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Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

It’s time for the 2015 edition of safe ways to prevent fleas and ticks from attacking and/or attaching their nasty selves to your dog. We’ve come a long way since flea collars and chemical-based spot on treatments that can actually do more harm than good for dogs. It’s 2015 and we do better because we know better. I am not a scientist, but I am a dog mom who knows the folks … [Read more...]

Pet Industry Pro Reveals Ugly Dogs Repel Ticks

Ugly dogs repel ticks. I concur with this statement with a complete certainty and encourage you, Fidose of Reality readers, to adopt this mantra. Yes, ugly dogs repel ticks. "Dangerous and deadly tick diseases are becoming more and more of a concern for dog lovers, especially in the spring, summer and fall," Earth Heart founder and CEO, Vicki Rae Thorne, says. "There is only … [Read more...]

Dogs Who Eat Bugs and the People Who Love Them

“My dog likes to eat bugs, Carol.” The note started simply enough, but a fellow Cocker mom recently wrote me to tell me her dog likes to eat bugs. Despite trying to get her dog to stop munching on flying insects, a bit of a back story ensued. “Our dog was found as a stray. The vet feels he developed a taste for bugs on the street.” So this conversation got me thinking: … [Read more...]

The Truth About Ticks, Fleas, and Mosquitoes

Diligent dog moms and dads know that there are at least three hidden danger that bite our pets, particularly during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes are three of the most upsetting causes of stress to pet parents in general. There are a whole host of ailments that can results as a result of the three pains in the %$#. While at a session … [Read more...]

How to Safely Prevent Fleas and Ticks on Dogs

Fleas and ticks are hungry after getting through a long, cold winter. Yes, it's that's time again: nasty critters that attach themselves to our pets and carry disease, infect pets, and can cause serious harm or worse. No one particular product is a perfect match for any particular dog. What might be advisable for your dog based on climate, proclivity to fleas and ticks due to … [Read more...]

Three chemical free ways to prevent fleas and ticks

Longer days and longer walks: Two of the pros to spring and summertime fun with our dogs. Fleas and ticks: Two seasonal (and in many areas, year-round) foes of dogs. In our never-ending paws-to-the-ground search for products that will not harm dogs and yet are effective in eradicating and preventing fleas and ticks, we have a round up of three products we’re using. We’re … [Read more...]

Four products to keep fleas and ticks off dogs

Ten minutes until the store is closing. Shoppers, please bring all purchases to the front registers for checkout,” the PA system beckoned recently at my local pet supply store. Rewind 15 years and last call had a completely different connotation. Now, I’m being thwarted out of the toys and leashes aisle at 8:50 p.m. but happier than I’ve ever been, too. As part of the … [Read more...]