Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

#Seresto Collars are Protecting Us in New York State!!

Year-round canine disease protection is such an important topic and today I would like to remind you about a new kind of flea and tick protection by Seresto, the manufacturers of Advantage, Advantix, and Frontline.

Seresto has an innovative delivery system and offers break-through protection against fleas and ticks for dogs and cats (and puppies and kittens too!!)

Seresto kills fleas and repels and kills ticks so they cannot attach and transmit disease 

Seresto is NON-Greasy, Easy to USE, and most of all, ODORLESS!!

The two active ingredients in Seresto are IMIDACLOPRID and FLUMETHRIN

This unique combination of ingredients has been used in products recommended by vets ... for years to control flea infestation.  It also effectively repels and kills ticks, larvae, and nymphs.

Living in New York and shuttling between the Finger Lakes Region and the Thousand Islands Region in Northern NY, we encounter MANY kinds of fleas and ticks!! Our Newf even had a case of sarcoptic mange...which is another GREAT thing about the Seresto aids in the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange!

 Another disease that can be transmitted by ticks is anaplasmosis.  The Anaplasmosis risk for dogs is STILL HIGH for dogs in 2014.  Anaplasmosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by brown dog ticks and deer ticks.  It is primarily found in dogs in the Northeast, as well as North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.  
For 2014, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), predicts even HIGHER than normal infection rates in Upstate New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont.   
The clinical signs of anaplasmosis in dogs are often similar to those of Lyme disease. The symptoms may include joint pain, lethargy, and lameness. Other possible clinical symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, depression and weight loss. There have been cases where dogs appear to have a bloody nose. There is no vaccine available to reduce the risk of anaplasmosis, so year-round tick control is the most effective way to reduce the risk of infection.  Here is where the Seresto collar comes in!!

The above photo shows just how happy Chloe is with the protection provided by her Seresto Collar!!  She wants everyone to know!!
In 2014, the CAPC Forecast Maps have predicted higher-than-normal levels for anaplasmosis in many areas of the country, which means pets in these areas could be at an even higher potential for infection.   Year-round tick protection is still extremely important!!
CAPC bases its parasite forecasts on many different factors that include temperature, precipitation, humidity, ground elevation, forest cover, population density, reported human Lyme disease cases and deer strikes with cars. These factors are incorporated into an equation created by a team of statisticians that allows CAPC to predict the likelihood of any parasitic disease. The forecast is also the collective expert opinion of respected parasitologists who engage in ongoing research and data interpretation to better understand and monitor disease transmission and changing life cycles of parasites. 
There is an excellent graphic here for you to check out your own area by entering your zip code!
Knowledge is key for the best protection of our pets.  Due to the fact that parasites are dynamic and always changing, you should have a conversation with your vet about any parasite concerns you may have.

If you would like to wear this fabulous collar,
  Click on Learn More and then Special Offer!!

**This post is sponsored by Bayer / Seresto and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Seresto product, but BICHONPAWZ only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Bayer / Seresto is not responsible for the content of this article.**

Monday, August 18, 2014

Chloe and LadyBug Chillin at the Cottage

Please enjoy this little Flipagram of Chloe and LadyBug's day at the Cottage!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Black and White Sunday: Beautiful BIG Butterfly Edition

Chloe was taking  her usual leisurely stroll through HER jungle at the cottage and happened upon this HUGE Butterfly!!

I'm telling you this butterfly was THE biggest butterfly we had ever seen!!!

Beautiful BIG Butterfly!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sepia Saturday: The Fabric of Life

Sepia Saturday

Hosted by Ruckus the Eskie
These pictures were taken at Old SturbridgeVillage by me.  Enjoy!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Amazing Double Rainbows!

We were so surprised to look put the window and see these beautiful double rainbows! They lasted three times longer than any rainbow I have ever seen!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: The Harbor Edition

Just thought I would share some our views from today!  Take a deep breath and enjoy!!

It was hot enough this week that the girls enjoyed their swimming pool for a little while!

Thoughtless Thursday

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday: LadyBug's Corn Edition

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