Silly Dog Sundays ~ August 30th Edition

Silly Dog Sundays

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If you would like to share some silliness with us just toss us an email at knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com.  It can be a video clip or photo of your Good Dog, a silly meme or cartoon from the net.  Let’s bark out loud together. ;)

CEO Olivia <3

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It’s Flea Season Again!

Health

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Where we live it’s flea season & time to take measures to prevent an infestation.

Some flea medications contain ingredients that can trigger a seizure in some dogs & cats; especially epileptics or those with compromised immune systems. Even if labeled as “all natural”, you need to be careful.

It has been proven that one of the most common causative factors for dog seizures related to flea medications is IVERMECTIN. But there are other chemicals found in flea prevention products that can also trigger a seizure. These chemicals include Pyriproxyfen, Midacloprid, Methoprene, Fipronil, & Premethrin. These chemicals are not only dangerous to dogs, they are also dangerous to humans.

Before using any flea medications do your homework, discuss with your veterinarian about alternative flea prevention & options that may be safer for your dog.

Here are three basic tips on fighting fleas.

Keep your home clean & tidy. A single flea can drop up to 40+ eggs a day. Vacuuming & or washing your home daily with extra attention to your dogs bedding can help.

Diatomaceous earth (use food grade only) is harmless to humans & pets but is deadly to fleas. Spread it around after cleaning, but not near a fan or window. It’s very fine like talcum powder & you don’t want it blowing around.

Feed your dog a healthy diet. Fleas will target a weak or unhealthy dog over one in good health. Some people will add garlic (which has it’s controversy & we will discuss this in a later blog post) or brewers yeast (not a fan myself) to food during flea season because it is believed fleas don’t care for the taste.

If you have fleas you need to take action. They can multiply astronomically if left untreated.

CEO Olivia <3

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Happy National Dog Day!

Canine Culture

Olivia & huMom

Hug, kiss, play & paw all over your canine companion every day!

Happy National Dog Day!

CEO Olivia & her huMom <3

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually & was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige (also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day …to name a few).

National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, & acknowledges family dogs & dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs & drugs & pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

National Dog Day is against any kind of “breed ban”. Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man. We strongly discourage buying dogs from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, backyard breeders, the internet and newspaper ads. Rather, we encourage those seeking new canine companions, to consider choosing adoption first and if you’d like a pure breed dog, look into a pure breed rescue to see if they might have just the dog you’re looking for.

(Credit: http://www.nationaldogday.com)

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