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That's a Wrap

Herself is home, all is well. Gave Houdini a bath today; if one listens to him he is still much offended by this. However, it involved much playing of Hose, one of the Border Collie Bros favourite games. Despite his put upon airs, he is still wagging his tail at me and probably will feel better in a day or so. Part of the reason for the bath, he apparently tastes better to fleas than his brothers.

Cleaned out his den, too, dumping the old straw of winter bedding and hosing out the accumulated dirt underneath it. Squrrl and Smudge will be next, though they as stated may not need the baths. Their dens are ready to clean out the winter bedding. We added the bedding moderately late (January-ish) so it's not totally nasty. It is, however, now well pressed down and as mentioned, lots of dirt added to it. I imagine they could start a garden in it if they wanted. Well maybe not quite that bad.

Starting to hear thunder to the north, so the evening storms are coming. Means it's time to head out and feed cows and horses, then the Bros. We shall be having taco salad ourselves. Cows and Horses will be having... the usual.

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aineotter
May. 18th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Ever try frontline, revolution or advantage? They go on the skin, and kill fleas for a month. You have to get them from a vet, and they run a bit pricy, but I like them. Got a version of one of them on all our critters and we have no fleas at all, though I have to admit they gave me free samples.
My old puppah was really flea allergic, so I got in the habit of keeping them *all gone*.
The various brands also get different assortments of other parasites; revolution is even supposed to be good for heartworm, but I dunno if I feel totally confident about a topical heartworm preventitive in GA.

madshutterbug
May. 18th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
The Advantix we get is from the same company that produces Advantage; we pick it up at one of our local farm supply/feed stores. What I'm not positive about (tossed the packaging after the last application) is it one month, or longer? Same farm/feed supply can provide various other medications for veterinary use.

H got to a point last year he was acting tired, and when I checked him his gums were on the pale side. When I checked for fleas, he was bad, yet his brothers were not. Relocated his den & run line, bathed & rebathed & then back with the Advantix, and he got better quickly. Was right around this time last year, so I was checking for it and they just Bloomed!

And again, his brothers, not so much.
aineotter
May. 18th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's good stuff. I'm not sure whether the advantix is good against fleas for 1 month, or if it's ticks for 1 month and fleas for 3...I think I have a package at home I could look at. But yes, some beasts are more suceptable than others. You've probably noiced the same thing with goats and worms.
madshutterbug
May. 19th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
Indeed. *G*

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