Friday, August 26, 2011

Bloodsuckers and Update

We have had a terrible summer with the flea beasties this year!! Moms has been giving us our Frontline and Advantage, but it doesn't seem to work this year! Poor Shingo and Daisy "the old lady", have both got REALLY bad flea allergies. They've spent the whole summer red and itchy. We've treated the house, shampooed the rugs, and done most everything we can think to do. Is anybody else having problems with these nasty bloodsuckers?! Moms going to try some products from Happy Tails Canine Spa. She's planning on trying their products, Itchin' for Relief, Flea the Scene, and Comfy Dog. Have any of you used their products before? We'll give a full report after we get them and use them.

Now for the hodge podge update:
Moms and Dad took a quick, weekend trip to Destin a week or so ago. Me, Shingo, and Molly had to go to the vacation kennels to stay with our Aunt Mary Jo. We had a great time! We had a whole agility course to play on. Grandma took care of Daisy, Jack, Fergie, and Shiloh. There was a bad incident, while we were gone. One morning, Grandma let Shiloh out to potty. She was right on the side of the street and the yard. A car came flying up the street and hit her on the side of the road!! They didn't even stop!! So, we had to let our sweet, sweet Shiloh cross the Rainbow Bridge. We loved and miss her furry much!! That's part of the reason for our absence these past weeks. Our typist is still furry upset, as we are too!

RIP Sweet Shiloh!


  1. oh no! Sorry to hear about Shiloh! And your bloodsucker problem too, hope everyone is feeling better real soon!

  2. Poor babies. I know you can some natural stuffs to put in the grass too
    Benny & Lily

  3. Woof! Woof! Oh Summer RED n ITCHYness is not so good. Yes this year weather had been bad ... lots of rain, hot n humid ... of course lots of bugs. We recently reviewed a spray that helps your out. Last weekend I have a very special coupon for my bloggie friends. Check out my blog for more details it ends on 8/28. If you have any questions just let us know via email. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. Oh, I am so so sorry to hear about Shiloh. We lost a sweet member of our family the same way. The people actually swerved off the road onto ths side to hit him.

    Bad People. So so sorry for how you must be feeling.


  5. I am heartbroken to hear about Shiloh. Run free and FAST dear furend.

    This won't help fur THIS year.. butt if you can get APPLE MINT plants next spring... Plant them along your yard... they repel FLEAS and TICKS. You would still need some sort of products on you ... butt the Mint really HELPS. It is totally SAFE ... and the PLUSes are... you can put the leaves in TEA.. ummmmm and... it really Spreads and can be Divided the next spring for even MORE coverage. AND... you can even rub it on your backs and tummies and stuffs and get a Grrrrreat Scent and repel the fleas even BETTER!!! Win Win situation with APPLE MINT.

  6. So very sorry to hear about Shiloh - hugs to all of you. We have never had a flea problem here, but we switched this year from Frontline to Vectra. Our vet had some concerns about the effectiveness of Frontline for the tick and flea issues. So far, all is fine here. Hope you can find a way to get rid of them. They are such a nuisance.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. Wow, I haven't had a flea problem. I did have two nasty ticks early in the Spring, but they're all over now too. Sorry about the itchies.
    I am so so sorry about sweet Shiloh. One more wonderful angel across the bridge to watch over all of us. I am sending healing vibes to help your pack recover.
    Grr and a Mournful Woof,
    Sarge, Cop

  8. Poor Shiloh, and your poor Grandma!


  9. I just saw a commercial for Frontline that is you are not satisfied they will hire a professional to come to your home to treat the fleas.

  10. Oh I am so very very sorry to hear about Sweet Shiloh, please give your Mom special cuddles from all of us here.
    Run Free at The Bridge With Molly, Richie and all our furiends who have gone ahead of us.

    With Much Love
    Momma Tea, Ronnii & Uji
    xxx x xxx xxxx x

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  12. Mom and me is very sad to hear dat Shiloh has crossed da bridge. :( All of you is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  13. Fleas are horrible!!! Use comfortis...we swear by pill per dog and you will never see another horrible flea again! We have had two bouts with fleas and one pill each time adn poof they is gone. Frontline never worked for fleas...not sure why.

    Good luck and no more bites!!!!

  14. We are so sorry for your loss...We just don't understand cars that hit and run like that. We hope that Karma gets them.

  15. Good grief! So sorry to hear about Shiloh. Hugs to your family.

    I had a bad time with the bloodsuckers earlier this year. Was on Advantage, didn't work at all. Vet prescribed a combination of Comfortis and Sentinal. Works great! Particularly after we got the yard infestation under control by a professional pest service. I'm allergic to flea saliva too (and some plants). Anyway, I've found an herbal remedy that works really well called Skin-Eze. You read about it at allergicpet(dot)com

    Hope things get better for you all real soon!

    Waggin at ya,