Category Archives: Health

We’re Havin’ A Heat Wave

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The weatherman said there are 106 million people in the US under a heat advisory today. I’m not sure how many dogs live with those 106 million people, but thought this might be a good time to review some things about dogs and heat.

If at all possible, let your dog stay indoors. If s/he MUST be outside, provide multiple sources of water in case they knock over a bowl or three. Provide shade, not just in a dog house, but somewhere they can catch a breeze if the wind happens to blow. Continue reading We’re Havin’ A Heat Wave

How Old Is Your Dog?

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When trying to compare your dog’s age to human age, it’s one year in a dog’s life equals seven human years, right? Not so fast there, you!

The American Veterinary Medical Association breaks it down a little differently. They say at the end of a dog’s first year of life, s/he is the equivalent of a human teenager, about 15 years. In the second year, growth and development slows down a bit, adding about nine human years to take your dog to early adulthood, about the equivalent of a 24-year old person. Beyond that, every calendar year adds about five human years’ worth of aging. Continue reading How Old Is Your Dog?

Midwestern Pet Food Recall

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Midwestern Pet Foods, Evansville, Indiana is issuing a voluntary recall of specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food brands including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Illinois Production Facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. See full list of recalled products.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Continue reading Midwestern Pet Food Recall

Saturday Survey: Flea Control

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As I posted earlier this week, Congress is asking that Seresto flea collars be recalled due to safety and health concerns. It got me wondering what kinds of flea control you use.

What's your preferred method of flea control

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I recently switched from K9 Advantix to Bravecto because the Bravecto is required to keep my Checkers’ mange under control. I’ve been happy with both as far as fleas and ticks.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!