my puppy?

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Question by breleigh81: What is the best flea prevention medicine for my puppy?
Is the flea medicine you can buy at PetCo and PetSmart just as good as the medication you can get from your vet?

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Answer by Karen W
If you are having problems with fleas, your vet is your best source. Especially important if it is a very young pup, as these ARE poisons you are dealing with. Tiny amounts of poison, but poison nevertheless.
One thing you can try is to bathe the pup with Dawn dish soap. This should not be used on a regular basis however as it is harsh on the skin and coat.
There is a pill called Capstar available from vet and vet supplies which will kill every flea on a dog or cat within 24 hours, however that is all the longer it works.
For an infestation you need to clean thoroughly to vacuum up all the eggs, also wash the bedding and dry in a HOT dryer.
Be aware that fleas also carry tapewprms, so your vet will probably want to treat the pup for thoseaswell.
We use Frontline on our dogs and do not have a flea problem, and yes, this is an area where many do.

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Riivia Microderm Abrasion Kit #Giveaway (ARV $299 ) Ends 12/1


Riivia Microderm Abrasion Kit
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Brittany Spaniel Puppy

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Little Brittany Spaniel puppy playing in the leaves


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Book Review ~ Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall


Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publish Date: October 9, 2012

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How to Apply Topical Medication to Your Dog

Dr. Rod Winchester, Julington Creek Animal Hospital, demonstrates how to apply topical medication to your dog. Visit our channel and our website ( www.jcaw.c…
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Halloween at PhotoMenton

Halloween is an adorable 5 year old chihuahua who lives in Villefranche.  She’s seen here with the well-known and talented playwright Tim Fountain who is looking after her whilst her owners are away.

Yesterday she visited PhotoMenton along with Tim and his elegant boyfriend, Richard Allen who has a website called Chic For Brains.

I think she enjoyed the photos…!


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Blue Orchids


It’s Thanksgiving week and family is foremost in my thoughts.  

I was supposed to spend this week in Texas, pitching a tent on the beaches of South Padre Island as I had for so many years of my youth.  Fishing on Triangle Island in Laguna Madre.  

When I close my eyes, the taste of brine is still on my tongue and my skin sand beaten by so many memories.    

That’s how we spent Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember.  And while there’s a lasting and longingness in my lustful though now grey and grizzled, bearded self to return there, I know I cannot.  

There’s no return trip.  

I remember on our walk Savage Mountain, the highest peak on the Great Allegheny Trail and I was having a shitty day.  I mean the kinda day when you ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’  

And then you push through the mountain and you can see for hundreds of miles and it all becomes clear.  

There is no glory without the grind.  There are no blue orchids.  And there is no going home whatever and wherever that place is when you close your eyes.  

But there is Thanks.   

And whether that’s a start or a finish to a sentence, to a friendship, to a journey, and to a love, this is what we celebrate this week.  

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Would Nutritional Yeast have the same effect as Brewer’s Yeast for natural flea prevention?

Question by No it isn’t.: Would Nutritional Yeast have the same effect as Brewer’s Yeast for natural flea prevention?
I use Revolution on my dog but, I am also looking into natural things… such as yeast. I have usually read that Brewer’s Yeast has been used with some success for flea prevention. But would Nutritional Yeast have the same effect?

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Answer by Biolog
I don’t think yeast would have any effect on fleas. I think you should save your money and just stick with something that is science based

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2013 National Dog Show

I’ll try to live-blog this year’s show, as much as I can tomorrow, but I’ll also be cooking, so we’ll see how it goes. If nothing else, I’ll post the winners in the early evening. Until next time, Good day, and good dog!

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What Does Appropriate Dog Play Look Like?

Watching a variety of different dogs play is one of the biggest benefits of my part-time job. Dogs really know how to party, and the joy they get from play can be contagious:

Mini-breaks and Time-outs

In this video you several breaks in the action, even in just under a minute of elapsed time. This is a good thing. I highlighted the big one in the video, and there was another right after I stop filming (naturally) where Caffeine was gagging (it happens during allergy season and no, it’s not the collar) and Buddha politely stopped and waited for her to reach up and mouth him to resume play. I really wish I hadn’t stopped filming!

This kind of cooperation is what we want to see. It doesn’t always look exactly like this of course, because all dogs are different and play differently. It’s possible to draw broad generalizations about breeds – retrievers tend to like to mouth wrestle and end up with their heads literally soaked, bully breeds tend to slam dance, some herding breeds like to play tag — however the "tagging" better be gentle — but as I’ve said before, these are broad generalizations and are not always true. Know your dog, and know your dog’s friends.

Symmetry and Handicapping

Patricia McConnell talks about self-handicapping frequently on her blog and in her talks. It’s an important part of play. In the video I highlight a point where Buddha offers to let Caffeine pounce on him for a bit. She rarely takes him up on this offer. She likes to play on the floor and even did that when we had a much larger dog that played much more roughly with her.

In the puppy playgroups at Kellar’s Canine Academy we have a "regular" named Lucy, a 8 month old or so Pit Bull mix, who is an absolute master at self-handicapping. She can switch from letting a tiny puppy half her size jump on her and nibble her face to slam-dancing with her best friend, a 70 pound Rottweiler puppy, in seconds.

Some dogs can adjust play styles. I’m fortunate that Buddha and Caffeine (with the few dogs she will play with) can and will do this. It’s not necessarily common and don’t expect your dog or the dogs you come across to do so. Some dogs take offense, even in the middle of a play session, to a bitten ear or a jumped-upon face. The question is, how do they react? A warning and/or disengaging from play is just fine. Retaliation is usually not.

In a safe environment dogs always have the option to end play by stopping and, if nexessary, leaving the area. This means (at least) two things must be true: the area is big enough for a dog to be able to leave the area of play and the participants are in control to take the hint when a dog wants a break.

So What’s Actually Acceptable?

This is an excellent video, worth watching a few times, about play and body language:

One of the more interesting parts of my apprenticeship was watching how different trainers handled playgroups in both puppy classes and with adult dogs. Some were very hands on and quick to enforce a break in the action. Other tending to go with the flow and tried to engineer things more by strategically picking playgroups.

I came away a bit of a laissez faire attitude, and the fact that I have had to deal with small groups and then ideal facilities (until very recently) have forced me to improvise. I want to see regular breaks in the action. I don’t like to see too many high-speed chases, dogs up on their hind legs, and dogs that seem overwhelmed or afraid need to be helped by pairing them up with appropriate playmates. But attempts to support one dog or another or to enforce specific rules of play are not my thing.

What has your experience with playgroups been?

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