Flea products fail, or did you fail?

Flea products fail, or did you fail?
Dryden also likes Vectra 3D, a monthly spot on, which can potentially deter fleas and ticks from getting onto your pet in the first place, but kills them quickly if they do attach. Feel free to show this column to your veterinarian. It's exciting that
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'Flea Across Florida' expected to draw crowds, provide economic boost
Commuters along U.S. Highway 90 can expect to see a lot of vendors along the roadway from Pensacola from Live Oak on the second weekend of September during 'Flea Across Florida.' Local business owners are expecting Santa RosaCounty to be well …
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Huge weekend in Hudson: Flea Market, Farmers Market and Art On The Green
Downtown Hudson will play host to the Hudson Flea and Hudson Farmers Market on Saturday and the Art On The Green festival on Saturday and Sunday. Stunning glass ornaments by Todd Abell of Abell Glass in Kent as seen at a previous year's show.
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Leaving Messages at the Dog Shelter

So cute! Adopt a shelter animal today! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!

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Heat Stroke is No Joke!

While a local news station was out at a park reporting on the death of a bulldog from heat stroke the day before, they came across another dog who was very close to heat exhaustion, if not stroke. This is despite the warning signs at the park entrance.

Though you’d think people would get it by now, some people really don’t. To make matters worse, the reporter spent time talking to the ranger about the dog’s condition and showing them pouring water on him while neglecting to mention the number one thing they should have been doing: calling a veterinary ER. Once the clinical signs kick in, they can be very difficult to reverse without aggressive care and time is of the essence.

Once you’ve seen a dog die of heat stroke, you get really agro about this stuff. It’s horrible. You have my permission to lecture strangers if they’re doing something dangerous like walking their pug on a desert trail in 100 degree weather with no water. It happens every day. I hereby appoint you all members of the Heat Stroke Patrol. Feel free to share the infographic as you see fit.


Be safe out there.


Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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Pooch in Portofino

A pooch in Portofino, Italy.  Couldn’t resist this boy and his dog outside his parents’ gallery in the port. The Jack Russell terrier is called Marquis.

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Shelter Sunday: Shoshone Pet Rescue / Kellogg, ID

Meet Sassy! This beautiful girl is living in Kellogg, Idaho, compliments of Shoshone Pet Rescue. Here’s what their website has to say about this young German Shepherd Dog & Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix: This sweet dog is good with other dogs, cats and kids. She has lots of energy and would do well […]

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Win a Eureka Brushroll Clean Vacuum!

I am going to be the first to admit that I am not the best housecleaner. (I can picture John nodding as he reads this…) Our work/writing schedule is crazy, spanning 10 hours a day, seven days a…

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Latest Flea Prevention News

CDC reports 11 cases of human plague since April
Purple-colored Yersinia pestis bacteria, the bacteria that causes the plague, seen on the spines of a flea. … Since April 1, there have been 11 cases of human plague in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday
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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About Preventing Fleas and Ticks
To do this, speak with your veterinarian about safe flea-control products that you can administer to your pet year-round. Some products are administered once a month, but other products provide longer-lasting protection. Ask your vet about the best
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White-tailed deer eating with wild turkeys

White-tailed deer and Eastern wild turkeys eating at the same table!


Two deer, a buck and a doe, shared their feeding station with a mega-flock of turkeys this week.

Here’s the playlistwith all sorts of turkey and deer goodness!


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12 Fantastic Fall Ankle Boots Under $100

12 Fantastic Fall Ankle Boots Under $  100
1. New Look Dolly Brown Block Heel Chelsea Boots, ASOS ($ 45)  //  2. Hi Top Back Zip Boot, Minnetonka ($ 60)  //  3. Ankle Boots in Dark Brown, H&M ($ 34.99)  //  4. Combined Ankle Boot, Zara ($ 49.90)  //  5. Posey Gum-Sole Boot, Urban Outfitters ($ 89)  //  6. Trolley Ankle Bootie, Nordstrom ($ 99.95)  //  7. Women’s Jan Zipper Block Heeled Booties, Target ($ 37.99)  //  8. Black Wool Felt Women’s Leila Booties, TOMS ($ 98)  //  9. Alix Fringe Ankle Booties, American Rag ($ 49.99)  // 10. Tan Fringed Western Booties, Faith Swift ($ 87.78)  //  11.  Shooting Star Bootie, Rocket Dog ($ 69.99)  //  12. Heeled Ankle Boots, Joe Fresh ($ 79)

I’m one of those people who needs to take baby steps when transitioning from summer to fall. I don’t rush to Starbucks the day Pumpkin Spice Lattes arrive. I don’t whip out the Halloween decorations in September. I don’t throw on a sweater the first day that the temp dips below 70. And I definitely do not pull out the boots the moment the first colored autumn leaf appears. As you have all heard me say (probably hundreds more times than you wanted to hear it), summer is my soul season, and it’s not easy for me to accept fall’s arrival. I do enjoy change, however, and I’ll admit that getting to add a fall piece or two to my wardrobe in September can be somewhat exciting – if it’s done slowly.

And this, my friends, is why I adore the ankle boot. It’s like the perfect seasonal footwear progression. It’s not a sandal or summertime shoe, but it’s not a cool weather boot either. Plus the ankle boot is a classic in my mind – it looks great with just about everything, and it can take an outfit from blah to chic in an instant. Today I’ve rounded up some of my current favorite ankle boots for fall, as seen in the collage above. The best part is that out of respect for your wallet (you’re going to need that extra cash for all of those PSLs, admit it), each of them is priced under $ 100. Woohoo. I own the Hi Top Back Zip Boots (#2) and wear them at least two or three times a week in the fall. And those black Heeled Ankle Boots (#12) are on my wish list – I think they’d look killer with some light wash distressed jeans and an oversized black or grey button down blouse. 

Are you a fan of the ankle boot for fall? Which one here is your favorite?

P.S. Fall fashion is great and everything, but I’d be lying if I wasn’t thinking about the bigger picture today, and on every September 11th. So many years have passed, but my heart remains with the memory of those who lost their lives on that awful day, and their families as well. There is lots of big stuff going on in the world right now in general, and although I don’t specifically talk about it here, it’s always on my mind. Sending out good vibes and positive energy to everyone who could use it – today and everyday.


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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susie-cat-lgEvery adoptable pet has a backstory but it’s often a mystery to shelter workers and adopters. But at an animal shelter in Maryland, a sweet cat named Susie comes with a beautiful letter her owner wrote on her behalf before she died.

According to ABC News, the shelter caring for Susie, Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCAS) in Derwood, Maryland, recently made the letter public in the hopes that it will help Susie find her forever home. She’s been at the shelter since May when her late owner’s son brought her in.

“He had said that he could not have the cat where he lived,” said Katherine Zenzano, community outreach coordinator at MCAS. “We assume his mother knew this was going to happen because she wrote a letter to the person that was going to adopt Susie. He gave it to our intake counselor, so that’s now in a file waiting for whoever comes to adopt her, and it will be passed onto them.”

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