When Accident Happens

Every morning, after waking up I always see to it that I’ll pet my dog Sophie and let her eat breakfast. These days, her coat is not in a perfect condition anymore for it has matted on some parts already. Blame it on me because I’m not brushing her hair anymore.. tsk tsk… Got tired of doing that everyday because it eats up my time grooming her. So, the other day, I thought of trimming her coat to check on her skin too. I saw a bunch under her front right leg and without much thought, I cut it with scissor. To my horror, she cried and got up and realized that I cut her when I carried her on my arms to console her.. Wahhhh.. I’m really so angry at myself for doing that to my baby. I could even hold her leg to put some medicine for I know it’s painful for her. I just carried her all the time and let sleep. Good thing is that it is not bleeding but I just saw a 1/2 inch cut.. yay.

Now, I would never do that again to her for fear of injuring her again. I’m really felt bad and sorry for what I did. On Sunday, I’m already going to the vet and let her groomed. It’s also the time for the doctor to see the injury that I made to my poor dog. Ahh.. it really makes me sad knowing what I have done. I know it’s an accident but I should have been more careful.

Anyway, with that incident, I’m always being careful when using scissors or knife while preparing food as well. I don;t want something similar happened to myself too. I remember seeing a knife safety online and I should get one of that. Nothing beats being careful all the time.

Vet Appointment

I looked over the “dog book” of Sophie and I saw that another injection is scheduled by Sunday (July 11) so I need to bring her to the vet once again. Last month, I had her injected for her re-deworming and this time is for anti-ticks which the vet said is every 3 months. I hope she will not be infested with fleas anymore just like last year. My dog Sophie has completed all her immunizations and that includes anti-rabies. I have to be a responsible pet owner and also to protect ourselves if accidentally she bits us.

My mom told me that it looks like I have a real baby because having a dog is expensive as well. From the immunizations alone it can break your wallet hehe. I even told mom that my dog has an expensive shampoo and been taking vitamins while I don’t lol. I even can’t buy myself a best wrinkle cream and get my hair dyed, yay! Poor me!

I love my dog eventhough she is way too playful at times. She brings smile to my face everytime I see and cuddle her.

Understanding Flea and Tick Prevention

When you have a pet, protecting your animal against fleas and ticks come with the territory. These pests can not only make your dog miserable and invade your house, but they can also cause health problems such as anemia, skin allergies, Lyme disease, and other infections. Various products exist to keep your pet free from fleas and ticks, including Frontline Plus, K-9 Advantix, and Advantage. Each of these medicines is water-proof, but you should bathe your pet before the application and then wait for several days afterward before allowing it to swim or bathe.

Frontline Plus has two active ingredients, fipronil and (S)-methoprene. These kill flea eggs and larvae. With Frontline Plus, you apply the medication once a month to protect your pet from fleas and ticks until the next application. Frontline works to eliminate adult fleas within 24 hours and ticks within two days. It will also effectively destroy lice in about 48 hours.

Although Advantage will eradicate fleas and lice, it does not address ticks. Advantage has only one pesticide, possibly reducing its effectiveness. With Advantage, 90 percent of all fleas die within 12 hours of application, whereas Frontline Plus kills 100 percent of adult fleas within 18 hours and 100 percent of all ticks within 48 hours.

Made by Bayer, K-9 Advantix treats fleas, ticks, lice, and mosquitoes. Like Frontline Plus, K-9 Advantix contains two pesticides. However, these pesticides are stronger than the ones used in Frontline Plus. In fact, K-9 Advantix is lethal to cats, and children should avoid your pet for several days after an application of K-9 Advantix.

With all three medicines, you should not administer them to dogs under eight weeks old, and you must choose the dosage amount based on your pet’s weight. You can also give Frontline Plus to pregnant and lactating dogs.